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Justin Smith

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Re: Yamaha SW218V Amplifier
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2015, 08:33:12 am »

It all depends on what you are trying to do with the sub.

Rock? DJ? Bluegrass? EDM?

I currently have two Behringer VP1800 and two Behringer VP2520. I haven't had any problems with them but they just aren't giving me as much bass as I want anymore. I am constantly pushing them to their clipping point. I know I have been told by others on this forum that adding subs won't help and that I should invest in higher end subs and sell the ones I have but I am not looking to do that so I am trying to find a different route. Any sub suggestions for a passive system would help. Or the best way to mix passive and active (which I've been told I shouldn't do).
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Re: Yamaha SW218V Amplifier
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2015, 12:53:32 pm »

Mostly EDM for college parties
In that case power the subs to something around the RMS rating and keep the amps out of clipping, in other words 1 channel of an EP4000 per 218 should do it.
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Re: Yamaha SW218V Amplifier
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2015, 05:12:46 pm »

Unfortunately you are bringing a knife to a gunfight.

Until you can buy some badass subs, you just won't get satisfactory performance for edm.

And there's nothing inherently wrong with mixing powered and unpowered gear. It just means you have to run more cables.
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Re: Yamaha SW218V Amplifier
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2015, 06:49:07 pm »

Mostly EDM for college parties and what not. So it may sound bad, but I'm looking for more of a punch with the subs rather than clear quality if that makes sense?
EDM (done right anyway) requires MUCH MORE subbage than other styles.

It just depends on what the budget and what you are trying to "achieve".

Here is a link to a "college EDM party" I did last weekend.

We were providing a good "full body experience" out of 4 speakers (2 tops and 2 subs).  At least until we had to turn down due to complaints 4-5 miles away :(

However these were not budget speakers.

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1070611356301576
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Re: Yamaha SW218V Amplifier
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2015, 08:30:27 pm »

It just means you have to run more cables.

I am ok with that. But I was told by other people on here that it isn't a good idea. I'm really indecisive of what subs I want right now because of my budget.
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Re: Yamaha SW218V Amplifier
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2015, 08:32:26 pm »

EDM (done right anyway) requires MUCH MORE subbage than other styles.

Right, that's why I am trying to add more subs. As I said in the other post just now, I am just really indecisive of what subs I want to get right now because of my current budget. I currently have two Behringer VP1800s and I like them but I just need more bass now.
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Re: Yamaha SW218V Amplifier
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2015, 08:46:04 pm »

The easiest thing is to get more of what you have. Especially if you like them.

What you don't necessarily want to do is to mix and match different types of subs. They don't always play nice with each other. That may have been what the advice was about.
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Re: Yamaha SW218V Amplifier
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2015, 09:00:04 pm »

Right, that's why I am trying to add more subs. As I said in the other post just now, I am just really indecisive of what subs I want to get right now because of my current budget. I currently have two Behringer VP1800s and I like them but I just need more bass now.
A wise man (one of my early mentors) pointed out to me that is far better to use fewer quality pieces of gear-rather than more "cheap stuff".

All you get with more "cheap stuff" is louder sounding crap.

But as Tim pointed out-it may be better to just get more of the same.

If you start to mix and match- you can actually end up with LESS sound at some freq, due to cancellations of different phase responses.

Yes there are exceptions, but you need to measure to be sure.
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Re: Yamaha SW218V Amplifier
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2015, 10:36:17 pm »

EDM (done right anyway) requires MUCH MORE subbage than other styles.

It just depends on what the budget and what you are trying to "achieve".

Here is a link to a "college EDM party" I did last weekend.

We were providing a good "full body experience" out of 4 speakers (2 tops and 2 subs).  At least until we had to turn down due to complaints 4-5 miles away :(

However these were not budget speakers.

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1070611356301576

Which tops and subs did you use?


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Re: Yamaha SW218V Amplifier
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2015, 02:42:49 am »

Which tops and subs did you use?

BC218 subs and SM80 tops.
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