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Buying a subwoofer

by ENESEL on Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:06 am

Hi everyone,

I am returning to production and want to add a little subwoofer to my pair of adam a5 and delta 10/10 lt audio card. I want to save as much time and money as possible for this, I just want more precision for when I produce at home. Maybe I don't need one, but I heard that by placing it right in a good environment, it can do some nice magic :) Anyone with a good expertise about subs would be great!

These 3 models are in my price range and I have access to them:
Cerwin Vega XD8s @ http://www.amazon.com/Cerwin-Vega-Activ ... B00IKNHDIQ
KRK K10S @ http://www.walmart.com/ip/KRK-K10S-10-2 ... r/29002473
RCF AYRA10SUB @ http://www.walmart.com/ip/RCF-AYRA10SUB ... r/35787960

Or there is also a used adam sub7 for sale in my area (still a bit expensive) : http://www.adam-audio.com/en/pro-audio/ ... escription

Any help on buying a simple (yet good) addition to my little amateur studio would be nice. Thank you.
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Re: Buying a subwoofer

by RencoMusic on Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:49 pm

He Enesel,

I can't give you any feedback on the subwoofers you are looking for, but I can give you my experiences with a sub.
I own a pair of Dynaudio BM5A MK2's with a Dynaudio Sub 300. The biggest advantage of the sub is that you can't go wrong mixing the low end of your track, which is one of the most important things in making electronic music, if not, it is the most important thing.

But before you buy your sub, keep in mind that your room has a good acoustic treatment, so that you don't have any cancellation (here is an article about cancellation: http://www.genelec-ht.com/learning-cent ... ical/bass/).

Another thing that is important to take a look at is the cross-over frequency. Im not familiar with the monitor speakers you got and the subwoofers you are looking for, but this is what i have on my monitor speakers and sub:
On the monitors: a hi-pass of 60hz 80hz or flat. On the sub: a low pass 60hz 80hz (100hz) or flat. I have them both on the same setting (80hz) and now they are perfect balanced. (Example image of cross over frequencies: http://i.stack.imgur.com/0OKqw.png)
Im not sure if your monitors have that feature, so it works a little different, maybe someone else here knows more about this or the best thing is to call the seller.

Hope you get a little wiser from this, good luck anyways!

Cheers,
Renco
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Re: Buying a subwoofer

by ENESEL on Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:04 am

Thanks a lot! I I really need to improve the acoustic in my room so this is a saver. I may wait a bit more for actually buying the sub (very busy at work so no time for producing...) so you really answered to everything I needed for the moment. Thanks again :D
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