Originally Posted by cossie0
Thanks for that Follz20. I have never had dual subs in the past so its completely unknown territory.
I would hate to get another one and find there is absolutely no difference and I could have spent the money elsewhere and gain a greater benefit. Hence the question.
The benefits of multiple subs vs a singular sub are well documented. Very few who experience duals ever go back to a singular sub, even if it is beastly. I am certainly one of those people.
If you do get a second Sub 2 and integrate it properly, you'll certainly notice a much more balanced tonal quality to the bass and a larger 'sweet spot' across your listening area. With proper placement of both, PBK won't need to do so much EQ'ing (read: boosting) to get a flat response... YMMV of course.
IMO, with dual subs, to me, additional headroom is something that is incidental and by far the least beneficial aspect of having dual subs.
Originally Posted by Tank_PD
I'll rephrase that. I have Sub 1 in a similar room size and it is not near 50% of it's capabilities, let alone 80-90%. I'm sure you'll can find someone here to agree with / justify any purchase you want to make.
No problems. My point was a very general one and not specifically pertaining to your sub or your setup.
However, just as another general point, I won't presume to think I know your listening habits, but if you watch your movies quite loud (maybe at -15, -10), there will be parts in bass-intensive movies where your Sub 1 will be working very hard trying to reproduce very dynamic bass peaks, especially if it is <20Hz. It really just boils down to physics.
Again, I don't presume to know your listening habits, but I can tell you from experience that is hard to know just how hard your singular sub is working until you either turn the volume up and you start hear compression/distortion or else you add another sub and see what difference that makes on some very taxing bass movies.
Of course, if you only listen to music and/or view movies at low volumes, disregard the above