hi folks - this is my first post here, and this is just the topic i've been thinking about over the last few days.
a little background, and then i'll turn it over to you for advice. (i wrote to mark last night with this info).
i recently purchased a new audio system consisting of:
emerald physics cs1.3 speakers (dipole open-baffle)
prism orpheus dac/preamp
wyred4sound amps (3: 250, 500, 1000w)
spatial computer "black hole" noise cancellation unit
spatial computer software
the source is a mac mini 8gb running itunes, spatial computer, and the orpheus software.
the system is used only for music.
the room is rather large: 25'x25'x8' with a 5' wide open staircase at the rear of the room running up to a very large studio (3 stories, 25'x50') and an open hallway also at the rear extending to bedrooms and a kitchen. a *lot* of air to move. i've appended photos of the front and rear, the latter showing a bit of my old divas.
the room is dedicated to audio, so WAF/aesthetics don't enter into the picture.
the 1.3s are stunning: fast, articulate, clear, and *real*. for reference, systems i've owned over the last 20 years include martin-logan electrostatics, B&W 801s, and Apogee Divas, with various generations of krell amps and preamps. no vinyl.
what i'm looking to do now is add one or more subwoofers to the system. this is a new venture for me, and reading up on the topic, i note the wide range of opinions on how best to accomplish the integration without compromising the "musicality" of the result.
i'm assuming that the subwoofers will be connected to the orpheus and thus allow the emerald physics folks to "retune" the system with the additional subwoofers. (this procedure is performed in real-time with a microphone and a remote session on the mac.)
i've already looked at reviews of the velodyne DD+18, the REL G1, and a few other consumer-audio subwoofers, but only just discovered the submersives. coming off a very positive experience with emerald physics and spatial computer, i'm inclined to favor the pro-audio approach and to be somewhat skeptical of the hyperbolic marketeering of the larger outfits. and i like what i've read on this forum.
ok, so i'd be grateful if you would weigh in and tell me what you think of the idea of adding one or more submersives to the system. is this is a good fit for my application? anyone out there with similar experience? i've appended links to the ep and sc sites below.
caveat: i'm NOT an audio engineer, so a lot of the technical measurement talk goes right over my head.
thanks in advance,