A sub to use with MSP5's

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by gnarr, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. gnarr

    gnarr Guest

    This is að C/P from the budget gear section, since I won't get any answears there..

    I'm looking for a good sub to use with Yamaha MSP5's. I wan't some really accurate, someone usable for mastering (although my room ain't jet).

    I'll have to confess I don't have a clue what to look for in subs... I've only been looking at monitors until now.

    I can get a 360W Behringer B2092A for around 200$.. I know the specs are good, but I used to have Behringer Truth 2031A, and didn't like them a bit.
    So it's quality over quantinty for me .

    Is the Behringer B2092A any good?

    Can anyone here tell me what to look for when demo-ing subs?
  2. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2002
    NYC New York
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    this is going to be tricky, the msp5's are small. you are going to have to look for a sub with a variable crossover, that can go pretty high. You will also want to look for a sub that has variable phase shifting if you don't want to spend 2 months looking for a place to put the sub so it's in phase. Because of the higher crossover point you'll need to use, you are going to be able to localize the sub. So placing it will be of great importance. In my opinion, $200 subs aren't worth anything. You are asking a lot of just an amp for $200. You have to remember that reproducing good low end is very expensive. If you are going to use this for mastering, I don't think the msp5's can reproduce enough low end to use a sub and have in not sound like two seperate systems.
  3. random logic

    random logic Guest

    We use Genelec 7070a with great results. I know its pretty big but it works like a dream. We used to have 1032s which were sold without the woofer so we connected it with MSP5s. It stayed connected and we are using it regulary with our main dynaudio M3 system.


  4. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    Chicago area, IL, USA
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    You're going to need something far different from the MSP5's for mastering purposes - Sub or no sub.
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