Originally Posted by donutfan
Parts may be cheap as dirt, but they still cost something
. So I stand by my original opinion.
I'm sure that I can't change your opinion, no matter what facts I provide.
The facts are that the FTC still regulates power ratings, and the regulations plus the need to keep warranty costs reasonable pretty well define the capabilities of power transformers, heat sinks, and output devices.
And btw the price of metals, especially copper, have been rising signficantly the past few years and power transformers use lots of that........
Being lectured on the topic of power transformers tickles the irony bone of an EE who could possibly have been winding his own transformers before your father was a glint in your grandfather's eye! ;-)
Maybe if they heard a properly-configured 2.1 system they would change their opinion.
Why do you think that this mysterious undisclosed they
hasn't heard a properly-configured 2.1 system?
I've been in the engineering offices of some well-known mainstream consumer electronics firms and seen their house systems. Cost is no object! They know far more about configuring audio systems then most audio journalists or self-appointed web eggspurts. Wanna compare notes about configurting systems with say, Floyd Toole?
Also, a music-oriented system doesn't really require a SUBwoofer, instead I believe all they need is a device capable of response down to just say, 30Hz
I wish you'd make your mind up about which side of this issue you are on! ;-)
). That's because we're, or me anyway
, mostly trying to recommend them a system with improved bass quality
, rather than the quantity or depth of bass.
So you're now telling us that using subwoofers is antithetical to improved bass quality?
I notice that your chart ignores certain well-known instruments that do have response below 30 Hz.
To take an approach whose inverse was tried here lately, do you even have a 2.1 system of your own? ;-)
Not to mention some $$ savings, since they would not require as large an amp for their main speakers.
Looking at the chart you provided, I see that they start the sub-bass range at 63 Hz. There are a number of sound quality advantages to splitting the workload at this point. But, you already know them, right? ;-)