Originally Posted by Felix_Tod
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I received my Model 42LF MKII yesterday and set it up last night. I had to spend some time today on placement.
For the time being, I am placing it dead center, on a Gramma-cushioned platform above my computer screen, so that it is the same distance from my head as each of the Model 42 speakers, which are already placed in the proper equalateral triangle position. I have it angled down so that it fires right at my head. I am trying to make sure that I don't have the lower frequencies hitting me earlier or later than the mids and highs do.
I am using an SPL 2Control to split the signal; this way, I can turn the sub on and off with one button and no delay at all.
So far, everything sounds great! It's not excessively boomy, but I can hear and feel the lows very well on familiar material.
If you have a Model 42, I think this is a pretty important addition. There is a lot going on below 70 Hz, and you aren't going to hear it without the sub.
For example, I am currently listening to Otis Redding's version of "A Change is Gonna Come." Toggling between the sub being on and off, I can hear the bass guitar both ways (meaning it was well mixed back in the day to work on all systems), but it is way more prominent with the sub on.
Keb' Mo's "Rita" just came on. Same situation, but with more lows (being a more modern recording and geared for wider frequency range systems). It seems to have been mixed well, because I can hear the bass guitar and kick drum both ways (sub on and off), but they are both way more prominent with the sub on. Not overwhelming, but just more. I can both hear them and feel them.
Van Morrison's "Days Like This" just came on. Same deal, but even a larger difference regarding the kick drum. It is actually hard to hear without the sub on. I mean, I can hear that something is there, but it is not a kick drum unless I turn on the sub.
More critical analysis of how well mixes will translate will take time and a lot more listening. For now, I am very impressed, and very glad I bought the sub.