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Downfiring sub

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Paul_Dunlop, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. Paul_Dunlop

    Paul_Dunlop Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    I am looking at getting a new sub
    Room size is L=16' W=8' H= 7'

    I have a front firing Energy 8.2 that I like, but need one for my upstairs stereo - so this one will be moved up and the new one is for the HT

    The room is carpeted - Berber style

    What impact would this have on a downfiring sub?

    I am looking at the Energy 10.3 (downfiring) and an SVS PB10 NSD

    I am looking to spend about $500-$600
    The Energy would need to be cheaper for me to buy it over the SVS
    Like $450 or under

    So - would it be OK with the carpet?
     
  2. MikeNg

    MikeNg Well-Known Member

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    If your concern is that the it is downfiring into the berber, I don't think you have a lot to worry about. When you hear 'sub' info, you are largely hearing the effects of the sub on the room not what is directly radiating from the driver.

    The berber will have little or any effect on low end.
     
  3. Jeff_CusBlues

    Jeff_CusBlues Well-Known Member

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    I have an SVS 16-46 PC+ on berber carpet and have no problem with the sound produced.
     
  4. Vader

    Vader Well-Known Member

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    I run dual 20-39 PC+ cylinders on berber carpet, also with no problems.
     
  5. Paul_Dunlop

    Paul_Dunlop Well-Known Member

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    Well I found an Energy 10.3 in a store tonight - $650 CDN - ugh
    Sales guy said he could knock it down but... the PB10 NSD is $580

    I had a line on a Paradigm PS1000 v3 - only $425, but now I am reading reviews about excessive boominess...

    The SVS is front firing, which I definitely prefer

    Any comments on my upcoming purchase?
     

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