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RE: Just realized the effect of bass on clarity

All that's been said on the importance of a high pass filter when employing a sub comes down to one thing, how it sounds to you. Even though the Modulus system was designed with this feature, I still find it's best when not employing this option. I've owned the system from new in 1991, it's been used with Carver, Kenwood, McIntosh, Dynaco, Pioneer, and most recently a pair of Belles Model I amps.

Originally beginning with a Carver amp I used the high pass set at 120hz, this worked great with 350 watts / channel on tap, very holographic. But later moving to the Mac amp I found it just sounded that much better with less electronics in the signal path, feeding the amps directly from the preamp. Sure it wouldn't handle as much power, but these little beasties can take some serious juice and play quite loud full range anyway.

Over the yrs I've tried both setups when changing amps, but have always preferred the sound signal uninterrupted from pre to power for the mains, even with the ability to choose where the high pass is set.


Edits: 04/20/17 04/20/17

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