Thanks for input. This is more of a feeler thought as I am very happy on what the AS-EQ1 did for my overall HT experience, but to consolidate to ONE unit or maybe AVR + AMP would free up some room in cabinet.
I should know this, but would the AS-EQ1 work if I indeed get another HP into the mix or would I then be better off or need a unit like the 4311 with dual sub outs?
The EQ1 will EQ 2 subs in exactly the same way as XT32 (IOW it has Sub EQ built in), so in that sense it is neutral to your decision. IMO you would be best off if you had XT32 rather than XT + EQ-1 - I went exactly that route myself so I am very familiar with what XT32 gives you over and above XT + EQ1. But there is a cost involved to move up to XT32 and only you can decide if it is worth it. Taking money out of the equation, the answer is 'yes'. Factoring money in, the answer is 'maybe'.