Help with sub placement please.

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Ryan T, Mar 30, 2002.

  1. Ryan T

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    Hi,
    I just finished building my sub and I need some help with the placement. I first my room is 14' wide and 10 1/2' deep. I have a diagram on my web page here...
    http://ryans_ht.tripod.com/
    All the walls are sheet rock that has been painted. The windows have floor length curtains and the floor is carpeted. I'm not sure if I should corner load the sub or not. I tried it in one corner but it sounded a little sloppy. It is on the front wall of my room right now(see diagram). but it sounds kinda weird. It almost sounds like its out of phase or something. When I have it on it sorta feels like there is a bunch of pressure in the room. so I'm lost about where to put it. If anyone has any ideas they would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
    Ryan
     
  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Ryan,
    Putting the sub in the corner where the right front speaker is will deliver the highest output and lowest extension. As you have already noted, there will still be response problems, as there are in most rooms. Get a parametric EQ to smooth out response and you will be very happy with the way your bass sounds.
    There is plenty of information on this forum about using parametric EQs with subs. Do a search and you’ll have a day’s worth of reading. [​IMG]
    Regards,
    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  3. Ryan T

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    Wayne,

    is there any reason why it has to be in the corner with my right front speaker? Because that is where my door opens up and it would not fit. Anyway I moved it back the the left corner with my left main and it sounds better. it goes louder and lower with less strian. I need to get a BFD but It's colser to the end of my "things to buy" list. Thanks for the help.

    Ryan
     

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