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Subwoofer in a low-medium/small home studio
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July 22, 2020 - 12:51 am
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Hi Dennis and others on this forum,

I am on my way to putting most of my available cash into a new soundsystem and am on the fence whether I should get nearfield monitors with 6,5-7 inch woofers or smaller monitors and a sub.

My lifestyle requires me to move around twice a year, so I want a universal solution. My studio will always be placed in a bedroom/living room with dimensions 15x13x8 feet or smaller. My rooms will always have corner bass traps and a few broadband absorbtion panels. My budget is up to 3500$
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What are your opinions? Is a sub something I should consider with these restrictions that I have or will it just create problems? I do want everything I DO decide to put into my room to contribute to the best possible/cleanest audio reproduction and probably will not miss those low frequencies if make the rest of the image worse.

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Henri

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H, If your speakers are full range, you will not need a sub. Spend your money on low-frequency treatment which will improve your low-end resolution and detail. Placing more energy into a small room is never the answer.

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Thanks for the input, Dennis! Now that I heard the more high-end options it makes perfect sense to me too. They sound good and even throughout the frequency range and it makes a lot of sense to put any extra money on treatment instead.

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