- Mar 12, 2018
I wonder if it is helpful to consider the matter of multiple subs from POV of Toole's critique and cues for virtual sound objects. After all, if a real drum were played in your room, wouldn't it distort from the same eigentone influences? What's different about a virtual drum? How can a distribution of subs - no matter how beneficial to the FR at your chair - in any possible way more closely propagate the cues for the virtual drum than a single sub behind the main speakers at the origin of the virtual image?
The notion of multiple subs and EQ is to neutralize the contribution of the room to what we hear, so that we have a better chance of hearing what the mic picked up and the recording engineer heard.