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Speaker Placement Dilema in New House!


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#1 of 3 OFFLINE   DarrenB

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Posted June 10 2004 - 07:08 PM

I have been helping my brother layout a home theater in his new house but the problem is that they have not made any accomodations for a subwoofer placement. As it is they have a built in entertainment center in a room with 10 or 11 ft ceilings. The built in shelves only go about 7 ft high and are open above. Would it be a bad thing to place the sub up at this elevated position? Really this is the only solution I can think of. This room is a multipurpose family room and my sister-in-law I don't think would tolerated putting it free standing in the room. Any suggestions you all could give me would be appreciated. Additionally I have considered the HSU Research VT-12 with one of their 12" subs. Do you all think this is OK for a entry level HT? Thanks for all the comments.

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#2 of 3 OFFLINE   Bill Kane

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Posted June 10 2004 - 07:18 PM

Are you saying their cabinet extends entirely across the wall, leaving no little corner for the sub? Up in the cabinet isnt such a good idea, but one wud have to try it.

Obviously, a smallish wooden cube model is what's needed. Hsu may have a faux-ottoman model; it cud be placed along a side wall perhas 6 feet from the Center, and she can put a potted fern atop it.

It can be connected using a CREAM/WHITE all-copper core RG-6 cable along the baseboard, custom cut at a shop to length and fitted with F-to-RCA plugs ($3 ea. @ RadioShack)

#3 of 3 OFFLINE   Drew Eckhardt

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Posted June 11 2004 - 09:15 AM

You'll loose a little output if it's on top of the shelves instead of in a room corner.

Assuming you've already placed the main speakers on the shelves and did not buy a speaker designed for on-wall or in-wall placement, you've already compromised acoustics. In this case don't worry about it.