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Hey all,

Finalizing my order list and would love some final thoughts.

Room is 20x13 (projecting onto 13') with a vault (so figure 3,000 cuft)
JBL 4722N R/L
JBL 3677 center
JBL 8320 surrounds
Denon 4520

Looking at Hsu VTF 15H Mk2.

With that size room, what benefit will I gain from a second sub?

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Most will recommend a second sub, mainly to smooth out the response within the room. I'm one who feels if you are getting good LFE at your seating positions, other parts of the room where there may be nulls doesn't really matter. It's a pretty big expense to buy a sub around 1K to begin with, but doubling that price to smooth out the response is hard to justify, for me at least. I know others feel different. Also, if you are getting a second sub to try and increase the output in the room, then perhaps you should buy a more capable sub to begin with. Buy the most sub your budget can afford is what you'll often hear.

One other option some have ran in their home theaters that would cost less $$, which I have been experimenting with, is running dual subs, but one of them maybe a smaller, less expensive sub in a nearfield listening position. I'm currently running the PSA XS30 in the front left corner of my gameroom and also running the SVS SB12-NSD on the back wall, between the MLP (couch) and recliner, which is positioned in the back left corner. Once I got this set up tuned to my listening preference, I am really enjoying it. I don't know if I'll keep it this way long term or not, but for now it's all good.:D
 
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My main reason for having a second sub is to prevent localization. With only one 15H playing, I can locate it easily and it would bug me the entire movie.
 

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My main reason for having a second sub is to prevent localization. With only one 15H playing, I can locate it easily and it would bug me the entire movie.
What is your crossover set at? If you are using a typical crossover like 80Hz, then localization may be a set up issue. Such things as speaker/sub level matching and distance settings could be off.
 

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Thanks all for your opinions. We have the budget for two, but I don't want to spend money unnecessarily.

Hsu anticipates getting more of the Mk2's in sometime at the beginning of April, so fingers crossed!
 
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