Originally Posted by cu_shane
Thanks. I love the size of the Minx, but those say they only go down to 120Hz. I'm worried that they won't be full enough to provide a really good experience even with a SVS sub. Do you disagree? Or do you know anything about the speakers I listed that do go lower?
And they BARELY get to 120 ..... that's the trade-off of incredibly small speakers. I only recommend them when folks express a need for high-WAF speakers, as they are similar to BOSE in form factor but are a lot better speaker. In a room of that size, with all the adjoining spaces, the Minx (and the SVS for that matter) will have trouble filling the room with sound. If you want it LOUD, neither of these choices will be adequate.
If you can live with moderate volume, you would be best to cross those over at 140 or 150. I suspect that the SVS would adequately handle the 150 crossover point , but you would have to position your sub up in the front very near the speakers, otherwise you will have sounds coming from the sub that are not integrated with the speakers.
FYI, the same limitation would apply to the Focal Sib ... small speakers are limiting, it's the nature of the beast. If it were me, I'd prefer larger mains that can cross over at a lower frequency, but I'm not the one who has to sleep on the couch ...
As to the speakers listed, you will have the best luck with Def Tech as far as crossover point and fuller sound from the main speakers. The issue then becomes the WAF, as these are also quite a bit larger. That said, the proof is ALWAYS in the hearing, So go listen to as many speakers as you can. Even good speakers that measure similarly will often have very different sonic signatures. What you like may differ very much from what I may like (or what your wife may like).
Doing your homework will actually save you money in the long run, as you will not be rushing out to change the speakers you bought, sight-unseen, on some recommendation you got from a stranger on a forum.