Originally Posted by biglen
There's a utility room door where you put the old sub.
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Looks like you're closer to the right wall than you are to the left. I would actually try keeping one sub in the front right and you can try the other sub in the back right corner to see if that gives you a better punch. You can also try placing one of the subs in the front left (where you had the old sub placed) and one in the back right.
Originally Posted by Jarrod2750
I’ve been looking to upgrade my subs for a 20x18 room. I originally had one klipsch Rw 12d paired with a M&k mx5000 thx II sub. Not a likely pairing but I was offered the M&k from a guy in the a/v biz at no cost and it was a no brainer to say yes. The M&k’s amp blew eventually destroying one of the woofers and the sub was no longer working. The M&k was an impressive subwoofer, like none other I ever owned and could shake the house. I replaced it with another klipsch but a r112sw. I knew this sub couldn’t hold a candle to the M&k but I didn’t have the thousands of dollars for a similar sub. Nonetheless the sound is disappointing with the two subs.
I’m eyeing a dual sub setup and are limited by space so it would be either 2 hsu vtf 2 mk5s or 2 uls-15 mk2’s. These will be paired with klipsch epic cf3s powered by a Parasound halo a23. All bass management will be handled by my Marantz av8805. What option would I be better off with? Thanks
Good question. If I were to choose between the two, it would be dual ULS-15 MK2's as they would be able to give you more clean output overall, especially in the mid-bass. That being said the VTF-2 Mk5 would play slightly louder and cleaner from 20 Hz on down. It really comes down to how much clean output you need.
Originally Posted by nonametofame
I'm rocking two Hsu 15s as well, and have them optimized pretty well in my listening room. I do have a SVS PB 16 inbound, and I'm tinkering with the idea of replacing both subs with the PB 16. I haven't seen a comparison so I'm curious on how one PB 15 will compare to the dual Hsus.
PB-16 is a great sub, so that's definitely a good option to go with. Not sure what 15" you have now, so I can't really comment, but Audioholics did do a pretty in depth review on the sub here:
Note that if you're trying to compare the CEA-2010 to our numbers, make sure you subtract 9 dB from our measurements posted on the site to get them at the same standard. Also note that there are differences in comparing two data sets from two different environments, so I wouldn't try to take those measurements and try to compare them strictly with each other. It more or less serves to give as a general idea. If you have the ULS-15 Mk2's, the same reviewer measured that sub as well, so those sets may be closer to each other in comparison. Also, since you have two 15's, that also needs to be taken into consideration. How much increase in output you get with two largely depends on room acoustics, but on average you can gain 3-4 dB or 6 dB if they perfectly reinforce each other.