What's my best sub upgrade?

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  1. Wes Nance

    Wes Nance Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi- quick question:

    I'm going to use my current sub stuff (Stryke SAE1204 and PE 250w amp) to build a sealed sub for music only, and plan to reuse the box I have with new drivers. It is a 3ft^3 box with 2 opposing 15" PR's weighted to around 1300 or so, and I can change the weight.

    So, is my money better spent on:

    a) Stryke AV12 and Rythmik 350w plate amp

    b) Rythmik 12" servo sub kit (amp and driver)

    I was getting the Stryke and Rythmik combo, but after reading the Rythmik site, wondered about the quality of the driver, since the intro special is a pretty good deal.

    Rythmik audio servo kit

    Thanks!

    Wes
     
  2. The best upgrade would be some room measurement equipment [​IMG] TrueRTA, wallin pre-ampII, and Panasonic WM-61A mic.

    Next to that would be room treatmetns like bass traps.

    I personally think that proper placement and room treatment are WAY too overlooked.
     
  3. MichaelAngelo

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    Hi Wes,

    To answer the question you asked, I'd go with the servo kit-- it looks very promising.
     
  4. Brian Bunge

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    I'd take the AV12.
     
  5. Chris Carswell

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    I second Brian's vote even though he is from GA......... [​IMG]
    BTW-YGM
     
  6. and of the 2, the AV-12 [​IMG]
     
  7. Wes Nance

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    Thanks, guys-

    Tony- I don't know if I'd get into measurement software for my home theater room. I do have a BFD running with a house curve dialed in. My room is fairly dead- not super big, with a large couch and wall to wall plush carpeting. I've thought about bass traps, but honestly I can't tell if I really need them right now.

    It's a basement room on a slab, so I don't get any floor vibration from the sub, so sometimes it seems it's not having as big an impact. . .

    I mostly thought of this upgrade as a way to prevent bottoming out on really any material at the levels I listen at. My biggest concern is being able to slightly widen the countersink hole to fit the AV12 since I have the woofer flush mounted. . .

    Wes
     
  8. Wes Nance

    Wes Nance Stunt Coordinator

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    Tony,

    Not to call you unhelpful or anything, but the link you posted is to option number 2 in my first post. . .

    Are you saying I should get both?[​IMG]

    Wes
     
  9. Wes....actually no...go with the AV. I accidently posted that post in the wrong thread!!:b

    After I hit submit I closed the window...I later looked and I couldn't find my post....now I know where it went![​IMG]
     
  10. TonyiBe

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    Hands DOWN the AV12, one BAD Arse woofer.
     

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