Originally Posted by Karkus
Bass should come from your front floorspeakers, not from some box in the corner. Sounds better IMHO.
Actually, it depends "what" your front speakers are! Most systems do benefit from subs, but I agree that one off in the corner is mildly beneficial. It sounds excessive to those that don't understand acoustics, but realistically a good system should have 2 properly located subs! Once you hear a system that has been properly set up acoustically, you'll almost never be satisfied with a basic setup. To go without subs requires very high quality full range speakers with extra headroom in the amplifier to truly cover the bass! Today's trends are small profile systems that look sleek in the room, and to be honest, very very few will handle the bass even mediocre with one sub. But audio always comes down to "you like, what you like"! I just happen to love extreme dynamic systems. If I'm in the mood for a certain sound, my system will recreate it with ease. That is what I love about Home Theater/HiFi!
Good luck AVS folks in your endeavors!
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