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Old April 6th, 2012, 6:13 AM
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Building out a house with a dedicated home theater. The room is significantly smaller and more enclosed than my current living-room (thank god, from a subwoofer standpoint). At any rate, I need help determining the best place to place (and wire) my VTF-3 MKIII.

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Old April 6th, 2012, 6:59 AM
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Building out a house with a dedicated home theater. The room is significantly smaller and more enclosed than my current living-room (thank god, from a subwoofer standpoint). At any rate, I need help determining the best place to place (and wire) my VTF-3 MKIII.

Thanks!
Front to back is 13' 8"? How large a space does the double door open into? I would place the VTF-3 MK3 in the front right corner. Set it to max output mode.
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Old April 6th, 2012, 7:52 PM
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Front to back is 13' 8"? How large a space does the double door open into? I would place the VTF-3 MK3 in the front right corner. Set it to max output mode.
Thanks Dr. Hsu. The adjacent room is a game-room that's 16x18.

I'm debating adding a second VT3 or an MBM-12. Which do you think would be a better fit? Probably going to add Paradigm studio 20 bookshelves for the fronts soon.
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Old April 6th, 2012, 8:45 PM
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Thanks Dr. Hsu. The adjacent room is a game-room that's 16x18.

I'm debating adding a second VT3 or an MBM-12. Which do you think would be a better fit? Probably going to add Paradigm studio 20 bookshelves for the fronts soon.
Are you looking for more mid bass punch, or for more deep bass shake?

Keeping the door to the game room open will give you much stronger 16 Hz (standing wave for the 30+ ft width through the doorway).
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Old April 9th, 2012, 8:56 AM
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Are you looking for more mid bass punch, or for more deep bass shake?

Keeping the door to the game room open will give you much stronger 16 Hz (standing wave for the 30+ ft width through the doorway).
Thanks.

Both . Will the VTF-3 sufficiently cover the low-end rumble by itself, or should I add a second? My thought that adding as second would be primarily for a more even frequency response throughout the room.
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Old April 9th, 2012, 9:20 AM
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Both . Will the VTF-3 sufficiently cover the low-end rumble by itself, or should I add a second? My thought that adding as second would be primarily for a more even frequency response throughout the room.
If you want increase in both, get a second VTF-3. How critical is having even bass distribution in your room? Usually different family member like bass to different degrees. In fact, quite often the spouse do not want so much bass! Then optimize the bass for your seat, and put the spouse in the seat with less bass...

Do the sub crawl, find the best spots to place the subs. If necessary, place both subs in the best location. I would go for the position that gives the highest output especially in the low bass. Then use a equalizer to flatten the bass. That way, you have the lowest distortion and highest headroom.
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