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2 subwoofers a pain?

I have an option of using 2 subwoofers vs the 1 I use now. both older subs(velodyne hgs12 + velo va1512)

my options are to put 1 on side wall and 1 on front wall(right now I have just the hgs 12 on side wall)

are any advantages/disadvantages i should consider?

its a pretty big open room.

the va1512 is a lot boomier than the hgs 12 sealed

curious to hear any thoughts on the 2 vs 1 sub idea?
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Two subs can help the FR in the room if placed properly. The wrong placement can also result in a worse FR. Do the sub crawl to figure out placement. This may not be where you want them.
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All the articles Ive read recommend subs opposite each other, or along the front wall, not 90º out (front and left-or-right). YMMV.

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Just remember, symmetrical subs will reinforce the same peaks and dips.
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The room size and layout are not mentioned and will come into play, especially if one wall is far away or there are large openings to other rooms. Experimentation is your friend, even if you only have two physical locations you can place the subwoofers, try different orientations and see what happens. You may also need to experiment with phase depending upon if the drivers are facing each other or not.

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