Originally Posted by Cowboys
What is the first thing you notice by adding the second one? Thanks.
1st thing? Wow dual FV15HP's look seksy
but I suppose you are asking about the movies experience.Short answer
1) more tactile feel
2) more dynamic impacts that jump at you
3) flatter frequency response (need to measure, optimize crossover range, and experiment more)Rambling long answer
So I've been through 2.5 hours of movies now with some heavy hitter scenes early then I toned back to lower listening levels. I'm fairly confident the frequency response is flatter, but I need to measure to verify. It definitely sounds more even.
The biggest thing in my mind right now is more impact (both dynamic and tactile). I stopped half way through the last movie, broke the SPL meter out, and rechecked levels. Although I was 5db hot during the heavy hitters, at this point I had toned it back to 2db hot. SPL meter verified that was where I was at. I couldn't believe it. I took the subs down to level with the mains and kept watching. The gun shot's are more dynamic and I feel it more even at this lower level (I think I was at -22 and subs level with mains). It just jumps at you more. All very tight, as usual with the Rythmik. I hope what I'm describing doesn't sound like I mean boomy, it's not like that at all.
As far as music, I listened to about 30 min of music, but that was the first stuff up and I was really just checking if everything playing right. Both subs playing, Audyssey did a reasonable job, I can go up and down and its reasonable, rock, check, classical, check, bone thugs, check. I need to listen to more music to really evaluate that. This was more of a system test.
ReEdit: The SPL meter verified I was not playing the sub louder, it just has more impact and feel.Edited by dstew100 - 1/3/13 at 5:57pm