After listening to Paul’s Ohms law podcast, “Should speakers be rolled off?”, I’m a little confused as to his message.
In summary, he is saying, if you have a well designed full range loudspeaker with full range woofers, do not
mess with the speaker design by rolling off the lowest end with a crossover to external subs.
However, he is, without reservation, also recommending subwoofers to any loudspeaker system.
Don’t you have to set a crossover and roll off the loudspeakers whenever you integrate external subs?
I have Avantgarde Duo’s with dual amplified subwoofers down to 20 Hz. I have added external subs crossed over at 40 Hz. The sound is natural with no indication that the subs are there (that is until they are removed). I find the external subs add some extra weight and palpability that the speaker subs don’t supply.
So my question is: Is there a difference in my crossover setup to what Paul is recommending against?