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Hey guys -

Posted over at the AK forums but i may get a better response here:

Im trying to decide what route to go with my subwoofer(s). Primary use would be 2 channel stereo mated with a pair of Canton 880.2 speakers. The room is pretty large (20x30x8 roughly) or 4800 square feet. Im deciding between a Martin Logan Depth i which has (3) 8" woofers and dual SVS SB-2000s that each have (1) 12" woofer. I know the PB-2000 would probably be better for the larger room but I do have to strike a balance with my better half over aesthetics. The cost for 1 ML and 2 SVSs is practically identical. I understand from a pure cubic inch standpoint the SVS subs would be great for the large room but it is my understanding that the depth i is a great sub for music

Right now I'd probably pair them all with a denon x4000 which includes the audyssey xt32 processing. I'd like to move to a separate amp (possibly emotiva) down the road but its not in the budget now

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Easy answer: Dual SB-2000s.

ML Depth i
- three 8" drivers
- 350W RMS amp
- 20-120Hz +/-3dB

SVS SB-2000
- 12" driver
- 500W RMS amp
- 19-220Hz +/-3dB
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+1 Eijay’s answer

Here’s the way I think of it.

The only time I would not go dual is if the dual subs you are considering doesn’t have good extension. You can’t add more extension by buying more subs. But the SB2000 doesn’t fall into that situation, it should have a good amount of output below 30Hz and with duals, it should fare pretty well even in your large room. It’s a win win, you have a sub with decent enough extension and the benefit of smooth response duals usually gives you

I’ve never heard anybody say any of SVS’s sealed subs weren’t musical.

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Over the last year, I went through what you are currently going through. Our recent solution for a 3300^3 room was a pair of Rythmik FV15HPs, a Denon AVR4520CI and Denon DBT-3313UDCI blu-ray player.

The benefit of the 4520CI, it has XT32/SubEQ HT and the amplifier section is beefy enough that you "DON'T" need outboard amplifiers as the 4520 is fully 4ohm compatible.

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The benefit of a pair of Rythmik FV15HPs is you'll should be able to pump your room up to reference level sound (the way mixing engineers mix movie sound tracks to be heard) or at least close to it. And if not, later you can add a matching third FV15HP. In our room, we're able to be fully reference level compliant with two of these subwoofers.

Just saying, going with a single Depth i is a bad idea as a single sub won't be enough for that large of room and won't smooth out the acoustic response of the room; peaks and valleys. One needs two or three subwoofers to do that. I'm a huge fanboy of MartinLogan speakers but research will show, their subwoofers not up to the task you're going ask of them.

Hope the above helps as it gets messy, real quick when trying to fill a Home Theater with quality sound.
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Thanks everyone - this has been very helpful! I think i'll go the 2 sub route
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Good luck and be sure to stop by and let us know what you decided on.
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