Originally Posted by Kris Deering
If you have a good sub adding another sub typically isn't about getting more bass in the room. Afterall, you're still going to calibrate to the same reference level. But adding more subs to the room gives you more dynamic headroom as one sub isn't taxed as much to deliver extremes when needed. But more importantly, multiple subs help even the room response. This goes a long way with room modes and helping flatten the room response across multiple seating positions with little to no EQ'ing. In the end you want the least amount of EQ'ing possible since the more you EQ the less resolution you have to work with (all these great EQs and DSP modes effectively reduce the resolution of the audio you're working with, so less is sometimes more).
What? Come again? Are you trying to say that EQ detracts from sound quality somehow, and that, say, reducing a +10 db peak at a particular frequency is not going to sound as good as reducing a + 7dB peak because you have 2 subwoofers? But, the EQ is just doing math on the signal. Applying a 10 db cut consumes no more DSP resources than applying a 7 dB cut, per my my example.
I realize that in some prepros with more limited DSP computing resources, notably in my experience, the Anthem D2V, there is a tradeoff. Anthem defaults their ARC EQ to 5K Hz because applying EQ above that frequency would take DSP EQ resources away from the bass frequencies, where EQ is most need typically. But, I see no evidence whatsoever that there are similar DSP limitations in the Integra prepros with Audyssey XT/32.
Do you disagree?