Originally Posted by ickysmits /forum/post/16873674
@ Dave - Don't you think a good 12", 10", or even possibly a 8" powered sub would be a nice addition to his set-up paired with a Yamaha or Polk bar (or other manufacturer)? It would surely add some extra oomph and excitement the CT-500 couldn't provide. You said yourself the sub on your Kuro made a big difference.
Yes the sub did make a BIG difference with my Kuro, the Kuro fake surround sound aint half bad so being able to add the sub really put the Kuro into soundbar territory without having to have a soundbar.
For the OP I was thinking your suggestion was a good one, to try his Samsung with a sub and see how that sounds.
Matter of fact before I read your post I was not even aware that the Samsung he has had a sub output, the only displays I have really known to do this on a regular basis have been the Pioneer plasma's.
Personly I have never understood why more TV makers dont include a sub output, its such an easy thing to add and can greatly improve the sound on any givin display if using a display's fake surround sound feature.
I cant comment on the Polk bar as I have only heard it in the store and it was not the best of set-ups, so I really have no idea how the Polk really sounds at all.
As far as Yamaha, any YSP is always a good choice when paired with a sub. Is the YSP better than the CT-500, if judging for just sound alone, yes, the YSP does do a better surround sound, if judging by features and price, in my opinion the CT-500 is the better choice.
As far as the CT-500 I hope I did not come off as being rude to you in telling the OP to dis-reguard your negitive input about the CT-500, being rude was not my intent, I just know your not a big fan ot the CT-100 or CT-500 and I wanted to let the OP know the CT-500 does get a good deal of love from others.