Subwoofer for LS50 metas and Naim atom

andycc72

Active Member
Appreciated.

I guess we all have to cater to our own room sizes. I can't see myself getting away with 2 subs for now. Possibly one for the future when I change the lay out of the room.
I was going to buy 1 Rel T7i but then got the chance to to get a superb used T5i for £250 which meant I could get 2 of those for less than the price of 1 T7i even paying full
price for the second one so went for that.
 

Gilly442

Standard Member
That sounds like an excellent deal. Would defo go down that route if I could get 2 for that price.

I'm swaying towards the BK at the moment.
 

andycc72

Active Member
That sounds like an excellent deal. Would defo go down that route if I could get 2 for that price.

I'm swaying towards the BK at the moment.
I got it from Shpock from an old couple who had just bought a sound-bar and wanted rid of the sub. I was happy to take if off their hands for that price. I had a result on that one to be fair as it was in immaculate condition.
 

Gilly442

Standard Member
After a little more research I'm swaying towards the XXLS 200DF.

From a size perspective it just seems a more natural fit and also from a budget perspective.

Anyone have any experience of the XXLS 200DF with a musical setup?
 

Gilly442

Standard Member
Also one last question would be DF or FF for music?
 

Jester1066

Well-known Member
Also one last question would be DF or FF for music?
Technicallly it doesn't make a difference to the sound - unless you have a suspended/floating floor. Many people with young children get DF subs as it keeps the driver away from finger etc
 

Gilly442

Standard Member
Technicallly it doesn't make a difference to the sound - unless you have a suspended/floating floor. Many people with young children get DF subs as it keeps the driver away from finger etc
Ah yes... I have 2 of those! Think I'll go for the DF just to be on the safe side. Youngest is 7 months and will lick anything that moves currently :facepalm:
 

Gilly442

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Admittedly I'm now also looking at a svs sb1000 which has come up in the classifieds.

I'm like a cheap date on this forum! :D
 

Jester1066

Well-known Member
Admittedly I'm now also looking at a svs sb1000 which has come up in the classifieds.

I'm like a cheap date on this forum! :D
Get it..... Cracking sub. Great output for such a small size. Will be better than an xxls200. They are FF only though!

It'll stop me buying it for my 2.1 Bedroom system! My wallet needs a rest - so you'll be doing me a favour!
 

Gilly442

Standard Member
Get it..... Cracking sub. Great output for such a small size. Will be better than an xxls200. They are FF only though!

It'll stop me buying it for my 2.1 Bedroom system! My wallet needs a rest - so you'll be doing me a favour!
😂 😂

Just got to convince the wife it'll look good next to the royal blue metas.... I've got a real challenge on my hands I fear!

I'm not too concerned with looks... She unfortunately is.
 

Jester1066

Well-known Member
Just got to convince the wife it'll look good next to the royal blue metas.... I've got a real challenge on my hands I fear!

I'm not too concerned with looks... She unfortunately is.
She could put a bit of blue material on the top! 😂
 

Gilly442

Standard Member
Ok so quick update.

Managed to bag myself a svs sb1000. It's now paired up to the Atom and LS50 metas.

I've also invested in some Chord clearway X factory terminated speaker cables and finally received my Audio Chic speaker stands which are really nice and more importantly keep my wife happy.

Result - awesome!!!!

Have the sub set relatively low volume and cross over at 100hz. The extra bass is seamless. I sometimes have to go over and check the sub is on :D:D

This is pretty much as I wanted it. Great result overall and huge thanks to everyone that helped with suggestions. Great forum :clap:
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Jester1066

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Lovely looking setup you got. So pleased that the SVS SB1000 has achieved the desired result. 👍🏼
 

andycc72

Active Member
Technicallly it doesn't make a difference to the sound - unless you have a suspended/floating floor. Many people with young children get DF subs as it keeps the driver away from finger etc
I’m converting my garage into a listening room/man cave and it will have suspended flooring. I have two DF subs (Rel T5i’s).
What will the ‘difference to the sound’ you refer to be once I move them into the room with the suspended/floating floor?
 

Jester1066

Well-known Member
I’m converting my garage into a listening room/man cave and it will have suspended flooring. I have two DF subs (Rel T5i’s).
What will the ‘difference to the sound’ you refer to be once I move them into the room with the suspended/floating floor?
Sorry, to clarify by "difference to the sound' I meant that some people experience more floor vibrations when using df subs on floating floors. Using an isolation platform can help reduce this.

