We all know that the 1723 Subwoofer 1S is a fantastic, compact, sealed subwoofer. But what are you missing by passing on the larger 1723 Subwoofer 1V? Let's dig in.
The 1723 Subwoofer 1V's significantly larger enclosure and vented design allow if to better pressurize your space. When necessary, it can replicated a brutal earthquake yet at the same time convey the delicate, low-frequency textures weaved in by the sound engineer. It is quite remarkable!
Similar But Different
On the other hand, the 1723 Subwoofer 1S gives you all the bass you will ever need for music while delivering on transients as well, in a smaller, lighter package. The sealed design is also great for movies, but bassheads might feel they are missing something during truly deep passages.
So Which One?
If you have the space, it doesn't hurt to go with the larger 1723 Subwoofer 1V. You can always insert the foam plug and run it in EQ mode 2, where it will sound nearly identical to its sealed cousin. But if music is your main focus, you are in a tight space, or ridiculously deep bass is not a priority, the 1723 Subwoofer 1S is the perfect likely your best choice.