Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Stockton,CA USA
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Actually, I get fairly well integrated bass. I use my Velodyne HGS 12 for LFE only and set all other speakers to large ( I use the Prosub 100 for my surrounds).
Pros: you get bass when and where you need it, and it produces a much more open and balanced soundfield. My system never sounds boomy and sounds pretty effortless.
Cons: it's hell to set up!!! You have to get all the bass levels in all the speakers set just right. Turn the bass too high in one speaker and it begins to cancel out the bass of one or more speakers. In fact most of the mistakes I made early on were in turning the bass levels up way too high. Also, the phase of my subwoofer had to be inverted in relation to the Def Techs because the Velodyne was being canceled out ( standing bass waves can be a pain in the a_ _!).
All in all, I now have a very dynamic and effortless sounding system. I think in the area of home theater/audio Def Tech makes excellent speakers for the price. Oh sure, there are better audiophile speakers out there, but how many speakers can serve double duty equally as well for the price.