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    Default 2 8s or 1 12?

    Wanting to upgrade sub(s). Can get two Velodyne DEQ 8Rs for 400.00 or a refurbed SVS SB1000 for 459.00. Lean towards music than movies. Thoughts?
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    why not both? lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by seabeerob213 View Post
    why not both? lol
    Hmmmmmm...........I like the way you think!
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    2 8's placed in different spots in the room will net flatter bass response, a 12 will have more headroom (assume amps are similar), but may sound worse if placed in a null spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Face View Post
    2 8's placed in different spots in the room will net flatter bass response, a 12 will have more headroom (assume amps are similar), but may sound worse if placed in a null spot.
    Would put the 8s next to the fronts (inside). They are ported and the SVS is sealed. Trying to get that nice tight punch without the boomyness like my JBL does now.
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    Try moving the JBL to a few different spots across the room first. Unless the sub is crossed high, near the mains isn't usually the best placement. Sometimes the back of the room even works well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Face View Post
    Try moving the JBL to a few different spots across the room first. Unless the sub is crossed high, near the mains isn't usually the best placement. Sometimes the back of the room even works well.
    Have it crossed at 80hz. I would like to try 60 or 70, but the stupid Pioneer goes from 50 to 80.
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    hrm subs, an area where I have a clue...

    2 8 inchers will provide tight, punchy bass but lack the lower octave output a 12 would have. If your music doesn't include rap or hip hop type music, your golden with a pair of 8s, the way I'd go if I had the choice.
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    Ordered the 2 velodyne 8" subs. Should be here in a few days. Will give my impressions (if anyone cares)
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