Dual VTF 2 MK5, or one VTF-3 MK5 / FV15HP subwoofer?
Hello all -
After 15 years, I am finally going to get rid of my Sony speaks I bought for $400 (for all of them) from Video Only. Its embarrassing really, since I had a mostly dedicated theater room, 100" screen, Epson 8500UB (which was pretty slick at the time) and a decent AVR......but speakers that were, well, sort of bad. For years now, I've wanted to pick up an Ascend Acoustics system and now that I'm upgrading the entire theater experience, I'm finally going to get new speakers.
I'm going to get Ascend's CMT-340 Center, Left and Right, and use the CBM-170 for the other channels in a 7.2 set-up. I'm pretty set on the Ascend system, but I'm not sure what I want or need for a subwoofer - you could of course ask what I'm using now, and I'd have to tell you that I use two 12' subs - a JVC and some other black box that I got for free (the name fell off of it, so I've no idea what it is) but you won't ask that question, because it would be doubly embarrassing to answer ;-)
I've been thinking that the HSU VTF 2 MK5 ($539) may work, perhaps two of them, OR maybe one VTF-3 MK5 ($769). At the upper end (slightly over) of my comfort level budget-wise would be the FV15HP $1,200 (which I think is an Ascend Acoustics box). My thought is that two of the VTF 2 Mk5 units might be a better choice than a single unit, but I'm not sure, and there may be other valid choices as well.
I'd appreciate any thoughts and suggestions - room details if it helps:
- 16 X 16 room, 7ft ceiling, 1800 cubic feet +/-
- Dedicated theater, its a basement room buried in the earth to about 5 ft on two sides .
- Sealed room to the extent that there is only one set of double doors leading out, and a very small open closet in the wall opposite the screen.