Do you choose a subwoofer based on the main listening area, or the entire rooms cubic feet?

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TaroTaro

Enthusiast
Below is a measure of the cubic feet in my downstairs open living space. I'm trying to decide if I need to purchase subwoofers for just the 4,700 cubic feet, or if I need subwoofers for 6,100 cubic feet.

I plan on getting two subwoofers, and right now I'm thinking two HSU VTF-3 MK5's but not sure if that would be enough.

This setup is for music, games, tv, and occasionally movies. Live in a house on a concrete slab.
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highfigh

Audioholic Overlord
Room, always. You may not use the rest of the area as a main listening area, but that doesn't prevent the room and sub from interacting. The room's dimensions matter, a lot.
 
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TaroTaro

Enthusiast
Ok good to know! So I probably need expensive subwoofers then, do you have any opinion on two HSU VTF-3 MK5's for my setup?
 
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HawgHead1960

Enthusiast
I am in the market for a pair of subs also, and have been looking at those same ones from HSU. The cubic footage is somewhere around 6820, so will be interesting to check out the responses.
 
Pogre

Pogre

Audioholic Overlord
I have about the same size room (~6000^3) and a pair of VTF-3 MK5s. They loaf most of the time but have no problem rattling pictures off the wall when I want. The amps on the back are always cool to the touch. I think you'll be good with a pair of those.
 
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TaroTaro

Enthusiast
Sweet good to hear I was on the right track.

Any idea what the SVS equivalent would be? Just in case I find a used deal locally, I'm assuming it's closest to the PB-3000?
 
Pogre

Pogre

Audioholic Overlord
Sweet good to hear I was on the right track.

Any idea what the SVS equivalent would be? Just in case I find a used deal locally, I'm assuming it's closest to the PB-3000?
That would be my guess, a PB3000. Tho @shadyJ would know off the top of his head better than I do. For the price its really hard to beat HSU bang for buck even when you factor in shipping.
 
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shadyJ

Speaker of the House
That would be my guess, a PB3000. Tho @shadyJ would know off the top of his head better than I do. For the price its really hard to beat HSU bang for buck even when you factor in shipping.
The 3000 is roughly on par with the VTF-3 or VTF15h.
 

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