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Krist
2008-10-07, 02:18
What would be a good subwoofer to go with the Boom? How much power would be appropriate?
I don't want to drown out the Boom with to big a subwoofer, but would like to have some more oompf in the low end. Is Logitech considering bringing out a subwoofer that matches the Boom?

fuzzyT
2008-10-09, 10:47
One data point for you:

I bought an old JBL sub off of Craigslist. 100w, 10in driver, ported
enclosure, fifty bucks.

I had looked at smaller new subs, but found there weren't many products
in this category. And even the smallest new pieces were more than I
wanted to spend. So I looked at 2.1 computer rigs with the idea of just
using the sub. But they weren't really set up to take a sub-only
output, often required wiring to run through one of the satellites, and
throwing away the sats meant the price/performance ratio wasn't really
that great.

The JBL is a bit of overkill and not the tightest bass producer in the
world, but sounds pretty good as I'm using it. I'm operating it a low
volume setting, and have the auto-on sensitivity set so that it only
kicks in when I'm listening to music with a bit of volume, but not while
listening to NPR in the morning. It definitely adds some needed energy
in the lower octaves, and spreads out the perceived sound field very
nicely. With the volume set properly and decent placement, the sound
blends pretty well. It's a nice addition.

If I were to spec out a new product that would be ideal as a companion
to the Boom it would look something like this: 30-50w RMS, 1 or 2 8
drivers, auto-on w/ adjustable sensitivity, box no bigger ~10 inches in
any dimension, basic black, low power standby mode, efficient power amp,
priced reasonably, below $120 if possible.

--rt



Krist wrote:
> What would be a good subwoofer to go with the Boom? How much power would
> be appropriate?
> I don't want to drown out the Boom with to big a subwoofer, but would
> like to have some more oompf in the low end. Is Logitech considering
> bringing out a subwoofer that matches the Boom?
>
>

mvalera
2008-10-09, 11:40
Haven't tried their sub, but their A5's and A2's rock so...

http://audioengineusa.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=81&osCsid=86df31f06586a55c7344b9b3cd6a972b

There's also all of these:

http://www.amazon.com/s/qid=1223578000/ref=sr_st?keywords=powered+sub&rs=172563&page=1&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Apowered+sub%2Ci%3Aelectronics%2Cn %3A172282%2Cn%3A1065836%2Cn%3A172563&bbn=172563&sort=price

The Polk PSW10 could work well:

http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-10-Inch-Monitor-Subwoofer/dp/B0002KVQBA/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&s=audio-video&qid=1223578034&sr=1-16

Mike

Balthazar_B
2008-10-18, 08:54
Others that might do the trick:

1) 10": http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?Partnumber=300-633

2) 8": http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?Partnumber=300-631

3) 12": http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?Partnumber=300-635

Dayton also has some Hsu-designed subs available at PartsExpress, but may be a little pricey for mating with Logitech speakers...

muski
2008-10-19, 14:39
You could go completely nuts and get a Velodyne Digital Drive DD-10 powered subwoofer for about $1000. Complete overkill, but an interesting product.

http://www.velodyne.com/products/product.aspx?ID=4&sid=500f178b

I had one of these in my last home theater rig. It comes with a measurement microphone and a built-in EQ circuitry for flattening out bass response. You plug in the mic, then plug the subwoofer into a TV (bizarre), which brings up a screen for adjusting while a sweep plays. I have to say the result is stunning -- made a huge difference to my home theater.

Then there's always the Wilson Audio Thor's Hammer subwoofer for $21,000. Of course, it's not powered, so you'll need an amp, too (maybe a 1000w monoblock Bryston 28B-SST for $8,000) . Now that would be some serious boom.

But I'll be sticking with the subwoofer I pilfered from my wife's unused PC speaker system...

muski

fuzzyT
2008-10-20, 08:05
Balthazar_B wrote:

> 2) 8": http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?Partnumber=300-631

That eight incher looks like it would be a good match for the Boom.

And a good deal at that price.

androidtopp
2008-10-20, 08:34
You could go completely nuts and get a Velodyne Digital Drive DD-10 powered subwoofer for about $1000. Complete overkill, but an interesting product.

Velodyne stuff is just sick. I mean...bass so loud it makes your hair move. Not really what I'm shooting for (or else my neighbor would probably shoot me) but their stuff is just incredible.