Originally Posted by thethanimal
What speakers are you suggesting with such woofers? Full range, such as Fostex? I’ve been doing some reading about those but it all seems a mixed bag and almost everyone seems run those on tube amps, which won’t work for me.
Speakers are like women, there is no way I could say what you will like.
Given bass makes such a huge impact in movies, I would be going large and as you mentioned choices are slim, that leaves adding a sub......you can turn it off and on, my subs is on about 25 to 40% of the time.
There is some nice stuff that is larger out there, just have to look.
JTR and PSA make some larger towers.....there is also some pro JBL stuff etc...…….most people opt for standard towers or large bookshelves with a sub...……
I can not really see any configuration that I would not have or that would not benefit from a sub. I might not use it for every thing, every time I powered on, like I do now, but there is really no alternative to produce output like that.
DIY is a good option as the choices are more..and the savings is good..something from DIYSG, like the maximus or Titans etc...….
In the end most find it easier to get smaller speakers and a sub...…..but easiest is rarely the best and the best do not have to break the bank....
The KEF 950 looks good, but I say those still need a sub as they list 44hz as the low end....with a KEF 950 budget, I would be looking at other options as I listed above...…..you are even pushing Revel range with that budget...…
With that budget if I could not do DIYSG for some reason, it would be JTR or PSA .......or do the 950`s and add a sub if you need it, but that's just me, you do what makes you happy.
I know when I watching a live concert disk and that drum set starts in with the bass drum and drummer is stompin that pedal, the kick in my chest is like being at a live concert.........that takes large speakers and or a large sub,....not happening with dual 6.5 inch drivers in a tower.