Originally Posted by dtbreen76
Jim or anyone else who might have an idea,
I tried searching, and didn't find anything helpful, except for a bunch of people bashing Bose. I am hoping you can help. I own a Bose Accoustmess 15, series 2 system, driven by a Yamaha rx-v371. I use this only for movie/tv watching, and as sad as it may be, I am happy with them. I have also grown up around some very high end equipment owned by my father, and I can tell you for sure that I did not inherit his audiophile hearing.
What I would like, is to either:
1. replace the existing Accoustimass base module
2. add an additional sub that would compliment the current set up
I am trying to spend around $200. The goal is to gain a little more LFE. Is there a sub that you feel would either compliment or replace the bose for around that price?
no Bose bashing here, so no worries
I'm thinking all you would need to do to add a sub is use a "Y" connector to the LFE out of your receiver. The signal is then split to each sub and voila, you added a sub. Plug the bass module to one end of the "Y" and the other sub (with a sub cable) to the other end and the "Y" in the LFE out of the receiver.
Although I'm suspecting that the use of a receiver for this system is as a processor as the base module probably does the amplification. The cubes are probably 3 to 4ohms so your current receiver wouldn't be able to drive them if the speakers were connected directly to the receiver.
I'm suspecting that when you connect the bass module to the LFE out of your Yamaha, the module bypasses the crossover of the receiver meaning even though you would set your receiver crossover at 80Hz, it wouldn't affect the module.
So in theory, if you use a "Y" adapter, you can set your receiver to 80hz and the receiver will send anything under 80Hz to it's LFE output but only your second sub will reproduce it as the module will ignore it and use it's own bass management.
As for the sub, a favorite in your price range is the Bic F12, I use to have 2 of them and they are very adequate. Without being insulting, it would eat the Acoustimass bass module for lunch. Jim did a review on the Pinnacle PS sub225 and the OSD PS10 and it was favorable as well.
That's to the best of my knowledge. Perhaps someone with more experience on your system would care to chime in.