Do you prefer a down firing sub or a front firing one ?

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  1. anthony_b

    anthony_b Screenwriter

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    Just about when I was about to bye a jbl pb12(down firing) I've come acroos a good deal for a front firing velodyne ct100. Which one will be the most "bass satisfying"?
     
  2. Ted Lee

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    although i don't have personal experience with a sub, most of the things i've read says it doesn't matter if it is down-firing or side-firing. this makes sense, since (for the most part) the low freq's are non-directional.
    the only thing i've heard is not to put a side-firing directly into a wall.
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    Funny, I've heard the same thing but how do we reconcile not firing a side firing sub into a wall but ALL down firing subs fire directly into the floor?
    Food for thought?
     
  4. Ted Lee

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    good point jeff...
    i guess since the sub has feet, that those 3-5 inches is enough clearance??? what if you've got 1970s shag carpet??? [​IMG]
    i guess when they say don't put fire a sub into a wall, they mean directly butted up against the wall...
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    so
     
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    Saurav Cinematographer

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    Maybe. Or if you put the sub on a stone slab - people with down-firing subs in carpeted rooms have reported improvements by doing that.
     

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