The question of whether subwoofers are worth it is one that many people ask themselves. 

The answer to the question may not be as simple as you think, and there are pros and cons to having them in your home theater set up. In this blog post, we will go over the details about what makes a good subwoofer, how they work with other speakers, and their advantages and disadvantages.

What is a subwoofer in Kenya?

A subwoofer is a speaker that reproduces low frequencies, typically less than 200 Hz. 

They are usually between 12 inches and 22 inches in size so they can handle the lower range of sound waves without distorting or damaging them.

What does it do?

Subwoofers take up some space, but you don’t need very much floor space to accommodate one because they’re relatively small for their intended frequency ranges (bass). 

It’s important not to place speakers too close together when setting up your home theater system; this will make sure each speaker has its frequency spectrum to reproduce sound accurately. 

Subwoofers in Kenya should be placed on the floor away from walls and corners where bass sounds may reverberate before reaching listeners’ ears–avoiding this will keep the sound clean and clear.

How does it work?

Subwoofers are typically placed on or secured to a floor-standing speaker stand, with their backs against the wall behind them for reinforcement and connection points. 

They require some power from your receiver to produce adequate bass levels–this is often expressed as wattage (the amount of energy transferred over time). 

The most common type of amplifier used by subwoofer manufacturers has an RMS between 100 watts and 300 watts. 

You can also see if your home theater system has pre-amp outputs available which would allow you to connect your subwoofer directly into the receivers’ speaker terminals without going through additional amplification stages first. 

This direct connection is usually called “running full-range.”

Pros and Cons: Are Subwoofers Worth It in Kenya?

Do they make a difference? 

Pros: 

A good subwoofer in Kenya will provide dynamic, accurate bass that adds impact to movies and music. 

They can be used in smaller spaces where floor or ceiling speakers may not have enough low-frequency output for the room’s size. 

Having just one subwoofer is an easy solution if you’re constrained by space limitations too (and your budget). 

Some people find it easier to set up their home theater system with fewer components when utilizing a single subwoofer vs two or more floor standing speakers. 

You could also use “wireless” powered subs which don’t require speaker wire–however these types of systems typically cost much more than traditional wired ones because wireless technology tends to be expensive. 

Cons: 

Subwoofers in Kenya are typically large and bulky, so they may not have the aesthetic appeal that some people look for in their home theater system–though mounting them on a wall or behind an entertainment center can help with this. 

Having just one sub will not allow you to reproduce low frequencies equally throughout your listening space. 

This is especially true when it comes to sitting closer to walls where bass sounds tend to propagate more readily compared to open floor plan areas. 

Some receivers don’t have enough power available for effective amplification of lower-powered speakers like subs which require 100 watts RMS minimums (check your receiver’s manual). 

If you’re using both preamp outputs from your receiver for front left/right speakers plus another set of speaker terminals for a sub, you could run into overload problems because the amplifier’s output section may not be able to keep up with all of your speakers.

In conclusion

Subwoofers are worth it in Kenya if they fit in aesthetically and provide enough decibels for movies or music that have low frequencies. 

They should also meet other speaker specifications such as RMS wattage before being bought. 

If done correctly, subs can add more value to home theater systems while improving movie-watching experiences.

Are Subwoofers Worth It in Kenya?

As always, thank you so much for reading! 

I hope this post was helpful 🙂 feel free to leave any comments below or e-mail me at  info(at)SoundSystems.co.ke  

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