Always a great topic! I own an SVS SB16 and I now have a pair of JL Audio F113’s I acquired from a friend who is moving. I haven’t tried them out yet but I’m looking forward to listening to them (not so to much moving them!). I see that Paul has Rel subs which I also have some experience with, I used to have a Strata 3 (great little sub!) in my old system. What is everyone using for 2 channel or in their own home theater? Thank you and I look forward to reading your post!
I use 2 REL R-328s for my two channel system.
I have a pair of old very modified and up capped 12" JBL’s. Not the newest and most modern but the rumble and slam is quite nice. Edit: In my 2 ch system
A pair of diy H-Frame open back subs with 3 12 in servo controlled drivers each driven by a Rythmik servo amp. Couldn’t be happier.
I have no subs in my systems.
I don’t yet have subs, but am in the fact finding stage.
A pair of SVS 3000’s here. My other system has a single 12" Tekton Brisance.
I have a pair of REL T/9i subs. I am very pleased. I would love an excuse to buy a new pair of REL S/812 subs but there really is no need. Wait, when did need become important?
Dual subs in two different systems here. In my main system another REL T/9i user. Second system two JL Audio d110s. Both systems dedicated to music, no HT. Btw I considered the next tier S/ RELs, but deliberately chose the T/9i. Why? Because the T/9i is the best sub in their line-up still using the A/B plate amp that IMHO is one of the design choices putting REL on the audiophile map.
Earthquake CP-8 and a RSL Speedwoofer 10-S…mainly for movies as my Revel F36s can cover most of my needs, even for classical pipe organ music. I use the Dayton DSP-LF to tune the subs to my environment.
A pair of Rythmik F-12’s in both systems.
Four Seaton Submersive HP subwoofers with their dual opposed 15" woofers and 2400w power amps. Two are located along the front wall and the other two along the rear wall. While the second pair might seem excessive, they were added to create smoother bass through the modal averaging one achieves when several subs are distributed around the room.
pair of XB3’s PMC transmission line speakers in my main system
pair of XB 2’s PMC transmission line speakers in my bedroom system
what’s even better is that the bass note is already 13 feet developed as it comes out of the speaker…in other words…a MUCH deeper base and lower frequency response that actually “enlarges” my room to be the equivalent of 13 feet longer because the notes are going through the additional 13 feet and the sound waves are proportionally more articulated by that additional footage…
each powered by 28b3 mono amps from Bryston…actual power is 1200 watts/channel in 8 ohm and over 2000 watts/channel in 4 ohms…they come with individually tested qualifying power output specs…
Dual SVS SB13-Ultras with upgraded Sledge amps from the new 4000 series. All volume/dsp/crossover etc functionality controlled by an app via BT. That and power up from 1000/3200 watts to 1200/4000 watts.
Dual Rel S/3 SHO.
One Rel T/9i
Have a pair of Paradigm 1000SWs. Sealed 12" drivers, 1000 watt amps and room correction software all included with these. $3000 a piece but very musical.
in the past 3 months gone to a Rel S812 my original going in position was a single but already I’m thinking when to purchase that second …
My Pre Sub purchase discussion
I use Rythmik / GR Research servo sub in a custom made cabinet. It’s a beast.
Dual REL S/5 SHO