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    Moderated By: Toli
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    One Subwoofer or Two???? Dashboard
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    Author One Subwoofer or Two????
    Thumperama

    Rank: Sony Fan


    Joined: Mar 15, 2006
    Posts: 8
    From: McKinney, Texas

      Posted: 2006-03-15 17:53



    My wife and I both work for the same bank and we received our bonuses for 2005 last week (I know, took them long enough).  So with our $$$ windfall, I took her out to look at televisions.  We both fell in love with the Sony KDS-R60XBR1.  The picture is amazing! 

    I decided that the old A/V equipment just won't do the new TV justice, so I picked up a STR-DA7100ES receiver, a DVP-NS3100ES DVD player, a DHG-HDD500 DVR recorder and a RDR-VX515 DVD/VHS combo recorder.  I've still got my eye on a couple of other items, but decided that I'll wait until I get this setup before I add anything else.

    So now I'm looking at speakers.  I'm looking at subwoofers first, as my JBL surround speakers will do fine for the interim.  Do I go with one SA-WX900 or two SA-WX700's?  I can get either for the same money.  Is there an advantage to using two subs over one?  I'm also open for suggestions on surround speakers.


    Thanks,


    Jeff

    [ This message was edited by: Thumperama on 2006-03-15 18:07 ]


       


    SNY4ME
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    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 879
    From: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

      Posted: 2006-03-15 19:18

    Well, I would say that one 900 would definatily do the job of two 700's. Also you will probably see a lower frequency response from the 900. But two 700's would definatily fill the room better and probaly make your music listening more enjoyable.

    I personaly have one 700 right now and I think it is great, more than enough low end for me. I am planning on getting a second one soon. So, that way when I move, it will allow me more flexability. Also, any of the guys around here that have spoken up about multiple subs think that it is awesome. I don't think anybody regrets it.

    I haven't heard the 900, but I'm sure it is amazing. But I would go for the two 700's. It would probably be cheaper too.

    Lyle


       
    Maxxwire
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    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 26074
    From: Portland, Oregon - USA

      Posted: 2006-03-15 23:33

    Multiple Subwoofers are great! I run a 4 channel component Subwoofer that has frequency response down to 10 hz and it puts you right in the middle of the action. It naver fails to drop the jaw of everyone in the room.

    Nice choice of equipment on your part. You are really going to love the DA7100ES!

    ~Maxx~

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    A Satisfied Sony Fan Since 1974!



    The OCCC Furu-Charged Sony DB 930


         
    lemoncadillac
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    Joined: Sep 23, 2005
    Posts: 380
    From: Minneapolis,MN. USA

      Posted: 2006-03-16 16:10

    What size is the room? What is the seating arraignment? I use 3. 1 in front and 2 in the rear.


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    C-2 KLIPSCH KG 1.3/S-KLIPSCH RCW5
    R-SYNERGISTICS S92 W/2-12"KSW12/ADS MOD.10/Sony TA-AX435
    Sunfire EQ Signature
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    [ This message was edited by: lemoncadillac on 2006-03-16 16:11 ]


         
    Thumperama

    Rank: Sony Fan


    Joined: Mar 15, 2006
    Posts: 8
    From: McKinney, Texas

      Posted: 2006-03-16 16:22

    The room is 15 feet wide by 20 feet long, a couch faces the TV approx. 10 feet away with side chairs on either side halfway between the couch and the TV.  I'll try to get some pics together of the setup.


       
    lemoncadillac
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    Joined: Sep 23, 2005
    Posts: 380
    From: Minneapolis,MN. USA

      Posted: 2006-03-16 20:03

    If you can afford it 2. 1 rear in the back of the room or behind the sofa. 1 in front. My guts vibrate when I watch a well recorded movie ( Batman Begins).

    Lemon


         
    Maxxwire
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    From: Portland, Oregon - USA

      Posted: 2006-03-17 02:18

    I have a 2 channel 500 watt push-pull 12" Subwoofer directly behind my listeing chair and its like an action adventure ride! It allows you to be part of the action!

    ~Maxx~



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    rb

    Rank: Ultimate Sony Reviewer


    Joined: Mar 04, 2003
    Posts: 2035
    From: Canada

      Posted: 2006-03-17 03:08






    On 2006-03-15 17:53, Thumperama wrote:

    So now I'm looking at speakers.  I'm looking at subwoofers first, as my JBL surround speakers will do fine for the interim.  Do I go with one SA-WX900 or two SA-WX700's?  I can get either for the same money.  Is there an advantage to using two subs over one?  I'm also open for suggestions on surround speakers.


