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#93726 - 05/09/05 04:59 PM Re: subwoofer recommendations
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6720
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

I would say yes to the sub too.I run one with my M80s.
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#93727 - 05/09/05 08:17 PM Re: subwoofer recommendations
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Registered: 04/30/05
Posts: 1155
Loc: Alabama
wid:

I was wondering what sort of a subwoofer you run with your M80s? I have a set of M80s somewhere between Axiom and my house, and need a new subwoofer anyhow.

I suspect that the M80s would have good bass just by themselves.

Your comments would be appreciated.

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#93728 - 05/09/05 08:54 PM Re: subwoofer recommendations
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Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 2034
Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
Yup, go with the sub, no question there!
Cross it at 60hz and keep the vocals in the mains where they belong, not sneaking into the sub.

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#93729 - 05/09/05 08:59 PM Re: subwoofer recommendations
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6720
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.
Bernard,

I have a Hsu Stf-3.The crossover is set at 60hz and sounds great with the M80s.The 80s do have good low end on their own but once you get used to listening with a sub it's hard not to.
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#93730 - 05/09/05 11:19 PM Re: subwoofer recommendations
bugbitten Offline
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Registered: 04/06/05
Posts: 2339
Loc: Madisonville, KY
Lots of good threads here. Do a search for subwoofers. I have to keep a leash on my 500 or it will knock the house off the foundations. I preferred the matching look, so all axiom.

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#93731 - 05/10/05 09:50 AM Re: subwoofer recommendations
thyname Offline
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Registered: 04/05/05
Posts: 552
Loc: Oakton, VA
Hey Dennis (tharkun), I saw some of your pictures, WOW!!! great system!! Also, I know that a sub is necessary for HT, but I only care for 2 ch. music.

I am not quite sure what the difference is between subs regarding down firing or up firing.
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#93732 - 05/10/05 09:55 AM Re: subwoofer recommendations
bugbitten Offline
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Registered: 04/06/05
Posts: 2339
Loc: Madisonville, KY
Here is an interesting post from S&V about down vs. side http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/idealbb/view.asp?topicID=20557


Edited by bugbitten (05/10/05 09:56 AM)

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#93733 - 05/10/05 11:39 AM Re: subwoofer recommendations
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Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 17781
Loc: NoVA
And that's exactly what we're saying. It's REALLY nice to have a sub with 2 channel music. A properly calibrated sub adds quite a lot. The only issues I've seen with a sub and 2 channel music were at Dennis's house, where the EP600s just went TOO low and were playing the subsonics on a poorly mastered disc.
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#93734 - 05/10/05 05:47 PM Re: subwoofer recommendations
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local

Registered: 03/19/04
Posts: 203
Thyname,

I think you have the same setup as i do. One thing i think most people including myself forget is to treat the listening room (room acoustic). I have just finished my listening room by placing acoustic foam from foambymail.com to treat first reflection point on side wall , back wall and bass trap to all four corners of the room.

I must say that bass is much much better , tighter on M60 and i'm happy. I originally thought M60 does not do any good on bass, but I was wrong....

Anyway, room acoustic is a must.

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#93735 - 05/11/05 04:19 AM Re: subwoofer recommendations
KC_Mike Offline
local

Registered: 01/11/03
Posts: 209
Loc: KS
I have heard the SW150 and it's a great little sub. Bass is nice and controlled. The new SW series are a big improvement over the old powercube series; which I found to be on the boomy side and very average.

If Wharfedale is indeed cheaper where you live as you stated; then I would take advantage of that and get as much sub as possible by considering the bigger subs in the SW series....the 12" SW300 and the 15" SW380.



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