IME the vast majority of 2.1 and 5.1 systems sound terrible now matter what settings are used. Boomy 'one note' subwoofers which are designed for use with movies and low quality speakers will never integrate properly no matter what you do.MeanandGreen said:I completely disagree. The only way a subwoofer can have a detrimental effect on a system is if it's poorly implemted.
Muddy midrange, poor imaging and a bass dominated sound is a result of a thrown together system with no tuning.
A sub should be subtle and undetectable by ear.
However if you're willing to spend a few grand on something like a Genelec or Quested 2.1 system the result will be very different to the 2.1 systems that you'll find in normal hifi shops.
Merry Christmas M&G.