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#421036 - 11/12/16 07:36 AM I Need A New Subwoofer
MAUL Offline
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My set up is the Axiom epic midi 125 but I'm using Infinity IL40 for the fronts. The subwoofer decided to stop working so I'm looking for a new one. I have my eye on the outlaw audio M8 https://www.outlawaudio.com/products/m8.html.
I'm open to other suggestions though. I'm in a 12x12 room but it is my main for movies, games & music. I'm really leaning toward a down firing sub this time as I may not place it near my other speakers.
You think this outlaw 8" can do the job or should I go with a 10"?


Edited by MAUL (11/12/16 07:38 AM)

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#421038 - 11/12/16 08:49 AM Re: I Need A New Subwoofer [Re: MAUL]
Mojo Offline
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Since you'll be using the sub for movies and games, my recommendation is find a sub that will operate down to at least 20Hz.

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#421039 - 11/12/16 09:12 AM Re: I Need A New Subwoofer [Re: Mojo]
MAUL Offline
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Edited by MAUL (11/12/16 09:34 AM)

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#421040 - 11/12/16 02:56 PM Re: I Need A New Subwoofer [Re: MAUL]
casey01 Offline
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For movies and of course, your budget, I would recommend the larger HSU sub. It should be noted, however, that the Outlaw line-up of subs are essentially HSU clones.

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#421041 - 11/12/16 03:34 PM Re: I Need A New Subwoofer [Re: MAUL]
Mojo Offline
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I do not believe Definitive's specifications. I have no doubt you will be very happy with the HSU.

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#421042 - 11/12/16 04:31 PM Re: I Need A New Subwoofer [Re: MAUL]
2x6spds Offline
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I would not get a down firing subwoofer if I had a choice.
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#421069 - 11/14/16 01:41 PM Re: I Need A New Subwoofer [Re: MAUL]
Newf Offline
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I have an older VTF Mk3. Great sub, but the amps suck and mine died within 5 years and it might get used every other weekend for a movie. I had to buy a replacement and it cost me a fortune, and the sub never sounded the same again. I went SVS subs the last time around, their vinyl finish is garbage with it bubbling and peeling within months on both subs, and the sub is good but not a good as the HSU. I have a EP500 on the way now, granted it's a V3, we'll see how it compares.

Down firing subs are a pain in the butt on carpet.
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#421079 - 11/15/16 02:40 AM Re: I Need A New Subwoofer [Re: MAUL]
2x6spds Offline
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newf, down firing subs give up something in sound quality as well. I have an Epik Legend, twin 12" opposed drivers, nice cabinet, amp died and cannot be replaced. I have a plant on it now.

I have an SVS 20-39. Looks like a mini naval nuclear reactor. Had it for over 10 years. It is bullet proof. Sounds awesome. Good for music and it will shake the house.
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#421161 - 11/23/16 12:17 PM Re: I Need A New Subwoofer [Re: MAUL]
Newf Offline
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Not so sure about that, my HSU blows away my other subs. Not even close. It's also the oldest one. I have yet to teak the new EP500 I just got, so far my opinion is mixed. I'm going to try different spots in the room.



Edited by newf (11/23/16 12:19 PM)
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M80/VP150/VP160/QS8
4xM3/M22OW/M2OW/VP150OW/4xM3IC/4xM3OW
EP500/800/HSU VTF3/SVS PB2k/SB2k/SB-12

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#421630 - 12/21/16 09:05 AM Re: I Need A New Subwoofer [Re: MAUL]
Nachosgrande Offline
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any udpate on EP500 vs HSU?
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