TeslaCoil
some notes

current set up

Rotel 1550

B&W CM9
B&W ASW10CM

Panasonic gt50 tv currently (plan to eventually upgrade to projector)


All i really use it for is watching movies, looking for a total theater experience that makes you feel like your in the scenes.

Part 1

The sub i currently have was great when i was in a small room but its now in a open room 15x30 with cathedral ceilings and just doesn't do it for me anymore; so i was looking at getting the JL Fathom F113.  after doing allot of research i was pointed in your direction and like the SUBM F2+ has to offer.

part 2

i have also been looking to get a Rotel Amp for my current CM9 and it looks like thats going to be over 1 k to get just for the amp; as i look at your tower speakers i love that fact that they each have built in amplifiers so that got me thinking about Selling my CM9 and getting Your speakers with the stands; my only problem is i dont have a way to hear your speakers and its allot of money to spend on just off what people say.  I Love how Crisp my CM9's are there just underpowered currently; now i live in Vermont i didn't know if you knew someone that has your setup that i could possible listen to.  i have no problem selling my system and in the spring getting a setup from you.

shortcut to questions..

1.  is there someone in Vermont that has your tower speakers that i could hear?
2.  my Rotel 1550 doesn't have XLR outs so would just regular RCA be fine? or would i have to buy a new receiver and if so what one would you recommend?
3.  Do you offer Magnetic Grills ? if so is it extra?
4.  for the sub i like the looks of the Maple black but was wondering if you have a closer picture of the finish as its hard to see on the ones your have(my system is currently all Piano Black and would prefer that but not at the cost of $800 a speaker if its cheaper and i missed something let me know)


So in the near future im definitely looking at getting an F2+ sub after i sell mine just need to figure out the finish.

and possible tower speakers depending on if i can hear them somewhere and how much a receiver would be if needed?


thanks for  your help

Michael
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theJman
Comparing the F113 to an F2 is really not apples-to-apples. The JL sub will have exquisite build quality, and astonishing levels of detail, but it won't have anywhere near the total output (volume essentially) of the F2. Given your situation volume will be your friend, so the F2 is going to be the better option. Since it's also no slouch in the sound quality department it seems to be a good fit for you.
Jim
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Kain
f113 vs. SubMersive.

http://www.seaton-sound-forum.com/post/my-new-submersive-vs-jl-f113-and-hsu-uls15-3449688
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TeslaCoil
thanks Kain and theJman for your responses,  after reading the Review of seaton's sub i am definitely going to sell my B&W sub so i can get the F2

One of my concerns would be the XLR cable, my Rotel 1550 doesn't have the connections for that so i really need to know if i can use Standard RCA.



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audioguy
Mark provides (or at least used to) an adapter cable so that you can use RCA from your receiver to XLR on the sub!!
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TeslaCoil
Thanks again for the reply's.

i have been doing more research and trying to figure out what way i want to go.

Possible thinking about ordering the F2 and using it with an adapter like audioguy stated but i have been looking at a new Receiver as well

What Receivers and or Pre-amps are people using with the Catalyst and Subm?

i see there really isn't allot of them out there with XLR outs, would want to be under $ 2k

i cant seem to get over that my Rotel doesn't have XLR out, i'm fairly new to the HT scene and didn't know to look for them in general; just made sure it had pre-outs.

One brand i was looking at was Marantz
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theJman
If all you're looking for is a pre-amp check out the Sherbourn PT-7020.  It's a steal at only $400.  If you want to go all the way for a grand you can get the PT-7030.
Jim
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Thomas_Smith
theJman wrote:
If all you're looking for is a pre-amp check out the Sherbourn PT-7020.  It's a steal at only $400.  If you want to go all the way for a grand you can get the PT-7030.


It would better for him to get PT 7030 since the price difference is not that much.
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theJman

Sherbourn went out of business a few years ago, so I'm not sure it's relevant any longer.

Jim
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