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    Default Speaker subwoofers? Recommendations? Not too pricy!

    I have two Behringer 12 inch speakers. Obviously they don't provide enough bass power for me. Any recommendations on subwoofers? Also not too pricy but like give me links if you can! Also how would i plug it in to the subwoofers, with what? thanks

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    cheapest you're going to get new is the behringer subwoofer for a little under 500. next cheapest is probably the mackie thump sub which is like 700

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    you just plug the out from your mixer into the sub which has a built in crossover then plug the outs from the sub into the speakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xonetacular View Post
    cheapest you're going to get new is the behringer subwoofer for a little under 500. next cheapest is probably the mackie thump sub which is like 700

    Amazon.com: Behringer EUROLIVE B1500D-PRO High-Performance Active 1400-Watt 15-inch PA Subwoofer With Built-In Stereo Crossover: Musical Instruments

    you just plug the out from your mixer into the sub which has a built in crossover then plug the outs from the sub into the speakers.
    does it have XLR inputs on the sub? using the S4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EchePalante View Post
    does it have XLR inputs on the sub? using the S4?
    Why don't you look at a picture or read for yourself? That's all I would do- It's like when I worked in retail and customers asked me questions I just read the damn box.

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    Hey xone.. Uv got me thinking since that other thread about subwoofers.. I looked at the krk 10s sub and man it thumps.. But im a little confused about the volume levels.. How do u have ur vol set on ur sub and ur monitors? They r two seperate vols right? Is there some middleman piece of hardware that acts as a master vol?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevz718 View Post
    Hey xone.. Uv got me thinking since that other thread about subwoofers.. I looked at the krk 10s sub and man it thumps.. But im a little confused about the volume levels.. How do u have ur vol set on ur sub and ur monitors? They r two seperate vols right? Is there some middleman piece of hardware that acts as a master vol?
    The sub has a built in crossover and you set the level of the sub on the back of it and just plug your main outs into the sub and then the outs from the sub to the monitors.


    You don't need any other hardware (unless you want to get fancy for production and get a monitor controller/room correction EQ like the KRK ergo but it isn't needed). So on my Dj setup I crank the sub up and my studio setup it is tuned to be accurate and flat.

    I have the gen 2 sub for my production setup and it has a 1/4" foot switch jack so with a $15 foot switch hooked up you can hit the switch to bypass the sub and crossover then hit it again to bring it back to hear the impact the sub is having on the mix or if you want to mix without it. very cool feature on the gen 2 that my 1st gen sub doesn't have that I have been using for production.

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    build em yourself. Subs are easy to do.
    http://www.parts-express.com/wizards...AT&srchCat=505
    http://www.parts-express.com/wizards...AT&srchCat=835
    http://billfitzmaurice.info/index.html
    that should get you started but there is tons of info out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by djrosco View Post
    build em yourself. Subs are easy to do.
    http://www.parts-express.com/wizards...AT&srchCat=505
    http://www.parts-express.com/wizards...AT&srchCat=835
    http://billfitzmaurice.info/index.html
    that should get you started but there is tons of info out there
    Good info. I'm actually building a Bill Fitzmaurice Tuba 30 sub and wasn't sure what amp to go with. There's a couple of subwoofer amp plates in those links that look like they'll be perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xonetacular View Post
    cheapest you're going to get new is the behringer subwoofer for a little under 500. next cheapest is probably the mackie thump sub which is like 700

    Amazon.com: Behringer EUROLIVE B1500D-PRO High-Performance Active 1400-Watt 15-inch PA Subwoofer With Built-In Stereo Crossover: Musical Instruments

    you just plug the out from your mixer into the sub which has a built in crossover then plug the outs from the sub into the speakers.
    Btw I demo'd these out at guitar center and wasn't impressed at all. From all the research that I've done it looks like the tuba subs are gonna be the best bang for the buck. Only downside is that you gotta build em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by O.D. View Post
    Btw I demo'd these out at guitar center and wasn't impressed at all. From all the research that I've done it looks like the tuba subs are gonna be the best bang for the buck. Only downside is that you gotta build em.
    I never said it was any good but neither are the 12" behringer tops OP has

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