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Will 7060b suffice as a secondary sub with 7070a?

welkin, modified 5 Years ago.

Will 7060b suffice as a secondary sub with 7070a?

Youngling Posts: 4 Join Date: 1/24/17 Recent Posts
I'd like to move my home theater to a bigger room and get a larger sweet spot. 7070 will be loud enough for the bigger space but a second sub might be needed for a more even bass response. A second 7070 would be too expensive and a complete overkill. If a single 7070 is enough is there a scenario where a 7060b would hinder the playback in any way in comparison to a second 7070 or are they similar enough? Most likely the 7060b would be closer to the listening area than the 7070. They would be controlled with Marantz SR6011 with Audyssey XT32 and two separate sub outs.
manutal, modified 5 Years ago.

Re: Will 7060b suffice as a secondary sub with 7070a?

Jedi Knight Posts: 180 Join Date: 4/25/14 Recent Posts
I would recommend another 7070 if you need a second subwoofer. It is worth it ;) Believe you me XD been there done that.. there is no overkill ;D and if there is you can allways put some -db on the subs.
The dynamic difference between the 7070 and the 7060 especially in movies is noticeable.

I would also recommend a Dspeaker antimode 2.0 for the subs.
ilkka-rissanen, modified 5 Years ago.

Re: Will 7060b suffice as a secondary sub with 7070a?

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts
Hi,

There is no such thing as complete overkill, you might be surprised how better sound quality you can get when you have more headroom available.

It is not recommend to pair two different subwoofer models because then the system is always SPL limited to the maximum SPL of the lesser subwoofer. Always get two identical models.
welkin, modified 5 Years ago.

Re: Will 7060b suffice as a secondary sub with 7070a?

Youngling Posts: 4 Join Date: 1/24/17 Recent Posts
Thanks! As I said, a second 7070 is too expensive.

So how much do the two subs differ when they aren't driven to their limits? I bought the 7070 back when the 7060 was in it's A revision. The difference between 29 and 19 Herz was obvious and the difference in price was maybe half of what it is today. I have no idea if I would have gone with the 7060B if it was available back then and I also have no idea how close to it's limits I've ever driven the 7070, it has absolutely no trouble with keeping up with everything I throw at it.

So let me ask it this way. Which sounds better, a single 7070 or two 7060Bs? Is a single 7070 preferable to two 7060Bs in every case where the acoustics don't make using a single sub a bad choice? Or are two 7060Bs better every time when the maximal SPL isn't needed? The two 7060Bs would be placed around the room for a flatter response so the 7070 would be louder. It wouldn't make much sense for me to sell the 7070 and get two 7060Bs even if two 7060Bs would sound better, I'd rather just use it with an additional 7060B even if it doesn't reach it's full potential that way. Or just continue with the 7070, not exactly a bad option especially considering the price of a 7060B.
ilkka-rissanen, modified 5 Years ago.

Re: Will 7060b suffice as a secondary sub with 7070a?

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts
Hi,

Both 7060B and 7070A are already discontinued products so I guess we should be discussing about 7360A and 7370A models.

It is a better idea to sell the current 7070A and replace it with two identical 7360A models. The sound quality and maximum sound pressure will be relatively same and you can select whether you want to locate them next to each other for maximum SPL or optimize the placement for smoother frequency response.