Sub to Pair with Topping TP20 and Pioneer BS22s?
This is my first post, though I've searched this forum and several others, reading several dozen threads on the topic of budget subs and T-amps.
Basically, I have little experience with powered subs. My main systems have either been a receiver with towers or a receiver with an old Cambridge Soundworks satellite/passive sub combination.
But I just purchased a Topping TP20MK2 and some Pioneer BS22s for a small home office system. I'm very pleased with this setup, but I'd like to add a powered sub to round out the sound a bit.
So, I have two questions:
1.) The TP20 does not have a sub out. So I'd be running speaker wire to the hi-level inputs on whatever sub I get. For subs with hi ins and hi outs, it's clear I'd run one set of wire to the sub hi ins, then wire from the sub hi outs to the BS22s. However, for subs without hi outs, I'd have to run two sets of wires from the TP20 -- one set to the sub, one set to the BS22s. Will either/both of these wirings cause any issues? It seems like lots of people use powered subs with T-amps wired parallel. However, I've read a few posts with people mentioning issues with the grounding of older T-amps and the sub. (Grounding stuff goes over my head.)
2.) For a budget sub, I've been debating between the Pioneer SW-8MK2 that matches the BS22s, the Martin Logan Dynamo 300, the Dayton Sub 800, the Dayton Sub 1000, and the BIC V1020. My room is small (10x12), I'm not really a bass-head (the BS22s are, frankly, just barely too little bass for me by themselves), and I'm only going to be listening to music (no movies or games), particularly classic rock and soul, so the musicality of the sub is my prime concern. I'd appreciate any recommendations among these subs or others in the $100-$150 range (which I know isn't a large budget at all).
Thanks, in advance, for any and all advice.
Last edited by Josh1983; 06-25-2014 at 07:03 PM.