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Re: Recommendation for subwoofer Upgrade $1,500 - $2000 Budget

Thank you all for the recommendations. I corresponded with JTR today and Jeff recommended the 1400 due my room not being sealed. I have considered the possibilities of going dual but the size of ported subs limits me to one area. If I go dual then I am most likely looking at two sealed subs within my $2,000 budget.
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post #12 of 21 Old 03-30-16, 04:50 AM
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Re: Recommendation for subwoofer Upgrade $1,500 - $2000 Budget

I have the same and ordered the B&W PV1D...has been upgraded since 2007 and future-proof!
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Re: Recommendation for subwoofer Upgrade $1,500 - $2000 Budget

I have built many subs, which I prefer if my clients aren't dedicated to a particular brand... If I have to choose from the retail brands I sell this 12 in from SUNFIRE HRS12, is far and above many other brands... for your $2000 budget get 2 of these and your set for life with incredible low end in your system...
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I have built many subs, which I prefer if my clients aren't dedicated to a particular brand... If I have to choose from the retail brands I sell this 12 in from SUNFIRE HRS12, is far and above many other brands... for your $2000 budget get 2 of these and your set for life with incredible low end in your system...
What other brands is this Sunfire 12" far and above? I've not seen such kindly comments to this latest iteration from this brand....

What sub do you prefer to build?
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I'm curious too, as I haven't seen anyone mention sunfire in a sub thread in forever. IME with them I've always been underwhelmed for the money.


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I recommend them over brands that most ppl hear about like POLK, Martin Logan, Klipsch.... Which many of my clients went to AMAZON and acquired (at some point) based on reviews and availability , convenience etc..... 2 of these Sunfire HRS 12's are much much better than any offerings from these companies ...It's also a matter of availability from my distributor....My last atmos system install using 7.2.4 setup with these subs and True Audio Inwalls was very impressive
The subs I prefer to build use Dayton Audio HO Reference Series or JL Audio W7 series if the budget is right...
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I recommend them over brands that most ppl hear about like POLK, Martin Logan, Klipsch.... Which many of my clients went to AMAZON and acquired (at some point) based on reviews and availability , convenience etc..... 2 of these Sunfire HRS 12's are much much better than any offerings from these companies ...It's also a matter of availability from my distributor....My last atmos system install using 7.2.4 setup with these subs and True Audio Inwalls was very impressive
The subs I prefer to build use Dayton Audio HO Reference Series or JL Audio W7 series if the budget is right...
Thanks for the explanation. I'd agree except for certain upper models of ML or Klipsch now (not necessarily on a cost basis ). Sunfire ain't what it was when Carver was in. I've heard rather poor things about the latest Sunfire 12s. Not too many IDs support 12s any more since 15s and 18s are generally more effective. The SVS SB/PB 2000 sub ain't bad, far better than the Sunfire IIRC.
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Are there disadvantages to an installer to using Hsu or SVS ?
I chose those two ID companies since immediate shipping is usually not an issue) and warranty service is top tier.
I know ID subs place performance over form factor, but for the same money the subs in the retail chain do not stand up in the performance arena.
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You mentioned the Rthymik LVX12, I just purchased two of them for under $1400 and I'm very happy with them.
They are very well constructed and sound great.
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What about the Seaton Sound MFW-15 Turbo-SS? @theJman reviewed it himself just recently on hometheatreshack. I have had it for over a month and it sure packs a punch. You could even go dual and stay within your budget! IMHO, it can go neck and neck with the PSA V1500 and HSU VTF-15H MK2.


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