Whaddya think about speaker setup options?

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  • JohanK
    Member
    • Aug 2000
    • 49

    Whaddya think about speaker setup options?

    Which setup do you think is better (and why) in a 5.1 system:

    Setup 1: all satellite speakers high passed and multiple subs reproducing mono signal

    Setup 2: full range speakers (i.e. good to 30 Hz)on front mains and rears, center high passed and a single sub for LFE + center bass

    TIA, I appreciate all responses (even yours Lexman ).




  • Tom R S 4
    Junior Member
    • Aug 2000
    • 15

    #2
    Setup #2 is the better one. In a nutshell, because bass doesn't become non-directional until below 50hz (from my quick test) or 40hz (from what I've heard others say). This is what really gets my goat about the infamous 80hz cut-off imposed by 'some people's' specifications.




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    • Andrew Pratt
      Moderator Emeritus
      • Aug 2000
      • 16507

      #3
      The point at which bass becomes non direction depends a lot on the room, in my room with my setup etc my 80 hz crossover works very well...but I've got my sub up along the front wall which helps. Anyway I would tend to agree that #2 would be the best in an ideal world...however in the real world with limited funds I'd rather have high end bookshelf speakers and a great sub then large towers that weren't as good as the bookshelfs...




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      • Lexman
        Super Senior Member
        • Jun 2000
        • 1777

        #4
        #2 absolutely. Concentrated bass is much better. Spread out they begin to cancel each other out. I love the results of my Velex subs stacked. Of course, I have been told I should get my drivers closer together, reversing one sub, but the results as is, is phenominal.

        Lex

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        • MRWILLL
          Senior Member
          • Aug 2000
          • 107

          #5
          I use full range towers to compliment Lexicon's 7.1 Bass Enhance (40Hz). With my (2) Velodyne subs, and all my channels playing below 40Hz, my LF is like a tidle wave hitting my viewing room. Sometimes I get all wet, LOL!!




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          • MRWILLL
            Senior Member
            • Aug 2000
            • 107

            #6
            Part 2...


            If money were no object, I'd get the best 2-way spk and put the sub that I like on each ch/spk, and two (or more) big 18" subs for the LF. IMO, no full range spk's sub can outplay a dedicated sub.




            STOP!!...LOOK!!...LISTEN!!
            DVD...Hear it from the people who
            mixed and mastered it "LEXICON".
            STOP!!...LOOK!!...LISTEN!!
            DVD...Hear it from the people who
            mixed and mastered it "LEXICON".

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