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Old 06-26-2012, 02:39 PM - Thread Starter
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I have a sub-woofer (paradigm PS-1200), the bass seems pretty decent to me. Can someone please give me a basic rundown of why that 2nd sub makes such a big difference? It can't just be because of increased bass, can it? My sub-woofer can rattle my entire building already, and i find myself turning the bass down often. Is this more or less a preference thing, like some people just love the visceral effect of bass?

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This is a pretty common question. If you go to the advance search engine, use title search only. Limit search words to one or two. In this case, do separate searches using "dual", "2nd" and "second" . I also use the "at least:" response option or +5 or more. You'll find dozens of threads addressing this topic.

Here's one of the threads that came up using "dual" in title with at least 10 responses:


Look at the links Luke provided in the 16th post


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