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If those actually hit 40hz well you won't miss having a sub that much, I have floorspeakers that dig down that low and I don't really need my sub for most music.

Subs are great though, and they don't have to boomy. If you do it right they blend right in and just sound like extensions of your speakers.

I'm wondering if I shouldn't just buy the Polk PSW10 now since is dirt cheap too... I hear people say all the time that polk stuff goes on sales pretty much every other week on newegg.... but still. Better to get it dirt cheap and not need it, and just sell it to a friend for cheap.
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A note (pun) of caution to wannabe audiophiles. As long as your hearing doesn't get damaged by high SPL's your audio system will never be good enough. I have spent $10k on audio equipment every decade over 40 years. I once bought a vehicle specifically to put the various components I had already bought in it. That minivan could get down to 19 hz easily and regardless where you sat the sound quality was absolutely outstanding. The install took 300 hours. I bought Polk SDA's as my first mid-grade audio system with a Carver 2000 receiver that had AM stereo in 1986! I still have those components as the Polks can readily handle 500 watts rms all day long. The Carver still puts out 260x2 watts rms. I have moved on from there lol. Audio addiction is the main reason I buy computer gear that 3 generations old. There are some amazing speakers available with used prices per pair at $165K!!! Don't expect to get more than what you pay for these days, including in the Polk line. Almost all consumer electronics production has been moved to China. profit margins are up, but not quality.

Ultimately it's essential to be able to hear cymbals clearly and to denote midrange from midbass, let alone highs from very low frequencies, all without having to blast your neighbours out of the hood (unless they are asking for it.)
Edited by coddoc - 5/27/11 at 10:35pm
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One other thought comes to mind. Americans are lucky to have places like saturdayaudio.com where the used and demo section provides great value items one is unlikely to see in Canada. there's lots of mid to high end used and new gear there. (Note, I have zero relation to that company. lol)
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A note (pun) of caution to wannabe audiophiles. As long as your hearing doesn't get damaged by high SPL's your audio system will never be good enough. I have spent $10k on audio equipment every decade over 40 years. I once bought a vehicle specifically to put the various components I had already bought in it. That minivan could get down to 19 hz easily and regardless where you sat the sound quality was absolutely outstanding. The install took 300 hours. I bought Polk SDA's as my first mid-grade audio system with a Carver 2000 receiver that had AM stereo in 1986! I still have those components as the Polks can readily handle 500 watts rms all day long. The Carver still puts out 260x2 watts rms. I have moved on from there lol. Audio addiction is the main reason I buy computer gear that 3 generations old. There are some amazing speakers available with used prices per pair at $165K!!! Don't expect to get more than what you pay for these days, including in the Polk line. Almost all consumer electronics production has been moved to China. profit margins are up, but not quality.

Ultimately it's essential to be able to hear cymbals clearly and to denote midrange from midbass, let alone highs from very low frequencies, all without having to blast your neighbours out of the hood (unless they are asking for it.)
I really don't consider myself and audiophile, nor do I want to be. Personally I feel there's a point in electronics where the increase in performance doesn't justify the price. One of the main reasons I've never been an Intel person. I just wanted to replace some very old and poor quality speakers with a good investment that would last for a few years (aka 6+).
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Aren't the 70s rated for 20watt to 250watt or something? Have you tried bi-wiring them with that receiver? It might be because its a 7.1 and the front channels aren't rated for the right frequencies of bass? I honestly don't know, just throwing that out there.
Don't want to hijack your thread but I managed to figure out the issue .. by accident.

I accidentally switch to "Direct" mode and was (quite literally) blown away. The stereo/neo-6:music/etc/etc/etc all attenuate the signal so much. I am now very much a happier dubstepper now.
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Don't want to hijack your thread but I managed to figure out the issue .. by accident.

I accidentally switch to "Direct" mode and was (quite literally) blown away. The stereo/neo-6:music/etc/etc/etc all attenuate the signal so much. I am now very much a happier dubstepper now.
Thats awesome that you got that all figured out. I just got my 60s today when I got home from work. I cant believe people say you need a sub with these. I was so shocked how much these little things punch out. The sound in general is WAY better. And at half the footprint of my old speakers. I was worried that the old receiver Im using was going to hinder the sound quality. I hooked one pioneer speaker on the left and a polk 60 on the right.... night and day sound.
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