DSW Pro 660 vs 2 x HT-12

This is just for a bedroom system, but the bedroom is a 900sq foot loft, and the system is my current primary HT until a real one gets built in the basement.

Current speakers is an Energy Take LCR/Sat 5.1 system with an Energy 8.3 sub. The Takes actually sound pretty darn good for their size, and the poor little sub really tries its best to shake things, but it was all originally bought for a 12x16 bedroom and just doesn’t fill this bigger space as pleasingly.

I can currently get the Polk line at a very good price, and was going to upgrade to Signature speakers (S55 or S60 for front, S30 center, S10 or S15 for rear) but I’m a bit lost on the sub.

The DSW Pro 660 seems pretty decent for the price (and I struggle to spend big bucks on a bedroom system), but how would it’s performance compare to the HT-12 or even dual HT-10 or HT-12? Wife prefers the “matchy matchy” look of the HT subs with the Signatures, but good bass is still more important to us both.

Would love some insight!

Comments

  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,903
    Look at SVS subs, HSU, for better subs. Subs don't have to match speakers since no voices come out of them. A black sub will match just about any speaker since the grills are usually black.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,366
    Agree with the venerable @tonyb. For the same money get either an HSU VTF-2 mk5 or and SVS PB or SB2000 (the latter if space is an issue). Any of those subs will crush even two HT-12s.
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Emit 10; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Parasound HCA-1000A, PSB Imagine B, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo (original), Squeezebox Touch
  • SunfoxSunfox Posts: 3
    edited April 1
    OK, but the PB2000/SB2000 are roughly double my cost of 2 x HT12. I don’t even know if I can buy the HSU in Canada, but the US price is still more than double 660s. I know “a good sub is a good sub”, but there’s something to be said for a deal too, lol!
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,366
    Sunfox wrote: »
    OK, but the PB2000/SB2000 are roughly double my cost of 2 x HT12. I don’t even know if I can buy the HSU in Canada, but it’s still like 3/4 the cost of the SVS...

    Okay sorry didn’t catch that part. Unless you have some really gnarly room nodes, one good sub is better than two okay subs. But I don’t k ow who much better the dsw pro is...but I would guess it’s the superior sub.

    If you are willing to go used, the older mirage BPS subs are excellent and you should be able to find one up there...
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Emit 10; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Parasound HCA-1000A, PSB Imagine B, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo (original), Squeezebox Touch
  • SunfoxSunfox Posts: 3
    Heh. So my old Energy 8” is rated down to 27Hz, and the HTS-12 down to.... just 28Hz? Hmmm. At least the 660 goes to 25Hz, but I note that the Energy 12” in my series went to 19Hz, and so does the mentioned SB2000. Definitely gives me pause.

    I have a Velodyne DD-15 in another room rated to 15hz, so I does likes me bass...
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,903
    How low it actually goes is going to be room dependent.....for any sub.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,433
    Sunfox wrote: »
    OK, but the PB2000/SB2000 are roughly double my cost of 2 x HT12. I don’t even know if I can buy the HSU in Canada, but the US price is still more than double 660s. I know “a good sub is a good sub”, but there’s something to be said for a deal too, lol!

    Check CAM or Kijiji. I found my SVS on Kijiji.
    2Ch- B&W 703, SVS PB10 NSD, Marantz NR1607, Parasound 1500a, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (Yellow) with Acrylic platter, Pro-Ject phono pre, MIT AVT 2 speaker cables, MIT AVT 1 and AVT 2 ICs, XLO Jumpers, Signal Dig Coax, Signal Cable Magic Power Cables x3, Samsung 55JS7000, Harmony 1100, Sony BDP-S6200, Marantz DV-4200 (as Transport), Cambridge Audio DAC Magic100, Monster 3600MKII, Android Mi Box3 and Apple TV. - Pool /Gazebo Yamaha RX-A1010, Polk Patio 25x4, Rotel RDV 1045 (as CDP) MIT AVT3 ICs - Work - Spotify Premium or Neutron App to my FiiO Kunlun into my Grado SR125e

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