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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

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    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

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    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.
  3. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

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    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.
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  5. Ritchie_Darling

    Ritchie_Darling Supporting Member

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

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