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Subwoofer is the weakpoint of this combo.
Also these are Dolby Atmos enabled speakers! This should be right in the title as it's a huge feature.
Back to the sub though, only goes to 30hz when a sun at this price should go all the way to 20hz or lower.
Would be a great setup for 2.0 music, but then why are you paying extra for Atmos top firing and a center?
I own the bookshelf version of these and the center. Use a SVS PB-1000 for my sub. They're good, would recommend.
But keep in mind towers aren't needed in a lot of rooms. The bookshelf version of most floorstanding speakers is identical except for one woofer instead of three. The concentric three-way style of this speaker means most of the audio comes from the top elements. Extra woofers on the standing model provide more bass, but your crossover should send a lot of it to your sub. Check the price of the bookshelf version vs the floorstanding version and it becomes clear which is a better buy.
To me this is just an unsold product dump (the purpose of massdrop I guess) but there's reason these aren't selling, and why they're bundled. You can do better for the price in the exact same product line. Buy four Pioneer Elite bookshelves, the center and a separate sub, you've got a great 5.1.4 for the same price.
EDIT: Okay I lied about that last part. 4 Bookshelves plus a center would run you $1300 and you'd still be down a subwoofer. Even two bookshelfs and a center would be $800 right now. (Sometimes the center hits $200 though). So this is a hella deal consider MSRP. Just be aware of the unfortunately low sub, and extra woofers you gotta power on the floors.
EDIT 2: Just realized massdrop has the bookshelfs for $330 a pair when you clip that coupon. So that makes a 5.1.4 $960 + a sub ($860 when the center hits $200). Since I would really recommend a separate sub anyways... I'm gonna say go with the bookshelves and find the center on sale. Unless you got a really big open room and are content with 3.1.2, then still buy this bundle :)
Hear hear :)
I have two floorstanding, center and two bookshelves. Agree that the sub is garbo. Have two SVS SB-1000s to make up the difference though :)
Will definitely need a capable amp to drive these.
Honestly even without the Atmos drivers these are still a good deal :)
I've been so close to buying a second PB-1000 🤤
I know it's hard to trust the ravings of the internet, but in my case it was definitely worth it: because of the physical characteristics of the room and the frequency of the bass, it's just not possible to get an even bass response across the room with just a single sub.
I'll take two mid- (or even low-) end subs over a high end sub any day :)
Don't judge me too hard for getting the sealed subs over the ported ones :D. There was some living-room space compromise involved :)
Anyway, totally worth it, definitely recommended.
And to anyone considering this drop, definitely consider SVS for augmentory sub(s) if you pick up this deal (even if you don't switch subs right away). SVS also has really good try before you keep options too, so you could try it side by side with the bundled sub. Read up on sub placement too; sticking it in the middle of a carpeted room will definitely sound weaker than sticking it in the corner on a solid floor :)
SVS is amazing, especially the subs. I have a full 5.1 SVS system and it rocks.