Please see attached image of my room layout. After experimenting with the single sub in various locations I found I preferred the near field position for during TV viewing. Unfortunately I was partial to the opposite corner location when listening to music in the adjacent/connected room.... Solution? I bought another sub.
I figured I'd place the subs in both of the locations mentioned above, but after quite a bit of reading I'm concerned about how to optimize them. I have a Denon X1000 with MultiEQ XT, but cannot independently EQ two subs. I've done quite a bit of reading now and understand the prevailing suggestion seems to be to be:
1. Gain match (don't believe this to be required in my case as my subs are the same and I can match the knob locations)
2. Separate subs equally from main listening position
3. Run Audyssey while both subs are connected with a y adapter.
Problem is the positioning I've proposed would leave one sub a few feet from the MLP and the other 15 ft or so away... I'm concerned about time delay, do you think the varying distances will be an issue? I'm very new to all of this, but have done enough reading around here to know testing is paramount so I've ordered an external sound card and a RadioShack sound meter -I'll attempt to test with REW after I've got everything set up. Am still struggling on the best approach for initial setup however.
My current thought process is:
1. Run Audyssey with just the distant sub connected and check indicated distance in the receiver.
2. Re run Audyssey with just the near field sub connected and check the indicated distance.
3. Average the two indicated sub distances and set the receiver to this value.
4. Plug in both subs, play test tone, and change phase on distant sub until SPL reading in the MLP is at it's highest point.
Does the above make sense? I realize it's not ideal, but my gut tells I'm better off letting Audyssey EQ the near field sub and manually assisting with the distance settings as I anticipate that'll be the most difficult part for Audyssey. My guess is both subs will need similar EQ parameters as they should have similar frequency response, although I don't know how much the room could play a factor here... Am wondering if I'd be better off just letting Audyssey try to EQ both subs at the same time but my concern is the varying distances would throw things off.
Thoughts? Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated, and thanks in advance!