I recently aquired a pair of KRK RP5’s and I will definitely need a subwoofer in the future.
I owned previously a pair of Alesis M1 620s, which were soon discontinued,
who eventually broke down over the course of the 8 years that I had them,
because of low grade components. The sound however was excellent in the low frequencies,
with round and very smooth, deep, yet pretty powerful bass. The mid-highs were not a feature for them.
Woofer speaker was 6.25 inch, and the quality was really good.
My question may sound weird to some of you, but being used to 2 speakers with large woofers before,
and having all my spectrum right next to my ears
I’m thinking that when I will add to the current KRK RP5 setup the subwoofer,
the low frequencies will come either from below the table or from a wooden stand which is 1.5 meters to the right.
People say and they’re right, that low frequencies from the subwoofer extend to 1.5 meters as opposed to high frequencies that have around 40cm, so that’s why you need the speakers close to you. For woofer bass frequencies, because the lenght of the low frequencies is a lot bigger, your small-medium room will always have sub frequencies in it, and it’s all good as long as there are no heavy bass buildups in the room (like in corners etc)
But still, because I’d love to know from someone who owns a subwoofer how it feels like, how’s the experience,
positioning it, how is it different hearing subbass coming from the subwoofer compared to hearing sub frequencies coming from left-right speaker, for those who have speakers with 7 inch or larger cones on the desk, or what any other thing that you might wanna share…i just asked this.
hope some of you guys have some good subwoofers out there to share the experience