I am moving my home theater around in our great room and building in a dedicated media/security/equipment closet for it. Due to new placement of the TV on the wall across from windows, we have added automated blinds and lutron lighting controlling. I have many questions but want to stay on forum topic. My question is about the cubic feet volume of my listening space so I can choose a separate subwoofer. Currently I have built in subwoofers in my Definitive Tech. Bipolar towers and will be keeping them along with my Def. Tech. bipolar surrounds. My center is changing and will be going with a the dual 6.5" in wall from Def. Tech. and either mounting it below the 70" 4K TV or above but that is a question for another thread :-) I DO plan to keep the subs running in the towers too though..
In reviewing subwoofers I have narrowed down a few that I wish to research further and have decided not to go with a Def. Tech. Supercube 8000 due to price/performance/value options that are available to me from other manufacturers. I have several places in the room picked out as ideal locations and know where my previous down firing HK sub sounded best.
What I need to better make decisions is some help with my room volume. I have attached a picture of the home theater and how it relates to the rest of the open floor plan.
The area is:
-5639 ft3 for everything in the open floor plan picture (but the bedrooms that are sealed off.)
-2600 ft3 for just the main living room area.
-1950 ft3 for just the kitchen/dining area.
-430 ft3 for the just the foyer area.
-650 ft3 for both hallways (they cannot be closed off from the living area)
Since this is an open floor plan, I assume I must include the total volume of the area for subwoofer selection purposes correct? Or do I just use the main living room area volume and some of the kitchen/dining area?
All being said, I am really looking at the following subs:
-HSU VTF15H MK2
-HSU VTF3 MK5
If you can answer my question about the volume of the room I would really appreciate it. If you can offer some subwoofer suggestions for that particular space that will work with my current speakers, that would be even better. BTW...I am about 90% movies in this room. I have an ancient but wonderful system for music in my study.