    Thanks,


    Jeff

    [ This message was edited by: Thumperama on 2006-03-15 18:07 ]


    Jeff if I were you I'd go with 3 subs.  I would use a SAWX700 for each of your front left right channels and I'd go with the SAWX900 for the LFE channel, wait a minute that's what I do except I use 4 700's.  I have 2 on each of my front channels. 

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    I listen to music in StereO


         
    Maxxwire
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    From: Portland, Oregon - USA

      Posted: 2006-03-19 14:54



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    On 2006-03-17 03:08, rb wrote:I use 4700's. I have 2 on each of my front channels.


    Having 2 Subwoofers on each of your front speakers is a sign that you take your StereO very seriously!

    ~Maxx~

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    SPCOOLIN
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    Rank: Ultimate Sony Reviewer


    Joined: Jan 20, 2003
    Posts: 3627
    From: Tampa Bay FL.

      Posted: 2006-03-19 15:13



    While I am a Big Fan of the SA WX700....I have not heard a WX900.....


    Another consideration....If you would like to stay with one sub....and I'm not sure of the price of the WX900......

    You might look into SVS......Hard to beat for the Money......Hard to find any one saying anything not Great about their Sub's....or their Service !

    http://www.svsound.com/products-sub.cfm

    Good Luck....

    Steve~ 

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    Thumperama

    Rank: Sony Fan


    Joined: Mar 15, 2006
    Posts: 8
    From: McKinney, Texas

      Posted: 2006-03-19 16:35

    I've decided that one sub just isn't enough.  I'm going to go with two of the 700's to start with and may add another behind the couch for the added "feel".


       
    SPCOOLIN
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    Joined: Jan 20, 2003
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    From: Tampa Bay FL.

      Posted: 2006-03-19 16:59

    Jeff~

    I have the exact same size room as you....And unless you are experienced in multi sub setup and calibration when placing them in different locations you may want to re-think the 2 sub idea.....

    Phase Issues and cancellations can be a hard thing to tame.......

    I have a single SVS 20-39PCI....which will go lower with more SPL than the SA WX700s.....And is more than enough for my room....it also is cleaner than the WX700 and can be had for around the same price as two WX700s at retail....if not less

    Plus the service and support from SVS is second to none....I suggest you shoot them an e-mail or even give them a call....they will shoot straight with you....will recommend only what is necessary.

    Again...It is not that I am not a fan of the SA WX700...Because I am..(bought one for a friend on a budget) It's just that the SVS that much better.....

    Steve~

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    jttar
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    Joined: Feb 28, 2003
    Posts: 9228
    From: Chicago,IL, USA

      Posted: 2006-03-19 23:17

    Thumperama,

    I agree with Steve as far as one SVS sub being enough for your size room. My son has two Velodyne 12" subs in his system and he often jokes about trading me for my SVS PC Ultra. Even with both of his subs the SVS out performs the pair of Velodyne's not only in clarity but also as far as "balls". 
    I'm not saying that there is anything bad about having multiple subs but I am saying that one SVS sub will give you all the bass you need for your room. I guarantee you that that it will give you all the chest thumping bass you can tolerate. Just food for thought.

    Joe
     


         
    lemoncadillac
    Premium Member

    Rank: Sony Fanatic


    Joined: Sep 23, 2005
    Posts: 380
    From: Minneapolis,MN. USA

      Posted: 2006-03-19 23:38

    If you are looking, Sunfire. It is a different animal. You need to feel the difference. If it is in your budget. Do not waste your money. I have owened PSB, JBL, Sherwood, Klipsch and Velodyne there is no comparison.



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    SUNFIRE ULTIMATE(FORMALLY 4ES/5000ES)
    DVP-NS9100ES W/BEL CANTO AIDA DAC
    F-RECTILINEAR 4-1/2/KLIPSCH RB5
    C-2 KLIPSCH KG 1.3/S-KLIPSCH RCW5
    R-SYNERGISTICS S92 W/2-12"KSW12/ADS MOD.10/Sony TA-AX435
    Sunfire EQ Signature
    HTS 3600-BDP-S1

    [ This message was edited by: lemoncadillac on 2006-03-19 23:42 ]


         
    Troy

    Rank: Sony Enthusiant


    Joined: Oct 29, 2002
    Posts: 26
    From: Maine

      Posted: 2006-04-06 14:58

    Get a but kicker for under your couch...Just kidding. My Technics SB-AS60 is really to big for my living room.


       
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