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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by ChuckM, Aug 13, 2002.
Is it possible to find speakers with subs in them for extra thump, and if so is it worth it.
Chuck, Welcome to the HTF
If your asking what I think you are asking, the simple answer is to get full range tower speakers. Most of it will depend on price budget. What type of speakers do you have that are unsatisfactory in the bass dept.???
IMO a 20-20k flat response speaker is prefered. but its hard to find a good flat response [inexpensive] speaker.
maybe you should try the DIY path.
Here are just a few links to brands known for integrating powered drivers into their speakers. There are good and bad reasons for buying this type of speaker and I'm sure you'll get lots of opinions. If you have the opportunity, audition the speakers in your home.
Klipsch also makes a set with subs built into the speakers their synergy sereis sp-1.
Paradigm no longer makes any main speakers with powered drivers. The Active series was discontinued almost a year ago.
Might want to ask in the "speakers" forum instead....
Look at the VR-965 and VR-975.
A lot of these are extraneous, but it won't take too long to find the good threads from within these 4-5 pages of search results.
These get a little heated and have some retoric in them, but if read carefully you'll get lots of good info.
Forgot about Klipsch and Boston! Thanks.
Camp stole my thunder.
Yes, the Paradigm MONITOR 90P ver.3 is still being made by Paradigm. I owned them for about two months and they are real nice speakers. Had a great thump to them and actually, rattled my windows on occasion. However, they also do more then just thump. I found them pleasing for music and also HT.
There are pro/con's of having a self powered sub/driver in speakers as you know. I'm sure those other threads will cover the basics.
Some 90P ver. 2 reviews.
I'll make your decision a little more difficult. Multiple subs can cancel each other out and calibrating them can be tough (actually, a HUGE pain in the tush). Since the "punch" part of bass is around 80-100hz, multiple subs might not be the answer. You might do just as well with 2 full-range speakers with decent amplification and the bass turned up.
Is this system primarily for music or home theater? How large is your room? What is your system? How much money do you have to spend?
Before I upgraded my system I have a pair of original def tech BP10s run off of an old 70 watt receiver. Those speakers could really hit (Beastie Boys, Sir Mixalot, etc...) especially with the bass turned up a little. Now I run them crossed-over around 70Hz via a digital receiver (with DPLII) and have a SVS 25-31PCi. I calibrated my system with a test DVD and a SPL meter. The punch is the same but the range has been extended. Until it was calibrated I had a pretty large dip around 80Hz, probably due to a bit of phase cancellation. I can't imagine how long it would have taken when trying to callibrate 2 subs.
Good luck and have fun!