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"I don't get it; what would the 18's do that the DTS-10 couldn't do better?"
I can't believe I asked that, when the following question was also in my mind:
How would a DTS-10 mesh with a pair of sealed Mael 18's?
I'm pretty much committed to keeping the latter, as I went to no end of trouble getting them installed in a 14 cf box that's behind the listening room back wall, spanning two closets.
I have two more drivers to put behind the wall in the front of the room, but there's room for a DTS-10.
The benefit, as others have said, would be smoother response; in fact, it's by the (Harman) book, as they're on opposite mid-walls.
But I wonder if the Mael's would dilute the sound quality of the DTS-10, and then there's the phase issue V mentioned.
One thing I could do is HP the Mael's at 20 Hz and let the DTS-10 handle the bottom octave; my room's 1st mode is at 26 Hz so there would still be the odd-order mode cancellation of the subs working together.