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I have recently completed finishing my basement and am in the process of selecting the audio and video systems.  I have been looking at similar posts regarding subs and am looking at the seemingly most popular models (Rythmik LV12R, PSA XV15, SVS PB 1000 and Outlaw LFM-1 EX).  I have a fairly large space that the system will be installed in, 4,320 CF.  I have attached a drawing of the room.  I am looking for advice on which sub, how many subs (buy one now and add one in future) and where should the subs be located.  Unfortunately I did not think this through and have not pre-wired any locations for the sub so it would be ideal if the sub(s) could be located at the front near the receiver so I don't have wires run across the carpet.

 

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Based on your layout, I'd start with two XV15s or two XS30s, placed behind the seating area and if you find need for more, add more later.
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I agree with BeeMan on this. I would do a minimum of 2 subs for your room. XV15s, XV30fs, or XS30's, or to add a few more to the list, HSU VTF-15H's or SVS PC12NSD's. Probably placed near the rear corners in your seating area, this will give you corner loading and near field placement.

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thanks guys, quick question with the two subs.  I will have to run a cable from the receiver to this side of the room.  Can I run (1) cable to behind the couch and then split it to each sub there?  I have read that it is just as good to use a splitter as it is to run two cables out from the receiver, is that true in this case?  I would think that if you split the signal it could be split right after the receiver or on the other side of the room, is that true?

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No reason you can't run splitters or a "Y" connection but they're usually just a bit more than a foot long. You might want to purchase a "Y" splitter first and play with it to see what works the best for you.
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Thanks BeeMan, if I use a Y splitter is Option 1 better than Option 2?  Does the length of cable need to be consistant to both subs to avoid signal delay issues?

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I would go with option one as the splitters are not long enough to effect option two. My understanding, any delay due to variations in cable length will be too short to create any trouble.

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Or just run 1 sub cable from the AVR then Plug the Y connector male end into one sub, connect the sub cable from the AVR to one female end then the sub cable to the other sub into the other female end.

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