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Topic # 116570 2-May-2013 21:16
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A while back I picked up a Klipsch speaker pack (Home Theatre 500) and have really been enjoying the 5.1 experience. I've just replaced the fronts with klipsch floorstanding speakers and matching centre and am loving it even more ;)

So I'm now running the new fronts + centre with the 8 inch sub and 2 satellites from the HT500 pack. I wonder if these are a decent match for now or would I get more out of the whole system with a bigger sub? The room they're in is pretty small and we don't need much volume, but I can't help but wonder if a 10 or 12 inch sub would work better in there? (and replacing the sub + rears would mean I could put the HT500 on trademe as a set and hopefully get some cash back from them :) ) Any thoughts?

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  Reply # 810490 2-May-2013 21:26
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it's not bigger that you need but better

the sub from the satellite pack is pretty low on quantity and quality

of course bigger and better is even better than just better alone




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  Reply # 810491 2-May-2013 21:27
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and what's better than bigger and better? running two matching subs on each side




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  Reply # 810530 2-May-2013 22:47
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Dual subs (if possible) would be a step up.
For the money, one of the subs that is held in the highest regard is the B&W ASW608. It's musical, and in a small room, very, very good. If you want more dynamics and power, look at a 10" version. Velodyne also make some great subs that match the dollar value of your current front speakers, so give them some serious consideration, especially the EQMax series.



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  Reply # 810573 3-May-2013 00:13
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Thanks, those look like good options. Are the cheaper velodynes any good or better to spend more (e.g. Velodyne Impact 10)

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