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Two Different Subwoofers in the Dedicated HT

I will be using my AV Receivers (Denon) Audyssey Multi-32 to calibrate my HT, but what is the general consensus on using two subwoofers, but if they are different kinds? I know that it is best practice to have two subwoofers that are the exact same model, but will it really be that bad if I use two subwoofers that are different models/companies?
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It can really work great if they are carefully setup. I use two different types in my HT and the sound is off the hook.
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I will be using my AV Receivers (Denon) Audyssey Multi-32 to calibrate my HT, but what is the general consensus on using two subwoofers, but if they are different kinds? I know that it is best practice to have two subwoofers that are the exact same model, but will it really be that bad if I use two subwoofers that are different models/companies?
What 2 subs are they?

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I use the two very different subs listed in my signature. They work well together. They were both "set up" by ear. No EQ or DSP of any kind. Sounds great to me.

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Audyssey usually handles it pretty well actually. You might have to play with placement a bit, but it should work pretty well. If your model has Sub EQ, you will be fine for sure.

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I know that it is best practice to have two subwoofers that are the exact same model, but will it really be that bad if I use two subwoofers that are different models/companies?
No. It's not necessarily that bad. As you pointed out, it's just a best practice to use identical subs.

However, if one sub is of significantly less quality in terms of max output or SQ, it can be a limiting factor in performance depending on how you set it up.

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