Steve N said:It seems I need one of these for sub only.
Guessing/hoping.Ian J said:Do you know that you need one or are you just guessing as most of us get by without one.
It's possible to get by without a subwoofer and AV equipment altogether.Ian J said:Do you know that you need one or are you just guessing as most of us get by without one.
eviljohn2 said:It's possible to get by without a subwoofer and AV equipment altogether.
Boominess - thats the word that sums it up.Regmarch said:1) Do a signal sweep first and if you hear dips/peaks you may have a problem
2) borrow or buy an SPL meter, or use a mike and some of the software recommended here through a PC and check whether your house is creating the problem
3) then consider a BFD
There are lots of things you can try to see what is causing boominess before buying a BFD, not that I wouldn't recommend buying one, I have one.
l34052 said:You'll have to excuse my ignorance on the matter but what the hell is a BFD????
I went down this route and although it has improved things for me (a lot) you may find as Ian suggests you don't need to. Once you get the hang of using an SPL Meter (Sound Pressure Level) to do frequency sweeps and plot the graphs you may find moving the sub a few inches / feet might fix 90% of your problems.
Buying a BFD can be like opening a can of worms IMHO. Although relatively easy to use they can become an obsession, forever fiddling and tweaking just because you might not be getting 100% from your system.
I am glad i bought one because if you are unsure of what you should be getting from your sustem it will only cost £60ish plus cables to find out for sure. To me this is only a little money to spend for at the very least, peace of mind, and at the very best a significant improvement to your system (although a lot of time spent getting there).
I would take it one step at a time and only get a BFD if you have no other option
NOkarkus30 said:I really cant stand the hours of torture, I would honestly pay someone to set the system up. Any takers ?
Do you mean Darlington in Devon? It's quite a trek but I'd like to browse your music collection so if you could make it worth my while...karkus30 said:I really cant stand the hours of torture, I would honestly pay someone to set the system up. Any takers ?
Thanks mate.Regmarch said:SteveN,
Read the first couple of posts in this thread for info on how to do a signal sweep:
But can you actually hear an obvious improvement when you have set it up with a BFD.Sonnie Parker said:Come on guys... the BFD is easy... just use the GUIDE! It doesn't get much easier.
Okay, I'll admit, it can be a little intimidating initially for some people, but once you get into it, it becomes easier and fun.
There's not many who won't need a BFD.