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post #31 of 41 Old 05-22-2020, 06:40 PM
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i'm of the opinion that there are different bass ceilings we're all chasing. i would wager that most of us here aren't pushing our subs to their breaking point every time we watch a movie. however if you're specifically looking to do such a thing and are achieving it by throwing on some bass torture tests with "music" (e.g. bassotronics, techmaster p.e.b., etc.) or specific film sequences(e.g., eot intro, blade runner 49, underwater, ready player one, etc.) then the answer is quite literally it's never enough.

i'd say it's better to have more bass and not need it (most of the time), but to have it when called upon versus not having enough and pushing the equipment you do have too hard too often.
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I agree I think we are all chasing different levels. IMO the best answer one can give is when you don’t have to ask if you have enough bass is when you have reached the appropriate level of bass for YOU.


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You'll know you have enough bass when you can close you eyes and it sounds like someone ripped a pipe organ out of a cathedral and dropped it in your living room. Complete with organist working the pedals. Otherwise why bother

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You guys need to stop. Not one real voice of reason on this thread, and my S.O. is one straw from kicking me to the curb.

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You guys need to stop. Not one real voice of reason on this thread, and my S.O. is one straw from kicking me to the curb.
If everyone's opinion on "how much bass is enough" is incorrect...

then we eagerly await your sage advice before said curb kicking commences...
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If everyone's opinion on "how much bass is enough" is incorrect...

then we eagerly await your sage advice before said curb kicking commences...
LOL, I have no "sage" advice. I am just tired of all of the sneaking around with deliveries, the stealthily installation of new equipment, and the eye glossing explanations of how great everything is going to look and sound. Her only concern is if we will ever see the cats again after movie night.

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LOL, I have no "sage" advice. I am just tired of all of the sneaking around with deliveries, the stealthily installation of new equipment, and the eye glossing explanations of how great everything is going to look and sound. Her only concern is if we will ever see the cats again after movie night.
Although I have no evidence to present, my past experience would conclude an overly loud movie even without frequencies below 80hz may induce this fearful feline phenomena...
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Although I have no evidence to present, my past experience would conclude an overly loud movie even without frequencies below 80hz may induce this fearful feline phenomena...
What's funny is that one of our 5 cats doesn't care. He's crawled into my lap on more than one occasion while watching a movie or listening to music really loud. He be gangsta.
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Essentially you want solid flat response down to around 20hz in an ideal situation. Adding a second sub is less for increased output and more for even response through the room. It eliminates nulls (spots where there is no bass for a range of Hz).

I would say that your subwoofer is not quite at that level yet. I would recommend spending at least $500 on a quality sub and add a second one if you need it. Hsu VTF-3, SVS SB/PB-2000 or Rythmik L12 would be a great place to start.

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New to the forum. Just getting started with a 5.1 config of BIC Americas. Center is DV-62CLRS, Front L/R are DV-64s, Surrounds are DV62si, and sub is a PL-200II. Yada yada, my main question is "For a 18x22' room, how many subs would you recommend? The one PL-200II sounds amazing, and shakes the second floor above, but I see people with much smaller rooms using two of them. Any advice is appreciated.
A good starting point - when the total subs wattage equals the room total open space volume in ft3.

In your case: 3kW is the minimum


I'd recommend you keep all the subs identical.

if you like the sound quality you have so far then get a total of (4) PL-200II subs (1kW ea) .

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