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BIC F12 or Lava LSP12?? Which would you choose, or have you chosen??

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by wmblalock, May 15, 2011.

  1. wmblalock

    wmblalock Member

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    I've been doing some more research and I think I have narrowed my choices for a new sub down to these two.

    I know there are lots of other people that have had to make this decision. Any advice as to which one I should get would be great!!


    1. BIC F12, $187, 150watts, 5-year warranty

    - I love the price and warranty. Seems to be a well tested, solid sub. At the $187 price, if I REALLY felt I needed more volume, I could add a second down the road (not that I really want to have to buy another...)


    2. Lava LSP12, $284, 250watts, 5-year warranty

    - I wanted to stay around $200, but for $100 more than the BIC I get 100watts more rms. Is it worth the extra $100? What I don't like is that if I felt I needed more volume later, it would be very hard for me to spend another $284 for a second one of these. How would this compare to two BIC F12s ($90 more)


    My room is 15x20. I want this to hit hard for listening to a variety of loud music as well as rumble like crazy for blu-ray movies with my Onkyo 7.1 setup.

    Please help me decide!!
     
  2. Jim Mcc

    Jim Mcc Well-Known Member

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    I never heard the Lava, but I love my F12. My room is 13' X 17'.
     
  3. wmblalock

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    How tight is the bass from the F12? I was looking at maybe getting two of these, but I really want something that "hits you in the chest" with clean bass while listening to music, not something muddy.
     
  4. Robert_J

    Robert_J Well-Known Member

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    Hit you in the chest is not clean bass. That is the sign of a peak in the frequency response around the 50hz region. You can use a high inductance driver or put a sub in too small a cabinet and get that. You are usually sacrificing the low end for that chest feeling.
     

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