I saw the post in the subwoofer section, and was going by fry's anyway today to pick up an MP3 player for my niece. I had no intention of buying one(damn you club polk), but I was talking to their installer and he said they had about 6 and he was putting a new one on the demo floor. I asked him to check, and they only had one left other than the demo. I couldn't let that deal escape, so I pulled the trigger:o I just recently got a 505, and it fills my 1650 cubic ft room very easily, but I've wanted a micropro since they came out, and for $270, it was kind of a no brainer for me.
I bought it knowing I didn't "need" it, and also knowing it's strong suit isn't HT, but I figured I could at least sell one of my subs without too much loss. Yet another "calculated risk" by me:D Now I have a problem. That little sub is soo freaking cool, and sounds great with music. I wasn't expecting it to do as good as it does for HT, but...it is no slouch. Granted, it can't match the output of the 505, but now I'm thinking I need to sell the 505 and run two micropro 1000s. Or keep the 505 for HT only and the micropro for music only. The thing that really got me is the micropro's low bass response is so nice as I'm able to get better placement with it. Also it's not peaky like the 505, so the really low stuff is damn near as loud as the rest of the bass. And the detail and tightness, just wow! I suppose it's a good problem to have, but what do you guys think I should do? Should I go with two 1000s or one for HT(505) and one for music(1000). I think two of the 1000s could handle the HT duty and would be awesome on music, but the 505 can get pretty damned loud in a 1650 cubic ft room. Help?