Stereoplay Practice: So Easy, So Good

Where you put the woofer, is a matter of taste. Close to the speakers, the sound is often homogeneous, in corners of the room, they achieve a particularly intense stimulation without big stress the woofer.

What ever makes a Woofer and how do I get it in my chain? Subwoofers are specialized, incredibly powerful in relation to size and price utility boxes on deep bass. Their lower limiting frequency, say their deep bass capacity is mainly by the electronics the size determined and not so much. They are indestructible by limiter normally.

First, the user should determine the pitch, where the woofer is to spread a. When a chain of surround the speaker menu of the receiver performs this task; the adjustable low-pass filter of the subwoofer will remain inactive. A surround receiver can disengage also mirror the other loudspeakers in the same place, what they greatly relieved and gives users considerable freedom in choosing the coupling, which he usually does not have stereo.

To do this, the mode of “small” which is selectable for each channel is used. For ‘Large’, only the subwoofer is band limited. Latter variant sounds at times more smoothly, but more charged satellite (and receiver). Learn more about bass management in the next issue.

When using a Surround Receivers, please connect the Sub-Out jack to the LFE input of the subwoofer. The abbreviation stands for “Low frequency extension”, which bypasses the filter in the woofer. Otherwise please use the standard RCA inputs and the low-pass filter on the woofer to maximum the filter in the way rotate, so come.

The frequency depends on the boxes. Very small satellites (usually only in surround-sound systems) tend to need 120 Hertz. Normal-sized compact boxes (15-17-bass) average 60 to 80 Hertz, standing speakers depending on the interpretation of 40 to 60 Hertz. The deeper the decoupling, the less sound critical is the subject.

Where you put the woofer, is a matter of taste. Close to the speakers, the sound is often homogeneous, in corners of the room, they achieve a particularly intense stimulation without big stress the woofer. Our experience: The corners are often better at deep coupling (maximum 50 Hertz).

In a chain of stereo’s not worth usually limit the main speakers. Here should run the woofer only in the areas, where support is needed in actually. To the user should know the lower transmission limit of his boxes called stereoplay the reading tables. The lower of the two values is the selected point (relative to-6 decibels). With two or three well known and bass-containing titles right now please, set the Woofer volume so that it just does not stand out.

What Woofere inputs you are using is not sound crucial (RCA or boxes Terminal), it depends on the capabilities of your chain. If the amplifier has no volume controlled output, remain only speaker cables for the supply. Then must the woofer from corresponding inputs (high level in) have what is not obvious. Professionals can achieve an extremely good bass response with multiple devices (which may be smaller and cheaper). How something works is described on page 118 in issue 5/2009.

 

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