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    Default Subwoofer buying advice

    I'm setting up a home theater in my basement. It's about 25 x 20. I have 2 LSI 7's for my front; an LSI C for the center; two LSI60's for my rear. My question is what subwoofer would be a good fit with these speakers?

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    my 7.(1x4) HT setup
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    Epik, SVS, Outlaw, HSU, Ed any of those should work pretty well for you.

    With most subs, bigger is better and for home theater, 25hz or lower -3db point is what to look for.

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    Agreed. For your room size, you need a huge sub (or two). Buy big.
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    If you are a maple fan. SVS has 3 maple pb12-plus' in their B-stock department for under $800 each. https://svsound.com/store/index.cfm?...category_ID=12

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    Hsu, SVS or Outlaw should do just fine. Make sure you get at least a 12" woofer for your room size.

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    I've had a very similar setup and I don't think you can go wrong with an SVS PB12 Plus/2. I originally had mine in my living room which is about 20' X 16' and wide open into a breakfast nook and kitchen and I only had the sub turned up about 1/3 and got chest pounding bass. I've since converted a 19' X 15' room into a dedicated home theater and it's just insane. Where are you located? It would be nice if you could take a listen to a few before making a decision.
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    I have a pair of these in my HT. Passive subs are cheaper but only effective if you are driving them with a slamming amp (like mine ;)). I love having two subs!

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    all i have to say is IB with at least 2 15 or 2 18's
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    SVS PB12 Plus/2 x 2 in a dual setup paired with the Velodyne SMS-1. Awesomeness in every way. Bass in ya chest all day long.

    Plus the subs are on sale so you save a buck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherardp View Post
    SVS PB12 Plus/2 x 2 in a dual setup paired with the Velodyne SMS-1. Awesomeness in every way. Bass in ya chest all day long.

    Plus the subs are on sale so you save a buck.
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    Any shot at doing an IB sub? If you are a little handy and have the space there is nothing better.
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