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This thread is the place for all of you Shacksters to get your opinions and/or requests heard so let us know! What subwoofers would you like to see tested in The Sub Zone? Directly below is a list of tentative commitments and requests that we currently have out to sub manufacturers.

Tentative Commitments / In Hand: These are companies who have given us a firm date on shipping us the subwoofer or we have the subwoofer in hand for testing and/or review.
  • KEN KREISEL DXD-12012
  • KEN KREISEL DXD-808
  • Rhythmik F12G (from GR Research)
  • Paradigm SUB 2
  • Rhythmik FV15HP
  • Sunfire Atmos
  • Atlantic Technology 642e SB
  • Velodyne Optimum
  • Genelec HTS4B

Manufacturer Subs Requested: These are companies we have contacted and they have either not responded or we are pending confirmation of a date. In some cases they have told us they might consider something later on, so we leave them on the list. Very rarely do we get outright denied, instead they will just keep putting us off for one reason or another.
  • Paradigm
  • Martin Logan
  • Legacy
  • Lava
  • HSU Research
  • Earthquake
  • AperionAudio
  • JL Audio
  • Outlaw
  • JTR
  • Seaton
  • TC Sounds
 

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I am not sure if I have seen comprehensive testing like you do of a JL Audio sub. I did have a F113 and it was one of the most accurate subs I have owned from a commercial sub company.
 

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I'd love to see the Seaton Submersive HP tested but I think that would only be possible if an owner lends you one. If only you were a short driving distance away!
 

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I would eventually like to see tests of commercial subs across budget levels, i.e. lower, mid, higher as it seems many members want a sub to go deep, with output being of secondary concern. It could help those that want deep bass, without having a deep wallet, but possibly able to add an additional matching sub later to achieve desired spl (and smoothing room response too).
 

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The DXD-12012, Submersive and even the JTR offings would be nice. I would like to get the scoop on the DXD12012 as it is a new sub from a veteran of the sub game. The Submersive and JTR Captivator get a lot of pub from various GTG's but it would be nice to have them both tested under the same conditions by Dale.

The more that I think about it the more I really like the idea of the Sub Zone to have consistent measurements of subs all in one spot. It really adds more credibility knowing it is coming from a trusted source.
 

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I love the new Sub Zone!! As an a/v integrator we always recommend a good sub to round out all surround sound audio systems.

I'd love to see HTS Sub Zone reviews on some of high-end Def Tech and Velodyne subs, plus some in-wall models.

Thanks so much for your great work!

-Robert
 

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Thanks Robert, we can start digging into those guys and see if they will send some units!

Chad, I agree and would love to get one in The Sub Zone. I really enjoyed Jim's review on the unit and it peaked my interest as well.
 

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I'd like to see some reviews of Rythmik subs. I am particularly interested in their sealed subs, specifically the F15HP and, when it becomes available, the new F25. Thanks.
 

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All of you wanting to see HSU subs tested, please reach out to Dr. HSU at his site and let him know. You can send an email to [email protected]

We have reached out to him here about becoming a sponsor and about reviewing some of his subs, but he has not responded to any of our emails thus far. At this point, with the fact he has not responded, we can only assume he is not interested, but if enough potential buyers reach out to him, maybe it will get his attention.
 

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Actually with the TC Sounds you just have to wait for sometime next year when there new Home Audio sub line. It looks like they will have a 15" model with dual 15" passive radiators and there new rip curl amps. That would be great if Dale can get one of the first ones of the assembly line to test.
 

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That's too bad a out Dr. Hsu not being interested. I am very interested in some of there such subs.

When I'm doing research on av equipment the most important consideration for me is opinions of forum members like on this forum for example.
Shoot outs, reviews etc are essential to me as I am very skeptical about manufactures say about their own products. Clearly they are all biased.
 
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