I'm looking for some help with my setup.
I currently own a Dynasty attached to an Antimode. I love the Dynasty, but like others, I have felt the mid-bass was lacking. I really like the Dynasty for Blu-rays and deep bass music. I want to keep it. This thing is a real bottom feeder (quoting someone else). However, I want to fill in the mid-bass region.
I ordered an Empire and it shipped yesterday. I spent yesterday reading the April/May section of this thread. It seems that some people were trying to integrate the Empire with other subwoofers and not being thrilled with the results. Mixing ported with sealed gave an overall muddied bass as one example. I know that YMMV, but having this in mind, here are my thoughts: Please feel free to correct anything that I missed/misquoted/don't understand.
1- The Dynasty is best suited for the deepest bass.
2- The Empire's strong point is the mid-bass and has a rolloff starting at 20 HZ.
3- I can use both of them together as one big, yet modular, subwoofer.
4- I ordered a Behringer DCX2496. The thought here is to set the Behringer up so that the Empire will take the mid to high load and the Dynasty will take the low load. I don't know where this crossover would be. Maybe 30 HZ? The Behringer has many different options for the rolloff curve to help with this integration of the two subs.
5- I know that there are many factors to consider. Placement of each sub, gain on each sub, phase matching, delay, etc.
6- Behringer DCX2496 can fine tune each sub independently from the other with varying rolloff curves and a myriad of other things I have yet to learn (can you say winter project).
7- I can use the Antimode to then tame both subs or I can learn to use REW (more winter project) and then use the Behringer DCX2496 for corrections. I believe that the Behringer will allow me to correct each sub independently.
8- REW will eventually be my friend in trying to accomplish this.
9- I'm going to need some time and patience for this.
Any thoughts are appreciated.