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post #1 of 3 Old 02-24-2014, 01:01 PM - Thread Starter
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I have a open gameroom/cinema in my basement about 30 x25. I have the theater part at the end of the room with risers for the second row of chairs. So it has 3 walls surrounding it the other is open to the bar/gaming area. I have a Denon X4000 receiver with 8060 def tech towers, 8080 center and surrounds. I also have a SVS sb13 ultra sub. I know the open concept is not ideal for audio purposes, but I like the openness of the current set up. I have experimented with many different setups in the av and currently have everything set to small with a 80 crossover. I have to turn the sub up almost all the way to get any sort of kick during movies and the speakers are certainly "loud" enough, but not as crisp and the system doesn't sound as tight as I think it should. Because of the size and openness of the room, do I need more power to the speakers and do I need dual subs? Thank you for the help audio gods
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Rather than making the adjustment on the sub, it should be set to about 9 o'clock which should result in the AVR setting the sub channel to somewhere between about -6db and 0db after running Audyssey which you can then boost using the AVR's Subwoofer Level setting +3-5db to suit your preference.

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The sb13 while a superb sub is just not the right sub for that large of a room. A pair of large, ported subs is what is likely needed if you want to feel the bass.

As for the speakers, distance to the listening position is what you should be looking at, not room size. For the sub the entire volume needs to be factored in though.

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