I am bumping your post in hopes for responses. I am also interested in issues for a large open room, For me it would be for music only. I would like to try a sealed sub but which one? Could I get buy with a 15 inch or do the benefits accrue even if you will never have enough subwoofer for the large room?
Hey Tom, guys, whomever- noob question-
I have 2 S3000i, in what you can't even call a room- might as well be an open air 2 story lobby open to the rest of the house and loft, and nowhere close to square, no real walls except one that is only a fireplace.
Needless to say I went though a LOT of subs starting from a single POS that came bundled with a sound bar, to a single better but still small- then another one of those to a single S1500 to a single S3000 to my now pair of S3000 and I could use more IMO....
Anyway- I have a Denon w/ XT32 and also an anti-mode dual core.
Given my horrible room layout, I don't expect miracles- but was just wondering, is there any reason I should need to play with the delay setting or just let the software on both do whatever it does?
I'm leaving room size on big, and putting in as much house curve as I can with the settings. I also switched last night to main+subs for fun to see what happens and I think I hear an added fullness to the front stage, voices, etc- 210T L/R and 210C. I know normally that is not what you guys in normal size square rooms do- but I think my 'area' needs as much moving around as it can get as there aren't much reflections- and what there is - well, a giagantic wall of windows 20+ feet high.
Going to play with it again tonight if anyone has suggestions... 2 nights ago I set up a 'left' and 'right' surround speaker in my totally not left and right spots of my L shaped couch and love seat...my wife said- you can't keep these giant things here...but I did notice what I thought was a more immersive experience- first time ever having any sort of surround. I will probably try to find something really small to fill the role on a more permanent basis.