down firing or front firing subs for cement floors

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  1. Dean-P

    Dean-P Stunt Coordinator

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    I plan on building my first sub and was wondering if it was better to build a down firing or front firing when it will be placed on a cement floor covered with berber carpet.
    Driver adire shiva 12" and their ava 250 plate amp with the 54 liter sub box...
    thanks in advance.
     
  2. TimForman

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    Concrete floors and walls help in reinforcing low frequencies however due to their omni-directional nature I don't think it matters which direction the sub fires in. The only advantage to down-firing subs that I'm aware of is aesthetics.
     
  3. David Preston

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    Hey Dean are you building that sub for me? Just kidding. I had Brian build me a Shiva sub with a 250 watt plate amp. I also have a cement floor and berber carpet. It sounds great by the way. I'll e-mail him to see if mine is 54 litres. I think I need to move it around a little though to see if it sounds different.
     
  4. Dean-P

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    thanks Dave...what reciever are you using with it?
     
  5. David Preston

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    Marantz 7300. If you would like to see the speakers I have other than the sub check out www.rutledgeaudiodesign.com I have the T-1 towers the C-1 center and use micros for rears. The micros are smaller than they look on the site and the towers are more narrow. I love them My sub also come from rutledge but it's a different one than the one's on there. Let me know if I can help you any further.
     

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