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PreSonus Temblor T10

PreSonus Temblor T10

3.7 3.7 out of 5, based on 4 Reviews

The Presonus Temblor T10 is not an accurate subwoofer.


11th January 2015

PreSonus Temblor T10 by r_cc_c

  • Sound Quality 1 out of 5
  • Ease of use 4 out of 5
  • Features 3 out of 5
  • Bang for buck 1 out of 5
  • Overall: 2.25
PreSonus Temblor T10

Setup,itunes on windows laptop - digital out to Denon AVR 4308 without any EQ or room correction - setup to 2.1 with standard 80Hz xover point. Satilite speakers are Klein | Hummel P110 (the passive version) Comparing with Genelec 7050B subwoofer (A bit unfair but the 7050 is what I have)

Background - I want to freeup this 7050B to my other 2.1 Genelec setup so I can have 2.2 8030+7050.

Default Setting on the Sub - (Just to note this is my starting point and I played with all the adjustments)

- xover freq set to the highest 150Hz
- denon subwoofer Pre Output (RCA) connect directly to Left (or Right) channel input (RCA) to the T-10.
- Output volume set to 0dB
- phase setting is 0 degree


Initial setup:
I played some music with this setting and found there is too much bass.
So I lowered the T-10 output to balance out the sub with my speakers by ear as comparing to what I used to with the Genelec.

Delay:
I notice the imaging is all destroied. Listening to the P110 alone sound a lot better than adding the sub.
I felt the bass are containly coming late. It is not just a few micro-second. This is recognizable delay in hundreds of milliseconds. I played with the phase switch but didn't hear any difference.
Also move the T-10 to different location in the room. The delay still present.
In theory, I can kick in the Room correction from the Denon to correct the delay. But hey, we are talking about recording and monitoring here. Personally, I want to get the right piece of gear, not to cover or correct a problem by engaging more electronics + DSP.

Now the overall sound qualilty.

Simply said, I rather hear the music without the T-10.
As for the Genelec, it is not the case.

- The T-10 added a lot of WOOFing to the music which wasn't there in the first place. (comparing with the genelec) I turn up and down the volume and the xover freq on the T-10 to see what it does to the overall sound. The volume control let me know that there are a lot of resonance coming from the enclosure. When the T-10 volume is up, the enclosure vibrate severely.

Lowering the xover frequency helped. In theory, this second stage filtering is there always. But if the T-10 is filtering at a higher point (150Hz) and left the rest of the freq response flat, the LPF from Denon should match up with the satilite speakers. Lowering the xover point does help clean up some of those random resonance, due to the reduction of content being fed to the internal amp & drivers, at this point, I just cannot trust the T-10 any more.

Overall, I found the T-10 is producing more noise than music. It is simply not the right tool for music studio. For explosions from movies...maybe.

I didn't test output of the T-10 to Satilite Amp+Speaker. Perhape that might do wonder but I highly doubt it.

I returned the T-10 and I do not recommend it to anyone.

26th January 2016

PreSonus Temblor T10 by TheRocker

  • Sound Quality 5 out of 5
  • Ease of use 4 out of 5
  • Features 5 out of 5
  • Bang for buck 5 out of 5
  • Overall: 4.75
PreSonus Temblor T10

I bought the Presonus T10 Sub along with the Presonus Sceptre 8's...
Found these work well in a decently treated room, giving nice translation.
I found it rather easy to setup, as far as, how easy it is setting up a small studio, lol,,,

Took a bit of trial and error as I also was setting up the room treatment as well,,,

I feel I made a smart purchase and can't imagine needing to spend a lot more money to have good translation and reference.
The T10 does a great job, giving the extra lows the Sceptre's are limited to. And the Sceptre's have a rather nice bottom end themselves, lol
I wouldn't mix and match my left and right studio monitors with different brands, or even my home system, so I would suggest the same when purchasing a sub.
Not that the T10 won't work with other speakers. I know plenty of people using the T10 with other brands and loving it... Just know all speakers responses are as different and unique as the room they are sitting in.

The On/Off wired remote is very useful...
The T10 is just for reference, for me...
I don't need the sub frequencies wearing on my ears while working through a mix,,, Set up correctly, the T10 only adds to what exists already in the Sceptre 8's... I don't hear added lows boosted when turning the T10 on and off.
Not easy, but not as hard as it could be, to setup correctly. But then we are talking about the most crucial part of mixing other than our ears and room treatment...

I would definitely buy again if needed. But I don't see that happening for quite sometime. Presonus has been great to work with on all their products I use...

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24th May 2016

PreSonus Temblor T10 by Desaavik

  • Sound Quality 2 out of 5
  • Ease of use 4 out of 5
  • Features 3 out of 5
  • Bang for buck 2 out of 5
  • Overall: 2.75
PreSonus Temblor T10

I'm using Focal Alpha 50's for my studio monitors. Purchased the Temblor T10 due to so many positive reviews at Sweetwater and elsewhere.
Total disappointment. The Temblor T10 made my system sound worse, and was actually annoying. Everything the sub reproduced sounded the same, there was no distinction between timbre or attack on very different instruments, everything just went "boom". Down at around 35-40HZ, the sub was definitely loose and flabby.
Total disappointment, sent it back after just a few days. This is not something for the discriminating studio nor anyone interested in authentic reproduction of music.

4 weeks ago

PreSonus Temblor T10 by Electric_Haggis

  • Sound Quality 5 out of 5
  • Ease of use 5 out of 5
  • Features 5 out of 5
  • Bang for buck 5 out of 5
  • Overall: 5
PreSonus Temblor T10

Needed an affordable sub that could actually hit around 20Hz. And it does, unlike even many pricier subs.

Used initially in my Edit suite with KRK VXT 6’s.... Then the incredible Presonus Sceptre S8’s. The foot pedal was very useful there.

Bought a second one and moved them into the home theatre as the LFE channel with a Marantz AV7703 and three Presonus StudioLive 315AI - and the T10 keeps up without breaking a sweat.
Love the front port, grille and overall design.
It’s just a brilliant, affordable sub that actually goes all the way down and always stays tight.

VERY highly recommended.

 
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