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Are the subwoofer for home use doable for performance use?

Bushy

Inspired
Are subwoofer used on stage different than what people use in their homes?

I have the Polk audio psw 111 subwoofer and was wondering if anyone here would actually use this as their performance subwoofer.
 

lqdsnddist

Axe-Master
Depends on what your trying to do...

Something that sounds great in your living room isn't going to sound great in a 500 person club, BUT, it might work fine if your playing in a small little back room or something...

Lots of home subs are like 50-100 watts and have a 8 or maybe a 10" speaker, lots of PA system subs are like 1200 to 2000 watts and often have 18" speakers..... do the math
 

Shenks

Veteran
In the context of playing live with a full band I would never consider using a sub because that strays into the realm of the bass guitar and kick drum.
Most of the presets I have created have a 12db/octave cut usually around 110Hz - getting a good live mix is about getting each instrument to have its own space so I am going to make sure I don't get in anbody elses way... with the Axe FX I have all the tools I need to accomplish that.
 
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