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Post by csarami@ncsu.edu »

Hi there,

I was wondering if Yamaha's MSR800W can be used as a subwoofer for a home studio ( I know this is not ideal)? Type of music varies from electronic to pop, symphonic ....

Here is the specification of the speaker.

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I wouldn't buy one, but if you have one available for free, why not give it a try? It seems like overkill for most home studios and something that would likely bring more trouble than satisfaction, but you never know. I have a much smaller subwoofer hooked up in my writing area of the studio just for feel and fun, but I don't mix with it.
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Thank you for the prompt reply!

What do you mean by trouble? You many I will not be able to calibrate it with my stereo studio monitors?
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Too much bass. Unless you have a lot (and I mean a lot) if bass trapping, you are going to get a very lumpy and uneven bass end with lots of resonances.
Often better to use normal monitors and use headphones with a good bass extension if you want to hear what’s happening at the bass end.

It’s also large, so you will have less places you can put it, and positioning a sub correctly in the room is very important.
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But you can always give it a go and see what you think.

I’d probably set the crossover to 80Hz, to avoid putting out low-mid frequencies that could upset your stereo balance.

Note that the bass response (graph in the user manual) is nowhere near flat, with a pronounced peak at 70Hz, which is about 2dB less with the crossover at 80Hz rather than 100Hz.

This should tell you that it won’t be much good as a studio sub, but could give you some decent thump just for pure music playback enjoyment rather than using it to mix with.
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Finally, I passed buying this. I bought this.
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A much better match. Enjoy!
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Yep!
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