Sub + EQ ?

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  1. Spy

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    When I started looking into getting a sub I thought the most difficult decision would be which sub to choose :smashin:

    Reading more has me in a new dilemma, should I get a sub with an equaliser like a BFD or SMS-1 :thumbsdow

    What advice would you give?

    A Monolith + Velodyne SMS-1 or an SVS PB12 Plus without Eq ?

    Also, what is the difference in features and pricing between an SMS-1 and a BFD ?
     
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    EQ will maximise the performance of a sub, but it can't add anything. I would always go for the best subwoofer you can lay your hands on to start with.

    As it happens, if you go with the PB-12/Plus (in anything other than plain black) it has a single band of parametric EQ built in and that can be very effective. In order for it to be effective, you need to be using the (free) Room Equalisation Wizard software.

    Get used to using that with the single band and the BFD or SMS-1 will be a doddle when funds allow.

    Before you ask it, a PB-12+BFD, is supperior to a Monolith+SMS-1 and cheaper.

    Russell
     
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    Many rooms create problems for subs but equally many do not. I have never needed any form of equalisation in my room which is why I would recommend that you buy the sub first, leave it to bed in for a few days then run some SPL tests and only then consider whether it's worth spending more money on equalisation.

    The SMS is considerably more expensive than the BFD
     
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    Thanks guys, great advice.

    I'll get the sub first and see how I get on :thumbsup:
     
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    Or you could look at a sub with built-in EQ, some of them now have single channel EQ so at least tame the worst peak in the room.
     

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