Originally Posted by robertcharles
I am using the JBL's as subs for the mains and surrounds. Basically a 3 way system for each channel. Then, the LMS's are on the discreet .1 channel-LFE only-no redirected bass. All of my channels are set to large. Some people-as a matter of fact, a lot of people, seem to think that is not the way to go.
I need to experience some of these setups in order to see for myself what is going on .
Imho, that is totally the way to go. Unfortunately most don't agree and it isn't very practical for the majority. There was a thread just recently about how the SQ of the bass would be improved by going this route. I have thought that since way back when I got my very first subwoofer. Imo, you just can't offload all the bass onto one system, even powerful subs like users have here.
The only caveat I would bring up is that when you go Large on one or more channels in a surround sound system is that you could lose a portion of the <20hz content as there is a large amount of it mixed to channels other than the LFE channel. Not a gigantic issue but it would be nice to mix that stuff to the LFE and keep 20hz and up in the mains. Most prepro/AVR's I see go down to 40hz (sometimes 30hz in fancier models) for all the speakers. Too bad. Means we gotta add more x-overs, I guess.