Second Room HT Sub or Subs?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Justin*Smith, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. Justin*Smith

    Justin*Smith Agent

    Jan 4, 2006
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    I've got a main level room that is the primary home theater area. In my basement, I've got a second home theater-type are that used to be the primary room. I want to get a couple new subs for this room, something cheaper than the SVS PB12-Plus/2 I'm getting upstairs as this room isn't used as much. However, I'd still like good response, not boomy bass. Room size is
    14.5' x 20' x 8' and has hardwood floor.

    My question, I don't really want to spend more than say $700 for this room:

    2 of these for $500:

    2 of these for $600:

    Or should I just get a single driver from SVS? Just wondering, at these prices, would the dual drivers be better from these manufacturers than a single driver from SVS? Thanks for all the input
  2. Brian Osborne

    Brian Osborne Stunt Coordinator

    Sep 2, 2005
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    I'd do one sub. your room is not so big that it can't be done. With 2 subs you can run into cancellation problems with some of the low frequencies - Sound waves actually canceling each other out. Placement of dual sub configurations can be critical. I found this out personally. In my old room I got better bass response turning one of my subs off. I didn't have a lot of options on where to place them. I've got more flexibility for the placement in my new room and the room isn't perfectly square, so I shouldn't have an issue now.
    Now the question is do you Down or Forward firing? I'd think you would want a Front firing sub with all Hardwood floors?

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