buying subs by ear
I have been looking into, researching the net, and reading my Polk catalog for several months now in anticipation of adding a subwoofer to my system. I have yet to go shopping per se, but anticipate doing so shortly. I am not an audiophile as it seems many on the site here are, so some of the more specific technical stuff is lost on me. My question is in regard to subwoofers. I have had outstanding performance and service from Polk, and as such, am looking here for my new addition. How did you decide on the sub that you bought? was the decision based upon hearing it in a showroom? based on prior Polk hx, or the endless list and array of information on the web? I would like to purchase something that will bring a smile to my face five or so years in the future as well as the very day I open up the box. Any hints, experience, or ideas? My system is run by a Sony TAV-480 120wX4. The amp is about ten years old, and will probably be replaced in short order with a newer model with all the new stuff. My mains speakers are also sony, but only start at 50HZ. A sub, if i understand it correctly (say the PSW450) goes down to 25HZ. Am I to grab that much extra sound simply with the addition of a sub?
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