SURVEY: Who among you redirects his LFE to the main speakers?

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  1. Arnel Enero

    Arnel Enero Stunt Coordinator

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    As soon as my N804 arrives, I will try to see if allowing them to reproduce the LFE instead of my sub will be a good idea IN MY SMALLISH ROOM. I'm sure the N804 will have no problem extending low in the bass IN MY ROOM, BECAUSE OF ROOM LIFT, which in my room starts to be noticeable early at 60 Hz. I suspect that the main benefit of doing this would be the more even distribution of low bass in the room, so it might be worth the try.

    Anyone tried this LFE redirection yet?
     
  2. Ned

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    For movies it's a terrible idea. There is virtually no speaker which can reproduce 20-30hz at reference levels in *any* room. So you are degrading your listening experience under the guise of "my mains are really big so they deserve to run large!".
     
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    The N804 won't give you really deep bass. On the other hand, if your sub is really crappy it might be an improvement.
     
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    I do it because I have my REL Strata III sub connect via the speaker-level input. I have a smoother crossover from my B&W Nautilus 805s.

    No, I don't expect my 805s to reproduce the "lowest of the lows" (not even close). However, they do an excellent job down to about 47 Hz, and I have my sub crossed over at 42 Hz (I believe). The transition is smooth - perfect for music, and more than acceptable for HT.

    What sub are you using? Some more facts will help give the members more info to give you better recommendations.
     

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