Home Theater Subwoofers....Forward or Bottom Firing???

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  1. John Doh

    John Doh Stunt Coordinator

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    Which is the better performer if they were rated the exact same as far as power, size, etc.? What about in a carpeted, 12x13-foot room? Thanks!

    ~ BTW, the two that I am considering are the JBL PB12 and the JBL S120PII. All my HT speakers are of the Studio series, and need to know which sub to get. There is only about a $120 difference (S120PII is more) and they are both 12" subs. One fires forward while the other fires down. Thanks!
     
  2. Lee Carbray

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    I don't have any practical experience directly comparing down and front firing subs but from all that I have ever read there is no difference in performance.

    I am not familiar with the JBL subs so I cannot directly comment on them. I did just read in another thread that the new issue of Home Theater will have a review of a handfull of subs including the S120PII.
     
  3. Chris Tsutsui

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    I would get the S120 because it has more power and more bass capabilities. I think it's worth that extra amount of money.

    I don't see any performance differences between FF and DF subwoofers.
     
  4. Joe Spratley

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    John, I got mine for $300 at BB open box. They seem to be closing them out. You might want to check there.
     
  5. John Doh

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    Joe, which one did you get for $300? Thanks!
     
  6. Joe Spratley

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    John, the s120pII
     
  7. John Doh

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    Wow, thats really cheap!! How does it sound? Also, where do you have placed in your theater room? Is your room an even square/rectangle? Thanks!
     

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