In this main space, I’m contemplating adding a second subwoofer, so I’d have one behind each of the speakers next to the fireplace. (Getting Magnepan .7’s soon, for what it’s worth.)
Currently, I do have two subs in there. One Cambridge Minx X201 under the buffet in dining room, and the Cambridge Minx X301 behind the left speaker in front of the fireplace. But this would be about adding another one to the right of the fireplace.
Go for another X301. Easy solution, matches the other one. They are around $450 each.
Get a pair of completely different (better?) subs. Move the existing X301 to the buffet location, and move the X201 into a different room/system altogether.
The Cambridge subs are fine. I don’t slam anything, so it’s really just to provide depth to the existing speakers. But with the new Maggies, I think two back there might be a good call. I can always just order an X301 from Crutchfield, test it out, and send it back if it doesn’t do what I want.
But any recommendations for a pair of subs for this space? I’ve considered REL’s, and that’s an option, obviously. When I use their “subwoofer matcher” the T/7i is the recommended sub for either the Harbeths or the Maggies in that room. But at $2000 for a pair, it’s more of a commitment.
So, would you add another sub? And if so, what would you do? Be prudent with another $500 cambridge? Or bite the bullet and do the $2000 pair of RELs? Or something in between? (Any other $500 sub recommendations?)
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