As it has already been documented, optimum locations of a loudspeaker may be different when considering lower or higher frequencies. Therefore, using subwoofers, even to support full-range monitoring loudspeaker systems, can be reasonable. Discussed are basic concepts (single subwoofer or pairs, far-field or near-field), design practices, and requirements, using room response inverse filtering, etc. Theoretical considerations are compared with the measurements of, and the first-year experience with, the monitoring system of the new Studio Rudolfinum in Prague. (Also see Preprint 3285).
Click to purchase paper as a non-member or login as an AES member. If your company or school subscribes to the E-Library then switch to the institutional version. If you are not an AES member and would like to subscribe to the E-Library then Join the AES!
This paper costs $33 for non-members and is free for AES members and E-Library subscribers.