REVEL Sub-15 / LE-1 or AERIAL SW-12's.........

REGARDLESS OF PRICE, if given the opportunity to have
a pair of Sub-15s with one LE-1 OR a pair of Aerial SW-12s, which would you go with?

I am trying to determine which is better in a 60/40 theater/music system?

With this level of sub, I don't think fronts make a difference, since they would be blend with many speakers.


Aerials. In Maple.
Disclaimer: I am a Talon dealer.

I have heard both subs you mention extensively (we used to carry Aerial), and neither one of them even come close to the speed, accuracy, correctness of timbre, and "sock ya'in the gut" depth of the Talon Roc 12.

FYI...I would take the SW-12 over the Revel in a heartbeat.

Best Regards...Mike - Father & Son Audio
Revel sub-15 in a heart beat. These are great subs. They are icredible in complementing my revel studios. For movies they are spine tingling. In the helicopter hits the building scene in Matrix I physically felt there.
KSales -

Have you listened to the Aerials? I 'felt' the same with the SW-12.

Thanks, Mike from Fs_audio! I just KNEW you would chime in with a Talon Roc recommendation, and rightfully so (I was itching to do so myself but refained because I've not done all of the relevant comparisons that you have). Something to look into Dan.
I have the Revel Sub-15s and they are truly amazing, so much like real concert bass. (And I have been to The Who, Chris Isaak, Eagles, Bonnie Raitt, CSNY, and Eric Clapton this year.)
I have a pair of SW-12s and I've never heard better.

Good Luck
Look folks they are all great. Listen to them and then make a choice. It really comes down to a matter of taste.