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    Today I ordered the cs-18.t package for like 1424.00 shipped. I ordered this thinking that my sunken living room is 4400ft of volume. I actually measured it with a tape measure and its 17D x 13.5w x 10.5h = 2409ft I was WAY off on my 'guesstimation". I may be perfect with only one sub. Now one wall is open at 5.5' into the kitchen which is about the same size as the sunken living room. Im hoping that 2 subs is going to be the ticket. What do you guys think?

    Im currently using 2 klipsch "powered towers" as my rears and using their built in powered 12" subs (1 per tower) as my lfe channel. They bottom out pretty quickly at like 100db in my listening position which is 5 feet between each 12" "sub". I think Im about to get a huge kick in the ass with the cs-18.t . I THINK the first time we hear those things cranked up, stuff is gonna get broken :)
    Denon X4000
    Front- Klipsch Chorus II (Samson sx1200 amp)
    Center- Klipsch Academy (Denon x4000)
    Rear Surrounds- Klipsch RP5 (Denon X4000)
    Back Surrounds- Klipsch RC3 (Denon X4000)
    Subwoofers- CHT 18.1 x2 (MQ-600 amp)

  • #2
    You probably don't NEED both subs, but it won't hurt anything. (except your walls)
    Angel City Audio
    East Street Audio

    ACA, Melody, Onix, NuForce, KR Audio

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    • #3
      I have never had a car or home stereo with "impressive" bass so this should be awesome! I called CHT and talked to Jeremy. He was very nice...patient with my redundant questions and didnt try to sell me more than my budget allows. Kudos!
      Denon X4000
      Front- Klipsch Chorus II (Samson sx1200 amp)
      Center- Klipsch Academy (Denon x4000)
      Rear Surrounds- Klipsch RP5 (Denon X4000)
      Back Surrounds- Klipsch RC3 (Denon X4000)
      Subwoofers- CHT 18.1 x2 (MQ-600 amp)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by cablebandit
        Today I ordered the cs-18.t package ...
        Congrats! :applause:

        ... thinking that my sunken living room is 4400ft of volume. ... its 17D x 13.5w x 10.5h = 2409ft ... Now one wall is open at 5.5' into the kitchen which is about the same size as the sunken living room. Im hoping that 2 subs is going to be the ticket. What do you guys think?
        My buddy F1Nels' CS-18.T Duo is freakin' awesome in his ~2,025 cu.ft. space.
        My SS-18.T Duo does great work in my ~3,400 cu.ft. space.

        Although your 2,409 cu.ft. space is open to another equally large room (total of ~4,800 cu.ft.), your subs should still work pretty well, but it's difficult to know just how much effect the larger space and your specific room configuration will have on their ability to hit low and hard.

        Worse comes to worst, just buy another Duo! :D

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        • #5
          its going to be tough to make room for THIS duo :)
          Denon X4000
          Front- Klipsch Chorus II (Samson sx1200 amp)
          Center- Klipsch Academy (Denon x4000)
          Rear Surrounds- Klipsch RP5 (Denon X4000)
          Back Surrounds- Klipsch RC3 (Denon X4000)
          Subwoofers- CHT 18.1 x2 (MQ-600 amp)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by cablebandit
            its going to be tough to make room for THIS duo :)
            I bet you'll manage:biglaugh:

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            • #7
              You will appreciate the extra headroom but your real advantage with 2 units will be the ability to position them in the best locations to best engage with your room. With your open plan to the kitchen that effectively increases the room size as well and may very well play havoc with getting the best quality of bass. Being able to have separate units will go a long way towards addressing any issue like that.

              Also, if you ultimately find that you would need / want to add any additional eq into the system you will have that headroom to handle the output needs you may find is needed if you have to boost the lowest end in a substantial way.
              Current primary system

              Processor Anthem D2V

              Amps McIntosh MC352 (2) bridged
              Parasound Halo A51 / Carvin DCM1000 (2) bridged
              Suntron MQ600(2)

              Speakers Legacy Audio FOCUS SE /
              Silverscreen HD / Studio's (4)
              Chase CS/SS 18.2 (4) buttkickers (2)

              Video Runco RS1100 Projector
              Stewart Studiotek 130 125" screen

              Source Meridian / Sooloos Music Server
              Oppo 93

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              • #8
                It should be fantastic. Don't worry, you will love it.
                engtaz

                I love how music can brighten up a bad day.

