sub vs. powered towers

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  • goingganzo
    goingganzo Posts: 2,793
    edited February 2003
    this is my take on powered towers. unless they have a real sub in them it is worthless to get them caues they will cost alot and not have as much output as a good sub for the same price.
  • MxStYlEpOlKmAn
    MxStYlEpOlKmAn Posts: 2,116
    edited February 2003
    I would rather have a passive, cost less and easier to use....couldn't set up 3 subs in one room, especially if one was huge and the other two were mediocre small
    Damn you all, damn you all to hell.......
    I promised myself
    No more speakers. None. Nada. And then you posted this!!!!
    Damn you all! - ATC
  • danger boy
    danger boy Posts: 15,722
    edited February 2003
    i think powered towers and subs go hand in hand.. you can always turn off the subs in the towers later on if it's overkill to your ears.
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  • Airplay355
    Airplay355 Posts: 4,293
    edited February 2003
    i had an MK sub in my room but it was really old so it distorted very very quickly unless u kept the volume at 1/4 or lower....it was my dads and now it sits unused in a corner.....at the time i decided id rather have loud bass then deep bass, thats when i had the yamahas as mains....now with the rti100s i can have deep loud bass, and yes those are christmas lights, strobe lights, tube lights and electra light and a blacklight lol....party hardy
  • MxStYlEpOlKmAn
    MxStYlEpOlKmAn Posts: 2,116
    edited February 2003
    holy crap - this sub is 14 years old, its the MX-90, I blew the driver within months after buying it from my dad. I replaced it - and it works fine now. Awesome sound, maybe that SVS will work alot better in producing Sound
    Damn you all, damn you all to hell.......
    I promised myself
    No more speakers. None. Nada. And then you posted this!!!!
    Damn you all! - ATC
  • MxStYlEpOlKmAn
    MxStYlEpOlKmAn Posts: 2,116
    edited February 2003
    im getting a strobe and black light too -- fun fun fun
    Damn you all, damn you all to hell.......
    I promised myself
    No more speakers. None. Nada. And then you posted this!!!!
    Damn you all! - ATC
  • Airplay355
    Airplay355 Posts: 4,293
    edited February 2003
    my dads sub is that old too, its the volkswoofer......its still on their website haahaa what a bad woofer tho lol atleast by todays standards
  • MxStYlEpOlKmAn
    MxStYlEpOlKmAn Posts: 2,116
    edited February 2003
    lol! I dunno, but this sub can rock the world...especially with these new drivers, however im looking into SVS....
    Damn you all, damn you all to hell.......
    I promised myself
    No more speakers. None. Nada. And then you posted this!!!!
    Damn you all! - ATC
  • MxStYlEpOlKmAn
    MxStYlEpOlKmAn Posts: 2,116
    edited February 2003
    wtf....my mom has a POS tv thats atleast....what....10 years old...and its loaded with av inputs
    Damn you all, damn you all to hell.......
    I promised myself
    No more speakers. None. Nada. And then you posted this!!!!
    Damn you all! - ATC
  • MxStYlEpOlKmAn
    MxStYlEpOlKmAn Posts: 2,116
    edited February 2003
    Amen ATC - AMEN! Im not high on video either, when I watch tv its at night, and at that time my rig isnt on in the first place. I had 200 dollars to spend last year at christmas and I told my mom thats what i wanted, walked in walmart....and I saw it...haha...
    Damn you all, damn you all to hell.......
    I promised myself
    No more speakers. None. Nada. And then you posted this!!!!
    Damn you all! - ATC
  • Airplay355
    Airplay355 Posts: 4,293
    edited February 2003
    like my pos? its a 19" RCA beat that
  • MxStYlEpOlKmAn
    MxStYlEpOlKmAn Posts: 2,116
    edited February 2003
    LOL! I wouldnt mind having a HD flat screen - wide screen tv in my room....but I dont give 2 cents to the dollar about it. I wouldnt need it, maybe when im old, retired, and glued to a chair and cant move ill enjoy video...
    Damn you all, damn you all to hell.......
    I promised myself
    No more speakers. None. Nada. And then you posted this!!!!
    Damn you all! - ATC
  • Airplay355
    Airplay355 Posts: 4,293
    edited February 2003
    haahaa we have a 24" wega in the living room with my dads old DCM speakers but theres only 2 of them and they cant hit those low notes, not for a second
  • MxStYlEpOlKmAn
    MxStYlEpOlKmAn Posts: 2,116
    edited February 2003
    El, When I get my own House and all i got a real job, I wouldnt mind buying the RTi150s or the LSI15s. That'd be awesome, im getting the amps now, speakers..lata..lata. I Really dont see powered towers in the future for me, however I do see a subwoofer in every corner. I got one now...lol! - will have two later
    Damn you all, damn you all to hell.......
    I promised myself
    No more speakers. None. Nada. And then you posted this!!!!
    Damn you all! - ATC
  • MxStYlEpOlKmAn
    MxStYlEpOlKmAn Posts: 2,116
    edited February 2003
    Mine is a 25 inch POS magnavox - My mom's den is a 31 inch magnavox. my dad's den is a 62 inch rear project. mits tv. My dad is the only other person in my family into audio
    Damn you all, damn you all to hell.......
    I promised myself
    No more speakers. None. Nada. And then you posted this!!!!
    Damn you all! - ATC
  • MxStYlEpOlKmAn
    MxStYlEpOlKmAn Posts: 2,116
    edited February 2003
    ATC - If you kept all your speakers and amps and such....could u imagine your rig? it'd....be....huge

