will i need a subwoofer with floorstanders? dts hd?

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  1. kopmjj

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    Hi im looking to get floorstanders front pair and a center and 2 rear bookshelf speakers and was wondering will it be a waste of money to buy a subwoofer?
    i mean will the bass be good enough from the front 2 floorstanders?

    i will be watching blu ray and will want to listen to hd audio 5.1 but will my receiver be able to do 5.0 without the sub and still get the same effect?

    im looking at mercury v4 for the fronts thanks.
     
  2. Joe Chan

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    i am also wondering should i get a subwoofer? my system is
    front speaker TDL RTL3 floorstander, Mission M3C2 centre speaker, JPW minim as surround speaker
     
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    Yeah a subwoofer will definitely add to the.experience you floorstanding speakers may reach down to 50hz but a decent sub will take you down to 20hz. Also if you have a sub you can change the crossover to the fronts so they only go down to 80hz allow the sub to take over from there. This allows the fronts to produce a more cobtrolled mid range !
     
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    As above, a sub will go lower and with more authority than pretty much any floorstander. It would certainly not be a waste if money and will really add to your movie experience. Also as above a sub will allow you to take some of the load off the fronts which will help to clear up the mid range so improve sound quality too.
     
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    ok, so besides movies, can I play music with my subwoofer too? how should I set up?
     
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    Yeah ofcourse use the sub for music Infact this is where the sub taking the bass from the fronts comes in. The sub will allow the front speakers to achieve better midrange. However when used with music its normally better to pay a bit extra on the sub to make sure you get a good clean bass rather than a thud !
     
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    If using an AVR there is no need to set the sub any differently for movies or music. Once set up correctly it can be used for both with no issues. You may want to select a stereo mode on the AVR to only have the front pair and sub working but that is it as far as set up goes.
     

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