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Any problem with SVS lying down on its side?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Lee Whitney, Aug 28, 2001.

  1. Lee Whitney

    Lee Whitney Auditioning

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    I have tried it this way pointed into a corner about 6" away from the wall, and it seems to work just as well.
    No offense to the designers who did a great job on the sound, but man I did not want that huge thing sticking up in the middle of my room.
    I have designed the rest of the HT to be as hidden as possible (for ex, gutted the stock speakers in my Pioneer HDTV and inserted M&K S150THX center channel).
    If there is any problem with the svs on its side I'll put it right side up again.
    Thanks,
    Lee
     
  2. Richard Greene

    Richard Greene Stunt Coordinator

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    I tried that with my four foot tall DIY tube sub.
    My sub had no base like the SVS's do so this may not apply:
    The sound quality deteriorates if you fire a
    sub into a corner made of plasterboard and wood.
    Even "lining" the corner with two large and heavy
    concrete patio slabs did not solve the problem for me.
    In general sound quality is better if the sound does not
    have to bounce off a wall on the way to your ears.
    Just placing a subwoofer driver near a wall (within 6")
    is likely to cause problems that can best be heard with a slow sine wave sweep test tone. My own walls resonate at 18-20Hz. so I must keep my tube sub driver about 10"
    from the walls (in a corner) and I must use two vertical concrete slabs in the corner, one leaning against each wall, to control the loud resonance.
     
  3. MarkO

    MarkO Second Unit

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    It might "rock and roll" on its side [​IMG]
    [Edited last by MarkO on August 28, 2001 at 06:26 PM]
     
  4. RobP

    RobP Stunt Coordinator

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    Lee I had the same question and I forget either Ron or Tom had told me that I could lay it on the side if I had too.
    Rob
     
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    Todd Hochard Cinematographer

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    Yes, I was told by Tom that I could try my twin 20-39's on there sides if I wanted as my ceiling is low in the corners as he noticed from my HT pictures on my web site. I did try it this way and they actually worked quite well but I liked the sound better with them standing up side-by-side in the corner. It does not hurt to experiment in your own room though to get the best sound.
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  7. SVS-Ron

    SVS-Ron Screenwriter

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    Lee,
    Sure, no problem laying the sub down. Certainly you may experience some variation in sound but it should not be sigificant.
    As for the comment about "the huge thing in your room", well, let's just say the designer is off crying in the corner right now. ;^)
    That'd be me.
    Hey, large black cylinders are not for everyone I guess. But you know what they say... in the dark, who can tell?
    Still there's hope. Our first wood veneer SS subwoofer (this one in oak) is getting boxed for photos and press release work as we speak though so there is hope for "non-black-cylinder-lovers" yet.
    Well heeled ones anyway. They won't be cheap.
    Or small.
    Well, you can't have everything.
    Ron
    [Edited last by SVS-Ron on August 28, 2001 at 08:26 PM]
     
  8. Kimmo Jaskari

    Kimmo Jaskari Screenwriter

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    The problem with subs (if indeed you can call it a problem) is that they have to be big in some direction. My new Paradigm Servo 15 is big, square and boxy and I would much prefer the SVS footprint and added height instead. Aside from that of course I love the sub, but still.
    But I guess it does indeed vary based on both preferences and room decor.
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