Originally posted by Larry Fine Too many subs can be bad, if they end up cancelling each other.
Thats what I thought originally but my local audio guy told me to consider a cube if I don't get the center with built-in sub.
The bass from my towers (BP2002) alone already rattles the dishes upstairs and didn't think a cube was necessary.
I told my audio guy I didn't want a cube - that's when he told me to consider the CLR2300 center (built-in powered sub) instead of the CLR2002 center (mids and tweeter only).
I have heard of setups with my towers and a stand alone sub - it does seem excessive but maybe if you place the sub in the rear of the room it would serve a purpose.
edit: the 2300 and the 2002 are both timbre matched to my fronts according to a review I found. But they didn't test the sub-powered one - pretty good review. How credible are magazine reviews though......(rhetorical question).
I agree with most but feel you should check into the 2500 or 3000. Both these center channels are way better than the 2300 and 2002. You will be able to integrate the 2500 or 3000 into your system with out any problems.
I have a similar system with powered Infinity Intermezzos and a Hsu VTF-3R. I cross over to the sub at 60hz. I found a big difference upgrading to the powered 'mezzo center from the passive 37c. The "built in" subs help greatly from 60 to 100hz. YMMV...
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