What size sub for......

Ed O'Neill

Second Unit
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Ok the question should read:
How big of a powered sub (in watts) for a 13 x 13 room ?

I am looking at two models both by Cambridge Soundworks

12s Bass Cube- 12" woofer with 100 watt amp. Specs say crossover 55hz to 160 hz with bass down to 32hz

15s Bass cube- 15" woofer with 150 watt amp. Specs are only listed as having bass down below 30hz nothing about crossover points in item desription.

What do you think would be a better option?

How low in hz is low enough for most action movies?

Thanks in advance
Ed O'Neill
 

Robb Roy

Supporting Actor
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Jul 15, 2002
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Ed,

Watts alone do not make a subwoofer -- I went from a 1,000 watt sub to a 575 watt sub that was an *upgrade*. Assuming your ceiling is not very high, this is not too big a room to fill (unless it has large openings to the rest of the house). Probably a better set of question are: What is your budget? Will this be for music as well (especially pipe organs)? How loud do you like to listen to movies/music? Do you have wife approval factor issues? Are you open to DIY? Are you willing to buy online?

As to action movies, they're getting lower and lower. Human hearing stops perceiving at around 20 Hz, but you can still *feel* bass below that, and a few movies take advantage of that.

-Robb
 

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