Same brand sub?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by David Kel, Nov 21, 2002.

  1. David Kel

    David Kel Auditioning

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    I've read on a few threads here that when purchasing speakers for a HT that they should generally be the same brand so that they are all 'timbred' alike? Not sure I quite understand the concept, but does this also apply to the subwoofer? If I buy JBL speakers, do I need to necessarily spring for a JBL sub as well? Thanks for all the help you guys have provided so far [​IMG].
     
  2. Jeff-Watson

    Jeff-Watson Stunt Coordinator

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    The sub is a different animal all together. The lower frequency of the sub doesn't equate to any problems when mixed with a different brand of speaker. When you hear the comment "timbre matched speakers" this is referring to a matched set of fronts and usually rears rears. That way as the sound moves across the sounstage all of the voices and sounds stay consistent and a roaring jet doesn't sound like a jet in one speaker and a lawn mower in the other. Any good quality sub will match well with most any system after setup and calibration. Hope this helps David.
     
  3. Brian Burgoyne

    Brian Burgoyne Second Unit

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    The timbre matched concept does not apply to the sub. You can get a great sub for around the $500-600 range. You may have already read some posts about the Adire Rava, HSU-VFT2, and the SVS 25-31PCi. Rocket is coming out with a sub in the $300 dollar range pretty soon. That might be a great option.
     
  4. Jeff Adams

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    As already stated, the kind of sub you buy does not need to be the same brand. In fact I have 2 subs hooked up to my system and they are both different brands. One PSB and one AAD sub. They sound great.
     

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