2 will always (my experience) sound better. And are easier to integrate into a room and should actually cause a smoother response than just one sub IMO
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in my experience, two subs are always better than one. i don't know how they compare to rel, but in in my old setup, i had two sunfire subs that sounded much better than using only one. applied to both stereo and ht. of course placement on left and right respectively greatly affected the performance gain. btw, they were one 10 inch and one 12 inch. the 10 filled in what the 12 did not, while the 12 filled in what the 10 did not. it was quite an experience. i've since gone with one of sunfire's new signature eq subs. since i've upgraded my main speakers, sub bass is not much of a priority for me any more.
Had a single Stentor III, what a quality unit. Dealer talked me into the single sub but I whish I had gone the 2 sub route with something down the product line for a little more cost.
Traded the Stentor in on Vandy 5As and later added a JL Fathum 113 for HT.
Point is, as already said above, 2 subs for 2 channel and 1 will due for HT. My setup is a bit different but I agree with that in my experience.
Would love to play with that Studio though...