Subwoofer - is there one that would work in this situation?

My main speakers are the Janzsen Valentina P8s, which I love, they just lack a little low end punch. I'm thinking about adding a subwoofer but the only place I have for one is on the bottom shelf of the built in shelves below my TV.


Given the location limitation is there a subwoofer that would work? 

If so, Im thinking a small forward facing sub with DSP. Suggestions?

Thanks in advance....


I think you will struggle with a single small sub in a locked location. DSP for the sub through internal or external like a Mini DSP would really help. 

if you plan to just come in under your mains, say 40hz or less, one can be ok. If you want to do a proper highpass at 60hz or higher two is much better/needed. 

Boxing in a sub sounds is a recipe for disaster. Adding vibration to your other equipment in the same shelf? No No Nanette!!

Buy the smaller REL T5x I use. I can be hidden many places.


Mr. Chesky's -6dB minimally controlled sub-bass speakers are extremely forgiving of room placement simply because they don't output frequency low enough to excite a rooms bass modes.

A properly positioned and optimized -3dB subwoofer can provide the delicate subsonic presentation for almost half the price. Some offer remote dsp control and a few customizable presets to compensate for Cheskey's or your own personal taste. Way more fun.


IMO, you’ll be wasting your time and money adding a subwoofer to those beautiful Janzens. Those speakers go down to 30hz +-3db. Adding a sub might ruin what you have!