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    Default Adding a sub woofer

    Hey, so I purchased 2 KRK RP8's and I'm really satisfied, love the sound. I keep hearing from people that I need to add a sub, and yes I would like the extra "push" so to speak.

    My question however is regarding overkill. I have a fairly small room and even without the sub they produce decent bass. I was thinking of just getting the KRK 10S but I'm not sure if it'll be too much for a small bedroom or if it'll just compliment the sound nicely.

    Any experience with this set-up or advice would be appreciated, thank you!

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    In a smaller room it really comes down to personal preference. Are you doing production or DJing? or both?

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    I produce a little but in all fairness it's about 90% djing and just listening to tunes

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    I'd really say it's up to you. The KRK sub should have a mute switch, so you can always turn it off when needed (ie late night practice), then turn it on when you want some extra thump. Feeling the bass line really helps me when I'm mixing personally.

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    sometimes adding a subwoofer will do more harm than good for you.
    Explain how your room looks and where you are able to put it, then we might be able to help you

    For electronic music/djing/movies i use my sub but most of the time i have it off.

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    Uhh my room kinda looks like this
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    cdjs and mixer on the left side facing to the right and speakers in front of it,
    if that makes sense lol, it's a pretty narrow bedroom and it does adds a bit of bass on it's own, yeah I thought of the sub adding more harm then good but it's kind of hard to anticipate, it could make the sound ALOT better aswell so... I mostly spin techno and such btw
    Last edited by Woah; 07-22-2012 at 02:07 PM.

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    how many sqm?
    ask a local dealer of yours if you may take it home and try it!

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    Me thinks with good reference monitors, going down to 35Hz, seldom any studios have need for sub-woofers. There are exceptions, for example if you are big on doing car stereo hip hop. As for club music, pretty much any good reference monitors are fine. But I would not go with any cheap 6' KRKs exactly.

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    agree with poster above.

    Look at genelec speakers or yamaha hpm series!

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    Forgot you mentioned you already had purchased speakers.
    Last edited by M.Beijer; 07-24-2012 at 04:25 PM. Reason: forgot

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    this is on clearance: http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...20&FTR=303-520

    look up some reviews. I am skeptical. Not a lot of info on this one ^.

    maybe these are a better choice:

    http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-628

    or

    http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=303-430


    No need for the audiophiles to blast me. These are inexpensive alternatives to the KRK subs. I am sure the KRK subs look a lot cooler when you show them off to your friends.

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    Last edited by loverocket; 07-24-2012 at 04:45 PM.

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