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Old 04-18-2006, 06:11 PM   #1
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Question for those who use their 5.1/6.1/7.1 setups for 2.0 audio

Do you use the subwoofer for 2-channel audio like that from a CD?
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Old 04-18-2006, 06:15 PM   #2
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Yes, however I set my crossover to 120Hz rather than 80.
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How low do music tracks from CDs usually go?
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How low do music tracks from CDs usually go?
It depends on the material but it can go LOW, like down to 20 Hz for some.
If you have tower speakers with a big woofer, you may want to use it w/out the sub. I have Paradigm Studio 20's, which are 2-way bookshelves, so I use the sub all the time. Really, you need to listen to some music with and without the sub and determine which one you like better.

You will get more bass from the sub than w/ your main speakers.
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Where does the bass normally "hang around" for Rap and Metal/Rock music?
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With most receievers you can't output to the subwoofer for 2 channel cd audio, so this isn't an issue as the subwoofer is only wired to accept an lfe channel (the .1 in 5.1).

Unless of course you wire your sub using speaker wire and pass through the main l/r signals through the sub and to the main speakers. Of course in that case, you wouldn't get lfe audio in movies.
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With most receievers you can't output to the subwoofer for 2 channel cd audio, so this isn't an issue as the subwoofer is only wired to accept an lfe channel (the .1 in 5.1).

Unless of course you wire your sub using speaker wire and pass through the main l/r signals through the sub and to the main speakers. Of course in that case, you wouldn't get lfe audio in movies.
Yes you can through bass managment i.e. crossover settings and speaker settings of "small" or "large."
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Yes you can through bass managment i.e. crossover settings and speaker settings of "small" or "large."
It depends on the receiever...
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I am not sure about all recievers, but my sub is always on with my denon. Maybe it has to do with the bass management. I have all my speakers set to small. Having a good sub properly calibrated helps a great deal. My sub does a great job blending in with my speakers, if it were not for the huge tube in ther corner one would think the sound was only coming from my speakers...
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With most receievers you can't output to the subwoofer for 2 channel cd audio, so this isn't an issue as the subwoofer is only wired to accept an lfe channel (the .1 in 5.1).

Unless of course you wire your sub using speaker wire and pass through the main l/r signals through the sub and to the main speakers. Of course in that case, you wouldn't get lfe audio in movies.
This is not the case with any decent receiver made within the last 3-5 years. Your receiver menu will allow you to have the sub on or not.

I personally like playing music with DPL II soundfield as it sounds more ambient.

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if it were not for the huge tube in ther corner one would think the sound was only coming from my speakers...
Do you have an SVS? Which one and how do you like it?
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