Originally Posted by basshead81
Did you not read thru the last couple pages? We responded to your post...
Looks like I missed a page of discussion. I'll blame it on being ill the past few days and being on meds......yeah, that's it.
Someone mentioned Tom recommending dual XV30's to me, but we haven't discussed that since they are simply too big. I was looking at a single XV30f to go with my existing SVS 16-46 PC+, but the conversation has progressed to just eliminating the SVS and going with a pair of PSA subs. Since I'm thinking the XV30f would just be too visually imposing (remember, this is in our living room) we're down the the shorter boxes. My latest thought would either be a pair of XV15's or a pair of XS30's as I indicated in my previous post. Tom is recommending the dual XS30's if I can stretch my budget that far (I had wanted to keep it around $1500 if possible). He said the output around the XV15's tune would be similar, but the XS30 would have an advantage below the XV15's tune and in the mid/upper bass.
The main issue I'm running into with either of these options is placement. Either would fit where my current sub resides (corner behind the left front speaker; right side in the photo), but the second sub will only fit in the corner to the left of the sofa (behind the chair in the left side of the photo).
Since I've never had a multi sub setup (I've only had a sub where it now resides) I have no idea if this placement would work well. Btw, a single sub in the current location works pretty well. Here's the response I'm getting now (1/6th smoothing, no EQ or room correction)
The two lines just show where I lowered the sub level a couple db to see the effect.
Considering the issue with placing a second sub, I did toy with the idea of putting an XS30 in the current sub location, then match it with an XS15 which is small enough to put on either side of the sofa or either side of the TV. I figured this would give me much more flexibility in getting the subs to work well together, but the cost would be lower output abilities (but perhaps still be enough??).
I had thought about just getting a single sub to replace mine since that corner seems to work well, but anything that would be a significant upgrade would be too big or too expensive (I did consider an SVS PC13 Ultra since it is the same size as mine, but I have a few concerns about it).
I've been bugging poor Tom so much with my "what about this combo" questions. Fortunately he has been very patient.
My goal is to have more headroom/output without giving up the low bass extension I currently enjoy and better SQ.
Thanks guys. I'll try not to miss your responses this time.