Subwoofer? How many watts?

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  1. Ben_Ly

    Ben_Ly Agent

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    How many watts do I need in a medium sized room. I'd like you to really be able to feel the bass when it hits. Mostly for Movies.
     
  2. Jeffrey Forner

    Jeffrey Forner Screenwriter

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    Ben;

    I'll let the experts go into greater detail, but I will say that the right subwoofer depends on just more than wattage. The design of the enclosure, the quality of the woofer, as well as the acoustics of the room itself can affect how a sub sounds in any size room.

    Let's get a bit more specific here. What are the dimensions of your medium-sized room? What's your budget?
     
  3. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    It will also be helpful if you let us know your listening preferences. For example, I am not concerned with listening at reference levels myself, but others want to listen at above reference levels.
     
  4. Dustin B

    Dustin B Producer

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    Watts are meaningless without context. What one sub can do with 32 watts, another will require several kilowatts to do.
     
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