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built in sub in the main speakers versus stand alone sub

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by felix_suwarno, Dec 31, 2001.

  1. felix_suwarno

    felix_suwarno Screenwriter

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    the nht vt series and boston vr900 series have built in subwoofer.

    which setup is better :

    1- 5 speakers without subwoofer, but the main speakers have built in sub

    2- 6 speakers, the main speakers have no sub at all, dedicated sub included

    3- 6 speakers, the main speakers have 8 inch subs, dedicated sub included

    if this kind of question has been asked before, sorry guys, i dont know the keyword to use with the search engine.
     
  2. David D. C.

    David D. C. Stunt Coordinator

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    i think that a stand alone sub is better just for the postioning with a built in sub you are limited to placement of 6.1 channel sound ask your self this

    would you put your two surronds on the same wall?????

    lol

    its the same thing its all in the separation
     
  3. felix_suwarno

    felix_suwarno Screenwriter

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    david

    which one do you think is better then? 2 or 3?

    i am not gonna put the surrounds on the same wall. heheheh. OFF COURSE I AM NOT!!!
     
  4. David D. C.

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    it was a joke

    lol

    1st do you know or are you understanding the diff between 5.1 and 6.1 surround i think you do so i would go with the six speakers and run a powered sub as the sixth placing it behind the front right if you can because bass sections of music concertes sit mostly to the right or is it hte left i cant remember that way you have 6.1 at your finger tips 6.1 sends 6 independent fhz to each speaker and 5.1 well it sends to 5 speakers
     
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    Do your search on Powered Towers
    John
     
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    ok. conclusion :

    separate sub would be better.

    i got a feeling separated component always better.

    why dont they try to make a truly excellent all in one system??? is it impossible to do? i got a feeling that is just their business trick.

    thanks for the replies
     
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    Paging Bob A, and Hubert!!!!!!!
     
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    Lewis: page received! [​IMG]
    felix, it depends on what your preferences are. There are certainly some advantages to having a powered tower...the main of which is blending between highs/mids/lows, which is controlled entirely by the manufacturer. But do not think of it as a "speaker with a sub in it"...think of it as a near full range loudspeaker...a loudspeaker with (relatively) deep response. Of course, not all powered towers are created equal. Could a near full range loudspeaker be preferrable over a bookshelf + external sub? Possibly, particularly for music. But for home theater in particular, you would benefit much by using a quality external sub which can take advantage of the higher output associated with boundary reinforcement of the lower frequencies. Also, you will have some placement flexibility with the external sub.
    That said, I feel that the ultimate setup would include near full range speakers + external sub(s). But regardless of whether you get nonpowered or powered speakers, you will want to get a quality external sub(s) down the road. Good luck!
     
  9. John Morris

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    I second Bob A's opinion. Personally, I like my front two channels to be full range. That said, I also like an additional sub for movie impact.
     
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    John...isn't it amazing...I have not gotten into a major argument for weeks! [​IMG]
     
  11. John Morris

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    Bob A: I am trying to follow your sterling example... [​IMG]
     
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    let's put it this way: you won't get true 5.1 or 6.1 without a dedicated sub for the .1 channel. i'm a firm believer that no system is complete without a separate and quality subwoofer.
     
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    can you guys close your eyes, and differentiate easily between these setup?

    1- the main speakers dont have built it sub, plus subwoofer

    2- the main speakers have built in sub, plus subwoofer

    thankkksss
     
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    Go with main speakers without built in subs. Get at least two subs. This is the most flexible and complete approach.

    Best reegards-Henry
     
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    TWO SUBS??? i dont think i have the space for that

    what about a twin driver sub instead of 2 subs?
     
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    Sometimes I think this board is a reincarnation of the kid in the boom car where all that matters is bass. Im willing to bet there are some who dont crave all the bass others here seem to thrive on. Lets not intimidate them by advising them they have to have 2 water heater sized subwoofers in thier living room to truely enjoy HT.
     
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    thanks for the link about sub placement
     
  20. Jim_Stu

    Jim_Stu Stunt Coordinator

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    MarkO,

    I agree! We tend to through money, instead of knowledge,

    at every little problem that comes up. In this case, we

    don't even know:

    1) How big is the room.

    2) How high is the ceiling.

    3) How thick is the carpet.

    4) How big are the seats & etc.

    Yet we tend to go right ahead and suggest all the stuff

    we either have or want.

    JRS
     

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