gratefulredhead wrote:So Brad, another question if you don't mind (and thank you very much for taking the time to share this information with us!), Would you think that running a sub woofer would tend to be counter productive then? My system is a QSC powered K series PA. I use K-10s with a K Sub. Would I be better off with K-12s as my main and no sub? I'm thinking this is probably a silly question, as I'm writing it. I suppose if I'm running Hi Passes on everything, only the lowest bass notes are going to get routed to the sub by the crossover, so it shouldn't muddy things up, right?
Seems to me that the subwoofers should pretty much only be carrying the lower end of the bass guitar and maybe hints, just hints of toms and kick. But really it's all about bass guitar down there. The K-10's sound better on vocals than the K-12's, so I kind of prefer them sonically. But yeah, they won't quite reach down as low as the larger K-12's. In a smaller room, you really may not need subs with the K-12's. But the K-10's will reach down there if they aren't asked to be too loud or fill a large or outdoor space. I think the K-10's with subs is a pretty ideal small system. That stuff is great sounding.
And now seeing that the QSC crosses over to the sub at 100Hz, yes, there will be some kick drum "meat" in there too, but just not much because of the hi-passing done to the kick channel.