Your sub experience: Easy or hard?

For those of us with subwoofers, I'm curious whether you thought integrating it was easy or difficult.  That's it.

Of course, lots of DBA people will chime in. No problem but please ask that everyone stay on topic.  If you want to discuss all the pro's and cons of DBA take it to a brand new thread.  Thank you.

The focus here is just to ask how many people had easy or difficult times and what you thought was the difference.


Hi All,

My experience with a Magico A1 Sub has been a 2 year nightmare! Software, downloads, microphone etc… I have had better luck with my $650 Klipsch sub from my AV system. 2 years, hours of my time and thousands of dollars later, it has become a dust collector at best. Can anyone out there help? Thanks!

I put the subs between my speakers pointing them toward the wall.  Sat there for 20 yrs.  Then I  retired and started revisiting  my music setup.  Bought some bass traps and put springs under subs.  Before this the bass was boomier with standing waves.  Now the bass is rich, deep and much more satisfying.   I use a electronic crossover set at 100 Hz.  Adjusting the main speaker and sub levels is easy.  The bass sounds the same throughout the room.

I spent pretty significant time setting up my sub, but it was a labor of love. For reference,  I spent even more time setting up my analog front end--an ongoing exercise, and even more time than that finding the correct placement for my main speakers.

Two houses ago I had two Velodyne 12” subs and I NEVER thought that I had them setup perfectly. Now I have a SVS 2000Pro and the software is very helpful, but for my listening ( Bill Evans Diana Krall Jerry Garcia) I seem to forget to turn it on.

All the best.