Originally Posted by enricoclaudio
Got the FV25HP in the house. Thanks Todd for bring it back
Thanks to miniDSP it took me less than 5 mins to time align it and properly integrate it with my pair of F12SEs. Without any EQ yet, all three subwoofers sound coherent and clean. It was like adding a third more powerful sealed subwoofer
I may get the REW rig out of the closet to do some EQ and check measurements.
PS: The IKEA plant did fit too
Since it has been almost a month of living with the new FV25HP I have a couple of questions.
Attached is a photo of my room layout. It is a sealed room that is approximately 2,000 cubic feet on concrete floor. With shorter 7 foot ceiling heights, couldn't work in a subfloor. It is about 95% home theater use and 5% music and I tend to listen at about -20 dB and boost the bass about 5 dB after running Audyssey. I don't know how much Audyssey might be boosting things, so let's say 5 dB (though could be as high as 9 dB). So I need subs that can handle peaks between 105 dB and 110dB at the very most. I want to have a pair subs placed as shown in the figure.
I was thinking a pair of G25HPs would work, but some have said that the tactile response would be lacking to that of a ported sub. So, I started thinking either a pair of FV15HPs or FV18s, since looking at Data-bass they get me right about where I would need even down as low as 10 to 12 Hz, depending on which model I choose. Up front the maximum height I can have with the subwoofer is about 18 inches, so that the center channel fits on the sub and below the TV screen, with the TV screen at a comfortable viewing height. A FV15HP will work, if I lay it on its side, but the FV18 will not. I know it is just a few inches difference, but I already have to angle up the center channel a bit and don't want to push up the height of the TV any more that it is already. In the back I don't have a height restriction at all, so if I wanted to I could go with a FV18 or FV25HP, if there is a noticeble difference in tactile response.
1. At the relatively modest listening levels I mentioned, would I notice a difference in tactile response on a concrete floor between the FV15HP, the FV18 or the FV25HP as my rear subwoofer?
2. Would I be able to get non matching subs as mentioned to blend well and smooth out the seat to seat variation, as well as a matching pair?