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Re: BIC PL-200 II Discussion Thread

You can indeed get passive subwoofers, but they're few and far between (unless you're talking about DIY where they are plentiful). With an integrated amp you can tune the DSP specifically for the driver/alignment/enclosure size, along with adding protection mechanisms and external controls for things like a 'room size' adjustment. A passive system means the owners time and expertise come into play for those things, and neither is guaranteed to be sufficient.

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You can indeed get passive subwoofers, but they're few and far between (unless you're talking about DIY where they are plentiful). With an integrated amp you can tune the DSP specifically for the driver/alignment/enclosure size, along with adding protection mechanisms and external controls for things like a 'room size' adjustment. A passive system means the owners time and expertise come into play for those things, and neither is guaranteed to be sufficient.
With my external amp and separate preamp/processor, it is easy to tune for speaker distance, crossover freq., relative volume, etc.

The room itself is audio friendly, with the walls having acousti-panels in place, and the walls are not multiples of each other to avoid standing waves.

I have never been fond of an amp attached to a low frequency vibration prone box for a number of reasons.

I’m actually considering adding two of the BIC’s to the rear of my theater, firing from behind.

How much more would one need to spend to realize a significant upgrade in bass performance over the BIC?

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Re: BIC PL-200 II Discussion Thread

Generally the next leap would be the $500 range, although subs like the RSL Speedwoofer 10S are starting to emerge of late. At $400 it's regarded quite favorably.

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