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Requesting suggestions on Subwoofer for KH 80 DSP

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I just got a pair of the Neumann KH 80 DSP speakers and would like some more bass with them. I'm using them with the JDS Atom's RCA preouts and the OL DAC with optical input from my desktop PC. would something like this work well?

https://www.zzounds.com/item--BEHB1200DPRO
"Frequency Range: 45Hz-180Hz (-10dB)"

Nope.

I would rather have something that goes down to at least 20Hz (-3db)

I wouldn't cheap out on the sub.

*Maybe save a some money and then get the matching KH750 DSP to pair. Frankly, I wouldn't get a sub without more detailed published specs and graphs -- on the same level found with the KH80.
 

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I don't think that sub is ideal for KH 80. I think you should look at "home" subwoofers. Studio models seem overpriced for the performance they offer. Home subwoofers seem to be less expensive and better finished. Unlike a monitor, a subwoofer is a simple device. I also recommend an external controller to handle bass management.

For reference, the desktop system into which I will plug my KH 80 DSP - once the standby issue in one of them gets resolved; the replacement had the same issue as the one I sent in, alas - uses two Triad "in wall" subs with 10" Peerless drive units, powered by a 2-channel D-Sonic (Icepower) amp. The controller is a miniDSP DDRC-24, which allows separate gains, delays, and EQ for each sub prior to Dirac. The 2x4HD would work just as well, but I had the DDRC-24 on hand.
 

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"Frequency Range: 45Hz-180Hz (-10dB)"

Nope.

I would rather have something that goes down to at least 20Hz (-3db)

I wouldn't cheap out on the sub.

*Maybe save a some money and then get the matching KH750 DSP to pair. Frankly, I wouldn't get a sub without more detailed published specs and graphs -- on the same level found with the KH80.
IIRC Floyd Toole says on this forum that two smaller subs tend to work better than one big expensive one. Which I was glad to read because I have two smaller subs. I guess using two subs helps address some room problems and uneven frequency response in the bass and sub-bass frequencies that may occur with only one sub.
 
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"Frequency Range: 45Hz-180Hz (-10dB)"

Nope.

I would rather have something that goes down to at least 20Hz (-3db)

I wouldn't cheap out on the sub.

*Maybe save a some money and then get the matching KH750 DSP to pair. Frankly, I wouldn't get a sub without more detailed published specs and graphs -- on the same level found with the KH80.
i saw that right after posting. i got the LSR310S instead for the time being. and maybe next year ill sell it and get something more substantial, but this one works great.

edit: also Kali is coming out with a $600 sub soon. looking forward to that as well
 
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IIRC Floyd Toole says on this forum that two smaller subs tend to work better than one big expensive one. Which I was glad to read because I have two smaller subs. I guess using two subs helps address some room problems and uneven frequency response in the bass and sub-bass frequencies that may occur with only one sub.
That's the prevailing opinion. The sweet spot is potentially larger and it's easier to avoid bass localization.
 

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That's the prevailing opinion. The sweet spot is potentially larger and it's easier to avoid bass localization.
Actually these are not the reasons for multiple subs - they energize the room more evenly from multiple spots so it is easier to get even (flatter) response.
 
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i saw that right after posting. i got the LSR310S instead for the time being. and maybe next year ill sell it and get something more substantial, but this one works great.

edit: also Kali is coming out with a $600 sub soon. looking forward to that as well

yeah that sub had a advertised max SPL of 122 dB which makes more sense for pairing with some PA speakers — definitely not designed for home studios. While there are indeed cheaper options (even DIY) that could equal or rival the KH750 sub, I thought the idea behind getting the DSP version of Neumann monitors is because one would actually WANT to use it with their own native DSP app controller/solution.

Of course, that’s up to you. I myself use a combination of minDSP and JRiver for my own bass management and EQ needs. But I have the older KH120 with purely analog inputs.
 
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