Monitor 40 II Bookshelf

sagetunessagetunes Posts: 2
I just got a pair--pleased with them. I was intending to use a sub with them, but didn't get one yet. Hooked them up to an old school Sony stereo receiver, very basic. This amp had done fine for years running JBL L112's, plenty of bottom, no sub, no problem. They have moved on, retired them. Anyhow when I went to to EQ, I noticed a bass boost feature, which I had totally forgot about. I activated it, and it sounds terrific,with proper placement and a little added treble. The polk has (2) 5.25's plus HF.
My questions---Do I run the risk of hurting these new polks with to much LF? And even though I love the sound, am I shortchanging myself by not getting sub? And would bi-wiring yield any significant improvement?

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  • honestaquarianhonestaquarian Posts: 2,361
    The bass boost can be detrimental depending on what frequency it centers on and how much boost. Not to mention how loud you like to listen. If you like bass then get a sub (or two) as five and a quarter inch midwoofers can only do so much.
    Otherwise if you don’t need to crank it and the bass is fine the way that it is, ENJOY!
    Living room Home theater: Upgrade Company modified Onkyo PR-SC5509,Sunfire Cinema grand Signature 5 channel amp(1st gen),Carver TFM-45,Carver M-400a,Panasonic TC-P50ST60 50" Plasma(last gen before Plasma production stopped)Pioneer Elite DVL-91,Meridian 519 Dolby AC-3 RF Demodulator,Oppo Digital UDP-205,TiVo Bolt VOX,Nakamich BX-300,Technics SL-1200MKII,Shure V15 Type VxMR cartridge,Polk SDA-SRS 3.1 TL(with RD-0198 tweeters, upgraded with Larry's rings, black hole5,an Avel-Lindberg 1000VA isolation transformer, VR3 customer crossovers and internal wiring),Polk CS-1000P(with SL-6506 tweeter),Polk Monitor 5jr(with RD-0194 tweeters),Polk RT-35i (1),Polk Mini Monitors,Polk PSW150(4)Monster Power HTPS 7000 MKII Signature series,Monster Power AVS 2000 Signature Series,Various MIT,Monster,Upgrade Company and Belden interconnect,power,HDMI,Coax and Toslink Digital and speaker cables.

    Bedroom 2 channel system:Integra DTM 40.4,Nakamichi BX-100,TiVo mini,Musical Fidelity X-LPS,X-PSU,Carver TFM-25,Sony KV-34XBR970(last of the widescreen tube sets before production stopped)Technics SL-1200MKII,Shure V15 Type V MR cartridge,Polk RT-55(with SL-6506 tweeters),Polk PSW-200 in plexiglass(2),Sony Playstation 3 slim.Monster Power HTPS-7000,Monster AVS-2000, PowerVarious Kimber,Audioquest and MIT interconnects and speaker cables.
  • honestaquarianhonestaquarian Posts: 2,361
    Welcome to the forum btwπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸΌ
    Living room Home theater: Upgrade Company modified Onkyo PR-SC5509,Sunfire Cinema grand Signature 5 channel amp(1st gen),Carver TFM-45,Carver M-400a,Panasonic TC-P50ST60 50" Plasma(last gen before Plasma production stopped)Pioneer Elite DVL-91,Meridian 519 Dolby AC-3 RF Demodulator,Oppo Digital UDP-205,TiVo Bolt VOX,Nakamich BX-300,Technics SL-1200MKII,Shure V15 Type VxMR cartridge,Polk SDA-SRS 3.1 TL(with RD-0198 tweeters, upgraded with Larry's rings, black hole5,an Avel-Lindberg 1000VA isolation transformer, VR3 customer crossovers and internal wiring),Polk CS-1000P(with SL-6506 tweeter),Polk Monitor 5jr(with RD-0194 tweeters),Polk RT-35i (1),Polk Mini Monitors,Polk PSW150(4)Monster Power HTPS 7000 MKII Signature series,Monster Power AVS 2000 Signature Series,Various MIT,Monster,Upgrade Company and Belden interconnect,power,HDMI,Coax and Toslink Digital and speaker cables.

    Bedroom 2 channel system:Integra DTM 40.4,Nakamichi BX-100,TiVo mini,Musical Fidelity X-LPS,X-PSU,Carver TFM-25,Sony KV-34XBR970(last of the widescreen tube sets before production stopped)Technics SL-1200MKII,Shure V15 Type V MR cartridge,Polk RT-55(with SL-6506 tweeters),Polk PSW-200 in plexiglass(2),Sony Playstation 3 slim.Monster Power HTPS-7000,Monster AVS-2000, PowerVarious Kimber,Audioquest and MIT interconnects and speaker cables.
  • sagetunessagetunes Posts: 2
    Thanks!
  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 3,956
    I wouldn't think the Bass Boost would mess anything up, so if you like the sound then rock on. That being said, MOST bookshelf speakers can benefit from a GOOD sub.
    Bi-wiring would most likely yield minimal results.
    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
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