ok, I have some doubts about 2 subwoofers to buy

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I have the budget of $ 500 to upgrade my audio system, I have a very good 12 inch velodyne, but I want to buy a new one. And I have 2 options. the first is to buy one and join it with my velodyne, and the second is to buy the subwoofer and discard the velodyne. Now, the 2 options to buy a subwoofer that I have in mind are these two.

Rythmik L12 sealed 18-100hz +/- 3db (servo subwoofer)

SVS PB12 vented 18-150hz +/- 3db
 

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Moved your thread here so that someone with experience can help you.
 

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I have the budget of $ 500 to upgrade my audio system, I have a very good 12 inch velodyne, but I want to buy a new one. And I have 2 options. the first is to buy one and join it with my velodyne, and the second is to buy the subwoofer and discard the velodyne. Now, the 2 options to buy a subwoofer that I have in mind are these two.

Rythmik L12 sealed 18-100hz +/- 3db (servo subwoofer)

SVS PB12 vented 18-150hz +/- 3db
I have two Martin 700x subs for sale if you interested both for $600.00 plus shipping costs. If you interested
Ken text 2039967070
 

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Do you really need a second subwoofer? I used to have two 12" Klipsch subs, and I ended up selling them and got one Power Sound Audio PSA-XV15, which made a huge difference. The Klipsch were boomy. The PSA in comparison sound good with both music and movies, and it goes lower than the pair I used to have.
 

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I have not demoed the Rythmik brand of subwoofers but I can 100% recommend the SVS subs. I own the PB1000 and have listened to a variety
of others models at my local dealer. SVS is impressive with the depth and loudness of bass they produce that isn't at all boomy sounding.
I can also recommend the RSL Speedwoofer 10S that retails for $399. Even though it's a 10" driver it produces some amazingly deep controlled bass for its size without distorting during loud movie passages.
 

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We also have to take into account the size of your room. Bigger rooms will require more bass.
 

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My 2 cents... multi-subs are the way to go. BUT, you’re better of investing in one quality sub over two lesser or budget subs.

While I think budget speakers can be positioned to perform really well, for a pleasing experience... a great low end experience requires something that’s well made (which usually requires an investment).

When it comes to subs, Set your budget and take your time saving for something (or somethings) that will appropriately power within your room.

I have to agree with the above comments about SVS. Great products. You can Power Sound Audio, HSU,and the new Monolith subs to that list.

What size room are we talking about?
 

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I have two Rythmik F12's in a 16'x26' room (centered on front and back walls). They more than fill my room and sound fantastic. I previously had an older Sunfire 12". No comparison to the Rythmik. A good sub is a joy.
 

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I have the budget of $ 500 to upgrade my audio system, I have a very good 12 inch velodyne, but I want to buy a new one. And I have 2 options. the first is to buy one and join it with my velodyne, and the second is to buy the subwoofer and discard the velodyne. Now, the 2 options to buy a subwoofer that I have in mind are these two.

Rythmik L12 sealed 18-100hz +/- 3db (servo subwoofer)

SVS PB12 vented 18-150hz +/- 3db
Brings up a question that I haven't seen discussed - the advisability of mixing two different subs in a setup ? Can you mix/match subs and still get good bass ?
 

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Assuming they are of equal capability.... yes.
 

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From all my leaning over the years, the prevailing view has been that with 2 subs, you will be limited to the specs of the lesser sub. I haven't tested this myself.

I do agree with Todd however, better to invest in a quality sub that meets your needs in frequency response $ SPL. You can add another later to fine tune your room if needed for your personal satisfaction.
 

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Todd is correct. Better to have one great sub than two mediocre ones. If you do add another to the Velodyne, get one that matches it capabilities so that one is not holding the other back, as Tonto says.
 

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Nice post count!
 

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I know I’m late to the party but wanted to make something clear. I whole heartedly agree with everyone that says invest in the single best subwoofer you can. Then add another to the system as your budget allows. I wanted to clarify that it is very important when upgrading to purchase the identical matching sub as the original. When using the majority of built in room correction the AVR/Pre does not eq different model/size subs well.
if you just want loud you’ll be fine with different models/sizes.
cheers
 

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I recently upgraded an old Klipsch KSW12 to a Rythmik lv12f and the difference is night and day. Just a word of advice though, when going from a lesser sub to a higher quality sub, it is not uncommon for your first impressions to be "where is the low end?"

The klipsch that I had played loud and boomy... very aggressive and fatiguing to listen to honestly, only I didn't know any better until I made the switch to Rythmik. My initial impression was that I completely wasted my money on a sub with no output. But with a little tweaking and giving it some listening time to acclimate, I began to realize what I had been missing. The rythmik is waaaayyyyyyyy more accurate, tight, and there when it's supposed to be. It is not boomy through the entire film and/or taking away from anything. Only perfectly and accurately complimenting what I am watching. It's one of those things... you don't know how bad what you have is until you hear something better. My only regret with the rythmik is that I didn't buy two when I bought. My model is now on backorder until May. As soon as they are in stock, I'll be adding a second one, just to even out the bass response in my room. Otherwise, I would say that any of the internet direct sub companies will probably be a leaps and bounds upgrade for your space and your ears.
 
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