Originally Posted by kgveteran
Duals help reduce room modes. You are at a place in Audio that room measuring software will help you. I encourage you to think about it. Once you go beyond HTIB measuring software takes the guess work out and you really maximize spending and setup !!!
Are you talking to me? I have an omnimic and have posted graphs of my cap pair on multiple occcassions. With the inuke dsp I have a near ruler flat graph from 20hz on up. In preparation for the 2012 meet I measured subs all over my room for several hours to find the best placement. Where the svs subs were placed when I owned them happened to be the best and flattest configuration in my room. I preferred a single JTR cap in a less desirable room location (big 50hz null) in the 2011 subwoofer meet to my dual svs pb13 ultras in the superior room positions. So did forum members carp, luke kamp, and counsil. What's more I preferred the cap pro pair immediately out of the box( passive with no eq ) to the svs pb 13 ultra pair. Eq only made the caps better! Duals are usually better and I have experienced and recommended the same, but in my opinion these too shelf subs are so much better that I personally would rather )have a single than duals of a lessser. I'm no stranger to duals either. I've owned dual infinity hps 1000, dual jamo d7 (thx ultra II certified), and dual SVS pb13 ultras. I'd take a single cap without flinching over any of those subs. You'll also note by all acounts I have a difficult room.
If you weren't talking to me then I agree with you that the ability to measure what you are doing with an omnimic or rew is a very positive thing. Just by turning my ported caps 90 degrees there is a much flatter response in my room. Free eq! - I don't agree that eq is required however to enjoy the sound in most cases! Greater enjoyment yes! But you can recognize the quality of a good sub even without a ruler flat eq. Something our blind meet in 2012 proved clearly. Neither the loudest nor the flattest frequency response subs won the meet.