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2nd sub or Mid-bass Unit
#367443 02/20/12 08:07 PM
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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.

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Re: 2nd sub or Mid-bass Unit
Murph #367444 02/20/12 08:18 PM
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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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Murph #367445 02/20/12 08:30 PM
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A second sub got my vote.


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Re: 2nd sub or Mid-bass Unit
Murph #367447 02/20/12 09:02 PM
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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.

Re: 2nd sub or Mid-bass Unit
Murph #367448 02/20/12 09:24 PM
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Build some corner base traps first.......

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michael_d #367456 02/20/12 11:45 PM
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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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Murph #367457 02/20/12 11:47 PM
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bass accumulates in corners, hence bass traps.


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Murph #367469 02/21/12 01:30 AM
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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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Re: 2nd sub or Mid-bass Unit
Murph #367471 02/21/12 01:48 AM
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I'll be the second selfish vote. Two plane tickets to Peterborough...


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Re: 2nd sub or Mid-bass Unit
Murph #367477 02/21/12 03:46 AM
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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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