Originally Posted by dbphd
Since I replaced a processor with an Ayre preamp I haven't used subs with the LS50s, because the preamp provides no bass bass management. I had aimed at a balanced system comprised of 5-series Ayre components from disc player through preamp to amp. But I have a Velodyne SMS-1 bass manager that could high-pass to the LS50s and send bass to a pair of HGS-10s. Is the tradeoff worth it? Is removing below 80 Hz from the LS50s likely more important than all balanced?
Last night, I installed the outer bungs in the LS50s, and it seemed to tighten the bass even though the speakers are 20" from the wall behind them.
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The best way to determine this is to do a frequency sweep with both setups, then answer the following questions.
Which setup shows an overall better response?
Which setup shows compression at louder listening volumes? Which one has the lowest total harmonic distortion figures at your normal and extended listening volumes?
REW is your friend here.
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