Help me find the sub i need for my computer please!


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Username: Blink1

Post Number: 1
Registered: Oct-12
Hi guys.

I'll try to make this short.

Right now I live in a dorm room with my desktop PC and these speakers. (same speakers just two different links in case one didnt work) tm

I would like to integrate a subwoofer into my sound system as my preferred genre of music is very bass heavy. (Dubstep, house, hip hop... etc.)

So far I think what I need is a powered subwoofer. (Excuse my noobishness). I was thinking 8 inch should probably do the trick..

What I need is some recommendations on something that would work for what I want. (Links would be greatly appreciated)

Also, if you could explain exactly how I would need to hook this up to my existing speakers and computer.

Thank you very much. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Platinum Member
Username: Jan_b_vigne

Dallas, TX

Post Number: 17465
Registered: May-04

What's your budget? How much floor space can you allocate to a subwoofer?

The laws of physics are rather difficult to bend. An 8" sub might go down deep enough to actually qualify as a true subwoofer but most will just add more thump to the midbass frequencies.


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Username: Fish_fingers

Post Number: 1
Registered: Oct-12
If its a smallish room, try the Tang band W6 1139 sif (ferrite)..amazing what this little thing can do- two is best but even one in a 12 litre ported (2" wide , 17" long, off the top of my head, you'll need to check out some builds on Parts express tech talk) will give you over 100db with a 70w plate amp.
If you want an 8" and don't mind a slightly bigger cabinet I'd look at the Dayton Audio RSS210HF, works well in both ported or sealed. these would need a plate amp of at least 100W

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Username: Superjazzyjames

Post Number: 2059
Registered: Oct-10
I an 8" sub (Mirage Omni S8) and it's an absolute beast. I don't think this is a function of "bending" the laws of physics, but rather of finding new ways to work within those laws. Subwoofers of today are capable of longer cone excursions than are older subs. That coupled with the small size of a dorm room ought to make 8" more than sufficient IMO.

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