Originally Posted by Phillip6414
The BP-8040ST’s already has a sub built into them and I have read many reviews where people have stated that they provide more than enough base.
My question is; What is
When I had my first set of dual subs, I thought, "man, this is it!!!!" But for my system, they were not the right subs, an Onk 290rms sub and an Energy 200rms sub, 10" and 8" respectively.
The way I like to watch movies, my subs bottomed out often and I didn't even know what was going on, I just jumped on the horse and rode it.
Then I got an Empire and threw those other two in the garbage (well, not really:)). Suddenly, a sub with real power, able to handle anything an audio track could throw at it, very nice. Now, the system sounds like a real "Theater".
I now have dual Empires in a 15.5 x 26 room, I have way more than enough power. My gain is set at 1/3, I run LFE from the AVR and are set at -2. During certain movies, where the final explosions are "da bomb", I'll set the gain up to 1/2, take the LFE up to +12 and almost literally bring down the house, wow, what an experience.