1 500w or 2 250w subs?

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  1. John_stone

    John_stone Auditioning

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    which sould i opt for? im currently deciding between having 1 psw4000 or two psw 2010s from KEF... please advise?
     
  2. ScottCHI

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    that's easy. the psw4000.
     
  3. John_stone

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    If i decide just to have a single sub, either the PSW3000 or PSW 2010, is it worth paying the price difference? they have the same 10' driver, and frequency response. e olny distinct difference is 300w and 250w amp respectively. will the tightness and precision of bass differ as well?
     
  4. CalvinCarr

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    Why just the one sub and not two? If you could spread the two over a larger area wouldn't it sound better?
     
  5. ScottCHI

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    but you said psw4000
     
  6. JohnSmith

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    Kef subs aren't that great IMO..unreliable PSU's.

    Previous Kef speakers were great in the past- but now made in China. :-( Another great British speaker company relocating to Far East to make higher profits. [​IMG]

    I would look at SVS/HSU subs.
     
  7. CalvinCarr

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    What about the 2 vs. 1 deal?
     
  8. Lev-S

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    I vote 2. better overall "surround" effect vs. more power.
     
  9. ScottCHI

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    one psw4000 would be desirable to two of their lesser product.

    that psw4000 is quite a piece of machinery.
     
  10. John_stone

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    What about psw 2010 vs psw 3000?
     
  11. Jeff Gatie

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    Nope to both. Having two subs makes positioning and tuning the subs more difficult. Because bass waves are susceptible to cancellations which cause nulls, it is not advisable to place two subs far apart in a room, they should be stacked or next to each other. Since space considerations may make it diffcult to get both in the same spot, that spot may not be optimum placement for the sub and the sound will suffer. Search on any thread that discusses "Powered Towers vs. dedicated sub", teh same issues apply.
     
  12. Lev-S

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    The more you know!

    Now I feel like a doofus for my silly post...:b
     
  13. Stephen Houdek

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    Don't feel silly........

    What is more silly? To go through life not knowing what you don't know? Or to ask a question seeking an answer to what you think you don't know, knowing you may not know what you think you know? -Try to follow that!

    There are lots of folks on here with two subs. They seem to be quite happy with them. Granted, they are likely more difficult to set up properly. But I don't know there is anything "that" wrong with having two subs.
     

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