I've been reading this forum (subwoofer section) actively for 3 weeks now but just now decided to join and post
I'm about to buy my first subwoofer, SB-1000 has the lead right now. It's a lot of money for a student but as an AV enthusiast and a musicology student I decided to go for it. I still have a couple of questions that I was hoping someone could give me an answer for. Currently I have two Wharfedale 10.2 bookshelves and a Wharfedale 10 CM centre speaker on an Onkyo HT-r548 receiver.
1) Our living room is 1950 ft^3. I have never had any complaints from our neighbours and I would like to keep it that way. We live in an apartment on the first floor and the only neighbours are upstairs and beyond the wall on the other side of the room 16 feet away. Would SB-1000 give us enough bass without upsetting the neighbours (too much).
2) WAF is an obstacle (believe me, if you think you had it rough, you don't know anything
), and the gloss white SB-1000 would be acceptable. Does anyone have photos of the white sub in their AV/living room?
3) I listen to latin music (cuban timba) 75 % of the time. There's a lot of nice funky bass played by 5-string electric basses in timba but they are not generally mixed that high. With 10-15 musicians in a band the bass is just an instrument among others. It's easy to hear the effect of a sub if you listen to music that has an emphasis on low frequencies but does anyone have experience with latin dance music (salsa, timba etc) and subwoofers? One song I'd really like to hear with a subwoofer: http://youtu.be/77FNPWo_v5U
? (Pupy Pedroso - Báilalo hasta fuera). The big bass hits home at 3:08 and keeps to low notes after that.
To sum it up I'm looking for a musical subwoofer that gives detail and feeling. Would SB-1000 give me that given that I'm a sub newbie?
On a sidenote, as I haven't found any detailed reviews of subwoofers and latin music, I plan to write one when I get the sub. I've been making a list of songs with great low-freq stuff and I plan to review the effect a sub has on Latin music. I know there are a lot of people listening to that kind of music and I think many would like to hear if getting a sub would be worth it for them.