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DJ_Erv
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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

I would probably not want to mix Behringer with Bose. IMO Behringer is entry level. I own a rental company with mainly EV, Bose, QSC, and JBL speakers. You have Bose, stay with quality throughout.

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Re: Choosing a sub for the S1

Any of the Ampeg BA series amps are excellent choices as powered sub woofers for The Bose S1 Pro. Even the $99 buck Ampeg BA 108 has superior acoustical output and will not bottom out at the lowest frequencies. It also has a tilt back feature like the Bose S1 Pro. Two of these tilted back would cover a very large room, with two Bose S1 Pro's. They have 60 degree coverage each and one could easily get 150 degree coverage out of two of them overlapping at the right angles with clean and floor thumping bass on a budget.

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Re: Choosing a sub for the S1

Hi Ric,

Ric posted:

Any of the Ampeg BA series amps are excellent choices as powered sub woofers for The Bose S1 Pro. Even the $99 buck Ampeg BA 108 has superior acoustical output and will not bottom out at the lowest frequencies. It also has a tilt back feature like the Bose S1 Pro. Two of these tilted back would cover a very large room, with two Bose S1 Pro's. They have 60 degree coverage each and one could easily get 150 degree coverage out of two of them overlapping at the right angles with clean and floor thumping bass on a budget.



Looking at the Ampeg website and the  Ampeg BA108 Owners Manual

"Perfect for small spaces, the new 60-degree monitoring angle delivers unmatched clarity."

Image result for ampeg ba108

The 60-degree specification refers to the monitoring angle, not the horizontal coverage. Bass frequencies tend to be omnidirectional (unless you are using bass arrays and digital signal processing - not applicable here).

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Re: Choosing a sub for the S1

The monitor angle has more to do with throw over the heads of the audience. I own one of the older versions and stack a couple of books under it for the same effect. While it's true high frequency tones are more directional, bass can also be diminished firing directly through a crowd. This is especially true with lower wattage bass amps. An active crossover would also help.