Combining Powered Studio Monitors with Sub

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by conner954, Mar 10, 2013.

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    Anyone? I was also considering buying AudioEngine A5+'s which have the connection to easily go from the speakers to the sub. That's a plus and they're cheaper, however not as nice as the Mackie's. Any thoughts?
     
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    maybe a different approach, but i went with a krk 10s sup to go with my full-range speakers - i set it on a separate on/off monitor switch and did no eq changes to my mains.

    i rarely use it (mostly because my mains go down to 41hz, and is that 5-6hz of extra frequency range really worth the trouble of another crossover and balancing act?)- you may find that the crossovers on consumer gear fare quite poorly to even the least expensive of the 'prosumer' market bits like the rokit krk pieces. this thing works despite its pedigree. sadly its' phase options are limited so positioning is critical.

    YMMV
     
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    I like the KRK's, but the problem is they're really expensive. I like the Polk sub because it has fantastic reviews, is 12 instead of 10 and a good deal cheaper. I want the best system for the money, and feel like I'd be wasting some money with the KRK's, unless they're that much better?
     
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    tbh the money would probably be better served investing in acoustic treatment for your room
     
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    How would you go about that? I don't want to do any major renovation or construction...
     
  7. gannonsamuel, Mar 14, 2013
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    Check out the gearslutz forums, theres a whole section over there on acoustics...

    but to put it really simply, you make a wooden frame and fill it with rockwool


    It also depends on the size of your room, you may find that, in a smaller room, subs will end up causing more problems then they solve, if you dont spend the money on a sub or treatment you could look at some speakers that can go down to say 40hz or so anyway and you wont need a sub, again, check out the gearslutz forums, there are lots of knowledgeable people on there who can give you great advice

    To answer the original question about getting the sound to all speakers...

    i'm using a samson c-control http://www.samsontech.com/samson/products/processors/c-class/ccontrol/ which i got second hand for about £50 it has an output that can be configured for a sub.
     

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