Originally Posted by DrockinWV
Haha so elegantly put my friend! Pretty much exactly what Im hoping for, my house is newer (2007) so Im hoping it will with stand something like this.
Have you noticed any new cracks or creaks since you have two of them?
Are you not able to lay it on its side? I believe the only way I will be able to have it fit is on its side behind my couch.
If I was in your position, I'd consider two smaller subs (V1801s), nothing wrong with laying a V36 on it's side behind the MLP but if that's the only way you can have it fit I think you would be short changing yourself. I highly reco going with a single V1801 behind your MLP for now and when possible go with another upfront or side wall placement. Two subs will give you the enveloping bass and a much smoother response at the LP. One big sub behind you will get very localized and I don't think you'll ever get all the performance out of it that's it's capable of.
I was extremely happy with dual V1800s in my place and when properly placed I was reference capable to 17Hz in my 26-2700^3 room. This was with just two of the older 18" 1800 series drivers and when pushed hard I never heard any chuffing or bottoming out with these drivers and box...Both subs were not NF but rather 13-14' from the MLP and I was still able to enjoy the full enveloping sound they were capable of producing.
I then went with the V1801s with the new drivers, the sound compared to the 00 driver was very similar, the exception being there was more authority down low below 30Hz and the new drivers just felt like they had a bit more weight to the sound keeping true to the PSA signature sound. I'm just trying to share my experience with the single driver ported 18" subs. I don't know your listening habits, I believe you would be very happy with the V1801(s). My rule of thumb is always buy one of something that you plan on getting a second of.
If you have no intention of getting dual subs then I would say go for the V36, but being in this hobby for a long time I doubt you will stop at one subwoofer, just trying to help you make the choice that you won't regret. I have the S3601s now and I'm very happy with these, but I still think of the three V01s they replaced, those subs are that good.
Here's a compression sweep of the dual V1800s in my room, sorry guys for still posting this old measurement, I just wanted to share this with Drock so he could see what two V1800s (old driver) could do in my room.