My experience adding subwoofers to 2 channel


My Kappa 9 speakers are rated to 29hz and they sound pretty good in my 18x24 room...powered by McIntosh mc1.25 amps...l was looking for another layer of bass to enhance the sound..my first experiment l took my SVS pb16 ultras from my theater room and tried them first...it sounded terrible,didn't blend well..couldn't hear a difference until you turned in up then it rattled the room apart........my final experiment worked..l used 4 Velodyne minivee subwoofers(1000 watt rms class D sealed 8 in.) and after hours of calibration l hit it......lve got the bass response that exeeded my expectations. ....l should have done this along time ago....can anybody tell me of another subwoofer that may work even better?
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One suggestion, read Jim Smith's articles about adding subs:
https://www.psaudio.com/article/subwoofery-trick-or-treat/
In fact, you dont need a pro RTA, I did it with an Android app called Sound Analyzer App wich is enough for the job. 
You have to find the flatest bass response possible and doing it by ear is not an easy job. 
The app helped me A LOT to find the best location for the subs (among the ones I've had due to decor), the best direction, the correct phase and a good crossover-volume level adjustment. 
I've just bought a couple of medium quality subs and after following Jim Smith's guide for proper subs set up, with an RTA on some steps, the 3D sound and bass energy Im getting from my system is incredible!
And I still have to keep on tunning them for better sound and then run Dirac Room Correction to get full perfomance.
Its incredible how the mids and the highs have improved with the subs.