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[QUOTE=climber07;54654838]No the room isn't sealed. This 3D model I drew up shows the open doorway and opening over the built-in desk. The diagram doesn't show, but the area outside of the opening of the theater room is the loft and foyer, then to the rest of the house. It's a large space to pressurize for sure
Thanks for the detailed room layout, it's indeed a large space to pressurize, my three V1801s pressurize my space to a point of taking my breath away literally. I recently place a single V01 behind the LP and I can see why so many folks like the TR it produces. I bumped that sub up about 6dB @ a MV of -12 and I had to turn it down. It literally felt like the first time I went scuba diving with no prior experience and wearing a wet suit, I immediately had to get out of the water because it felt like the suit was crushing my thoracic chamber. Once I took the suit off and went back into the water I was fine.
I much more prefer the enveloping sonic bass that I feel with FF sub placement especially in my space. The three V1801s pressurize that room like I've never experienced before and they are spaced out evenly through out the room. I think the 7201 will crush my room, I've been experimenting with various single sub locations and was quite impressed what a single V1801 could do in that space. Obviously the FR is not as smooth with one as opposed to using all three.
I'm finding out lately it's not all about getting a ruler flat response in my room, you've seen my compression sweeps with just two V1800s, it took countless hours of moving subs around and running cables and hundreds of measurements so I could have an impressive looking FR graph. Since adding a third sub I'm having more trouble integrating the three than when I only had duals.
To be perfectly honest I'm looking forward to a single sub, I have this headroom left that's going to waste with three subs, I can't push them like I did when I was younger, my health can't tolerate all these body blows especially with NF sub placement. Last night with the NF sub firing into the rear of my seating area it was like I swallowed a huge can of electrified Mexican jumping beans, I bet on a couple of occasions my butt was a few inches off the couch, I'll leave that to young guys and others who like that.
Any way Climber I'm real anxious to hear how the 7201 does in your very large space, that will help me know what to expect in mine. To anyone concerned keep an eye out in the outlet center for three V1801s that haven't been used till this month and have very limited hours on them and are in pristine condition. Climber shouldn't you be getting the sub soon?