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#281024 - 11/30/09 11:28 PM New M80s with old Sub
diet butcher Offline
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Hello All,

Getting Ready to Order my M80s in the next month or two. I have an old Onkyo sub that came in a HTIB package before. Would it be more beneficial to simply leave it out of the setup once I have the M80s and let the M80s handle the low end before I get a new subwoofer?

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#281025 - 11/30/09 11:38 PM Re: New M80s with old Sub [Re: diet butcher]
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Yeah, more than likely. I'm headed into the same situation, I'll probably buy a new sub before my mains just to avoid that. Never know though, maybe that sub isn't so bad. Doesn't hurt to try it, if it seems to help the M80s keep it in place; if the M80s reach lower, toss it.
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#281036 - 12/01/09 12:52 AM Re: New M80s with old Sub [Re: ClubNeon]
Potatohead Offline
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I would agree, might as well try it out and see if it helps, depending on the power and size it may not help at all, but it can't hurt to try.

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#281195 - 12/01/09 10:51 PM Re: New M80s with old Sub [Re: Potatohead]
Micah Offline
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Were you impressed with it before?
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#281229 - 12/02/09 09:36 AM Re: New M80s with old Sub [Re: Micah]
Murph Offline
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My personal experience with that question is that everyone is impressed with even an entry level subwoofer if they have never heard one before, as they tend to be a new 'in your face' experience.

It is not until you hear a well designed, clean sounding unit that you realize that there is even a difference that you are missing.
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#281245 - 12/02/09 03:38 PM Re: New M80s with old Sub [Re: Murph]
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 Originally Posted By: Murph
It is not until you hear a well designed, clean sounding unit that you realize that there is even a difference that you are missing.

That can be said for speakers too.
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#281247 - 12/02/09 03:39 PM Re: New M80s with old Sub [Re: jakewash]
CatBrat Offline
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I'll second that motion.

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#281264 - 12/02/09 05:57 PM Re: New M80s with old Sub [Re: diet butcher]
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I think you're going to be very surprised by the bass of the M80s, I have the feeling they'll drown out your older (Onkyo) sub, but give it a try anyway.
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