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Don't forget about room aesthetic and wife acceptance as well. Even if he could improve the sound 10% by doing those things, he may still choose NOT to do it for the sake of better room aesthetic and wife acceptance.

It's the same way with subwoofer placement. Sure, the best subwoofer placement may be right in the middle of the room. But would anyone place their subwoofer smack in the middle of the room?
Pretty much it. My loving lady has been tolerant of my indulgences, but i can't put speakers in the middle of the room or have subwoofers out in the open. The aesthetic of the room is important to me as well. This is the primary reason I'm considering doing a dedicated theater in the basement and moving all the toys there. The only problem is i spend most of my time on the main floor so I'm able to enjoy the system on a frequent basis.

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Thanks! It's actually 2 of the JL f212s but each one has two subs in it.
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I think most people would consider that 7.2 because they are 2 cabinets.

For example, most people would consider a subwoofer with 3 woofers to be one subwoofer, not 3 subwoofers, because it is only a single cabinet.

A subwoofer with 3 woofers and 5,000 cubic inch of volume will not output more than a subwoofer with 1 woofer and 10,000 cubic inch of volume. The 5,000 cubic inch cabinet will output less bass.
AcuDefTechGuy is correct in what most would consider the setup. Even though the Fathom 212's have separate left and right inputs the drivers don't operate independently in each cabinet thus there are only 2 subwoofers even though you have 4 drivers. To be even more specific it's technically 7.1 as there is only ever a single LFE channel in a surround mix.

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AcuDefTechGuy is correct in what most would consider the setup. Even though the Fathom 212's have separate left and right inputs the drivers don't operate independently in each cabinet thus there are only 2 subwoofers even though you have 4 drivers. To be even more specific it's technically 7.1 as there is only ever a single LFE channel in a surround mix.
There are certainly a few ways to look at. Either way, it pounds like a rabid gorilla while remaining surprisingly tight and accurate.

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AcuDefTechGuy is correct in what most would consider the setup. Even though the Fathom 212's have separate left and right inputs the drivers don't operate independently in each cabinet thus there are only 2 subwoofers even though you have 4 drivers. To be even more specific it's technically 7.1 as there is only ever a single LFE channel in a surround mix.
Except when you say "7.1" people will then ask, "So do you only have 1 subwoofer?"

But when you say "7.4" people will realize that although there is only 1 LFE, the ".4" signifies that you have 4 subwoofers.
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Pretty much it. My loving lady has been tolerant of my indulgences, but i can't put speakers in the middle of the room or have subwoofers out in the open. The aesthetic of the room is important to me as well. This is the primary reason I'm considering doing a dedicated theater in the basement and moving all the toys there. The only problem is i spend most of my time on the main floor so I'm able to enjoy the system on a frequent basis.
Just like even if acoustic sound panels improves the sound 10%, most people are not going to hang giant panels all over their rooms. They will just add rugs, carpets, sofas, pillows, drapes, curtains, paintings, etc.

Yeah. It looks great. It sounds great. Everyone is happy. Life is good. Enjoy. Right?

Like they always say in the medical field, treat the patient, not the lab numbers.

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Very nice system and room, congrats. We don't see enough pics of Ultima systems posted.
Thanks so much! I swap out components quite a bit but I spent a number of months auditioning before landing on the Salon2s and i'm sure ill keep them for a very very long time, if not forever. They sound phenomenal.

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