Originally Posted by Hopinater
Nice looking room SBuger, very nice looking room.
Here's a question, let's pretend you only had the BK's. Would it be better to put one on one end of the couch and one on the other end (say just a little wider than where you have the Crowsons in the photo) or to put them both together like you have them?
If you can I'd spread them out a little bit, like in the positions you mentioned. It'll make the TR more even across all the seats. I would have done that if I could have. My side seats on the couch recline and the bars etc go to low in recline mode and would hit the BK (the BK LFE's are fairly large at 5.5" tall and wide IIRC). So I just put both of them directly under the MLP middle seat, which doesn't recline. It's fantastic for that seat, but not as good for the side seats. Its still good but not as powerful and balanced feeling. When I'm in one of the side recliners, I can feel it pulling towards the center seat sometimes, which I'm not real crazy about. Its not all the time, but on some movie material I can feel it.
I think I might have found a place that I can mount a BK LFE on the outside reclining seats right under the arm rest though. It should just barely clear. So I think I may get one more BK, then take the 2nd one off the center seat and put it on the other side reclining seat. So basically one under each seat (for a total of 3 BK LFE's). I'd also like to put 2 more Crowsons in the mix, that way I could spread them out along the whole length of the couch as well for even better coverage on all seats. I'll probably do it one of these times, but I'll have to save for a while. Unfortunately they aren't cheap when you go to adding multiples. You can get up around the cost of one of these big nice ID subs pretty quick if your not careful ...but they are that good and worth it if your on concrete me thinks
I don't know what kind of seating you have, but if you have a couch about as big as mine and you decide to go with BK LFE's, 2 BK's would probably work fine if you could position them where you wanted them. 3 of them, 1 under each seat would be ideal, but if you can make 2 work, that'd be cool. Or maybe do what Toe did and mount a couple of them to a riser, if you wanted or have a riser.
So that's something to remember when mounting directly to your seating, is that the LFE's are pretty big, so just remember to make sure your seats can accommodate them. They make BK mini's and advance's as well that are smaller, they're just not as powerful and don't go quite as low, which may be just fine. The other TT's (Auras, Clarks etc) could be great too, but the Crowsons would probably be the easiest (and most expensive as well unfortunately). Also, a lot of folks think the Crowsons MA's are the most natural feeling (more so than the BK's). I would agree for the most part, unless you get the BK's dialed in really well with the right intensity, and of course get the timing right, which is a must for all TTs or MAs anyway.
Anyway, good luck on this next step of the journey, you'll get it all worked out and integrated. When you do, I think you'll really like it and wonder why you didn't do it sooner
Or maybe not, because you gotta have the subs first. TT's can be amazing, but not without the subs first.