Originally Posted by PoppaC
Correct, smoothing the response is the top priority.
I don't think the Empire would struggle as I don't play it loud enough to distress it.
If looks were the primary factor, I would probably go SVS PB12-NSD as it is the smallest and probably the easiest to blend into the room.
If output, then the PSA
A forgotten point, the Empire is sealed and the XV15 is ported and this "WILL" create integration problems. In this case, to prevent acoustical conflict that can be a bear to deal with, sticking with sealed, whether SB12-NSD or XS15's, it's best advised to stick with sealed as opposed to going to a mix of sealed and vented.
(I have been chastised severely for wanting to do the same)
And yes, it can be done but with great effort, which most are not willing to put forth and then not properly dialing in this mismatch subwoofer set, will come great disappointment.
AVR is Pioneer VSX-32
That's a sweet unit but for subwoofer EQ purposes, lags way behind Audyssey EQ software. Do you still have exchange privileges with the VSX-32? Have you had the unit long enough where you feel you can upgrade to a system that has Audyssey, MultEQ XT32.
You're kinda in a quandary here as, just saying, you're looking to create a killer system but gear choice and room aesthetics are killing your dream.
-Edited by BeeMan458 - 8/28/13 at 8:26am