I'm in the market for new sub(s). Current sub is Dayton Audio Sub-100
Listening is 95% music(I don't really watch movies more than once, and I usually don't enjoy the types of movies that have good low frequency sound).
I was pretty set on the Submersive HP+ plus one slave unit(which comes to $3600), but recent readings on this forum has me wondering if my room might possibly be better suited for ported subs.
Room is ~7,000ft^3. It's a 15x19x10 living room area that's open to the kitchen which makes it 37x19x10, though there are arches that kinda separate the kitchen from the living room. Listening position is 13-14ft from front speakers. Here is a rough blueprint I sketched
Music listening is usually between -20 and -10 on the avr, but this could go up a bit when I get my new speakers, subs, and isolation treatments.
I'm a huge believer in blind listening tests, and the Submersives and Sealed Caps seem to win the music categories at those meets. But, those meets - from what I read - are in smaller rooms. Would dual Submersives be able to fill a room of my size? This
thread by carp gives me confidence that it will, but almost everyone in that thread seems to agree that the Cap 1400s provided more tactile feedback in a room that size, but it wasn't blind. Carp seemed to enjoy the Submersives more for music in that space, but it wasn't blind, and the gtg didn't test music as far as I read. Music is all I really care about.
How important is better tactile feedback for music at -10 levels? Given my current 10inch $100 sub, I'm not sure it's a feeling I've ever really experienced, so I have no idea. It would be great to be able to hear both side by side, but that seems like a dream at this point. I live in College Station, TX.
With the master/slave config, dual Submersives are actually cheaper
Submersive HP and Slave: $3,600
Dual Captivator 1400: $4,000
Also looking at the Sealed Caps, but those are $800 more than the Seatons at $4,400.
What do y'all think? Is there anything else I should be considering at this price point? Given my current single sub, I'm sure I'll be amazed at whatever I go with, but I just want the best I can get on this budget.