Last week I met briefly with the REL team who were doing demo’s at my dealers store, a very expensive speaker set-up was demo’d with and without a sub, and then a pair of subs, the difference was very noticeable.
I have to say I am a convert and will add one (or two) to my system in due course.
Welcome to the club! Which speakers was it? Some large floorstanding or just bookshelfs?
Totally agree, adding my two Rel T5I’s with my LS50’s improved the system no end. Improvement at lower volume levels was one of the biggest advantages.Just wanted to add that in my opinion adding a sub ( or two) is NOT like a loudness button because you are adding low frequencies that your speakers are not capable of! It adds an extra octave at the bottom of music and that is why you enjoy it more. Also at low levels ALL equipment needs a lift in the bass because of our hearing…
adding low frequencies that your speakers are not capable of! It adds an extra octave at the bottom of music
room size, listening tastes and a whole lot more. Mine produce bass that's felt as much as heard even in a large room, so I'm out.
Absolutely! Point about setup is the most pertinent here. Hence why I may come across as anti sub, since most will not take enough care to setup properly.It's not that the loudspeakers don't need a subwoofer it's more a case of a system as a whole benefiting from an effectively aligned, calibrated and dialled in subwoofer/s.
Even systems which have large high sensitivity loudspeakers can benefit from a subwoofer/s.
A subwoofer is the most important component.
eg. Tannoy Arden Legacy loudspeakers with dual JL Audio E-112 subwoofers -
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