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Does a cylinder sub perform as well as the traditional cube?
The logic of a cylinder is it can have a larger volume cavity with low cost and small footprint. So, ideally it can be tuned lower, cost less and take up less floor space.
 

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The logic of a cylinder is it can have a larger volume cavity with low cost and small footprint. So, ideally it can be tuned lower, cost less and take up less floor space.
The cylinder is $50 more than the other highest price SW in the same class.

Has anyone here owned one?
 

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Typically, a cube sub of the same internal volume as the cylinder models would cost a lot more.

I’ll move along...
 

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Typically, a cube sub of the same internal volume as the cylinder models would cost a lot more.

I’ll move along...
I hope you didn’t think I was being difficult. I think you’re saying a cube and cylinder of the same volume would be similar in sound but the cylinder will cost less and be as good as the cube.
 

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I have what I think was the introductory model from HSU, and they’re cylinders. Pretty low end at that time. No comparison to models of today. They’re mostly sitting unused. I think I got them about 28 years ago.
 

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I had the 20-39PC+ cylinder sub from around 02 until 2019. Great sub, wife hated the "water heater" which sat in a corner between our love seat and couch behind an end table. I was able to not really see it, but she noticed it every day. The sub held up well, hit hard and deep. That sub had a 500-watt amp give or take. I sold it and upgraded to dual sb3000's last fall. It is really hard to compare because these dual subs aren't really a fair comparison to a single cylinder. The SB's don't go as deep, but between having dual subs and so much more power its just not a fair comparison. I could honestly commend a cylinder SVS to anyone and if possible, dual cylinders would be incredible.
 

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