OK fellow Junkies. I have really often wondered about the interaction between 2 front channel speakers and the sub. So here is how my warped brain works.
I used to think the "heart" of a great system was the 2 front channel speakers (and maybe center...but for now, let's focus on fronts). OK, fine. In today's world, seems everyone wants a killer sub. Right? Right! Me too. So, the question is this. (let me ramble)
If you set your fronts in a manner that the majority of lows are being pushed to the sub and not the fronts....then...what is the point of getting a "full range front" if you are only going to deny them showing what they have? Know what I mean? I just can't get this out of my head. Here is a scenario to consider. (theoretical)
Front speakers are $1000 per pair. They have dual 8 inch drivers and a nice horn tweeter...or any other tweeter for that matter. You spend $900 on a killer sub and bypass all the glory of what those dual 8 inchers have to offer.
Or - front speakers are same model, only $600 per pair. They have dual 6 inch drivers and a nice horn tweeter... again, you bypass all they have to offer and funnel that sound to sub.
Huh, hello??? So - why would I buy the $1000 pair if I'm only gonna bypass them to the sub? Am I missing something here? I have asked myself these questions over and over. I just don't get it....