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#367443 - 02/20/12 03:07 PM 2nd sub or Mid-bass Unit
Murph Offline
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Situation:
My only complaint is the discrepancy in bass response in both my previous and newer HT rooms. Too loud in the corners, too mild in the seated positions. I blame the Mark Ratio. Old room was 12x12x8 New room is 12ish x 24 x 8.

I've always craved a 2nd sub to see how much it would help this situation. I'm also intrigued by mid-bass units. You don't hear much about them but promise to add some punchiness from concentrating on the 50 to 150 Hz range.

Our team share bonus has been exceptionally good this year so I want to splurge a bit of it on a new toy. The 2nd sub is the obvious choice but I'll put it out there for fun.

Current Setup M60s, VP150, EP500, QS8s, HK rears
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#367444 - 02/20/12 03:18 PM Re: 2nd sub or Mid-bass Unit [Re: Murph]
dakkon Offline
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would the second sub be another 500? or would you be looking for a 600 or 800?

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#367445 - 02/20/12 03:30 PM Re: 2nd sub or Mid-bass Unit [Re: Murph]
Wid Offline
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A second sub got my vote.
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#367447 - 02/20/12 04:02 PM Re: 2nd sub or Mid-bass Unit [Re: Murph]
Kruncher Offline
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Given your gear, if it were me I'd be tempted more to invest in room treatments than the above choices. But if that's not an option, go for a second identical sub.

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#367448 - 02/20/12 04:24 PM Re: 2nd sub or Mid-bass Unit [Re: Murph]
michael_d Offline
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Build some corner base traps first.......
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#367456 - 02/20/12 06:45 PM Re: 2nd sub or Mid-bass Unit [Re: michael_d]
SBrown Offline
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I have two subs under my m80's and bass traps(4) in the corners and it is the best tunes and movies around.

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#367457 - 02/20/12 06:47 PM Re: 2nd sub or Mid-bass Unit [Re: Murph]
SirQuack Offline
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bass accumulates in corners, hence bass traps.
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#367469 - 02/20/12 08:30 PM Re: 2nd sub or Mid-bass Unit [Re: Murph]
grunt Offline
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I’m the one (first?) selfish vote for a mid-bass module since I want someone who’s opinion I can count on to try one out before I can’t stand it anymore and pull the trigger one or two. wink
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#367471 - 02/20/12 08:48 PM Re: 2nd sub or Mid-bass Unit [Re: Murph]
Ya_basta Offline
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I'll be the second selfish vote. Two plane tickets to Peterborough...
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#367477 - 02/20/12 10:46 PM Re: 2nd sub or Mid-bass Unit [Re: Murph]
nickbuol Offline
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I was about to vote 2nd sub, but bass traps would probably be more effective. Don't be fooled though, just because you are "trapping" bass in the corners, doesn't mean that you will have even less bass in the room. From my experience (with other people's theaters) and from what I've read, by "trapping" the bass in the corners, you are reducing some nulls in other areas (your listening area) and the bass can actually seem louder and cleaner...
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