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Discussion in 'Tech & Support' started by The-Dark-Knight, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. The-Dark-Knight

    The-Dark-Knight Registered

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    Does it really make a difference to the movie watching experience? I'm looking to buy a 5.1 dolby digital system. Also doesanyone know what the diffrence is between an actve or passive subwoofer?
     
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    black_dust FrEaK-A-ZoId!!!

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    Yes, if you get a good one it will blow your mind.

    A passive subwoofer comprises a cabinet loaded with a driver and no electronics. An active subwoofer is the most common of the two. It is a self-contained powered system that has the addition of its own amplifier, and generally comes in two types of cabinet, namely sealed or ported. A sealed box tends to have a tighter, faster bass response, whilst a ported cabinet usually offers a higher SPL (Sound Pressure Level) and a lower frequency output.

    Google is your friend
     
  3. The Evolutionist

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    I just got a $200 system about a month and a half ago, and even that changed the way I watched movies and played games. It's definitely worth it.
     
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    But you told him the answer... he hasn't learned a thing. :o
     
  5. black_dust

    black_dust FrEaK-A-ZoId!!!

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    It was a learning experience for the both of us :D

    The more you know *rainbow*
     
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    Haha, people are getting lazier. I love it. :heart:
     
  7. Asteroid-Man

    Asteroid-Man Ham Sammiches

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    Mine is amazing! And it only costs $80-$90! 4 corner speakers, 1 L&R center speaker and a subwoofer. Also the speakers are wall mountable. It comes with Matrix mode for making games and simple Mono or 2 speaker sound into surround sound. It hooks up to games, dvd players, tvs, computers, mp3 players and even your gameboy! It also comes with a computer to standard AV L and R output. Here's what it looks like:
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    Center speaker
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    Wall mountables (flips out as a free standing speaker too)
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    Each speaker has 2 emulators but the center L-R speaker has 4.
     
  8. Kipobe

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    That looks really crappy. :csad:
     
  9. Spider-Girl™

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    isn't that the computer sound set?
     
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    Asteroid-Man Ham Sammiches

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    It hooks up to games, dvd players, tvs, computers, mp3 players and even your gameboy.

    That's right, everything.
     

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