Adding sub: should I add single or dual subs?

murphys33

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Hi guys,
I am contemplating adding subwoofers. Should I go with a dual or single sub? Intention is to crossover at 36hz where my speakers tail off. Looking at single rythmik E15 or dual rythmik f12.
 

RogerD

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Depending on your room size,have you considered 2 subs,left and right. I have that config in my system and it works out wonderfully.
 
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Go with the two f12 subs.

The room response will be smoother.
 

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Dual. I modify Rhythmic amplifiers (for people) and they're a great option; better than most subwoofers at any price level.
 

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es347

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..dual
 

murphys33

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What other brands would you suggest I consider?
 

audioguy

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What other brands would you suggest I consider?
REL; JL Audio; Seaton Sound; I am sure there are more but I have heard each of those paired with very high end speakers (Wilson, Magico, Martin Logan, etc) and each was incredible.

That said, proper integration with your mains (room position, delay and trim settings, EQ, etc) will ultimately determine if you are pleased with the sound. Any of those mentioned with proper integration will work spectacularly.
 
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audioguy

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2/3/4 SVS sb16 ultras used as a swarm of subs and a miniDSP 2x4HD to integrate them all..or maybe go for the DDRC-24 with DIRAC
Given this is a music-only room (single sweet spot), not sure he needs more than 2 but if he wants to cover all his bases, your plan would be more than adequate.
 

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Ron Resnick

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REL; JL Audio; Seaton Sound; I am sure there are more but I have heard each of those paired with very high end speakers (Wilson, Magico, Martin Logan, etc) and each was incredible.

That said, proper integration with your mains (room position, delay and trim settings, EQ, etc) will ultimately determine if you are pleased with the sound. Any of those mentioned with proper integration will work spectacularly.
+1
 

Mark Seaton

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Hi guys,
I am contemplating adding subwoofers. Should I go with a dual or single sub? Intention is to crossover at 36hz where my speakers tail off. Looking at single rythmik E15 or dual rythmik f12.
You will want an ability to implement a crossover in the 30-50Hz range, with the frequency depending on how your Giya G3's are interacting with their placement in the room, and the final balance you prefer. Do you have some pictures of the room and where you could place the subwoofers? In more than a few stereo systems where I've added subs we have been able to move the speakers to locations where you get even better imaging and soundstage in trade for less bass reinforcement, so that might be something to consider or experiment with as well.
 

murphys33

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Thanks all - decided to add 2 F12.
 
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