Hooking up a sub to my rears...

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  1. MichaelPR

    MichaelPR Second Unit

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    Hey everyone! I should have an SVS PCi 20-39 coming tomorrow or Monday. I am going to have a left over Sony SW-MA 20 left over after I'm done hooking up my SVS. My system currently consists of Paradigm Titans up front a CC-170 in the center and Bose 201 Direct reflectors in the back. The Bose sound extremely tinny to me as fronts. I'd love to get new surrounds but I really can't afford it after picking up the SVS. If I hooked up the Sony Sub to the surrounds with the speaker level inputs would this help in the sound of the surrounds? If I did this would I set my surrounds to large on my receiver? Also if I placed the sub it would be directly behind the couch we view from. It would however not be sandwiched between the couch and the wall? Should I add the sub or will it not make match of a difference with the SVS? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Topher

    Topher Stunt Coordinator

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    It's worth a try. Just set the subs crossover as high as it will go and it should help fill out the sound.
     
  3. MichaelPR

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    Anyone else try this or can offer anymore input??
     
  4. Johnny Ayala

    Johnny Ayala Stunt Coordinator

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    I had a powered sub connected to my rears for a while, and it sounded o.k., but not like I had expected. IMO I'de just stay with the rears by themselves. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. JasonWUC

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    I asked this question a while ago on this forum and the answer I received was 'no.' The reason being that there are generally one or two good spots in a room to place a sub where the sub sounds level (where the sub doesn't create huge nodes and anti-nodes in the sound.) No-one who replied had anything good to say about attaching a sub to the rears.

    too bad...I have two spare DefTech PF-15TL+s I could use for my surround and surround backs[​IMG]

    If you think it will help, try it out. You can always remove it later.
     

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