So I recently got a Beam when I traveled to Germany (can't buy it where I live, no dealers). Now, I found something on the ads, a guys is selling a Sub for 500 euro, but I could probably bargain it down even more. The problem is that is still a whole lot of money. The Beam I bought was on sale that day, so I go it for 388 euro, minus the tax return I got, coming to about ~330 euro. But the Sub is really a lot of money. Really a lot.
How big is the benefit? I listen to music on Beam, and I watch movies (via Plex and Netflix, and I really miss DTS!!!). Will it be transformative enough to justify that much money?
I'm planning on 2 satellites when Ikea starts selling Symfonisk Book Shelf speakers in August.
In the meantime, what is your experience in combining Beam with Sub? I live in an apartment building, so I can't really let "go" too much.
I've read somewhere that by offloading bass, you get better mids and highs. Does it mean better soundstage and directionality?
And if I do let the sub "go", is just good, good base, or does it justify the price tag? Will I feel it in my stomach more that I will hear?
(I sound like a cheapskate, but I live in a country where the sub will be more than average person's salary, please have understanding for me)