Originally Posted by dtsguy
I assume speakers set to SMALL regardless of the size of your speakers...?
MauneyM's repsonse to the same question as asked by me :
Originally Posted by tundrSQ
This begs the questions...who should use BM and who should not.
This is completely dependent on the quality, power handling, and frequency response of your mains and your sub, so there is no simple answer. However, there are a few rules of thumb that are valuable.
> If your mains are full-range (i.e., they can get down to 20 Hz - or at least very close), then you may not need BM.
> If your sub's response is really, really flat and linear, and it has the ability to provide SPL levels up to 5 dB above LFE reference, then you may want to use BM regardless of your mains.
> If your mains bottom out at a relatively high frequency, say 45-50 Hz or above, you probably want BM.
> If your sub is anemic, i.e., is can't handle high SPLs, or the frequency response is poor (the so-called 'one-note' subs), you may be better off without BM.
It's a balancing act among competing issues. If in doubt, try it both ways and see which you prefer.