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no, the lows are going to be nonexistent. those speakers require a sub. according to their specs, they are down 3db at 85hz. most people i know with them have them crossed over at 120hz or so. the nht sub will work well with them but you can get a better sub for the money - the emo ultra 10 is on sale for $299 shipped right now.
http://emotiva.com/ultra_sub10.shtm

if you want some nice speakers with much more impressive bass response, i'd look at the cambridge s30 for $219 shipped:


Edited by gorb - 5/23/11 at 12:11pm
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post #12 of 61
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Yeah. The sub seemed pricey to me. I might get something else like the swans or A2s. The price of the speakers is very attractive though and lots have said they're good. I don't really like to mix and match. Another annoying habit. It depends though.
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you don't like to mix and match what exactly
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Usually things like speakers or watercooling parts. I like to keep it mainly one brand per specific function. Receivers not to much since I'm only concerned about audio quality but I should be saying that about speakers too since they're also part of the outcome. It's kind of like having 2 different cards and telling me to crossfire or sli them. It just seems weird.
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post #15 of 61
using a different brand of speaker and sub is not weird. discounting a quality speaker or sub because it's not the same brand as the other is foolish.
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post #16 of 61
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Looks like the thread has one more topic but I don't mind. What would you say are the best speakers and subs that don't cost too much? Subs can usually be expensive so it's kind of hard to keep it low like the SuperZero sub which has now no longer has my favor. Also, can you name some sets? I know the Swan M10's will be there. A2s and A5s are pretty good.
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post #17 of 61
i think looking at too many options will end up with you never deciding on anything

anyway, here are a few inexpensive speaker recommendations in addition to the nht superzero and cambridge s30
svs sbs-02
ascend acoustics cbm-170se
infinity p152/p162/p362 should be available at closeout prices
hsu hb-1 mk2
energy cb/cf series when on sale which is often
aperion audio verus forte
behringer b2030p

inexpensive subwoofers in addition to emotiva ultra 10:
hsu stf-2
ed a3s-250
ed a2-250
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Keep in mind your system will only soound as good as the money you put into it. Personal opinions if you're only doing 2.1 buy some nice quality ones and then build up from there. This way down the line you wont be regretting the middle grade and end up buying new ones again.

My favorite is Infinity and Polk Audio..pricey but its worth it.
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post #19 of 61
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I absolutely forgot about Aperion. I was looking at the 4B a while ago. Same thing with Energy. Totally forgot. I'm leaning towards Energy, Aperion, and NHT right now. NHT the least though since the bass is basically non-existent like you said earlier.
Edited by HybridCore - 5/23/11 at 1:13pm
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post #20 of 61
the intimus 4b is rated for even less bass than the superzero...
Frequency Response(+/- 3dB) 120-20,000 Hz

if you want real bass response, you'll need a subwoofer. that's just how it is. some of the speakers i listed will dig down to the 50s and 60s which will probably be fine for most things, but you'll still be missing quite a bit of bass without a subwoofer.
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