Originally Posted by Gerry1975
Hopefully the dual E112 advice is being given taking into consideration my room is less than 16 x 13 ft in size and 99% of the time I'm watching alone, there are no multiple seating positions. My LP was set in the room according to Dolby speaker arrangement for a 5.1.4 setup and I never move my chair around. So if I could go for a single E112 I would but I hope I don't miss the built in Equalizer on the F112v2. I don't use my receiver's software, the RZ3100 has very good processing but I don't use the receiver software because it tends to make the speakers sound thin. So beyond doing a sub crawl for placement, setting trim level in the receiver using my SPL Meter and distance/delay in the receiver using a laser distance measurer, I won't be able to equalise the E112, unless I look into third party's stuff like rew, which I have no experience with.
So that's where an urge to go for the F112v2 comes from , its built in Equalizer. From a poster above, it certainly doesn't seem the F's amplifier is 2x as powerful as the E , but if the EQ will be worth it, that's what I have to weigh down.
I just wanted to chime in on the reasons to go dual.
First off, going duals does indeed help smooth out response throughout the room. Not "JUST" for various seating positions, but it also helps smooth out any nulls that may occur for the MLP.
Another advantage would be increasing usable headroom (which is usually a 3-6db increase). Couple that with whatever room gain you might be able to achieve, and it should also help them dig a little deeper than their posted ratings vs. just having a single sub.
Also, after looking at the posted specs for both models, IMHO, it wouldn't be worth it to spend almost twice as much on the "F" model just because it has a few hundred extra watts (also because it has the same 21Hz rating that the "E" has) when you can make up for that by having two of the "E" models. And of course, a better overall resonse to the LP, which will make your viewing/listening experience that much more enjoyable.
As an aside, I noticed that you stated that you are limited on options due to your location. I'm certain that if you ask around the forums there might be others that are located near you that could help you find some other options if you feel like you're being handcuffed in your search.
Regardless of what you decide on, you will definitely be happier with two of them. I mean, more bass is always better...right?
Hope this helps,
[EDIT] FWIW, my previous AVR was an Onkyo with AccuEQ, and while I'm getting better results with the Denon/Audyssey, I wasn't upset at what I was getting from the Onkyo.
Just some food for thought.