Out of interest have you considered a larger sub, personally I think you would get better results it would defo be worth trying this option out, also keep it with Monitor audio I am pretty sure your dealer would advise acordingly, I have tried in the past getting 2 subs but found the extra outlay would have been fruitless for the small gains I would have got, so I tried a larger sub and the results were very good, if this is an option to you it would not take to long to sell on your M/A Sub you have now.
Just a thought....
L-R Mordaunt Short Avant 153 in-walls. Avant 165 Centre in-wall.QED Cables. Pioneer surrounds Pioneer SC-2022 Receiver
My system http://www.whathifi.com/forum/your-system/lounge-tart-uppt-1
Hi Pioneer7, thanks for the suggestion. I'll bear it in mind and will get a demo of dual and single large subwoofers, and will get back to you on the thread.
Monitor Audio Apex 7.2 (5.2 plus 2x height speakers), Denon AVR A-100 with Audyssey Multeq XT32, OPPO BDP-95 3D Bluray Player, Samsung 46" 3D LED 7 Series TV, PS3, Buffalo Wireless Network Bridge, LaCie Cinema Classic HD, Thompson Sky Box, Apple TV, Ellion Media Player, Logitech Harmony 1100 Universal Remote
Oy, would you seriously consider parting from your Apex sub gosahl? I'm betting you won't
Sure, while AW-12 is a formidable performer is may not be the king of subwoofers. You might get more 'slam' and depth with a bigger model, absolutely. But will it make bass fully integrate with your room and blend seamlessly with your Apex satellites? With two capable subwoofers such as the AW-12 you may get the kind of added flexibility that a single unit just can't provide. Depends on what you want to achieve with this upgrade I suppose. Seamless integration and bass that 'grabs' hold of the room on a larger scale and with far less localization? Chances are greater you'll achive that with two carefully placed and individually calibrated subs through Audyssey Sub EQ HT than with one single unit. Like I said before though, it's often room dependant so you'd have to try it out.
Current A/V equipment:
NUFORCE AVP-18 (processor/DAC) | NUFORCE MCH-300SEC7 (multichannel amplifier) | MONITOR AUDIO APEX (5.2 speaker system) | SAMSUNG LE-52B755 (tv) | DENON DBT-3313UD (disc transport) | NAIM UNITISERVE (music server) | SUPRA (cabling) | LOGITECH HARMONY 900 (universal remote) | NORDOST PULSAR POINTS (isolation feet)
gosalh>have you tried GXW-15?And maybe some of Velodyne production..
Monitor audio Apex5.1, Denon AVR-4311, Dune SmartHD1,Playstation3(FATboy), Synology ds411+II(ultrasilent, fans modificated by me),Chord Odyssey2 cables. will buy panasonic plasma wow
Ok the deed has been done ive ordered a new aw12 from audio-t hifi in enfield lol
I popped over to get a demo of 2x aw12s after work and voila....it sounded AWESOME!!
Its being delivered to me on Monday
Ricky you know me too well haha
But seriously....no more gadgets or upgrades for me now....this thread has burnt a hole in my pocket lol
gosalh> gadgetomania cool
Nice one.I am a strong believer in dual subs and have always run 2 in the past. I see you are near Enfield, I'm in Barnet if you fancy hearing my Anthem/Paradigm/Apex set up as would be good to compare.
Anthem MRX 510(used as processor),Anthem Statement A5 power amp,MK MP150MKII's LCR,MK S150T surrounds,Paradigm Signature Sub1,Perfect Bass Kit,Sonos ZP90 ,Qnap NAS,Oppo BDP 103 Multi region,Isol-8 Cleanline2 mains conditioner,SKY+HD,Audioquest Diamondback interconnects. ATV3,iPad4,Panasonic TXP50GT60
We should all have an Apex-get-together Damn! Why am I not in England!
Ha ha very true Ricky. I reckon I'm no more than 20 min from gosalh. Mind you I could do with a holiday Ricky he he!!!!
HA! Same here! But if you were to come all the way to Sweden I reckon you wouldn't drag your Anthem-rig with you?
Haha thanks guys, i saw that AW12 staring at me at the demo yesterday looking for a new home, so i couldnt resist ordering one. It did sound much more cleaner and more enveloping than having one subwoofer. The guy demo'd both subs placed at the front and then one placed at the back. Both sounded the same to me regardless of placement but it did sound more balanced and dispersed than having one subwoofer. The salesman used a Denon 4311 which was perfect as that AV matches my A100. He tested Avatar, The Hunger games and some music CDs and they sounded amazing. And the demo room was approx the same size as my room at home as well as the ceiling height so that was a bonus.
Now that my system is complete, i will definetly post new and better photos to share with you which i've been putting off on top of never having the time.
Ric71 i live in Epping so i'm not far from you at all, up the A406 Yeah we should hook up and compare systems. Ricky you need to let us know when you're in the UK.
An Apex-get-together would indeed be interesting and fun! I was planning on coming to the UK this summer but sadly I had to cancel it. Will let you guys know if I do further down the road.
Great feedback about the dual sub demo, gosahl! Confirms my own experience with dual AW-12. I hope you'll achieve great results in your listeningroom. Time to get that Audyssey mic out yet again!
Can't wait for more pictures! Oh, and you know - you could always add yet another pair of A10's to complete a 9.2 set-up! Just an idea for your next shopping-spree... haha
I grew up in Woodford Green so know Epping well. My parents are still out that way. I don't know how to pass on details via this forum. I have no problem posting my mob no but not sure if it is against the rules. Any chance some one from WHF can forward my email address to gosalh?
If not you can contact me over in AVForums. Let me know,my username there is richmagnus.
Ricky def let us know when you are in UK.
Which filter position do you use on AW12..."in" or "out"?
I have asked to Monitor Audio support, their reply is as below:
Tv : Panasonic 65VX300 Plasma - AV Receiver: Pioneer SC-LX85 - Speakers: Monitor Audio Apex 7.1 - BD Player: Oppo BDP-103 - Speaker Cables: Chord Carnival Silver Screen - Rack: HiFi Racks Podium XL
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