Originally Posted by bmg963
hi all. first time poster here with a couple questions for the experienced. scanning through all the forums has been incredibly helpful and taxing on me at the same time. i'm ready for some serious bass now that i have built a new house with a dedicated theater room. i am considering a vtf-15h, possibly two for my room. i'll describe my room and my wants to you all first. dimensions for the room are ~19' long x13' wide x8' high, perfectly rectangular with a door to seal it. but it's in a basement with acoustic drop ceiling tiles...really lightweight black fabric tiles with what seems like compressed batt insulation on top of them, so i know it's not completely sealed. using pre-outs of denon 3311 receiver with sonance 875d amp to provide power. speakers are polk lc series in-walls and current sub set up is dual klipsch rw-12ds. i prefer the deep house-rumbling bass that you feel through the couch, and that's what brought me to the vtf-15h. given my setup, should one sub provide that for me, or would i need to do duals? i understand about duals more evenly distributing the sound, but that's not my concern right now. i can always add a second if i want it evened out in the future. also placement for duals...would both up in the front corners be better or diagonally across the room be better? problem for the latter is, the one in the back would be right by the seating. does anyone near nashville tn have this sub and would you be willing to allow me to hear it? thanks in advance for any response and in general for everyone's wisdom and time. mark
I started with one but my room is much larger, 4500^3 give or take a foot. I was happy with one but I really wanted to even out the bass amongst some other seats, a pair helps in that respect.
As much as I like hearing other subs/brands, I can honestly say that I don't feel the need to go beyond the pair that I have. In the near future I plan on doing a DIY project for fun and for my own education.
My music tastes are varied, HeavyMetal/Rock to Classical. Films are my main drive with music being second.
The 15H has many options for tailoring the sub to your tastes. There are some good offerings out there but the 15H was priced for my budget and I don't feel there is anything better at that price range. ( I bought them in rosenut, it's a really nice finish).
It's really hard to give an opinion without sounding like a AD and this is just my opinion.
Dr Hsu is really good to work with if you have questions etc.
Anyways, as Ack_Bk said, start with one. There are gains to be had with mulitple subs but you may like just the one. As to placement that seems to be room dependant though corner placement is usually tried first.