Originally Posted by flydeep
I and many others here will recommend dual units compared to a single one. Now the bigger question is how sure are you that you want only one of xs30se? Based on most user experiences, it is recommended you start with the highest affordable unit now and add a second one later when financially possible, that way you will not be stuck with two smaller units and find it hard to upgrade later. How ever if you are certain that the second may not come for a long time go with the duals. In my case, I have 3 xs30se's in a 4200 cu ft open layout living room that has 2 3ft openings to the rest of home.
Thanks. The room is about 2,900 cubic feet, mixed use (ie. living/family room). System is mainly TV & movie watching, not much music.
My plan is/was for duals of either XS15, XV15 or dual of one of the SVS offerings (most likely the PC models).
I've discussed with Tom, and he suggested either dual XS15 or the single XS30 (note, extension is more important than highest output, as I don't listen at high levels).
Budget factors in as the single XS30 is a decent amount cheaper than dual of anything else.
If I went with the XS30, I probably wouldn't be adding another; at least not in the near future that I can see. Partly placement limitations, partly cost, partly WAF, and given the listening levels I think 2 of these might be overkill (but never say never).
Tom suggested that I could likely get down to between 7 - 10Hz in my room with either the dual XS15 or the XS30, vs. going with dual XV15 or any of the ported options from SVS (although output with any of these others would be more).
I guess I'm looking for "real world" opinions.