Sorry to dig this thread up again my-self but I have to add that I too think the Earthquake Supernova 15 is one of the most under-rated subs available.
I just thought about this sub again when I visited a friends house who bought my old one, while listening to some demo's it reminded me how good it really is. I had the 12" Supernova as well and another friend of mine still has that one, he wanted 2 at first but I told him to try the single and after that he told me that it was more than enough.
I have owned plenty of subs from the Velodyne HGS-18, JL Fathom F113, SVS ultra pair, Sunfire Signatures, Various HSU subs, RBH SEN1010, NHT Sub2 and others I forget until I got into DIY. For movies the Earthquake was at or near the top and musically was only topped by the F113 and Velodyne but the Earthquake slayed those subs for movies. The SVS Ultra pair shook the house better but the Earthquake had much better mid-bass punch, I would suspect that if I had used the Earthquake in pairs like the SVS it would have been a better movie combo as that 1 held it's own against the SVS pair.
Anyone considering this sub I would not hesitate to pick one up, I recommended it a few times and no one was disappointed.
If I can find a deal on a 15" I am going to pick one up my-self to compare to my DIY efforts, nice to know were you stand.
What the F113 did was better articulate the bass information if that makes sense. I heard subtle differences in the bass that nearly all other subs just mushed together. The F113 was the most accurate sub I had owned until I made a pair of DIY LMS Ultra's which are just as articulate but with a lot more impact and SPL.I'm digging into this old forum as well. I'm specifically interested in how much the JL Fathom F113 bested the Supernova 15 in terms of music. I have the Supernova 15, and was considering going to dual subs (either by adding a 2nd Earthquake 15, or buying two JL's. The internet raves about the Fathoms, but there are very few folks who have compared the Fathom to the Earthquake.
Please help me understand how much better the Fathom was if you can.
Thanks for the reply. I LOVE my supernova 15 for home theater. I keep wondering if the newer (non SLAPS) 15" sub with room correction would be on the same level as the JL Fathom. I found a good used supernova for less than half the Fathom price.Can't help you with the JL Fathom
I also have an MKV-15 in my home theater system. I cannot believe the amount of clean tight bass I get out of it. The Earthquake is paired with Axiom M80 V3. I have Legacy Focus SE's in my 2 Channel system. The Focus has 4, 12 inch woofer's that cannot match how tight ,deep and the impact the single Earthquake provides. Don't get me wrong, I love my Focus SE I'm just missing the little extra the Earthquake provides.
I am on a search to find a sub that can help my system but every post I make a moderator sends me someplace else. All I'm asking is comparison's if anyone heard SVS,Rythmik or Power Sound musically and why one would choose that sub over the other brand. The simplest thing would be to buy another Earthquake or a Legacy sub. They List from $2500 to over $5000. Trying to save some cash.
Sorry for the rant. if you find something please post it.
Did you compare any of the Internet direct brands SVS,Rythmik and Power Sound? I was wondering how they stack up to the Earthquake or the JL Fathom.Thanks for the reply. I LOVE my supernova 15 for home theater. I keep wondering if the newer (non SLAPS) 15" sub with room correction would be on the same level as the JL Fathom. I found a good used supernova for less than half the Fathom price.
I have owned a pair of SVS CS-Ultra's and another one of there cylinder subs but none of them held a candle to the Earthquake 15" IMO. I also heard a SVS PB13 Ultra in someone else's system which is a good sub but I would take a Earthquake Supernova over it. The person with the PB13 eventually replaced it with a Seaton Submersive and it was a big upgrade in SQ and output.Did you compare any of the Internet direct brands SVS,Rythmik and Power Sound? I was wondering how they stack up to the Earthquake or the JL Fathom.