ref 100's and sub

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Barry V, Feb 11, 2002.

  1. Barry V

    Barry V Extra

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    How well do the ref 100's handle bass? Running ref 60's and a pw 2200 right now. Wondering if moving 60's to rears and purchasing the 100's as mains would work(parting with the 2200 for now, because of room constraints)?

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  2. Arthur S

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    While the 100's can produce prodigeous amounts of low bass, if you drop the sub you will be disappointed. Bass frequencies need to be boosted to compensate for the Fletcher-Munson curve effect (a 1K signal will sound 40 db louder than a 25HZ signal). You would need to turn up the bass on your receiver or use some kind of equlalizer without a sub. If I was you I would sit tight till I had the money for the 100's and a small but powerful sub like the Sunfire.
     
  3. Mark Austin

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    The Ref 100's and the term "room constraints" mentioned in the same paragraph generally don't work too well together. The 100's need room.
     

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