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Simon Patrick
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Choosing a sub for the S1

Thinking of possibly buying a sub for my S1.  What are the minimum specs/power on a sub that would be well matched to the S1?  Are there any specific subs that would be recommended for the S1? I am not in need of a lot of low end but would like to experiment with a sub to see how it affects my overall sound. Thanks in advance.

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Michael M
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Re: Choosing a sub for the S1

I don’t have any experience with sub woofers (I’m a magician) but I’ve been tempted to try this one with my S1 Pro: https://www.sweetwater.com/sto...ch-powered-subwoofer

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Re: Choosing a sub for the S1

Interesting.  I've found that I have to roll of the bass on my 2 S1s for most rooms...

Maybe a 2nd S1 instead of a sub?

Simon Patrick
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Re: Choosing a sub for the S1

Michael M posted:

I don’t have any experience with sub woofers (I’m a magician) but I’ve been tempted to try this one with my S1 Pro: https://www.sweetwater.com/sto...ch-powered-subwoofer

Thanks Michael!  That sub looks like it would match the S1 very nicely. Impressive reviews.  

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Chet 3 posted:

Interesting.  I've found that I have to roll of the bass on my 2 S1s for most rooms...

Maybe a 2nd S1 instead of a sub?

Yes a second S1 worked well also. Just thinking a bit more low end clear punch might lend itself well.  Maybe not.  Maybe I will rent a small sub and experiment a bit.  Thanks Chet!

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Re: Choosing a sub for the S1

Hi Simon Patrick,

Check out this discussion.

S1 Pros as Front of House with F1 Subwoofer

Cheers,

ST

Michael M
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Re: Choosing a sub for the S1

Simon Patrick posted:
Chet 3 posted:

Interesting.  I've found that I have to roll of the bass on my 2 S1s for most rooms...

Maybe a 2nd S1 instead of a sub?

Yes a second S1 worked well also. Just thinking a bit more low end clear punch might lend itself well.  Maybe not.  Maybe I will rent a small sub and experiment a bit.  Thanks Chet!

Please post your results if you try it out.

Simon Patrick
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Re: Choosing a sub for the S1

Michael M posted:
Simon Patrick posted:
Chet 3 posted:

Interesting.  I've found that I have to roll of the bass on my 2 S1s for most rooms...

Maybe a 2nd S1 instead of a sub?

Yes a second S1 worked well also. Just thinking a bit more low end clear punch might lend itself well.  Maybe not.  Maybe I will rent a small sub and experiment a bit.  Thanks Chet!

Please post your results if you try it out.

Will do!

Simon Patrick
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ST posted:

Hi Simon Patrick,

Check out this discussion.

S1 Pros as Front of House with F1 Subwoofer

Cheers,

ST

Wow!  Thanks ST.  Lots of gold nuggets in this thread.  

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Re: Choosing a sub for the S1

I use an EV ZXA1 12" Sub with my L1 Compacts for small events. I have a pair of S1's coming in next week. When they come in I'll test it out with the sub. It might actually be better with the S1s because I should be able to roll off the bass from the S1s rather than have to add a crossover.