I’m starting to built my first Audio system and after reading a lot of forums and reviews I know i want the Arendal Subwoofer! I have the Dali Rubicon 6 tower speakers with an Cambridge audio CXA81 stereo amplifier. I mostly listen to music but i also want it to be good for movies.
The problem is i can’t choose between these two, maybe the people here can help me. I’m leaning more to the 1723 1s side but there are a few things I need to know before deciding. I will eventually buy 2 of the same.
– I live in a pretty good isolated terraced house house so i have neighbors on both sides of me. Since i just started living there I don’t want to be a bad neighbor . Now i’m wondering if the 1723 1s has a much bigger acoustic energy output (do the sound vibrations reach the neighbours more easily). I don’t have a problem with the mechanical energy since I can decouple it from the floor. Does anyone have experience with it?
– second question is about the room size. Is it good to have 2 of these big speakers in an L-shaped living room of 6 by 3.5 by 2.5 meter? Maybe a bit of overkill or is overkill not an issue with these subwoofers? In the picture i have my room setup. Red are my towerspeakers, Yellow is my listening position and purple are the placements of my future arendal subwoofers. Is this a proper placement or do you recommend something else?
– third question is about the musical part of the 1723 1s. I read that it’s not only bigger but also more musical (refined). Is this the case?
– last question a general question and is about my amplifier (Cambridge cxa81) it has an LFE output and 2 stereo outputs (2x left and 2x right). Do you recommend connecting the subwoofer to the LFE (Low level input) or to the stereo outputs (high level input)? Also would you recommend placing them in stereo or in opposite sides of the room?
I’m sorry for asking this much questions but I’m really hoping someone could give me some clarity
Thank you in advance!