I'm new and am asking for a clarification of how 5.1/7.1 handles frequencies: Saw another Speaker thread asking if sub in tower was good enough or whether a sep sub was better (general answer was listen to which sounds best for the individual). My use is 90% movies fm DVD/TV with 5.1. Question: In 5.1 encoding, do any subs in the L & R towers get the same low freq as the separate (x.1) subwoofer? Or is the low freq stripped out of the streams to the L & R front channels (totally or partially)? I can see a use for subs in towers for stereo music, but in 5.1, not sure if subs are redundant, not driven or ??. I anticipated having a separate sub, and am trying to pick L/C/R and sub - wouldn't mind saving some money. Any suggested L/C/R & sub combo? Dialogue clarity is my key for CC. Budget 1-1.5K. Running Denon 1909 (90W for L/C/R) with JBL L226C in-ceiling rears (4). Room size is 22x18 with one open wall. Also, have a 12" powered sub on another system - are 8" and 10" becoming the sub size standard?
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3/26/12 at 9:28am