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Downfiring or front firing question

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by DerrickN, Mar 10, 2002.

  1. DerrickN

    DerrickN Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi,

    I'm planning to build a 54L sealed Shiva sub using Hypex HS200 amp. My living room have a floating Pergo wood floor, should I go with downfiring or front firing design? Originally, I was planning to go with downfiring and using a granite slab as a base. But one of my friend told me that downfiring should be used for a carpet room only. Is he right or wrong? Please help!!!

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    Derrick
     
  2. Scott Simonian

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    No. That is not true.

    Downfiring and frontfiring subs should give the same performance.
     
  3. Ben Ven

    Ben Ven Stunt Coordinator

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    Your friend is probably thinking that you will reflect some of the sound off a "hard surface" floor. At the frequencies the subs will be operating, this is not an issue since the wavelengths will be much longer than the 3-4" the woofer will be from the ground. Also, I have found a difference, at least in my room, with front firing and downfiring woofers. I can make the pictures fall off the walls with downfiring woofers!! Not a good idea when the wife is around. [​IMG]
     
  4. DerrickN

    DerrickN Stunt Coordinator

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    Guys,

    Thanks for the valuable information.
     
  5. Kevin Beck

    Kevin Beck Stunt Coordinator

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    Has anybody els experimented with front, vs, down firing subs? I am ver curious as to the findings. As well as,..ports to the rear, or to the bottom?

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