upgrade worth it?

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  1. jacob w k

    jacob w k Stunt Coordinator

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    I was wondering whether it would be worht it for me to upgrade my current low end system. Right now I don't have a subwoofer and am instead using floor speakers for my front ones. They have 10" woofers and go down to 40hz. Will a budget subwoofer improve low end responce dramatically? Also, would using bookshelf speakers that I can pplace higher also make a big difference in terms of sound quality?
     
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    You can put the speakers you have on short stands to raise their level up. Placing your speakers "higher" does not necessarily improve sound, just playing with placement can have a large effect on the sound.
    Yes, even a budget sub will likely improve your system's sound, as 40Hz is not really that low. You are probably missing a lot in the bottom octave (40Hz-20Hz), which is the most entertaining part of well recorded movies, IMO. [​IMG]
     
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    When will you be in a position to get a decent sub? You can get a budget sub now but with Christmas coming [​IMG] maybe a decent sub could be a possibility. Just wondering.
     
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    Actually, I am at school right now and only get to watch stuff when I go home for the weekend every couple of weeks. I am probably thinking more in terms of during the summer.
     
  5. Butch S

    Butch S Auditioning

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    Here's my 2 cents:

    if you're in school, you probably have to watch your money.

    So: I'd say just save up, and get a nicer piece of equipment. You'll eventually have t spend even MORE money down the line when it's time to upgrade AGAIN.

    Also, keep an eye out for returned subs at best buy and CC, where someone fored over a mint for a big sub for an apartment, and realized they dont mix. That's how I got my Velodyne sub...
     

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