Subwoofer

Ivkyy1

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I need help

What sub buy with Wharfedale tower D330
I have an eye Wharfedale sub sw 12 ,Klipsch R120 SW or Polk audio HTS 10?
 

Ivkyy1

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I don't have amp yet but first speakers and sub i search...and what do you mean why i need sub?..you think about music or movies or in general?
 
I don't have amp yet but first speakers and sub i search...and what do you mean why i need sub?..you think about music or movies or in general?
music. You have posted on the hifi section.....
without knowing why you need a sub and what you will be using it for it is difficult to answer your question.
 

Ivkyy1

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I need sub for music mostly ..a sub that shakes and that is felt and not just heard
 

Tinman1952

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How 🤔🤔🤔i dont understand ...I wouldn't take something cheap
More money buys you subtlety and timing and tone. Correctly set up you should not hear the sub as a separate item with music. But you said you want a sub that ‘shakes’ and is felt as well as heard…… so I suggest you do not waste your money…just pump up the volume! Mind the pictures don’t fall off the wall though…….
 

Ivkyy1

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Ok,thank you very much..
I thought more expensive because of the space and size of the room but it doesn't seem to need anything expensive after all
 

12th Monkey

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I'm not sure that the appropriate allowances are being made for the possibility that English might not be your first language. If you are just after wall-shaking unsubtlety it probably doesn't matter much, but if you are looking to add the lowest frequencies in a manner that will make music sound natural it will be worth considering properly. I am sure someone with relevant experience will be able to make suggestions.

You mention the room - how big is it?
 
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Not an expert on subwoofers so will just give my thoughts.
Some would say if you need a sub you have the wrong speakers whilst others insist it is vital to cover the lower octaves in a system.
If you want a floor shaker get a cheap one that is downward firing and has the biggest driver you can get. If you want one that will integrate nicely into a hifi set up then get a forward firing one that has a smaller, fast responding driver.
Your room size would indeed be nice to know and also you will need to determine which amplifier you are going to use as it is important it has the right connection possibilities for your subwoofer.
to my mind, to do it properly, you need a proper 2.1 amplifier, and there are not that many of those around.
 
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The rude and unhelpful pointless comments not with standing from a moderator no less.

To answer your question yes it worth spending money on subwoofer they are the most important and least understood and underrated part of the hifi get it right and it’s not just the bass tones that will see an increase in preformance. Everything from the mids to the highs and sound sound stage.

In general I’d stay away from speaker brand subwoofers eg klipsch. And look at brands such as svs that specialise in subwoofers they pay close attention to the driver even in there budget orintated offerings .

And sure there is no replacement for size but there’s more to it then that and just because a sub can produce a 10hz tone doesn’t mean your room will. You need to find a balance and normally smaller subs actually work best in the average home.

also if you haven’t got amp yet try to get one with a crossover control making sure everything below 60hz for example is sent to the subwoofer bluesound powernode for example. It will free the amp and speakers up to do what there good at. Leading to louder less distorted and coloured sound

Good luck have fun with your purchase what ever you get.
 
The rude and unhelpful pointless comments not with standing from a moderator no less.

To answer your question yes it worth spending money on subwoofer they are the most important and least understood and underrated part of the hifi get it right and it’s not just the bass tones that will see an increase in preformance. Everything from the mids to the highs and sound sound stage.

In general I’d stay away from speaker brand subwoofers eg klipsch. And look at brands such as svs that specialise in subwoofers they pay close attention to the driver even in there budget orintated offerings .

And sure there is no replacement for size but there’s more to it then that and just because a sub can produce a 10hz tone doesn’t mean your room will. You need to find a balance and normally smaller subs actually work best in the average home.

also if you haven’t got amp yet try to get one with a crossover control making sure everything below 60hz for example is sent to the subwoofer bluesound powernode for example. It will free the amp and speakers up to do what there good at. Leading to louder less distorted and coloured sound

Good luck have fun with your purchase what ever you get.
to my mind the responses were not rude, unless you are talking about me as that moderator. The OP has done little to provide requested answers and continues to be very vague.
Your response is valued but it does little to glean required information from the OP it is mearly personal taste. The OP really needs to be aware that amps and subwoofer matching isn't simple. Until we know his planned setuo, and more particularly, amplifier then suggesting subwoofers is pointless.
You mentioned average home and we still have to determine if that is exactly what the OP has.
If he lives in a barn then he simply is trying to augment the wrong speakers
 
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The rude and unhelpful pointless comments not with standing from a moderator no less.
Having re-read them, I fail to see anything rude. Maybe you are misinterpreting them? I thought the OP wasn't being treated seriously, and if I misjudge and English were to be his first language then obviously I would apologise unreservedly. The second one I am gently (you'll notice the exclamation mark) trying to suggest that without more information, even those in the know might struggle to make the most appropriate suggestions. So if the OP isn't prepared to estimate the room size, is it reasonable to expect others to take the time to offer their thoughts?

Anyway, back on topic.
 
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Having re-read them, I fail to see anything rude. Maybe you are misinterpreting them? I thought the OP wasn't being treated seriously, and if I misjudge and English were not to be his first language then obviously I would apologise unreservedly. The second one I am gently (you'll notice the exclamation mark) trying to suggest that without more information, even those in the know might struggle to make the most appropriate suggestions. So if the OP isn't prepared to estimate the room size, is it reasonable to expect others to take the time to offer their thoughts?

Anyway, back on topic.
You might not but they certainly are. And I’m sure there’s nothing behind it. But you can clearly see the OP getting irritated in the responses.

As you say back on topic.
 

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