I used to blog about family type stuff and was part of a neat little community that swapped stories and ideas. A long lost bloggy friend followed me over here and posted a question on an early post about subs. He's looking to invest for his living room and wanted to know if I had a brand preference. I don't. I have a sub in my home setup but it came with a dirt cheap surround system that I got so I could hear the Winter Olympics in all their 5.1 channel glory.
What I did though was write him a short novel as a reply comment that I thought would make a good post. Home theater guys are always posting on pro audio boards and generally get laughed at and sent away. But it's all the same, your living room is just a smaller venue with its own set of challenges and gear designed to suit different situations. So I told him what to look for and how to apply some techniques once he's got a little thumper in his possession. Here's the conversation.