Here is what I have today:
* HT room/area: 20’ x 16’x 7.5’ (L x W x H), 2400 ft^3
I call it ‘room/area’ because while this area is acoustically treated, its left and right ‘walls’ consist of hanging panels made out of 2” OC703. This ‘room’ is located in an otherwise unfinished basement of approx. 7200 ft^3.
The acoustic treatments work well to keep the higher frequencies in check. However, when it comes to LFE acoustics it seems that I would need to consider the entire space of 7200 ft^3.
* Integra DTR 70.4
* LRC and surrounds: Klipsch THX Ultra2 HT Series: (3) KL-650-THX LCRs and (4) KS-525-THX surrounds
* Projector and CIH screen set up, 2 + 2 tiered seating
* Current subs: (2) SVS PC13 Ultra (BASH), placed (1) each at front and back center
Currently not in use:
* Pinnacle sub Digital Sub 600 (dual 12”, 600 watts system power), http://www.pinnaclespeakers.com/ds600.html (Initially, I tried to integrate this sub with the 2 Ultras, but gave up. I seemed to be doing more harm than good. I think this was mainly due to my rather limited skills in this area.)
* Behringer DCX2496, http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/DCX2496.aspx (bought for my attempt above, but with my current setup (MultEQ Pro and the Ultra’s DSP/EQ settings) I currently see no need for it.
* Audyssey Pro Kit for MultEQ Pro XT32
* REW with micro, however I have limited system experience/knowledge
Movie/Music ratio is 95% / 5%
Budget: as little as possible, but I am perfectly OK to spend a few grand if the result at the end is fully satisfactory.
Here is what I am looking for:
More punch in the 10-20 Hz area and a more tactile experience.
What is the best way to achieve this?
I would prefer to keep my existing equipment and integrate additional subs in the setup? However, this might not be as easy for me (see above).
Is it better to sell off my subs and get bigger ones?
What subs should I be looking at?
DIY vs. manufactured subs is the next topic. I am very open to DIY, but have only limited access to tools. Flat packs may be a solution.
I am looking forward to your guidance and suggestions.