Originally Posted by craig john
What are you trying to achieve? High output? Deep infrasonic response? Flat frequency response? How many seats are you looking to cover? How do you plan to integrate the subs? Do you have any EQ capability? Do you have the ability to measure your in-room response?
Integrating and, more importantly, optimizing multiple, non-identical subwoofers can be very challenging. It's not as simple as, "Which subs are the best and which subs will work best together?" If you want to do this "right", you'll need the equipment and skill set to properly integrate whatever subs you end up using.
Once simple rule of thumb is that it's easier to integrate multiple identical subs than to mix and (mis)match non-identical subs.
Thanks for the fast responses.. yeah I guess I should have mentioned... My Denon receivers will have Audyssey equalization (Audyssey32 in the living room, and Audyssey DSX in the HT)
Also, the Infinity subs come with R.A.B.O.S. .... which is an equalization tool.(but I am sure you guys may know that ;-)
The HT will have 6 seats.... I am not sure how to explain what I am looking for.... you guys on this forum have a bunch more experience than I.... but I will try to describe it...
I would like the have the subs blend in, or, be an extension of, is a better description, with the rest of the system. ... It will be about 60% movies, 40% music... I want, when watching a movie, to not notice when the subs are working, but rather , like some singers with range can do, seamlessly get down to the bass frequencies. I don't really care about :'loud" or "boomy" .... but I do want to have enough headroom where it can rattle your ribs when I want it, without distorting ( I think that is the right term)
Just so you know what the rest of the speakers are...
HT...this will have 11 speaker Audyssey DSX including the subs.
Klipsch RF-83 towers, Klipsch RC-64 Center, Klipsch - RB-51 II (DSX Highs) , Klipsch RS-62 (surround dipole), Klipsch RF1 (DSX Wides)...
I have a budget for the Denon 4520CI when I move (that is why I have to go cheaper on a sub...running out of money :-(
This receiver has 2 sub outs..
Right now , I have a Emotiva XPA-3 for the fronts and center, but may sell it if the denon can handle everything well.
The living room
PSB Image t55 towers
PSB - Image C60 center
Infinity TSS4000 surrounds (the tall skinny silver ones)
(BTW these PSB's don't get as loud as the Klipsch, but they have a really good soundstage, just in case you never heard them)
I appreciate all you guys knowledge and feedback