Originally Posted by dude74
Gotcha, thank. No, I'm definitely not in a hurry. Doing this slowly. Like I said, I only have the receiver and two speakers right now.
Figured the next logical move is a sub. Would I need the same sub if I added a second, third, fourth? Probably in the distant future though. Just research for now, however I will get one sub soon. Thanks, and please send more advice if it's not a bother, as I'm sure I'll have more questions.
I'm a few notches in front of you on that same upgrade curve, having taken about 4 months to assemble all the pieces for a brand new 5.1 system, the Klipsch RW-12d being my last piece about a month ago.
I built a couple of Madisound MTM fronts, then a month later added a Madisound MTM center. I played around with some cheap 2-way surround speakers, and placed those speakers all over creation, up down, upside down, sideways, just to experiment with the sound. I give my wife full credit for not divorcing me in this crazy time in this sound-system-upgrade-phase of my life.
I decided not to build my sub, as the Klipsch was highly regarded in these forums, and it fit nicely in the budget I had in mind.
I found an extra set of old Bose 301 speakers as surrounds, and they are a fantastic fit for my system. I use the sub just when I listen to music or movies, and the 4.0 set of speakers is ultra clear for speech and general TV watching.
My wife LOVES the new system because she plays the TV volume at really now levels, like on a 1 or 2, because the speech is just crystal clear. It's not what I like in terms of volume, but it's what she likes, so it's a good fit.
I still haven't told her I bought a subwoofer.