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Time to replace my Rythmik FV12 (1 Viewer)

soapboxpreacher

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My FV12 has treated me fairly well however it seems to be a boomy sub. I am using it primarily for HT. I have an Atmos setup based around a Sony DN1080. I just recently upgraded my fronts and center to elac debut 2.0 and I have the itch to upgrade the sub as well. The FV12 (I cannot find specs on) has a forward firing port, 12" and it is a 20"x18"x22". My Room is 22'x18' and opens up to the kitchen on one of the 18" sides. I might not need a new sub but I do see the tendency to have stuff in the 40-60hz range (I could be wrong) overwhelmed. I am also stuck where I can put it so it is next to the floor speakers on the left side of the TV. I am considering a Monolith 12 as well as a VTF-2 Mk5. Are these upgrades to what I have? Finally have to stay under 750! Let me know. Thanks
 

Drew Young

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I would by a huge media library before upgrading a Rythmic to another enthusiast grade unit with limited room.
 

Robert_J

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My FV12 has treated me fairly well however it seems to be a boomy sub. I am using it primarily for HT. I have an Atmos setup based around a Sony DN1080. I just recently upgraded my fronts and center to elac debut 2.0 and I have the itch to upgrade the sub as well. The FV12 (I cannot find specs on) has a forward firing port, 12" and it is a 20"x18"x22". My Room is 22'x18' and opens up to the kitchen on one of the 18" sides. I might not need a new sub but I do see the tendency to have stuff in the 40-60hz range (I could be wrong) overwhelmed. I am also stuck where I can put it so it is next to the floor speakers on the left side of the TV. I am considering a Monolith 12 as well as a VTF-2 Mk5. Are these upgrades to what I have? Finally have to stay under 750! Let me know. Thanks
Have you measured your sub's in-room response to see exactly what frequencies are causing the boom? You may need a DSP to tame some room induced peaks.

I built my subs and they were weak when watching movies. No low end at all. When I turned them up for the low end, they were boomy to the point of being unlistenable. I measured the in-room response and I had a 14db peak at 55hz. I added a Behringer Feedback Destroyer and a applied a few filters to tame the output in that range. I'm now + or - 3db from 17hz to 120hz. It took a few hours and a $120 piece of equipment.
 

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