Do i need a sub?

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  1. Joe Maiurro

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    I have just puchased a pair or Cerwin Vega CERW V12F Front speakers. I was told that I wouldn't really need a sub with these speakers.. True?

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    Do you need a sub? no. But even if you were buying the biggest baddest most expensive main speakers that you could find the system would sound better if it included a sub.
     
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    they have the .1 in the 5.1, 6.1, 7.1 setup for a reason.
    "wouldn't really need a sub"
    the .1 is your sub.

    yes, a good sub will play much lower than you CV's.
    Only if you are only listening to music or you dont have 5.1 or up, you dont need the sub.
     
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    You should have a sub still. You may be happy without one, but you should still have a sub.
     
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    even though vegas are pretty bass-heavy speakers, they simply cannot get as low as a powered sub can.

    if you really want to feel the lfe's, you're gonna have to get a sub. you don't need to buy one right away, but definitely consider one down the road.
     
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    If you don't have a decent receiver to go with those speakers, then you will NEED a sub. Large drivers draw a lot of current to reproduce bass, which means an average receiver will struggle on bass heavy music and definitely with movies, which in turn will likely result in clipping (distortion) and possible speaker damage.

    A sub, with it's own power, and the receiver crossed over to limit bass sent to the mains, will help out with power demands on the receiver and will almost certainly give you better bass response.
     

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