    My monitor is braking....its been vibrated - when the sub hits some low continuous bass notes, my monitor has like a rainbowy wave shooting from the bottum for a split second. Its wavey all over tho, its annoying. Its going to die soon tho, IMO
    Damn you all, damn you all to hell.......
    I promised myself
    No more speakers. None. Nada. And then you posted this!!!!
    Damn you all! - ATC
  • Airplay355
    Airplay355 Posts: 4,293
    edited February 2003
    my dad was but he thinks speaker technology hasnt changed in the last 15 years so he has no idea what the **** is goin on in the audio world.....THX to him is a system with 10 surround speakers lol
  • MxStYlEpOlKmAn
    MxStYlEpOlKmAn Posts: 2,116
    edited February 2003
    LOL! My dad is pretty behind too, however he has some kick arse speakers. Klipsch speakers, KEF - M&K, Adcom amps - etc, the works. Its an awesome system, could make any polk system except the SRS 1.2tl's and maybe the LSI's run to the water and hide, however they are ear bleeding
    Damn you all, damn you all to hell.......
    I promised myself
    No more speakers. None. Nada. And then you posted this!!!!
    Damn you all! - ATC
  • Airplay355
    Airplay355 Posts: 4,293
    edited February 2003
    haahaa my monitor does the same thing, its a sony trinitron and the screen shakes when the bass is loud....thats the signal to turn it down alittle
  • MxStYlEpOlKmAn
    MxStYlEpOlKmAn Posts: 2,116
    edited February 2003
    haha....my monitor best get used to it, because its only gonna get louder, my monitor is my dad's old one - its like 5 years old, its been through hell and back.
    Damn you all, damn you all to hell.......
    I promised myself
    No more speakers. None. Nada. And then you posted this!!!!
    Damn you all! - ATC
  • Airplay355
    Airplay355 Posts: 4,293
    edited February 2003
    in my new room the bass doesnt hit my computer as much so it doesnt happen as much but it still happens
  • MxStYlEpOlKmAn
    MxStYlEpOlKmAn Posts: 2,116
    edited February 2003
    my sub....it just sorda.....passes over my room and hit the rest of the house. My sub is really drowned out since my bed is RIGHT INFRONT OF IT!
    Damn you all, damn you all to hell.......
    I promised myself
    No more speakers. None. Nada. And then you posted this!!!!
    Damn you all! - ATC
  • Airplay355
    Airplay355 Posts: 4,293
    edited February 2003
    my speakers work perfect in my room, right where my couch is the bass is the loudest, the closer u get to the TV the less the bass
  • MxStYlEpOlKmAn
    MxStYlEpOlKmAn Posts: 2,116
    edited February 2003
    LOL! Well, my Sub dosnt affect the TV, it hurts the monitor tho...and its....atleast.....6 feet away from it....haha

    ATC - One day......when I get as old as george grand....im gonna have one of those magic closets!!!! :lol:
    Damn you all, damn you all to hell.......
    I promised myself
    No more speakers. None. Nada. And then you posted this!!!!
    Damn you all! - ATC
  • MxStYlEpOlKmAn
    MxStYlEpOlKmAn Posts: 2,116
    edited February 2003
    Heres all the crap thats gonna be in my room....*sigh*

    Mains - Rt35i
    Mains 2 - KLH900b
    Mains 3 - Optimus (dunno model #)
    Center - Cs245i
    Rear Center - CSi30
    Rear surrounds - Rt25i
    Subwoofer - M&K MX-90
    Subwoofer 2 - SVS (550 dollars model)
    TV - Maganvox
    VCR - Hitachi (soon to be laid around as it will be replaced by a JVC)
    DVD Player - Pioneer DV-340 (soon to be replaced by a Panasonic or a Sony
    Receiver - Yamaha Htr-5460 (soon to be laid around as it will be replaced by a Pioneer Elite VSX-41 (I think))
    CD Player - Yamaha CDC 585
    Amps - ADCOM GFA-545II x 3
    ...
    and thats just what's gonna be in my room...haha...
    I have another VCR and TV in my sister's room
    lord who knows what else.....
    Damn you all, damn you all to hell.......
    I promised myself
    No more speakers. None. Nada. And then you posted this!!!!
    Damn you all! - ATC
  • dbournival
    dbournival Posts: 131
    edited February 2003
    I have Rt1000is, When I set them up I used sub cables to the LFE jack and had the same issue. I then just set them up with regular wire and they work much better.

    I just added a PSW404 for better LFE.