Seamless integration of sub with bookshelf - is it really doable?!
Can small bookshelf like R100 powered by something like arcam a-19 really be seamlessly integrated with sub for low end kick for music? By that I mean that I dont hear sub at all as a separate unit.
Although I was not a fan of this idea, last few days I am playing with budget sub that I already have (Monitor Audio ASW100) and result is OK(ish).
This sub is more for movies that music so it is more vibrating than having some good low end kick, but playing with crossover frq, phase and volume it can blend relatively OK.
Problem is that for some reason in some songs it is good and in some songs it vibrating like hell. So, my experience so far is that every time I am listening to music I have to fiddle something about sub which not so good.
In your personal experience, can small bookshelf be integrated with some better sub that I get SQ similar to larger floorstanders?
Also, good sub for music advices are very welcome, up to the price of R100 (BK monolith is out as it is not available here).
Music is wide, jazz, classic, pop, chillout, without heavy bass.