Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson
How will you be wiring it/them up? Stereo or summed bass?
Kal, to be honest with you, this is a well asked question that has always been in my mind and I have not come to the point of asking yet.
I am talking about 2 channel application not Home Theater. I have tried to read around the subject and it makes me even more confused. As most sub-woofer related info are 99% for Home Theater application, I am not technical enough to know what are the fundamentals or principles discussed that can be used in 2 channel application. (That's why I come to this forum for some interactive discussion and hoping some authority could come and shed some light.)
1. Is bass stereophonic or monophonic? My current understanding is it's monophonic.
2. What is LFE? I know it reads Low Frequency Effect, but is that some sort of EXTRA bass information only encoded in movie DVD to "boost" bass for some HT excitement?
3. Is there any LFE info in typical red book CD or even vinyl? My current understanding is there is none.
Base on the above understanding, I start to postulate my own model setup in mind.
Case 1. 2 channel plus ONE sub in centre position, some where between the plane of the main LS and the back wall.
Case 2. 2 channel plus ONE sub in the LEFT or RIGHT corner position
Case 3. 2 channels plus TWO subs, the left and right subs placed somewhere around the TWO corners on the back wall, i.e. behind the main speaker.
Case 4. Respective sub is put somewhere around the respective main speaker as an integral cluster.
I am a believer of KISS, so I would start with something simple first. I would start with Case 1 or Case 2 to see the result. I really hope TEL79 could come out and shed some light in this subject if this is a waste of time or something that worth exploring before I fork out my hard earned. I have no friends having the Antimod that could be on loan for a trial.
Subwoofer though is not a problem.
Coming back to the wiring question, this is indeed where I want some help from TEL79 too. In the DSPEAKER web site, it's possible to use ONE AM-8033 with MULTIPLE subs, if the signal feed is LFE (I suppose this is some form of BLENDED bass from AV receiver). What should I do with a typical 2 channel preamp? My understanding is I can use a Summation Cable to work with single LFE INPUT from the current gen 8033 (b or c), soon there is Stereo INPUT on 8033S to take L & R channel bass and sum it in the 8033s.
If I decided to go with one sub then the 0 degree OUTPUT from the 8033 would go to the sub. Amy I right?
I think I better stop here before things get out of manage.
Look forward to more discussion. Thanks a million in advance.