Originally Posted by highmr
... I've ordered a UMIK-1 mike and plan to use the REW software to compare the subs and to optimize their combined placement and settings, understanding that it is more difficult without the subEQ in the receiver. Initial plan for settings is to emphasize high damping in both, and to use the max extension setting in the Hsu to try to be somewhat similar in FR (as much as is possible considering it is 12"). My first goal is music of all kinds, only focusing on movie and volume performance if I actually notice an issue. Suggestions are welcome.
If you're interested in getting both subs to work together, the Denon AVR-2310 has a single sub pre-out. Audyssey MultiEQ will set a single level and distance setting to both subs for a combined response. So the key is setting up of the HSU and Rythmik prior to running Audyssey.
You might want to consider gain matching the subs so that there is equal power output for each sub with respect to the Main Listening Position based on reference level that Audyssey will run at (75dB). This will minimize one sub working too hard while the other just sits there humming along.
An external box such as the MiniDSP (2x4) between the sub pre-out and the the subs is another consideration. You might be interested on the write-up done by AVS member neutro in the following thread here: Tutorial: Dual sub integration using the MiniDSP
as it should give some ideas on what can be done in a dual sub set-up.
Placement of the subs is the key in getting smooth bass over a larger sweet spot. Have fun along the way and post back results if you can. There are quite a few clever people who hang around AVS that can provide advise.
Maranatz NR1504, Oppo BPD-93, MTV 7000D, LG LW6500, aTV, WDTV Live, Harmony 650 remote, KEF E301, MiniDSP(2x4), Rythmik F12G