Originally Posted by dr_hsu
That is a HUGE room! How large is the kitchen? You are essentially sitting in the middle of the 28 x 30ft space, not optimal for deep bass. If the back of the sofa to the far wall of the kitchen is about 30 ft, then you can actually consider placing two 15Hs behind the sofa with no sub at the front. Face the woofers and ports at each other.
The kitchen is not big, but it does add to the room none the less. I like the idea of having two 15Hs behind the couch but I know for a fact the wife would veto that in a second. Moving the couch up just that little bit more would be too much. The 14in width of the MBMs are about as far as I'd like to move up the couch.
@oztech, are you referring to the VTF 15 settings. If you are I have the cross over at 80hz, phase 180, eq 2, volume at about 25% (for normal tv listining) and about 50 - 55% for movies (I was surprised at how much you can get out of 55% volume, and the wife wouldn't have it any higher), and both ports open. I go 99% movies with my system.
To tell you the truth about the settings, I have fiddled with all of the switches and knobs on the back of the sub and I can't for the life of me hear a difference. I am no audiophile or bass ninja, I don't sit around wondering if my sub has just hit the lowest of lows or if the kids down the street can hear my system. I would however like to know if my sub is set up for what I want it to do and I want to feel the aggressive rumble of a tank taking the hill and I want gunshots to feel like a thud to the chest