Curious about SVS placement

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Cameron Yee, Jan 10, 2003.

  1. Cameron Yee

    Cameron Yee Executive Producer
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    May 9, 2002
    Messages:
    11,832
    Likes Received:
    720
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Since 2006
    Real Name:
    Cameron Yee
    I got my new 20-39 PCi today and have played with a few locations in my living room. I have finally settled on placing it between the TV and the right front speaker. I know the recommendation is to put it in the corner but whenever any sub has been in a corner I notice it too much. I think it has less with my being able to localize by hearing than by the feeling the sound pressure on one side of my body. By having it in the front it syncs with the orientation of my body more. I was just curious if others have the same experience...just 'cause no one likes to be alone [​IMG]
     
  2. Cameron Yee

    Cameron Yee Executive Producer
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    May 9, 2002
    Messages:
    11,832
    Likes Received:
    720
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Since 2006
    Real Name:
    Cameron Yee
    Oh yeah, thanks again to SVS for its great product.
     
  3. Travis G

    Travis G Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2002
    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    It's not surprizing that the image sounds more natural with the subwoofer placed more towards the center. Most recievers cross the subwoofer over at about 80 Hz. Some directional cues still come from the subwoofer.

    Travis
     
  4. Edward J M

    Edward J M Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2002
    Messages:
    2,031
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I have nearly the same set-up, but my 20-39PC+ is between the left main and the HDTV. I use an 80 Hz x-over to the sub. Although the sub isn't officially corner loaded, it's pretty close to the left corner of the HT room.

    Anyway, my sub's FR (plotted with 1/12 octave test tones and a B&K SPL meter) is extraordinarily flat without the use of an EQ or a feedback destroyer.

    Maybe I just have great room acoustics, but this set-up works very well in my own HT room.

    Ed
     
  5. Dennis Heller

    Dennis Heller Second Unit

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2001
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I had my 30-39 PC in the left corner (two long, uninterrupted walls), but I, too, felt I could localize it, and it did't blend well at all. I moved it to the right side directly to the right of the right main and about 5 feet from the corner. The sub doesn't play as loud here, but it seems less boomy and more natural. Just a matter of room acoustics, I guess.
     
  6. John F. Palacio

    John F. Palacio Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2002
    Messages:
    575
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     

Share This Page