Originally Posted by j4894
I have 8060 towers run full range with speaker wire and no external sub right now. I think it sounds really good in my room. I find myself wanting to add a external sub and run lfe to the towers also to essentially have 3 subwoofers in the room. I like the idea of the towers outputting the below crossover frequencies of the center and surrounds, I feel it helps fill the room better than one sub doing it.
My question is what type of sub pairs best with the passive radiators in the towers? Ported or sealed?
Also from what I understand audyssey will only eq to the drop off of the subs in the towers ( since they are the weakest) so since the -3 is about 39 hz, I assume everything below that for the additional sub is just not eq’ed? Are there any issues with that? Thanks for any advice
I was thinking of doing the same thing. I run BP9020's up front set to small crossed at 80hz with LFE to the powered woofers right now. I like the sound very much. I was talking to Tom at PSA about adding a PSA 15S subwoofer to the mix. He strongly recommends NOT using the smaller (less output) tower subs with LFE with a stronger more output powered subwoofer. Quote: ( they will have a significant "phase shift" relative to any of our products(which are all designed to extend much deeper). This phase shift will cause all sorts of cancellations.) He recommended i do what your doing right now and run speaker wires only to the BP9020's and cross the towers over at 60hz or 80hz and just use the 15S for the lower bass with LFE.
I was thinking the same thing. That the tower subs connected as LFE along with the PSA 15S would help with room nulls and other bass issue's but i guess not? I do have Audyssey XT32. I do know that the dual subwoofers in the towers connected as LFE sound much better then a single lower ouput subwoofer like a SVS SB1000 or RSL 10S speedwoofer which i had in the past.
And many other's on here don't recommend running 2 or 3 different subwoofers together. Try to run one good subwoofer or 2 matched subwoofers for duals.
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