Steve Christian wrote:
Ok, so I recently got a sub ( Tannoy TS-8 ) and I've got a few questions about setup.
1. With the crossover switch at 150hz on the sub, should I kill everything below 150hz on my monitors so it's a clean 150 and below on the sub and 150 on up on the monitors?
2. Is it best to place the sub dead center underneath my studio desk? If not dead center, should the sub at least always be placed at ground level?
3. Currently I have the Tannoy Active nearfield monitors with the 6.5 inch woofer. Should I go with the 10 inch sub as opposed to the 8inch? Any help would be greatly appreciated! I guess I should also note that the studio is a small 10x10 room.
Any help our direction would be greatly appreciated!
1. If you leave the same frequencies in your monitors, you could experience phase errors.
If your sub has a phase adjustment, you could adjust that and almost elimiate phase errors.
Still, isn't 150Hz a bit high for the crossover?
Well, anyways, although in some cases if would sound better with not cutting the crossover frequencies in your monitor, I would suggest starting with cutting, and, if you miss something, try not cutting.
If you don't have a phase adjustment knob on the sub, I would suggest to cut.
2. Put it on the floor. Usually it would be a good idea to have the sub in the middle.
However, in a small room, because of the wave-lenghts of low frequencies, I would suggest trying it in a corner.
The thing with a sub-bass, or any bass in a room, is that usually it is difficult to make a large sweetspot.
3. I would suggest, get a large one, maybe you will have a bigger room at another time.
You need a big speaker to make the lowest waves.
Check the specs, I would suggest getting one that goes down to 22-23Hz, and I guess you will need a 12 inch sub for that.