Originally Posted by klrluvshifi
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. 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.
Well, keeping in the spirit of bass coming from the front speakers and not just a sub located in the front of the room.
I like bass come from all speaker points in 5.1 setup.
My set up is all towers except the center channel power by Pionner SC-35 (ICE amps).
Polk Audio RTi A9's (fronts) 3-way speakers with two 5.25 mids, three 7 inch woofers.
Polk Audio RTi A7's (rear) 3-way speakers with 6.5 mid, two 7 inch woofers.
Polk Audio CSi A6 (center) 2-way speaker with two 6.5 inch and silk dome tweet
Polk Audio DSW PRO 500 (10 inch)
That is ten 7 inch woofers and one 10 inch sub.
I think I will do dual subs because I got two unopened PSW111's setting in the basement.
I might also do some height speaker with some Polk Audio R150 I got setting around.