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post #31 of 33
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Originally Posted by Mozhoven View Post
I'm currently shopping around for a sub to put with my dedicated 2-channel system.

I'm running Monitor Audio 303's and they get down to something like 37hz (if memory serves CORRECTION: it is 35hz). The bass is nice enough, but I want a lower bottom end. There are lots of well reviewed subwoofers (like Eosone RSP 910) but they don't get too low. The Eosone only gets down to 32hz, whereas others seem to average around 25hz, and a few down 21hz.

I'll be using my system in a small, 300 sqft space for music only. It'll be a mix of classical, rock, acoustic, well - everything. I like bass - I like it a lot.

If I bought a nice sub with a bottom end around 32hz, will I be missing out? Should I hold out for a deeper sub?
It depends. If the speaker/sub is rated plus/minus 3db @ 37hz, it's probably -3db's at that frequency. You'd have to biamp the low driver, and feed it twice the power to achieve a true 37hz. But you'd have to cross over the low driver in the range in which it's frequency begins to drop off, totally messing up the mids you'd cut out as a resullt. If it's -10db @ 37hz, it realisticly wound output 37hz at a level you could hear (or at least usefully). It takes a sub to achieve real bass. And the larger, the better. Micro subs have Macro distortion, and no REAL sub 20hz output. And for home audio, ported subs or infinite baffle is the way to go.
post #32 of 33
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Originally Posted by warpdriver View Post
I'd say get a sub that covers down to 25Hz. That will give enough foundation for any music you can throw at it. Getting below 25Hz is mainly necessary for movie watching, but that requires a very big box.

I would recommend the Martin Logan Abyss as a musical sub that can attain 25Hz with and be down only a few dB (rated _/-3dB down to 25Hz)

There is no miracle cheap small subwoofer that can do deep and loud bass, it's physics. You need hefty cabinets, drivers, amps to provide clean sound if you are looking to shake up the house. And that usually costs more
Agreed. I'd recommend a Dayton Titanic 12" sub. That's right, a 12" sub. You don't have to blast it, and don't worry about the wavelength, which is as long as a warehouse and won't fit in any home room. You will notice tne increase in sound quality.
post #33 of 33
This may be kind of late but try the EAW SB 2001. Warning in 300 sq ft this may cause infrastructure damge. Or you could always go with a rotary subwoofer. Great technology there with a frequency response all the way to 1 hz.
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