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.1 channel ??

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by keyser, Nov 24, 2002.

  1. keyser

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    "By far the most common use is to deliver the LFE (low frequency effects) or .1 of a 5.1 sound system. Bass management in your amp/processor/receiver allows deep bass from the other channels to also be routed to the sub, as well as the dedicated LFE effect, which is useful if you don't have main speakers that can go deep. But the main reason to have a sub is to hear those LFE specific bass effects. They aren't routed to any other speaker."

    When you set an amp/receiver to no sub and have the other speakers to large, then the receiver sends the .1 info to the large speakers doesn´t it? If you have very large speakers all around then there is no need for a subwoofer?
     
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    Yes to part one - if you set your main speakers to "large" and set sub to "no" then the .1 channel should be redirected to the main speakers.

    No to your second question IMO. The 5 main channels of DD/DTS soundtracks can drop down to 20Hz and there aren't many main speakers that can go this low - the few that can cost big money. However, the .1 LFE channel is a different story as it can have a lot of <20Hz information on it - it can go down to 10Hz or even lower - apparently U-571 has some info on there down to 5Hz!! Most subwoofers can't cope with this, let alone main speakers.

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