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                • #9
                  i cant wait to get some bass that i have to turn down. my current "subs" bottom out before they ever think about rattling stuff. Thats what you get for using "powered towers" for subs although they worked well when i had them as my mains. Ive got decent stuff from 60hz up but everything below that is either nonexistant...boomy and or muddy. Can 18" woofers do ok crossing at 80hz or is that too high.
                  Denon X4000
                  Front- Klipsch Chorus II (Samson sx1200 amp)
                  Center- Klipsch Academy (Denon x4000)
                  Rear Surrounds- Klipsch RP5 (Denon X4000)
                  Back Surrounds- Klipsch RC3 (Denon X4000)
                  Subwoofers- CHT 18.1 x2 (MQ-600 amp)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by cablebandit
                    Can 18" woofers do ok crossing at 80hz or is that too high.
                    They do very well crossed over at 80Hz. :)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by cablebandit
                      i cant wait to get some bass that i have to turn down. my current "subs" bottom out before they ever think about rattling stuff. Thats what you get for using "powered towers" for subs although they worked well when i had them as my mains. Ive got decent stuff from 60hz up but everything below that is either nonexistant...boomy and or muddy. Can 18" woofers do ok crossing at 80hz or is that too high.
                      Don't think 80hz is too high. The specs on the 18T say 23hz-200hz.

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                      • #12
                        You definitely want the Twins, trust me.

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                        • #13
                          mine should be here by the end of next week I hope. Im going to stick them in the back corners where the powered towers are now. Thats about the only place they will fit but I like the frequency curve Audyssee has gotten for me on my current stuff so that location should work. I will post up an honest and non technical...regular guy evaluation.
                          Denon X4000
                          Front- Klipsch Chorus II (Samson sx1200 amp)
                          Center- Klipsch Academy (Denon x4000)
                          Rear Surrounds- Klipsch RP5 (Denon X4000)
                          Back Surrounds- Klipsch RC3 (Denon X4000)
                          Subwoofers- CHT 18.1 x2 (MQ-600 amp)

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                          • #14
                            Bad news for the neighbors...my stuff has shipped!!!! Im wondering now if I need to save the money to get another amp. My onkyo 3007 can eq 2 subs so i wonder how it is going to work out in the stock configuration of 1 amp and 2 subs. they will both be in a back corner...equal distance from LP...but my room is somewhat open (half wall) on one side. Any advice?
                            Denon X4000
                            Front- Klipsch Chorus II (Samson sx1200 amp)
                            Center- Klipsch Academy (Denon x4000)
                            Rear Surrounds- Klipsch RP5 (Denon X4000)
                            Back Surrounds- Klipsch RC3 (Denon X4000)
                            Subwoofers- CHT 18.1 x2 (MQ-600 amp)

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by cablebandit
                              Bad news for the neighbors...my stuff has shipped!!!! Im wondering now if I need to save the money to get another amp. My onkyo 3007 can eq 2 subs so i wonder how it is going to work out in the stock configuration of 1 amp and 2 subs. they will both be in a back corner...equal distance from LP...but my room is somewhat open (half wall) on one side. Any advice?
                              I have the 3 SHOs, 2 WAF-1s and an 18.T and the 3007 as well. The 3007 has no problems. My subs are in the front. I set everything to 80hz and bought a SPL meter and set the speakers that way. The subs have almost handled everything I have done with it. What it couldn't handle I couldn't handle either. It got way too loud. I may have blacked out LOL.

                              Having said that I don't know what I am doing and I don't know what "sounds good", but I like what I hear. I personally think I have just about as good of sound as a theater. I control the volume and I like the sound of walls shaking. My local theater doesn't do that.

                              I have had my setup for about 5 months. I still get excited for movie nights. The only thing now is I have such a good system, I don't have anything else to do, except get some better surrounds. I am working on my wife to let me get 2 new 18" end tables. She is not falling for it though.

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