Originally Posted by gerry2ray3
Tom would you suggest two 10's over the 12, if i were to get better quality 10's?
For simplicity sake let's say two subs within the same product lineup. (so similar build quality, design philosophy).
The single 12 will likely still extend a bit deeper---especially if the cabinet sizes are relative to the woofer size(say a 13 inch cube and a 11 inch cube).
The dual 10 will likely have (approx) a 2dB edge in clean headroom.
The dual 10, optimally placed, will almost always offer more even bass distribution in room AND help minimize the negative impact the room will have in modal issues(peaks and dips in the FR).
So you may give up a bit of extension, but you'll gain headroom and (potentially) more even distribution as well as smoother FR.
I'm not sure what the budget is but if you're looking for the very best sealed subwoofer <$500 I can't think of anything better than the rythmiks. The smaller 300w(l12?) models are something like $900 for two?
But closer to the psw10 range(100 each?) there's nothing I would take over the single bw650.
What's the reason for upgrading? Usually it falls into one of 3 categories.
1)Deeper bass for movies.
2)more headroom(output) for both music and movies.
3)better overall sound quality/accuracy(usually for music).
Or, the 4th, some just have an itch to try something new..
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