Craig234 wrote:I have a couple things I haven't hooked up.
I have a Boston MCS 100 subwoofer from their 5.1 package - the rest of the package was stolen.
I also have Polk 50's, 60's, and 70's speaker pairs.
I wonder if I'd notice enough difference in the subwoofer upgrade to justify getting the baby boomer?
And on the speakers won't I be happer with the speakers like the Polk's than with a soundbar for front and center, which seems more for the space saving?
Finally wouldn't it make more sense to set up the speakers with the receiver and tv, than to get seperate speakers for the receiver and tv? This is for a 65" tv in a 20'x12' room.
Hi, we will do our best to answer these questions. First, we are not directly familiar with sound characteristics of the other company products you mention. Having said that; as a general statement, 3 separate and distinct speakers across the front if greater spread than 15' fromt left front to right front in an true AUDIOPHILE testing environment, is (ALL THINGS EQUAL) going to create a broader soundstage. Now, since all things are not equal when talking about 2 matched fronts, yet a different center, or mix and match brands, or even the ability to hear such differences, we say this:
Acoustics is 1 factor. space available is often another, lifestye considerations etc. In a typical living environment we beliee our speaker BAR QP9W creates as much audible spacial variation as if you had 3 speakers placed well apart. This is the reason for it's design using 3 independent chambers internally. It is in fact 3 distinct speakers. The drivers Spread across horizontally is creating a wide soundfield. So, unless the existing products you have can go with a matched center, you may have an issue with timbre matching and acoustic matching across the 3 fronts. In short, we think either our QP9W sounbar is best, and rotate something else you have to rear channel, or keep what you have for fronts as long as you can buy a matched center from the same brand.
As to the hook-up..............if you have a 5.1 receiver you can set up our QP9W and the existing products you have and obtain a complete 5.1 experience. If no receiver, then the hook-ups run directly to the TV for our 2,1 FRONT ROW SYSTEM. Considering what you already own, we think it best to purchase a QP9W speaker Bar, hook up with a stereo receiver and designate something you have already for the rear and possibly side channels.
Now, Bass is the heart and soul of the system. Bass is measured in depth and volume. Both are relevant. Our Baby Boomer is designed to be a significant bass upgrade to any front speaker that uses 4", 5.25" or 6.5" or 8" drivers. So, unless you currently have speakers with 10" or 12" woofers, the Baby Boomer will be a significant boost to the system. And even if you do have larger woofers, chances are still good the baby Boomer will eadd a noticeable kick to the bass.
Baby Boomer has received numerous industry raves and acollades at $1,000. It is one of our flagship subwoofers.
I hope this has answered your questions.