Originally Posted by notmybutt
Kini62, thanks for the feedback.
Any particular reason why I should replace my subwoofer. I mean is the sub-12 a bad subwoofer?
Regarding the center speaker , if I turn up the volume will I notice that the rf-82 will overpower the rc-52? Also, if this is the case , can't I fix this through the receiver by increasing the power to the centre speaker relative to the floor speakers? Don't want to stick with rc-52 and get a bad experience. Also what do You think about the choice of receiver?
Well as you can see in my sig, I have the RF62s which have the same size horn as the 82s and my center (identical to the RC52II other than color of woofers) has no problem keeping up. If needed you can always boost the center channel by a db or two.
As for your sub, I won't say it's a bad sub, but in comparison to say something like a SVS PB12NSD or the new PB2000, PSA XV15 or HSU VTF3 it's like putting a miniature doberman against the real thing in a fight to the death. Not even close.
So for about $800 give or take you can improve your HT experience many times over what you would achieve by going to a RC62.
With your sub you're missing a whole octave or more of movie LFE goodness and a bunch of impact the rest of the range, not to mention just plain night and day sound quality improvement with music as well as HT use.
Your sub signs off by 30hz. Any of the subs I mentioned will easily produce flat to 20hz and even into the mid teens depending on room size.
Let us help you spend some money, it's what we do here on AVS