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Subwoofer Placement Question

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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Dan Stone

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Posted January 30 2002 - 01:52 PM

I've seen many discussions regarding subwoofer placement and for my room corner placement seems to work best. I've read that you should place the subwoofer as far into the corner as possible. This works fine with my current subwoofer which is forward firing with rear ports. I'm considering a new subwoofer though which is dual side firing with rear ports. Will corner placement still be recommended for this subwoofer? If so, should I place the one side firing woofer directly against the wall or should there be a bit of space between the two? Thanks for any recommendations/info, Dan

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#2 of 4 OFFLINE   joe logston

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Posted January 30 2002 - 05:37 PM

try in the corner with the sub on a 45 degree angalkeep about 12" away from the wall, and move the sub about an 1" at a time from wall till the sound gets better, if you dont like it at 12" thanks, joe

#3 of 4 OFFLINE   ling_w


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Posted January 31 2002 - 01:20 AM

Moving the sub 1" at a time is overkill. The distance between test locations should be 1/4 wave of one octave above the crossover freq. So for a 80 hz crossover freq, it should be around every 2ft in both X and Y position. Orientation of the sub should not be much of an issue, as long as the port is facing the rear, to minimize the huffing and puffing, and you leave some space for the driver to pump out its sound.

#4 of 4 OFFLINE   James Grasso

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Posted April 21 2003 - 04:35 PM


Moving the sub 1" at a time is overkill.

[quote] 1"=1 inch, 1'=1 foot

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