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Playbase with 2 play 3s, is a sub needed?

  • 7 June 2017
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I recently bought a Playbase and
Hooked them up to 2 existing Play 3s for surround and they all sound fantastic, question is - would a sub make much off a difference? Room size is fairly large .
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Best answer by Kumar 8 June 2017, 03:41

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Yes, but whether that is worth the price to be paid is a very subjective assessment that can be made only by you after listening to one. The way to do this is get one on a returnable basis if you can. But do so only if you have the budget for it because you will probably want what it does!
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I will say that I was in a similar situation - debating whether or not I "needed" a sub in a larger sized living room with the Playbase. I was pleased with the performance without a Sub, but I found it to be a little bit lacking at full distance.

I purchased the Sub through the Verizon Rewards (which rumor is you can stack the current $100 discount on top of them), and after a few days I realized there was no going back. It made such a noticeable difference that I wouldn't imagine you not liking the decision.
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The best way to audition a Sub for movies is to watch movie trailers. They are short and give you great variation of sounds to provide a very quick assessment on the sound quality.
Watch out, the Sub will roar and captivate.
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The best way to audition a Sub for movies is to watch movie trailers. They are short and give you great variation of sounds to provide a very quick assessment on the sound quality.
Watch out, the Sub will roar and captivate.


This is really good advice. A couple newer ones that will give you great variation of sounds are "The Accountant" and "Sing." I had some friends over a few weeks ago and we were watching previews to decide on a movie. One of my friends who has never listened to the 5.1 setup before made the comments of "wow, this sounds like were in the movie theater" and "now I know why they call it home theater" after we watched the "Sing" preview.