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Need sub woofer help

by fatster / October 9, 2005 3:25 AM PDT

We just purchased 5 bose jewel cube speakers. Can anyone provide advise to us as to which powered sub woofer to use with these speakers? We have a Kenwood VR-8070 receiver which includes a sub woofer connection.


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Bose sub
by sirroundsound / October 9, 2005 4:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Need sub woofer help

I thought bose speakers work best with their systems.
Seeing how bose doesn't make it easy to find any information (maybe because they don't want you to know) about power handling and other spec's, I would be cautious hooking these speakers up to a regular surround receiver. If you look at the Bose web site all they show are these speakers being connected to the bose subwoofer, which is acting as the amplifier for them, and crossover.
Using a regular receiver, and a sub output to just about any subwoofer, may not produce the ideal results.
Someone else here may have dealt with these speakers and have a different opinion.

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Kenwood - VR-8070 Subwoofer
by hbravo / November 13, 2005 4:29 AM PST
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I have the same set, Bose Acoustimass 10 Series II and Kenwood VR-8070, sub-woofer Boston Acoustics PV500.

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If you want real BASS
by grmertz / November 13, 2005 7:36 PM PST
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Check out the site. I have the PB12 it is BASS you can feel. I have tried the "others" and it was a waste of money.

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(NT) (NT) sorry site is
by grmertz / November 16, 2005 10:48 AM PST
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Bose crossover ...
by TiVolution / November 17, 2005 11:31 PM PST
In reply to: Need sub woofer help

... I recall that the Bose subwoofers (I mean "Bass modules") have a higher crossover than a standard sub. Can't remember exactly, but I think the Bose subs are supposed to handle all the way up to 200-250Hz while most subs are set to handle only up to 80-100Hz. Therefore, you run the risk of a gap in frequency if you use a non-Bose sub and you could also damage those cute little cubes if you send them a full range signal that they may not be able to handle.

(Oh, and one last thing ... if you go with a Bose bass module you run the risk of pitful bass. Sorry, couldn't resist that comment ... after you've heard a real sub the Bose bass module does not impress.)

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