I've tried finding something similar to this, but no luck, so if you have thread referrals, I'll take those, too.
I'm beefing up my HT system (45% movies/45 music/10 gaming). Recently got a Samsung UN46B7000 LCD/LED TV and Onkyo 707 receiver (100W/ch), so now I need some new speakers to bring me into the 2000's.
Currently, I have a 5.1 system with small bookshelf speakers. I'm trying to keep that arrangement, except raise the existing fronts to make 7.1 high, replace the other 5.1 spots, and add a second subwoofer to remove the bass localization and maybe give a little more SPL. Currently, I can easily locate the sub.
Here's what I'm trying to make work:
- sub placement *must* be left and right of front wall
- 10" subs preferred for form factor, although I could go with one 12" and one 10" (12" on left, 10" on right), but my wife won't like the asymmetry, so it would need to be a *really* compelling case (or maybe 2 small 12"s??)
- I'm strongly leaning towards Boston Acoustics VS series front speakers, so I have the option of smaller (70Hz+) or larger (45Hz+) fronts, but larger fronts means less $$ for subs
- we like movies loud-ish; music goes from hip-hop to trance to rock to Beatles, also usually above-normal loud
- the room is open, so depending on how you do the measurements, it's either 400 sq ft for LR, 500 sq ft with attached dining room (in rear), or 650 sq ft with included kitchen (in rear with cutouts)
- the height is problematic--it starts at 8ft on left and slopes to 17ft on left
- total volume is 5000, 6300, or 8100 cubic feet, accordingly (I'd use 7000, if I had to pick one)
- budget, prefer to stay below $1000 total for both subs (including S&H)--this doesn't mean I *must* spend $1000!
- this is the main living room, so it's got other complications (carpet floor, openings for hallway and foyer, fireplace on left, 3 doors of glass on left, etc.)
- should I stick with the same series/model for both? I assume yes
- I have a budget 10" sub (CSW Basscube 10), so should I buy one and balance with this one, and then buy the 2nd later, once I "know" this sub arrangement works?
Here's what I think might work: 2 x Yamaha YST-SW315. Am I far off?
EDIT: Okay, just read that *not* going with 2 identical subs is a Very Bad Idea, especially since I am not using a professional installer or have the whiz-bang toys. So, ignore the Other questions. Thanks.