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Does a low level setting matter?

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by mikey999, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. mikey999

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    I can guess that sub power rating is highly subjective (to the person and the sub).

    However, I have a 150w sub in a room that is about 30 metres squared (35 yards squared) and I only seem to need to turn the sub to about 2 out of 10.

    Does that suggest that my sub is over-powered? Alternatively, is it better to run a sub *well within* its capacity?
     
  2. Ian J

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    The power rating of the amplifier in the sub has more to do with the size of the driver and enclosure than outright volume. My very first sub was a REL Q Bass that was a largish enclosure but only needed a 40 watt amp to drive it to fairly serious sound levels however many of today's subwoofers are in smaller enclosures and need more power to compensate.

    I think that the ideal gain setting for most subs seems to be between one quarter and one half
     
  3. mikey999

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    thanks Ian. my sub is about 37cmx37cmx37cm, for the record.
     

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