Can you place something on top of a sub without sound degradation?

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  1. Robert Sun

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    Is a bit of a silly question but does anyone know if placing something (like a potted plant) ontop of a subwoofer makes any major difference to the quality of the sound? Better or worse?
     
  2. Ted Lee

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    i would say no.

    sub's are pretty much non-directional, so you wouldn't be "blocking" the sound in any way.

    the only thing i'm thinking is that the object may rattle on top of the sub.
     
  3. Dustin B

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    Ted's correct. Unless it rattles (possibly off the sub :p)) won't matter.
     
  4. Brian Burgoyne

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    Just set it on a little rubber pad or use some blue tack, or something like that.
     
  5. Dave Getson

    Dave Getson Stunt Coordinator

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    I've got a cd rack on top of my sub and no problems there. It doesn't even rattle. But something in the wall does on some deep bass scenes [​IMG]
     
  6. joe rizzuto

    joe rizzuto Stunt Coordinator

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    in my religion, it is a sacrilege to place objects on any speaker. i am quite sure that the ht gods will smack down some horrendous fate on those that do.:b
     
  7. Jason Wilcox

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    i stuck a 20lb weight on my sub too try and stop the somewhat poor cabinet from resonating....don't think it made a difference....but i left it there for the placebo effect...mmmmm...placebo effect
     
  8. Reginald Trent

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    SVS might be the exception since it has a port on top. Covering it would probably affect it negatively.
     
  9. John A. Casler

    John A. Casler Second Unit

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    I have three 45# rubber coated barbell plates on mine (135# total) So the sub and the plates together weigh 270#.
    [​IMG]
    My sub is on a weightlifting program. No flabby bass here.
    John
     

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