Originally Posted by Demetri Zuev
Thank you so much for such a detailed response! Well, if the prices were similar to US ones, I'd already owned two SB-2000s, maybe even stretched my budget and get two SB-3000s, but oh well, they are what they are. I was initially considering two PB-1000/2000, but those cabinets are beasts size-wise, and I just don't have space for them. I like the quality of bass I get from SBs very much though, I can only imagine how much better the SB-4000 must be sounding, and the 16Ultra must be divine (it costs $4546 here, converted from a local currency, feel the insanity). My go to "bass test" scene right now is the beginning of Blade Runner 2049, starting with the shot of the opening eye and for a few minutes after that, there are some very low sounds in the soundtrack, and right now I feel like I almost got the bass where I want it to be, but not quite there yet. I've also heard that the beginning of Edge of Tomorrow is very bass intense, waiting for a Blu-Ray of that one to arrive soon.
Considering placement, I was thinking about putting the SB-2000 in the place of my "main" SB-1000 (the one to the right of the TV), and move the replaced SB-1000 to position 2 or position 1, do you think that SB-2000 will drown the two 1000s in this config? Also is it bad if both subs going to be opposite each other if I put it to position 1?
You are very welcome! I am glad to try to help a little. When we are just starting out with HT, and especially with subwoofers, some of the advice that we hear doesn't always make sense to us. Why wouldn't I want to put my most powerful subwoofer next to the TV (?) is a good example of that. It's because you want your subwoofers to do equal work, and you want them to provide roughly equal SPL.
You can certainly put your SB2000 anywhere you want it, and see what happens. But, if I am going to give you advice, then I am going to have to recommend putting a more powerful subwoofer further away from, and a less powerful subwoofer closer to, the listening position. That's sort of subwoofer 101.
There is something else you could try, though, if you do buy an SB2000. I thought of mentioning this in my first post, but I thought it might just confuse things. If you put one SB1000 on top of the other one, with something in between to protect the finish, the stacked SB1000's would be roughly equal to, or slightly more powerful than, an SB2000. In that case, you could put the stacked SB1000's and the SB2000 over on the same side of the room, either where you have the 1000's now, or with something in either position 1 or position 2. And, to answer your question, no, the subwoofers won't care whether they point at each other or not.
There is something else you need to understand about asking for advice on where to locate your subwoofers. There is no substitute for experimentation. People can look at your diagram and make suggestions on locations you can try. And, some guesses (such as Ed's) may be better informed than others. But, they are still just educated guesses. You are really just going to have to move your subwoofers around in order to find the best locations for them.
It shouldn't have to be a completely random process. You already have two general approaches you can try. First, you can leave your two SB1000's separated, but somewhere on the right side of the room, with the SB2000 further away at position 3. Or second, you can try stacking your two SB1000's and put the stack anywhere over on the right side of the room, with the SB2000 also on the right side of the room, but on a different wall. (And, you might still find some merit in position 3. I really don't know.)
The investments that we need to make in our HT's are more than just financial. We have to invest some time and effort as well. And, when we do that, we start to gain some understanding of what actually works best in our own rooms. If you are willing to invest some effort in experimenting with subwoofer placement, I think that you will get to a good result. Let us know what you discover once you have the SB2000.