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6. Subwoofers > 50. Match the Sub to Your Room

Match the Sub to Your Room

When you choose speakers, you spend as much time analyzing your room size and dimensions as you do choosing the actual speakers. When you’re selecting a subwoofer, you need to do the same.

Your room will greatly affect how a subwoofer performs. However, before I get into how your room affects your subwoofer’s playback, I’ll address a couple of ways in which your room won’t affect your subwoofer’s playback.

Room Size Doesn’t Limit Subwoofer Extension

In the continuing evolution of subwoofer speakers, the ability to play low (and lower-than-low) frequencies has become a blessing and a curse. It is a blessing because lower frequencies provide that room-shattering, earth-shaking bass that makes you believe a plane really is flying overhead, or that 10,000 horses really are galloping by. On the other hand, with increased frequency range, there is a tendency for the brainiacs to over-analyze the use of subwoofers and confuse the typical consumer.


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