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RE: Help Needed Selecting The Right Hi-Efficiency Subwoofer

I keep seeing replies about horn loaded subwoofers or tapped horns, and indeed that would probably be the "ideal" situation
However, IMHO some compromise can be made.
I'm using LaScala style three way horns with Peavey FH1 bass horns, but the subwoofer I use is a direct radiator 15inch Beyma driver (I can look for the reference) in a big vented box.
That's what most cinemas do.
If the sub is "slower" than the bass horns, I can't hear it - but it may well depend on your level of expectations. I think it sounds great. And in a domestic environment it is certainly more than powerful enough to keep up with the 104dB efficient horns.
I believe optimisation and placement has more effect on perceived "speed" and blending than the actual type of sub used... but it's just my limited experience talking!

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