I am thinking of getting an appropriately sized subwoofer for my floor standing speakers. If anyone knows what subwoofers pair with the Strata, please share.
I have 4 criteria that seems to guide subwoofer matching. Tell me if I am wrong.
Size. I am thinking small because as our friend Steve Guttenberg shared in a recent subwoofer YouTube talk, if you have small midrange speakers you don’t want to go with a big subwoofer. So I have 6” midrange and am looking for a 8” or smaller subwoofer.
The second part of this is getting the volume decibel steps to match the Strata. As I understand from the Strata specifications page, the Strata has +/-1dB steps — so I assume the subwoofer should have the same correct?
The third, but probably least important part, is getting a subwoofer that goes low enough on the Hz bandwidth to make it worthwhile to accompany your speakers. Why buy a subwoofer if it can’t compensate for your speakers limitations, right? My speakers are 35-20.000Hz ±3dB, 8 ohms.
A fourth is that is that it sounds good. Lott’s of junk out there. And of course quality is the deciding factor of if it is worth purchasing in the first place. Ideally it would be $500 but I am skeptical something that costs $500 is good enough. I am aware there are several at the $2000 and up mark. If it’s $2000 I would rather put that toward getting newer speakers since good audio is more affordable than ever before (people have been chatting up Zu Audio and Magnepan as far as I can see).
All relevant thoughts are welcome and many thanks in advance. My speaker manufacturer does not make subwoofers — which would make this easier.