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Powered Subwoofer.....?

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by Ritchie_Darling, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. Ritchie_Darling

    Ritchie_Darling Supporting Member

    May 22, 2006
    I've been thinking of adding a powered sub to my rig. Thinking of running out of the built in direct box the sub. Any recommendations?

    Currently using a Markbass CMD102P with the Traveler 151 underneath.

    What ya think?
  2. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    I've tried this at home once. It just got muddy.

    I used an Acoustic B200 DI out to a Carvin powered 18" sub. It cranked but no definition.
    It'll all depend on individual levels and how well they're balanced.
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  4. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    actual subs belong out front supporting the whole mix (including your bass), not up there with you wrecking the on-stage sound, bleeding into the drum mics and competing with the mains.
  5. uhdinator


    Apr 20, 2010
  6. Ritchie_Darling

    Ritchie_Darling Supporting Member

    May 22, 2006
    Yeah, the more I think of it, the worse an idea it seems. :D

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