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    Default Gonna be rocking dual subs

    Any tips on how to set them up?

    I'm going to be running a pair of Sunfire True subs. Not my first choice, but due to everything else in the room, I am pretty locked into small size and few options for location. For now I was just planning on splitting the LFE out and running a sub cable to each one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizelbs View Post
    Any tips on how to set them up?

    For now I was just planning on splitting the LFE out and running a sub cable to each one.
    Yep, that's the ticket.

    Play around with placement.

    Will this setup be for movies, music, or both?
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    Should sound good bro, You may want to look around for a used Velodyne SMS-1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherardp View Post
    Should sound good bro, You may want to look around for a used Velodyne SMS-1
    Agreed. It makes a BIG difference.
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    The Velo SMS-1 is a godsend to the lower octaves and integration between the subs and mains. Dual subs sound great and with what I have experienced sound there best when placed in opposite sides of my room. When both subs are on one side the sound envelopes you but makes the side in which the subs are not located sound empty and lacking.

    In addition, subs that have different sonic characteristics can also make the system sound better, provided both are adjustable. For instance if one digs lower than the other, set the volume slightly lower than the other as to not get the boom at the bottom but add that subtle needed frequency to complete the spectrum.

    This is how my current setup is along with the SMS-1 and the sonics are quite nice to my ears. Placement with each sub is just as much key to the end result as the mains are and can make quite a change not only in frequency response in relation to the listening position, but to the sound stage as well.
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    You will never go back to a single sub is my prediction. CONGRATULATIONS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Early B. View Post
    Yep, that's the ticket.

    Play around with placement.

    Will this setup be for movies, music, or both?
    Mostly movies and games.

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    I'd start by setting the sub on each side of the seating position in order to get the full tactile effect. I'd also try setting them next to each front speaker, if possible.

    Do you have a pic of your room?
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    I need to take an updated picture of the home theater area. I can do that later this weekend, and then I'll post the pics.

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    OMG OMG OMG OMG, I got the new sub today. I don't have my Y splitter yet, but this is going to be awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Early B. View Post
    I'd start by setting the sub on each side of the seating position in order to get the full tactile effect. I'd also try setting them next to each front speaker, if possible.

    Do you have a pic of your room?
    Speaking of tactile effect...just add these underneath your seat...

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    rumble,rumble. that's how it's going to sound.

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    Well, it turns out the second sub is a dud. The seller is hella cool and he is going to pay for repairs.

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    mmmmmmmmm...dual subs


    I still want dual subs...just alittle underfunded right now


    enjoy !!



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    question: if u connect both subs to lfe, dont u loose stereo subs efect ?

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