Hope this is in the right category.
I just picked up one of each of these subs-they were I believe display models. Anyway the Klipsch RW-10D was ~$266 and the MartinLogan Dynamo was about $465. Both are in superb shape-no signs of use so like new.
I have a large family room with cathedral ceilings and opens to the stairwell upstairs as well as to the kitchen. The Kitchen is laminate flooring the family room is carpet. I am limited to sub placement either to the left of the entertainment center or behind the couch (left). The online calculators have me spending over $10k on a sub for my space. not happening.
I realize these subs are not big enough for the space, and I will eventually be getting a more appropriate sub in the future, but since I am no where near figuring out how big or how much I am willing to spend, I figured I would start with some decent smaller subs. I haven't read much about the Klipsch but the little I could find was mostly good. I've seen a lot for the Dynamo, all good. I am also planning to take on a dedicated HT room in the next year or two-so I didn't want to buy a BIG sub for the Family rm if I really didn't need to.
So I have both. I am not quite sure I have them hooked up and tuned properly yet so I am still doing my own listening tests, and I am sure that will be the ultimate decision maker, but I wanted to get a concensus here between these two specific subs, to be sure that I don't pass up a good sub for a lesser one. I expect that I will be returning the lesser sub as I told my wife I would do, but that is still tbd(if thier both great for the $$$).
Also any suggestsion as to a good source to play to determine sub output and quality? Such as a specific scene to play and an expected result?
How should I set them up? The Klipsch has some EQ settings such as Punch/Depth/Flat--and volume settings-Which should I use to test in order to be a fair comparison?