1 sub or 2 ?

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  1. DonnieB

    DonnieB Auditioning

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    Would I get better sound from 2- JBL PB 10's or 1- JBL PB 12? Or should I forget the JBL's and get a better sub?
     
  2. Wil_J

    Wil_J Stunt Coordinator

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    Well, I don't know about getting another sub (I'm just starting out in this hobby myself), but I do know that with two 10's you will have more cone area, and therefore it will be louder if you have two 10's instead of one 12.
    What type of system do you have?
    What do you use this system for more, music, or HT?
    It all depends on what you want your system to do. Then we can answer you question a little better........Wil
     
  3. DonnieB

    DonnieB Auditioning

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    Right now all I use are Onkyo575x and the norh 5.1 setup.
    No Sub...Its used mainly for watching dvd..I just need to add a little UMMPH to it...I'd like to keep my sub budget under 500.00....Thanks for the reply!!
     
  4. DonnyD

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    The JBL subs are certainly affordable but they don't sound like cheap subs. I've had a 12" JBL for three years and it is still performing well. Most of those who buy systems after hearing mine have bought the JBL sub too. I have a little more money now and am considering upgrading to one of these SVS subs that is getting great reviews but I would have to say the JBL has served me well. BTW.... I like it loud and thundering on movies and loud and powerful on music. Unless you have a larger than normal room, stick with one sub..... good luck....
     
  5. Tom Vodhanel

    Tom Vodhanel Cinematographer

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    Cone area is only one thing to consider when discussing output capability.
    Adding a second identical woof = a 6dB increase in headroom across the board. (but no additional *extension*---so you won't get a *deeper* type of bass,just more of the same).
    For powered woofs in the
     
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    Donnie,
    Do you have an old reciever, or stereo amp sitting around?? With great speakers like the Nohr's I'd want to get something that was their equal on the low end.
    I respectfully suggest an SVS 20-39CS if you DO have an amp around. It's under budget for you and can run with subs costing many times that.
    If you do not have an amp, then I don't think you can do much better than the Hsu VTF-2 in the sub $500 range.
    So many folks have old receivers/amps around that I can't help but make this blatant plug. Give your old amps new life with a so called "passive" sub.
    One last suggestion, if you are handy with tools AND can get your hands on an amp you can make your own sub. Both Hsu and Adire sell fantastic drivers that you can build with only a bit of research (and a good bit of time depending on your design). Just a thought. The HTF's own Advanced Forum is a great place for advice and ideas in this area.
    Ron
     
  8. Tyson

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    The nOrhs and SVS sound like they were made for each other. I am running a 20-39 SVS w/my marble 7.0's and marble 4.0's and the sound is just incredible w/ DVD's. Both the nOrhs and the SVS are engineered for very "flat" frequency response so you get a seamless blend quite easily. A wholehearted recommendation for the SVS sub from me. Why bother w/a cheaper sub, when you will probably want to upgrade in 6 months anyway. Spend a bit more and get something high quality in the first place & be done w/the "upgrade" bug. . . . JMHO!
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  9. Tyler

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    I own a Hsu VTF-2 and it sounds awesome when it was in my little room but now i have moved to a new house with a HUGE room and i dont get that same kind of deep loud bass i got in the smaller room.
    My suggestions is to buy the SVS 20-39PC you will be so HAPPY with it or you should build your own.
    If you have a fairly small room i highly suggest you get the Hsu VTF-2 or the Adire Audio rava if you got a big one go with a SVS sub.
    good luck
     
  10. BryanZ

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    I have to agree with the others here. You will be much happier in the long run if you get a better sub. I'd go with the passive 20-39CS and a cheap amp to power it with. The nOrhs and SVS were truly made for each other. Long after you have replaced other components in your system those speakers and subs will still be there. But the Rava and VTF-2 are excellent subs as well. Good luck with your decision!
     

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