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Originally Posted by basshead81
Adding another PB16 is only going to net you another 3db more output best case scenario. I would only recommend adding a 3rd if you are trying to smooth the response across the seating area because the added headroom isn't a lot. It might make sense if you were just coming up short and reaching the limits of duals, where the 3rd might cover you. However it sounds like you want a bit more then that.
I would sell them and start from scratch. A pair of TV36, TV42, or Cap 4000's if you want a more extreme bass experience.
Very good advice. As
mentioned, you will primarily gain better response in your room across the seating area with a 3rd PB16 and not much extra headroom. The BOSS platform and Crowson transducers might help with your goals temporarily. I'd agree that you'll likely end up happier with a pair of TV36 Neos or iPALS, the TV42 or Cap 4000s. I've gone from PB12 Plus 2, dual PB13 Ultras, JTR Orbit Shifter LFU, dual PSA S3600 and now have dual TV42s on the way for a small theater (1,800 cubic feet) on a concrete floor. I'll never, ever test the limits of the TV42s as they would likely cause the window in the room to explode from overpressure or start cracking sheetrock which wouldn't make my wife happy. As for many of us on AVS, love of bass is a real addiction. It sounds like you're already heading down that path...
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