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post #1 of 14 Old 05-16-2012, 02:35 PM - Thread Starter
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My room is 12.3 x 20 x 8 ft. ceilings. There are two openings in the room. Would this Energy sub be sufficient for a mostly HT application? Maybe 65% movies and tv shows and 35% music. Would running two of these be better than finding one $400 sub that was more powerful? I don't think I need something that will make my bowels go weak but I do appreciate good sound as well as an excellent value. I'm not the type that watches movies so loud it's ridiculous. This seems like a great deal and I already have all Energy RC speakers so I'm a believer in the quality of the item. Newegg seems to keep saleing the Klipsch RW12D for $300. Should I wait for that one to go on sale? Are there better recommendations for me than this?

How do you run two subs anyway? I think my Denon 1910 has one LFE output. Do you just use a splitter to each sub?

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Two of them would probably be great in your room. Yes, just use an RCA splitter.
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Two of them would probably be great in your room. Yes, just use an RCA splitter.

Awesome. Thanks for getting back to me. I'm wondering if one would be sufficient. It's been suggested that two would be much more efficient but it's also twice the price and footprint. I appreciate the feedback I've gotten so far on whether one or two or a different sub entirely would be best. Does anyone else have an opinion they'd care to share?

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One will definitely not be sufficient, so I agree with leninGHOLA that two is the way to go. Getting a pair of them for $400 is practically a steal too, so I don't see any downside.

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another vote for two

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Not to hijack the thread, but my room is quite a bit smaller - 13 feet x 12'8" x 9 foot ceilings. Will be used heavily for movies/tv, rarely for music. From the sounds of it, this might be a good sub for me given my desired price point. Any thoughts? And would 1 be sufficient for me?
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One will be more then capable, but the going theme here is if you can afford two it's a steal at this price. Multiple subs aren't just for increased SPL, the SQ benefits are numerous.
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I ordered two. Thanks for the feedback. Now hopefully the projector people are as helpful as I figure out how to handle that.

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Wow. I didn't realize how crappy my last sub must have been. One of these can certainly fill my room with ample bass. I'm getting a splitter today to hook up the second one but what a difference.

Can I get by with any old male to two female rca splitter or is there a level of not good enough here?

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Wow. I didn't realize how crappy my last sub must have been. One of these can certainly fill my room with ample bass. I'm getting a splitter today to hook up the second one but what a difference.

Can I get by with any old male to two female rca splitter or is there a level of not good enough here?

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Thank you sir. Any old it is.

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Thank you sir. Any old it is.

HI,

I read this thread and got interested on the idea. Can you share your experience with 1 x Energy 10.3? How about when you added the 2nd? was that good?

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I read this thread and got interested on the idea. Can you share your experience with 1 x Energy 10.3? How about when you added the 2nd? was that good?
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Two subs are not only louder, when placed correctly they can achieve a smoother frequency response. 3 subs has some interesting properties. Do a search of Dr. Earl Geddes whose 3 sub set-up produces some of the finest bass reproduction. Only thing is, this holds more true for music than movies. For most people duals are the practical limit, even though AVS has a member who has at least 6 subwoofers. One member, "The Ear" had an entire wall of subwoofers last time I checked.

Even so, duals are the most popular option, IMHO.
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I didn't have just one hooked up for long. I ordered and received the second one right away and I think it's great. I first just cranked up the subwoofers and was blown away. It was knocking pictures off the walls. After I ran Audyssey I have the subs at about 3 and the bass is much more subdued. The effect is that it is there and pleasant but when a train explodes or something the walls and seats rumble. Rather than constant sound pressure it comes in when needed. I was actually surprised that Audyssey wants the bass at that lower base level but I'm trusting the software for the appropriate levels.

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