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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    Shaun, that is exactly how I feel about my Spendors so I must investigate the SUB route. My speakers only go down to 50-60Hz so a SUB would really make a difference i am sure.
    I have my ambition set on a better pair of Spendors should money come my way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haselsh1 View Post
    I have my ambition set on a better pair of Spendors should money come my way
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    SP100R?
    LOL, they would have to be small and have a midrange to die for. Then again, I do like the look of the Sterling Broadcast Monitor in a really fancy wood finish. Oh yeah and the mini Harbeth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haselsh1 View Post
    Well it's been a while now and I continue to be really amazed at the improvement the sub has had to the sound from my system. Yesterday I played an album by Kiasmos and the extra depth and emotion in the sound was bloody amazing. The album 'Older' by George Michael is just so much more than it was before. I have the sub set so that it just reproduces the lowest frequencies and at such a volume it doesn't intrude in negative ways on the high bass notes. I love the depth and ambience that it adds to the sound. Money very well spent as I got to keep the stunning midrange of the Spendors.
    This is great feedback Shaun. Good to hear. It has inspired me to look seriously into a sub now. Once I get closer to starting the hunt, I may post back with some questions, if you don't mind.

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    I also have a BK XLS 200 and I can't detect any difference between low level and high level inputs, only thing I do know is I had mine set to high and the bass was over powering the speakers, backed it down like others have said and now its not drowning out the mid/treble. I mostly use mine for Octoberfest music.
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    OK there is some music I would not use the sub for but that would mainly be jazz with vocals. Mine gets used mainly for electronic music such as the Chemical Brothers, Younger Brother, Shpongle, Hallucinogen etc etc. Oh yeah and Talvin Singh whose music benefits so much.

    The thing just adds so much low frequency depth it extends the emotion so much. I would not want to use it in a very large room though. Those resonances would be quite difficult to tame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haselsh1 View Post
    OK there is some music I would not use the sub for but that would mainly be jazz with vocals. Mine gets used mainly for electronic music such as the Chemical Brothers, Younger Brother, Shpongle, Hallucinogen etc etc. Oh yeah and Talvin Singh whose music benefits so much.

    The thing just adds so much low frequency depth it extends the emotion so much. I would not want to use it in a very large room though. Those resonances would be quite difficult to tame.

    Are you hearing problems with resonances in your room? Have you tried out different placements in the room?

    BTW, good taste in music. Been a fan of Chemical Brothers for ages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Svend N View Post
    Are you hearing problems with resonances in your room?
    No mate, no resonances in this room but our last room was pretty big and would have caused some bloody headaches. Regarding music, I love electronic stuff even the ambient inventions of Brian Eno. Leftfield, love it; Underworld, love it; Kiasmos, love it; Trentemolle, love it. There is just so much stuff out there with electronica and most of it makes full use of the subwoofer. In fact, one of my most favourite bands, Ozric Tentacles benefits from the addition of the sub especially with their newer recordings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haselsh1 View Post
    No mate, no resonances in this room but our last room was pretty big and would have caused some bloody headaches. Regarding music, I love electronic stuff even the ambient inventions of Brian Eno. Leftfield, love it; Underworld, love it; Kiasmos, love it; Trentemolle, love it. There is just so much stuff out there with electronica and most of it makes full use of the subwoofer. In fact, one of my most favourite bands, Ozric Tentacles benefits from the addition of the sub especially with their newer recordings.
    Future Sound Of London has its moments too
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