I wanted to get opinions on using a few of these subs for a large room. I know the f113 is a good sub and I was happy with the one I had in the living room. But in a large dedicated HT is the f113 the right speaker for the job? I sit 19' back from screen.
I was having a discussion with another forum member about distortion. Measurements on the Secret's review showed distortion of 12.3% @ 1ft, 20hz, 100dB. 12% sounds like a pretty big number and that's nowhere near reference or real seating distances.
I tend to listen about 10dB below reference. But am heading for disappointment trying to hit 105dB peaks from 19' away, even using a few of them?
Also, is there anyway to permanently defeat the EQ? Can I pull the face plate off and cold solder a wire between 2 points?
If all I really need is a sub + amp with no RC built into the sub, does that make the f113 much less compelling? I feel like I'm paying for a feature I don't need, but if that feature isn't really adding much to the price than it doesn't matter.
A big reason I bought my original f113 was WAF. No big boxes in the living room. The f113 was small enough that it got a pass. But in the HT, I have lots of space behind the baffle wall and lots of space under the riser. I could hide a few 2' x 2' x 11' boxes and no one would see them. So I also wonder if I am paying extra for a small sub, or trading off performance for a smaller footprint that I really don't need.