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Old 12-30-2012, 04:25 AM   #1
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They went on sale xmas day for $80 so I got 2 for $160 shipped to my door (no taxes or shipping)

I see it states to break them in for 50hrs but my initial out of the box impressions are good for the pair, I already like them better than my sub12. I don't know what it was but in 2 different houses I could never get the sub12 to sound decent, maybe because i'm running a pair now but for the price these little subs kick ass.

Build quality on them seems pretty good too, they are very solid. They seem like a heck of a lot of bang for the buck at $80.

What are your guys thoughts on 2 smaller subs vs 1 larger one?

Anyways, just wanted to share a positive experience with these subs so far in case anyone else was considering them
Display: 120" Elitescreen + Epson 5030UB
Power: Emotiva UMC-200, XPA-3, 2x UPA-1
Fronts: Polk LSi15s (Upgraded crossovers and woofers)
Rears: Polk LSi7s
Center: Polk LSiC (Upgraded crossover)
Sub: DIY JL 12W7 w/Behringer EPX-2800
Blu-ray: OPPO BDP-103
Headphones: Sennheiser HD558
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:22 PM   #2
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What are your guys thoughts on 2 smaller subs vs 1 larger one?
Duals will give you more even sound distribution, but a larger sub will dig deeper. It depends upon what you're looking for essentially. One things for sure, those are a steal at $80 a pop.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:33 PM   #3
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Your always better off going with dual subs, instead one gigantic expensive subwoofer.
Smoother bass response, is only one of the many benefits of running multiple subs.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:38 PM   #4
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Your always better off going with dual subs, instead one gigantic expensive subwoofer.
Smoother bass response, is only one of the many benefits your room will receive.
I don't think so. 2 Dynamo 500s couldn't hold up to one Depth i, or Grotto i.
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Where did you find them at that price? I would buy them and I don't even need any subs at the moment.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:48 PM   #6
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I don't think so. 2 Dynamo 500s couldn't hold up to one Depth i, or Grotto i.
Contrary to what you might think, it’s not about getting louder bass. By using multiple subwoofers, you can greatly increase the room’s modal density, largely filling in the peaks and dips, giving a smooth, articulate bass sound. This improves the overall consistency of bass response from seat to seat.

Dr. Floyd Toole has been an invaluable asset to the sound reproduction industry and has devoted a great amount of his life to understanding how sound propagates in a home environment*. Todd Welti did a lot of experimentation with subwoofer placement, numbers, and bass sound quality. The resulting whitepaper on the topic was a culmination of countless tests and acoustical models of playing with multiple subwoofers in different locations in a room to improve bass response over a much wider listening area. In the end, Dr. Toole and Todd Welti concluded that the most ideal scenario for bass reproduction is to have one subwoofer located at the midpoint of all four walls. This configuration displayed the least amount of variation in bass response from seat to seat. Alternately, four subwoofers can be used in each corner.



ALWAYS buy subs in pairs.
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Sony BDP-S5200 3D Blu-ray Player
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PSA XS15se Subwoofer x 2

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Old 01-09-2013, 07:10 PM   #7
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Here's a brief favorable review of the ML Dynamo 300.
BenQ W1080ST DLP 3D Projector
Sony BDP-S5200 3D Blu-ray Player
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Pioneer SP-C22 Center Channel Speaker
Pioneer SP-FS52 Floorstanding Speaker x 4
PSA XS15se Subwoofer x 2
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:55 AM   #8
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I don't think so. 2 Dynamo 500s couldn't hold up to one Depth i, or Grotto i.
I bet 4 of them could though, considering the Grotto I is more than 4x more expensive than a dynamo 500 or how about 2x dynamo 1000's instead

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Where did you find them at that price? I would buy them and I don't even need any subs at the moment.
Sale is over now as it was only like for xmas day but it was on newegg actually, they usually have them for 120 a pop but that day they had a coupon that brought them to 80 each

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Contrary to what you might think, itís not about getting louder bass. By using multiple subwoofers, you can greatly increase the roomís modal density, largely filling in the peaks and dips, giving a smooth, articulate bass sound. This improves the overall consistency of bass response from seat to seat.

Dr. Floyd Toole has been an invaluable asset to the sound reproduction industry and has devoted a great amount of his life to understanding how sound propagates in a home environment*. Todd Welti did a lot of experimentation with subwoofer placement, numbers, and bass sound quality. The resulting whitepaper on the topic was a culmination of countless tests and acoustical models of playing with multiple subwoofers in different locations in a room to improve bass response over a much wider listening area. In the end, Dr. Toole and Todd Welti concluded that the most ideal scenario for bass reproduction is to have one subwoofer located at the midpoint of all four walls. This configuration displayed the least amount of variation in bass response from seat to seat. Alternately, four subwoofers can be used in each corner.



ALWAYS buy subs in pairs.
Yeah I don't think ill ever buy a single sub again. I am thinking 2x dynamo 500 or 700's down the road but I have many other things to upgrade first
Display: 120" Elitescreen + Epson 5030UB
Power: Emotiva UMC-200, XPA-3, 2x UPA-1
Fronts: Polk LSi15s (Upgraded crossovers and woofers)
Rears: Polk LSi7s
Center: Polk LSiC (Upgraded crossover)
Sub: DIY JL 12W7 w/Behringer EPX-2800
Blu-ray: OPPO BDP-103
Headphones: Sennheiser HD558
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:55 PM   #9
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A quad subwoofer setup is the only way to



Feel the power!
BenQ W1080ST DLP 3D Projector
Sony BDP-S5200 3D Blu-ray Player
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Pioneer SP-C22 Center Channel Speaker
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PSA XS15se Subwoofer x 2
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:07 PM   #10
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A quad subwoofer setup is the only way to



Feel the power!
Is it bad to split the sub out signal that many times? for example since I have a single sub out on my receiver id have to either find a quad splitter or use a few dual splitters, is that hurting the signal much?
Display: 120" Elitescreen + Epson 5030UB
Power: Emotiva UMC-200, XPA-3, 2x UPA-1
Fronts: Polk LSi15s (Upgraded crossovers and woofers)
Rears: Polk LSi7s
Center: Polk LSiC (Upgraded crossover)
Sub: DIY JL 12W7 w/Behringer EPX-2800
Blu-ray: OPPO BDP-103
Headphones: Sennheiser HD558
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