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Chris Edwards

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Suggestions for new powered subs.
« on: August 15, 2014, 01:17:01 pm »

Hey Folks,

I'm looking for suggestions on new powered subs.  Music will range from Top 40, EDM and Hip Hop.  My budget is $2500 per cabinet.  This could be stretched a bit more if needed. Weight is a factor but not the deciding one.  Not a fan of the QSC KW181s so they can be left off the list. 

Speakers I am considering:

JBL VRX918SP
RCF Sub 8004-AS (Pushing the weight limit and budget)

Any other suggestions?
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Re: Suggestions for new powered subs.
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2014, 01:38:46 pm »

Add the PRX718XLF and the Yorkville horn loaded subs to the list.
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Re: Suggestions for new powered subs.
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2014, 03:37:14 pm »

Based on published response curves (none available for Yorkville stuff that i could find), the PRX718XLF is going to go lower than the others mention here. The response curve published for the RCF is suspiciously missing hash lines (hopefully that's not because it's deliberately not scaled) and looks pretty dismal as is below 40hz.  I would think playing EDM you'd want to get as low as you could.   Actually, based on published curves the ETX-18SP goes lower than any of them.

If you want to trust published response curves.
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Re: Suggestions for new powered subs.
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2014, 04:48:44 pm »

Add the PRX718XLF and the Yorkville horn loaded subs to the list.

As a long time Yorkville UCS1 user, I'd have to say they are a great sub for the money but don't go very low.  My measurements always show the most efficiency at 70Hz and pretty much nothing useful below 40.


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Re: Suggestions for new powered subs.
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2014, 04:54:00 pm »

I love my SUB 8004.  Every client that hears them jaw drops.  They are one of the most powerful power single 18 on the market. Plus they go low, get loud and have punch.

Alos look at the SUB 8005. If you want low and loud.

What tops are you using?


Hey Folks,

I'm looking for suggestions on new powered subs.  Music will range from Top 40, EDM and Hip Hop.  My budget is $2500 per cabinet.  This could be stretched a bit more if needed. Weight is a factor but not the deciding one.  Not a fan of the QSC KW181s so they can be left off the list. 

Speakers I am considering:

JBL VRX918SP
RCF Sub 8004-AS (Pushing the weight limit and budget)

Any other suggestions?
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Re: Suggestions for new powered subs.
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2014, 05:17:00 pm »

Hey Folks,

I'm looking for suggestions on new powered subs.  Music will range from Top 40, EDM and Hip Hop.  My budget is $2500 per cabinet.  This could be stretched a bit more if needed. Weight is a factor but not the deciding one.  Not a fan of the QSC KW181s so they can be left off the list. 

Speakers I am considering:

JBL VRX918SP
RCF Sub 8004-AS (Pushing the weight limit and budget)

Any other suggestions?

JTR powered Orbit Shifters, if you can handle a 185 lb, 45" tall cabinet, would be especially suited for your material, and this sub is favored by many hip hop and EDM users in DJ-land.  The powered version (adding a Speakerpower 4000w module) would be around $3k apiece.  http://jtrspeakers.com/portable/orbit-shifter/
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Re: Suggestions for new powered subs.
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2014, 06:10:21 pm »

RCF 8004 or DVA S1518N!
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Re: Suggestions for new powered subs.
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2014, 06:33:34 pm »

I love my SUB 8004.  Every client that hears them jaw drops.  They are one of the most powerful power single 18 on the market. Plus they go low, get loud and have punch.

Alos look at the SUB 8005. If you want low and loud.

What tops are you using?

The 8005 looks insane...haha. 

Currently I am using RCF HD32As.  Will be looking into other higher end boxes from them down the line.
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Re: Suggestions for new powered subs.
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2014, 06:34:18 pm »

JTR powered Orbit Shifters, if you can handle a 185 lb, 45" tall cabinet, would be especially suited for your material, and this sub is favored by many hip hop and EDM users in DJ-land.  The powered version (adding a Speakerpower 4000w module) would be around $3k apiece.  http://jtrspeakers.com/portable/orbit-shifter/

If I only had the back of a 21 year old again. 
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Re: Suggestions for new powered subs.
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2014, 06:39:35 pm »

that would be a good side by side to hear. 

Also you are comparing bandpass vs front loaded.

RCF 8004 or DVA S1518N!
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