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I value SQ over output as long as the output is reasonable so I would go with the smoother response for sure, extra tactility from that layout is an added bonus.

If you only ever listen at a max level of -10 & you are comfortable your system can do this cleanly the vast majority of the time then adding more headroom will not give you much benefit for the expenditure.
Would the addition of tactile transducers beneath the sofa allow one to listen at a lower comfortable level, while getting clean, low distortion bass + the added feel?

Something like what's been described in this thread:A comparison of three tactile transducers - ButtKicker Mini LFE vs. Clark Synthesis TST209 vs. Aura Bass Shaker Pro

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In a home theatre enviroment, each speaker should be capable of 105dB of output, with the subwoofer reaching 115dB.

For me, 105dB peaks is confortable (somewhat dependant on content).
Aren't hearing loss and possible tinnitus matters of concern for some of you folks?
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Aren't hearing loss and possible tinnitus matters of concern for some of you folks?
There's a difference between transient peaks and constant.
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In a home theatre enviroment, each speaker should be capable of 105dB of output, with the subwoofer reaching 115dB.
this is only correct if you run full range speakers all round
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this is only correct if you run full range speakers all round
How exactly?
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How exactly?
The main channels are full range so the summation of their content plus the LFE can lift the total SPL higher. I posted a link in my last post that goes into more detail.
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There's a difference between transient peaks and constant.
OK, but it's worth considering what the NIH has to say:
"Sounds of less than 75 decibels, even after long exposure, are unlikely to cause hearing loss. However, long or repeated exposure to sounds at or above 85 decibels can cause hearing loss. The louder the sound, the shorter the amount of time it takes for NIHL to happen."
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OK, but it's worth considering what the NIH has to say:
"Sounds of less than 75 decibels, even after long exposure, are unlikely to cause hearing loss. However, long or repeated exposure to sounds at or above 85 decibels can cause hearing loss. The louder the sound, the shorter the amount of time it takes for NIHL to happen."
Peaks of 105db could mean the average is anywhere between 85 and 95db, depending on how dynamic the source. The factoids ive seen on hearing loss are time dependent, meaning the louder the source, the less time it takes for hearing loss to occur. At 90db, you would have to listen for hours and hours and hours to induce hearing loss. To sit and listen to one 5 or 10 minute song, or even an entire album, 90 or 95db average is quite safe.

Case and point. A lawnmower is said to be 106db loud. And that is continuous. I suppose the average lawn takes anywhere from 45 minutes to over an hour to mow.

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The main channels are full range so the summation of their content plus the LFE can lift the total SPL higher. I posted a link in my last post that goes into more detail.
Oh. You're describing listening content, and I'm describing test signals.
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