Originally Posted by Jeff Sickles
Tech guy insists the reverb is unavoidable.
Unavoidable doesn't sound right to me.
Do everyone agree that a delay/reverb is unavoidable?
Many thanks for any thoughts.
You chose to compromise by trying to combine a powered soundbar setup with a passive speaker setup so I completely agree with the tech guy that compromised sound is the inevitable result.
To "cure" this, return the $1500 soundbar and get passive front speakers for you receiver or disconnect the four corner speakers and don't use the Denon at all.
As your receiver is 5.1, you will just have to buy a center channel and sub and use the rear corner speakers as your surrounds and your front corner speakers as the front left and right which is another compromise as the front left and right ideally should be at ear height when seated but that would still sound a lot better than what you have now IMHO.
A "soundbar like" passive center channel speaker can be had if you want that slim profile.
There are two choices that I'm aware of.
For a subwoofer consider one of these paying special attention to the notes at the top:
PORTED SUBWOOFERS $600 AND BELOW, DELIVERED
*THE LARGER PORTED SUBS DELIVER AT LEAST 40% MORE SOUND PRESSURE LEVEL
THAN THE SAME BRAND'S SEALED VERSION WITH SAME SIZE WOOFER AND AMP
*IF LOOKING AT LARGER/MORE EXPENSIVE SUBWOOFERS ADD PSA TO THE LIST OF BRANDS
*IF YOU ARE NOT AN ACTION MOVIE FAN A SUBWOOFER WITH 22-30HZ EXTENSION WOULD BE FINE
*FOR MUSIC A 30HZ SUB IS A FINE CHOICE
*BEFORE BUYING MAKE A CARDBOARD CUTOUT OF THE SIZE OF THE SUB TO MAKE SURE IT IS NOT TOO LARGE FOR YOU
Specs are from the manufacturer unless noted otherwise.
1 year 150watts =12w7h24d= 25 lbs 8" [23hz] $219 EARTHQUAKE LOW PROFILE CP8 (Amazon price)
3 years 120watts =13w15h16d= 29 lbs 10" [29hz] $250 MARTIN LOGAN DYNAMO 500, limited time offer
2 years 350watts =15w16h17d= 40 lbs 10" [30hz] $399 RSL SPEEDWOOFER 10S, (extension from Sound & Vision review)
2 years 250watts =15w19h17d= 42 lbs 10" [25hz] $455 HSU VTF 1 MK3 (extension from Audioholics review)
5 years 300watts =15w19h20d= 46 lbs 10" [18hz] $499 SVS PB1000, (extension from Sound & Vision Review)
5 years 500watts =15w19h20d= 72 lbs 10" [20hz] $500 MONOPRICE MONOLITH THX 10"
3 years 300watts =16w22h21d= 69 lbs* 12" [19hz] $569 RHYTHMIK LV12F
2 years 350watts =15w21h22d= 62 lbs 12" [18hz] $607 HSU VTF2 MK5, (extension from Audioholics review)
* = shipping weight
SEALED SUBWOOFERS $650 AND BELOW, DELIVERED
3 years 300watts =12w13h13d= 27 lbs 10" [24hz] $399 MARTIN LOGAN DYNAMO 700W, limited time offer Amazon.
NOTE: WIRELESS TRANSMITTER INCLUDED
5 years 300watts =13w14h16d= 27 lbs 12" [23hz] $499 SVS SB1000, (extension from Sound & Vision)
5 years 500watts =13w16h21d= 50 lbs 10" [20hz] $500 MONOPRICE MONOLITH MTS10 THX
3 years 300watts =14w14h16d= 58 lbs* 12" [18hz] $539 RHYTHMIK L12
5 years 500watts =14w15h17d= 35 lbs 12" [19hz] $649 SVS SB2000 outlet, (extension from Sound & Vision)
* = shipping weight