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post #16 of 19
Most subs don't extend high enough in their frequency response to match up with where the Bose cubes roll off on their low end. So you would have a hole in the response where there would be some frequencies that are not produced.
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

Most subs don't extend high enough in their frequency response to match up with where the Bose cubes roll off on their low end. So you would have a hole in the response where there would be some frequencies that are not produced.

 

Are you sure? There are a lot of crappy 2.1 speakers with satellites that have flat panel or very tiny drivers that probably produce nothing even close to resembling bass. Those subs would probably go up pretty high in frequency response. But of course you would need to EQ down the upper bass on the sub or else it would sound like mud, Beats style.

post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by blueangel2323 View Post

Are you sure? There are a lot of crappy 2.1 speakers with satellites that have flat panel or very tiny drivers that probably produce nothing even close to resembling bass. Those subs would probably go up pretty high in frequency response. But of course you would need to EQ down the upper bass on the sub or else it would sound like mud, Beats style.

I would be surprised if many of those satellites have a 250hz to 280hz crossover. No doubt possible, but how would you identify one and how would you buy the sub separately?

However, I'm familiar with the stats on LOTS of home audio subs. 250/280 hz high end sub roll off is VERY rare. Small satellite speakers in home audio I am familiar with have low frequency rolloff <200 hz. There's no market for a sub with that high a rolloff and it's necessarily harder (so more expensive) to design a sub that extends both that high and down well into sub bass regions.

I wouldn't be surprised if Bose didn't design their speakers this way intentionally exactly so you can't match a sub up with them, forcing people to buy the Acoustimass module.
post #19 of 19

Good point, it is probably intentional. But sound suffers because 280hz isn't omnidirectional deep bass - you can tell where it's coming from.

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