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Old 21st August 2011, 05:38 PM   #1
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Default Noob needs woofer advice =D

I bought a 2.1 Promedia from Klipsch. The sub works great for my small room. But... I like bass... I don't think it is possible to have too much bass. I was considering building an additional sub along with the sub that came with the pro media. Would this be a bad idea to have two different sized subs? If I were to build an additional woofer should the driver be the same brand? I believe Klipsch makes their own drivers.

Specs on my current system.

My specs
  • AMPLIFIER POWER: Peak Power: 200 Watts total system
    Satellites: 35 watts/channel @ 5% THD, 1KHz, two channels driven
    Subwoofer: 130 watts peak (50 watts @ 5% THD, 50 Hz continuous)
  • CROSSOVER FREQUENCY: HF: 5kHz
  • DIMENSIONS: Satellite: 8.5" (21.59cm) x 4.2" (10.67cm) x 5.67" (14.4cm)
    Subwoofer: 9.5" (24.13cm) x 9.8" (24.9cm) x 10.2" (25.9cm)
  • ENCLOSURE TYPE: Satellites: sealed
    Subwoofer: bass reflex
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 31Hz - 20kHz
  • HIGH FREQUENCY HORN: 90(o) x 40(o) MicroTractrix(r) Horn
  • INPUTS: MP3 two-channel soundcard miniplug
  • MAXIMUM ACOUSTIC OUTPUT: 106dB SPL
  • SUBWOOFER: One side-firing 6.5" (16.51cm) long-throw fiber composite cone
  • TWEETER: 0.75" Poly compression driver
  • VOLTAGE: 110/120 VAC
  • WEIGHT: Satellite: 2.1 lbs. (0.95kg)
    Subwoofer: 11 lbs. (5kg)
  • WOOFER: 3" long-throw fiber-composite cone

Thanks,
J.
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Old 21st August 2011, 06:51 PM   #2
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don't think it is possible to have too much bass? huh... you should get two of Danley's DTS-10.

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Old 21st August 2011, 07:15 PM   #3
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all kidding aside, what you have is a ported woofer not a subwoofer. I know they call it a subwoofer but it's not. If you want to add a subwoofer you'll need to give us some info.
what is your budget, how large is the room this will be in, how low do you want the subwoofer to go, what is the average SPL you listen to music/movies at, what will the system be used for, music, movies, stress testing home construction
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Old 21st August 2011, 08:01 PM   #4
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"all kidding aside, what you have is a ported woofer not a subwoofer. I know they call it a subwoofer but it's not. If you want to add a subwoofer you'll need to give us some info. "

Key word was noob LOL.

I really don't know what I want to add now LOL I just want more bass.

"what is your budget"
Don't really know... No set budget but I also dont want to spend $1000...

"how large is the room this will be in"
9ftx12ft (rounded down)

"how low do you want the subwoofer to go"
The frequency response? 25hz

"what is the average SPL you listen to music/movies at"
hmm?

"what will the system be used for, music, movies, stress testing home construction"
I run everything through my computer. Music, movies, stress testing home construction and ******* off neighbors of course. I have my sound card set to game mode so I get a little extra punch out of my "ported woofer" lol I would say about 75% of the time I use it for music the other 25 for games/movies.
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Old 21st August 2011, 08:36 PM   #5
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Oh and I am assuming its not going to cause an issue (sound quality) having different brands of woofers and sizes etc?
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Old 21st August 2011, 09:02 PM   #6
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Oh and I am assuming its not going to cause an issue (sound quality) having different brands of woofers and sizes etc?
no, but you'll probably want to plug the port on the "sub" so that group delay dosen't muddy up the crossover point too much.

first get WinISD pro. google it, it's free software. Read the help files in winisd they will tell you everything you want to know, then read Using WinISD: A Step by step tutorial then go to a site like Parts Express they post the T/S parameters for most of the subwoofer drivers they have.

that should get you started.

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Old 21st August 2011, 10:22 PM   #7
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no, but you'll probably want to plug the port on the "sub" so that group delay dosen't muddy up the crossover point too much.

first get WinISD pro. google it, it's free software. Read the help files in winisd they will tell you everything you want to know, then read Using WinISD: A Step by step tutorial then go to a site like Parts Express they post the T/S parameters for most of the subwoofer drivers they have.

that should get you started.

cheers
rev.

Wooo I must be an idiot or something lmao

I cant find the t/s parameters for any of the woofer drivers o.O
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Old 22nd August 2011, 12:10 AM   #9
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I would guess if you were aware of T/S parameters you really aren't a true Newbie.......Do you know how to do the calculations......& what they mean?
If your head is filled with formulas & your doing calculations in your head....your well on your way to the black-hole that is this hobby.
"never have too much bass".......your kidding right? When your dishes on the dining room table start dancing around.....& eventually fall off.........when the pictures on the wall start 'tipping'.........when your feet get numb from time to time from the vibration...........Yes , there can be a decibel level which is "too much".....let alone hearing damage.

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I would guess if you were aware of T/S parameters you really aren't a true Newbie.......Do you know how to do the calculations......& what they mean?
If your head is filled with formulas & your doing calculations in your head....your well on your way to the black-hole that is this hobby.
"never have too much bass".......your kidding right? When your dishes on the dining room table start dancing around.....& eventually fall off.........when the pictures on the wall start 'tipping'.........when your feet get numb from time to time from the vibration...........Yes , there can be a decibel level which is "too much".....let alone hearing damage.

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