I'm thinking about picking up a PB13-Ultra to replace my old Klipsch KSW-15, which doesn't really do much of anything.
My room layout is challenging so say the least. Here's the layout of the 1st floor:
The red is the LCD screen, the green are the speakers and the orange represent the current sub.
So the room is 24' long by 13' wide. Ceilings are 9'. The challenges are:
Windows and glass door covers 2 walls completely
Large 10' x 7' opening in center of 3rd wall into large 24' x 20' living room
View from behind main listening position. Note that I have acoustic blocks in the corners and on the wall above the LCD.
View towards back of room: (yes I know it's a mess. Got 3 and 5 year old girls...)
View from main living room into sunroom/theater room. Here you can also see the current placement of the KLW-15 sub. My plan was to locate the PB13-Ultra in the same spot.
TV is LG 4k 84"
AVR is Denon X3000
Mains are Klipsch KLF30s
Center is Klipsch KSB-C6
Surrounds are Klipsch KSB 3.1
I know the location of the surround speakers are pretty terrible for a 7.1 layout, but I don't really have many options.
I thinking about upgrading the Denon X3000 to a X6200W and do a 7.1.4 setup with 4 in ceiling speakers, but I'm not sure how that will play out with the current surrounds already being located at the top of the walls instead of at ear level. Just don't know if I can change that given the room layout.
Was also looking at the SVS Ultra Towers, Center and surrounds, but again, the room layout leaves a lot to be desired, so maybe I should not worry about that for now.
So will a single PB13 be enough? Should I look at other options?
Is the current location on the middle of the window wall decent, or should I look at other options?
This will mainly be for watching movies as opposed to listening to music.
My main theater is in the basement, and have a pair of TC Sound 18" drivers in DIY cabinets and about 4000W driving them. I really miss the LFE on the upstairs system, so I'm trying to figure out the best way to add at least a taste of that there.