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Sub Woofer Question

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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   no respect

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Posted June 16 2011 - 01:22 PM

I know that it's important to have your speakers from the same manufacture but is it equally important that the sub woofer also be from the same manufacturer as the speakers?

#2 of 4 OFFLINE   JohnRice


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Posted June 16 2011 - 03:19 PM

Not at all. In fact most speaker manufscturers don't make very good subs.

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The Music Part: Emotiva XSP-1, Thiel CS 3.6, Emotiva XPA-2, Marantz SA8004, Emotiva ERC-3, SVS PB-12 Plus 2

The Surround Part: Sherbourn PT-7030, Thiel SCS3, Emotiva XPA-5, Polk & Emotiva Surrounds.

#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Al.Anderson



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Posted June 16 2011 - 11:46 PM

And timbre matching is not necessary at the sub-bass frequencies, so there's no acoustic reason to stay within a product line.

#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Robert_J


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Posted June 17 2011 - 12:53 AM

You need to match your sub to your goals and the size of your entire listening area.  At the same time you have both budget and size constraints.  Unless you have a very easy going wife like me, you will make some compromises.