This looks to be a good thread to use for a question I had.
With the introduction of the DD series, I was thankfully able to find a brand new HGS-18 Series II at an insanely discounted price through my local HT retailer. This has been a dream sub for me for years, and I am so thankful to finally have one!
My initial goal was to have two of these. What I wanted was to be able to re-create the big movie theater bass impact in my own home.so naturally I was thinking two.
However, now that I have an HGS-18 II in my system, I have been SERIOUSLY floored by its performance! This thing is absolutely dangerous, and I'm just astounded on how powerful it is, and how much impact it has! Honestly - I'm a little intimidated by it, it has scared me on a few occasions with the amount of impact it can produce!
With that, I'm now questioning whether I should even be thinking about a second. If the first is this mighty by itself, what gain will I actually accomplish by adding a second? The DB count goes up (by 6 right?), but do you think it makes a truly noticeable difference (if you assume one would re-calibrate the levels so they would be in-line with the rest of the system)? Especially considering the major drawbacks (equalizing, placement) that are introduced with two subs that have a good chance of actually hurting performance. I appreciate any thoughts on the matter!
PS: no room sizes to share as the system is not in its final resting place yet - I am building for the future, not settling for the current.