PSW505 died

Hello, I had two PSW505 subs in my setup but one of them died. I wanted to get another sub to pair with my remaining psw505. What would be some good options? Inwas wondering if the HTS 12 would pair ok with the remaining psw505. This would be mostly for home theater listening

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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,813
    Run another plate amp from parts express, otherwise you'd be better off getting 2 new subs as very few out there will come close to complementing a 505.
  • Speaking of Parts Express how do you think a pair of Dayton Sub-1500 would compare to my previous setup of 2 PSW505
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,271
    Raven9908 wrote: »
    Speaking of Parts Express how do you think a pair of Dayton Sub-1500 would compare to my previous setup of 2 PSW505

    For $100 more this would crush both of those combined...

    https://www.svsound.com/products/pb12-nsd
    Living Room 2.1: Dynaudio Contour 1.3mkii; Energy s10.2 sub; Cambridge Azur 851A; Cambridge Azur 851C; Bryston BPD-1
    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Definitive Technology SM350; Definitive Technology LCR2000; Definitive Technology Procinema 800; Mirage Nanasats; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45; ACI Titan Subwoofer; Squeezebox Touch
  • How big of a deal would it be to add another one down the road, looks like they only have that model at certain times of the year. I would probably want to add a second at some point when my budget allows.
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,885
    http://www.rythmikaudio.com/L12.html

    Sell the other sub and be done with it for good. Sealed for better sound with more than ample low end for HT. One and done. It's not the sub, it's the technology.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,271
    Raven9908 wrote: »
    How big of a deal would it be to add another one down the road, looks like they only have that model at certain times of the year. I would probably want to add a second at some point when my budget allows.

    If you can stretch the budget a bit more, this one is always available, and I love mine!

    http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/vtf-2mk5.html
    Living Room 2.1: Dynaudio Contour 1.3mkii; Energy s10.2 sub; Cambridge Azur 851A; Cambridge Azur 851C; Bryston BPD-1
    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Definitive Technology SM350; Definitive Technology LCR2000; Definitive Technology Procinema 800; Mirage Nanasats; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45; ACI Titan Subwoofer; Squeezebox Touch
  • So if I set the budget around $500 that sounds like a substantial increase over my old Polk psw505 dual setup. Just for a complete picture what's the next increase that I would see substantial gains at are we talking like $1300 or about what range. I don't mind increasing the budget If I am going to do it I wouldn't want to be looking at just a small gain, I don't know that i have a good enough ear for just a minor upgrade to be noticable. Majority of the use would be home theater
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,885
    Please allow me to tell you what others told me a long time ago. Polk is not known for their subs. It may sting a bit but it is what it is.

    Substantial gains for boom and what most folks think of as bass from a sub? SVS, JL, Klipsch and the like? You may be perfectly fine with these. Based upon your budget, I would take rooftop59's suggestion.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • Raven9908Raven9908 Posts: 5
    edited February 10
    I was just trying to find out what would be the next big jump up over the svs sub he suggested. I always considered the polks to be a budget sub as I believe the price was very low for them maybe 150 each on a Black Friday deal I don't remember.
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,885
    Big jump would be my first suggestion. Your budget dictates otherwise. If you strech it a bit further? You may never need to look further...only upgrade from there if needed.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,215
    One of my friends has a 505, He thought it was the greatest thing out. One day he had us over for a BBQ. I took my little HSU STF-2 over and replaced his 505 for the day. He didn't think his HT could sound so good. When it was time to go he almost didn't want me leaving.

    I'd take a single VTF2-MK5 any day over two 505's.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN75RU710DFXZA,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk LsiM 705
    Center: Polk LSiM 704C
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES AVR, Sony DVP-NS3100ES for disc
    Cerwin Vega AT-12 (blasters) Advent Prodigy (listening)
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
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