I didn't intend for my comment to be a generalisation in anyway. Nor that a DF sub cannot or should not be used on suspended floors. More that imo (and after browsing these & other forums), the general consensus is that DF subs can cause suspended floors to vibrate more than their FF equivalents.

Edit:
There are loads of threads with differing opinions on this. Have a read and see what you think.

For example:


 
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andycc72

Active Member
Sorry, to clarify by "difference to the sound' I meant that some people experience more floor vibrations when using df subs on floating floors. Using an isolation platform can help reduce this.

I didn't intend for my comment to be a generalisation in anyway. Nor that a DF sub cannot or should not be used on suspended floors. More that imo (and after browsing these & other forums), the general consensus is that DF subs can cause suspended floors to vibrate more than their FF equivalents.
Excellent thanks for clarifying, once in the man cave if I experience the vibrations i'll look at isolation pads. I love the T5i's and for second I though that DF subs might not be suitable for rooms with suspended floors; mild panic ensued ;)

I'll have a read of the threads you linked, thanks1
 

Jester1066

Well-known Member
Excellent thanks for clarifying, once in the man cave if I experience the vibrations i'll look at isolation pads. I love the T5i's and for second I though that DF subs might not be suitable for rooms with suspended floors; mild panic ensued ;)
No worries. I've actually added an edit to my reply above. Which will hopefully give context to it. Incidentally the isolation can simply be a concrete patio slab of sufficient thickness, or marble etc if you want it to look more visually appealing!

A quick "DIY Subwoofer Isolation" google search will give plenty of cheaper alternatives to the proprietary Auralex Subdude etc - Assuming unlike me, you're handier than yours truly at DIY 🤣😉
 

andycc72

Active Member
No worries. I've actually added an edit to my reply above. Which will hopefully give context to it. Incidentally the isolation can simply be a concrete patio slab of sufficient thickness, or marble etc if you want it to look more visually appealing!

A quick "DIY Subwoofer Isolation" google search will give plenty of cheaper alternatives to the proprietary Auralex Subdude etc - Assuming unlike me, you're handier than yours truly at DIY 🤣😉
Despite coming from a long line of builders I can just about change a plug, any DIY is out of the question. I'll be going for the off the shelf solution ;)
 

Jester1066

Well-known Member
Despite coming from a long line of builders I can just about change a plug, any DIY is out of the question. I'll be going for the off the shelf solution ;)
In that case:


Or if you need larger:


Much cheaper than an Auralex. 😊😉
 

andycc72

Active Member
In that case:


Or if you need larger:


Much cheaper than an Auralex. 😊😉
Much appreciated Was just looking at the Auralex Subdude; quite pricey !
 

Jester1066

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PomMarantz

Standard Member
Hi all,

Relatively new here so go easy. I've recently purchased a naim uniti atom and some Kef ls50 meta (royal blue) as a in-between solution to having an music setup which I'm currently using. Then at some point in the future I'll be adding a t.v and sub to compete a 2.1 setup.

At this moment in time my ls50s are sat on top of a side cabinet which of course doesn't help them produce their full sound. So I've invested in a pair of audio chic stands which I'm expecting in the next week or so. I feel these will allow the metas the room they need to fulfill their potential.

However I feel it would be a good idea to add a sub to the equation whilst I'm only using as a music setup. The dilemma I have is that having spent all my money on stands speakers and amp I'm now very low on budget for a subwoofer to pair with this setup.

I've been searching eBay and similar places for something that would work well with the above. Obviously I know budget is key here so I'm firmly setting my stall at £300.

Would really welcome some suggestions as to what would be suitable.

I will eventually (one my room is changed around and TV is added) get something new as a long term investment. But for now any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks
Gill
Hey Gill...
Watch this: (I really like Steve!) Could be Meta heaven for you.
$1500 🤭😮
I have a small room and some Monitor Audio Silver 100s in a 5.1 set-up (and a current flabby sub). I do listen to stereo music 2.1, though.
I am saving up! 🙂
 

Gilly442

Standard Member
Must not watch... Must not watch 😁😁

Although if I'm honest I've already seen that video about 3x lol.

Definitely on the shopping list at some point in the future! Love the idea of a little sub that can deliver like that.

Will be perfect for when I make some changes to room layout in a couple of years.
 

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