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EQ for a pair of subs
I had a pair of SB12s for my 80% music 20% HT system and miss them dearly. They offer a very smooth sound and didn't draw attention to themselves. They integrated with my mains very well. In the end, they just didn't have enough output for my very... 
Subwoofer hitting floor...solution?
If you're not opposed to a caveman approach, how about 4 hockey pucks under the spikes (assuming it has feet of some sort). Should cost less than $10. 
One SVS PB13Ultra or two SB13 Ultras?
I'm currently running the SVS AS-EQ-1 with a pair of HSU ULS-15 sealed subs. Prior to installing the ULS's, I had a pair of SVS SB-12s (the predecessor to the SB13). The SB-12 were excellent and blended very well with my mains, but I needed a litt... 
AV Processor Question
Internetmin's answer was perfect. I'd add that if you're willing to do without audio over HDMI and room correction, a used Emotiva MMC-1 can be had for about $275-300 these days. I used one for several years without complaint. They were certainly ... 
Help finding a Sub w/ quick punch down to 20hz
Some really good sealed units have been mentioned already. The JLs are nice if your budget allows. I have a pair of the HSU ULS-15s in a large, open floorplan. They offer plenty of low end in my hard to tame room. I am employing the use of an SVS ... 
Need speaker for a small space and close to wall
While I haven't personally heard them, the Von Schweikert VR-22s or used 33's would be on my research list if I had your room. They're designed for close the wall applications. The 33s in particular seems to get good reviews.http://vonschweikertau... 
McIntosh MCD205: Noise issues?
Thanks Theo. I'm actually considering sending this one back since it does come with a 2 week guarantee, and I paid what the market would consider "full price". 
Gemme Audio - Out of business?
Sorry to hear about your experience Tmsorosk. I'm surprised you experienced continuous breakdowns since the Tanto's drivers and arrangement are as simple as they come. (no crossovers, one cap for the tweeter, and pretty basic driver units.) What w... 
Gemme Audio - Out of business?
Thanks for the replies guys.Doug, it's funny you mention the slabs. I just took them off some 5" thick Vermont granite I found as part of a large landfill project. That solved the stability problem, but raised the speakers much higher than they we... 
Marantz AV7005 vs McIntosh MX-120
I just made this same decision, and went with the mx120. Unfortunately, mine arrived with 2 tone control probelms and is still with Audio Classics for repair. I'm hopeful they can fix it. If you're buying used, try to buy from someone with plenty ... 
Gemme Tanto V2- any thoughts?
I've been using the Gemme Audio Tanto IIs for about 6-7 months now. Main source is a Shanling SCD-T200 SACD/CD, routed through an Emotiva MMC-1 and IPS-1 amp. While I'm not as eloquent or technically proficient as most on this board, I can say tha... 
Best sub for HT?
If it's strictly for home theater and you don't have to worry about looks, check into the SVS cylinder subs, or ported HSU subs. This is coming from a sealed sub fan. The ported subs will give you more output per dollar.I've used sealed subs from ... 
does a subwoofer kill stereo sound?
In response to the original poster, a subwoofer has a pretty simple job to do...play frequencies in the 100 to 20Hz (or lower) range.It's apparent you want more bass. Provided your bookshelves are capable of playing down to 80Hz or so, and you cro... 
Need your comments on Rythmik subs and others
I second the suggestion on the SVS SB12+. I had a pair of them and sold them to "upgrade" to a pair of ULS-15's. I've regretted the swap ever since. While the ULS-15's go lower, and louder, they can't match the SB12's smooth, quick, and musical pr...