Hi, all - looking for a little guidance/input on the next PSA addition to my system.
Note: my room is just under 3,000 cu ft, non-dedicated, mainly sealed, in the basement, with carpeted floor. Two young kids, so typical listening levels generally nowhere near reference - moderate to low.
Currently have an XS15SE, which I got back around October of last year, I believe. I went with sealed based on Tom's recommendations for the anticipated room gain for my particular room. Enjoying this one to date.
Now, I have always coveted duals. I strongly contemplated just going dual at the time I bought the single XS15SE, but due to WAF restrictions, I resisted. But now the bug is back
So, I've thought about a couple of different scenarios for addition/upgrade:
1) Just add another XS15SE - this seems pretty straightforward, although this will in fact cost me more than the first one because I am in Canada and the exchange rate has shifted significantly since I purchased my first.
2) Add an XS30SE - I have a possible line on a gently used unit, about the same age as my XS15SE, which is already in Canada. Shipped to my door, the price would be less than $200 (Canadian) more than what a new factory XS15SE unit would cost me. One of my main concerns with this option is the two different models playing nicely together. It has been suggested they can/should, but I don't know if I'm convinced
Maybe the addition of a MiniDSP or Antimode would be required/suggested?
3) Sell my current XS15SE and order 2 x S1500's. This would likely be the most expensive option, depending on how much I could actually get for my current unit. Plus it also has the lowest WAF, as subtracting to add is never "understood" by her
I would really only do this if there would be significant benefits from doing so - which is what I don't know. The room size adjustment is an interesting feature, as is the added power of the new units. However, given my typical listening levels, I don't know whether I would get noticeable upgrade here?