Originally Posted by BobbyBobo
You feel the need to be a smart ass why? My intentions were not to belittle your knowledge (didn't think I came off that way at all), just to tell the guy my experience. He didn't list specific music he listened to, but maybe you should tell him what he should listen to so that it'll fit the sub you think he should get.
Easy there. Intention is not always obvious on an internet forum. I'm not trying to be a smart ass. OP wants a sub for music in a small space. Most music (not yours and probably not the 30% of people who listen to pop, R&B or rap/hip-hop
) does not contain fundamentals below 30Hz so its a good guess that, for music, the sub does not need to go down too low. A decent sub at that price will be a challenge, doubly so for music as it needs to be clean in the 30hz+ region. The lowest note on a 4 string base is 40hz. On a piano its 28hz. This covers 50% or more of music. The tradeoff between extension and accuracy is probably worth it. Even for sub-30hz content, its a good idea to keep the shaking to a minimum in a shared environment like an apartment.