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Safe to run satellites without sub?

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#1 of 4 Shawn*M



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Posted April 21 2005 - 11:32 AM

Hello guys, I have a quick question. Is it safe to run satellites without a sub? I have a velodyne CHT 5 piece speaker set. They have 4 1/2" midrange and a 1" tweeter. I won't be getting my sub for a couple of more weeks. I was wanting to get everything hooked up and wanted to make sure I won't hurt anything as long as I keep the volume real low. Thanks.

#2 of 4 EugeneR


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Posted April 21 2005 - 11:43 AM

You don't have to keep the volume real low, you just won't get a ton of bass from your speakers. Enjoy.

#3 of 4 Mike^S


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Posted April 21 2005 - 01:23 PM

If you hear any distortion, then you need to turn it down. You could also try setting your speakers to "small" on your receiver.

#4 of 4 Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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Posted April 22 2005 - 09:01 AM

Just don’t try to compensate for the missing lows (that the sub would give) by turning up the bass. That’s asking for trouble if you play it loud.

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