Well I thought I was set on a pair of Seaton submersives for a 2500 cubic feet family room opening to the kitchen. With more thought afterwards, I really will be using the subs for home theater and will prefer to use the full range floorstands only for music.....so I am slanting toward a pair of the JTR 2400 Captivators passively. Here is the issue, because I can't bring myself to do inwalls/onwall speakers, I want to get floorstanding ones so the wife is moving me to the upstairs den.....which is a 1500-1600 cubic feet room that opens to a large area (2 stories of space where the staircase is). Would having a pair of subs be still a good idea? I want good frequency response for sure but with such a small area it might be overkill/counterproductive with 2 of the JTRs? I am looking to achieve good LFE this time.....feeling the rain on your skin during a downpour scene for example in a movie. Any opinions are welcome and I thank you in advance.
Two is probably overkill. Start with one and go from there?
- HSU VTF-15H
- PSA XV-15 / XS30
- Rythmik F15 / FV15
- SVS SB12-NSD / PB12-NSD
But if you integrate and calibrate the SubMs or Caps, they should work very well regardless of the size of room you put them in.
For that smaller room upstairs, I would probably go with a pair of subm's. You'll benefit from its sealed design in that smaller room which would allow you to dig a lot deeper than the Caps with meaningful output below the Caps tuning.
You can't go wrong with either though!