Dead zone for sub

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Ryan Leemhuis, Sep 11, 2003.

  1. Ryan Leemhuis

    Ryan Leemhuis Second Unit

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    I moved my subwoofer into my dorm and, for some reason in the middle of the room the subwoofer is very weak. If you site in the corners....it is amazing. Right now it is next to the TV against a wall(not in a corner). Is there some property of sound that is causing this to happen and is there any way to change it?
     
  2. Adam Horak

    Adam Horak Stunt Coordinator

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    Subs can be picky about placement, especially in a small room like a dorm. Realistically, the only way you will probably get a nice smooth response is by EQing the sub. You can improve things quite a bit by playing with placement and phase though.

    Put your subwoofer at your listening position. Then play a bass sweep or bass heavy scene. Walk around the room and find the place that you hear the most pleasing bass. This is the best spot for your subwoofer. You can also try adjusting the phase on the sub amp as this will make a difference also. A different placement of the sub in a small room like that can make a drastic difference in the sound.
     
  3. Ryan Leemhuis

    Ryan Leemhuis Second Unit

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    ok will do thank god I got that 25' sub cable!
     

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