I am looking at adding a subwoofer to my setup. PS Audio Sprout, Totem Rokks, Rega RP3 and more. I don’t know a lot about subs and setups so apologies if standard knowledge/ covered everywhere else.
My understanding is there are two general sub outputs possible:
Add a sub that has speaker cable in/outs before going to the speakers that helps filter out some of the audio to prevent duplication and some bass being overpowered because it is being covered by the speakers as well. It then also uses the audio out (potentially?)
A sub that just takes the analog in from the sprout, and then there is some sort of gain or adjustment on frequencies.
Is there a better setup out of the two? For the 2nd option, how would I determine what adjustment would I make on the sub? How would I determine it given my speaker setup? How does the sprout handle this/ help with balancing?
Any ideas/ articles to read to help me get smart on this… lots of audio stuff out there, but haven’t seen any good adding a sub posts with 2.1 systems anywhere?