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One $500 or two $250 subs?

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Hi All,

Looking for some advice. My theater room is ~2,600^3, carpet/drywall, with the back half about 3 feet wider on either side than the front half. Running Pioneer Elite Andrew Jones Atmos front, center and rears off of a Marantz 6011. My total LFE budget is a pretty firm $500 and I'm trying to decide between one monster sub, either an SVS PB-1000 or a Monolith 10", or a pair of BIC H-100II's. The single sub options are both absolute beasts and dig to 20Hz and below pretty effortlessly. The BICs get to 24Hz on paper and are well reputed but clearly a lower pedigree. In some testing with an 8" Paradigm sub with no AVR compensation/EQing I have found that my room has some strong tendencies to localize the sound. 2 subs would potentially give me more flexibility in my weird shaped room to balance sound more but also poses placement issues around furniture and stuff. I'm not an audiophile per se but I want a visceral experience with movies. I am borrowing a PB-1000 for room testing this weekend to see if I can find a sweet spot but I can't get my hands on 2 12's. What do you guys think?


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