How close can I put a Sub to my TV?

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  1. BrentPollard

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    I have my 32" Sony TV sitting on a hollow 26 tv console. If I put the sub inside the console the magnet will be about 10" from the bottom of the set. Is that too close? [​IMG] The sub is an old 12" PSB Subsonic II.[​IMG]
     
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    If you can find the specs on your sub, see if it is shielded. Some subs are these days. If so, then distance is not an issue. If it's not shielded, or you can't find out, then look for distortion in the TV picture near where the sub is located. If you see distortion, move the sub far enough from the TV for the distortion to go away.
     
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    I doubt that it is shielded but I will check. How long will it take for distortion to show. Is it immediate or a cumulative effect.[​IMG]
     
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    I don't have this TV any longer, but for a little while i used my setup like this and noticed no interference -
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    Chriss, that's a honk'n big sub! What make is it. I had my sub setup similar to yours, out in front of the tv but my 2 yr old kept wanting to climb on it or set drinks on it so I thought about putting it under the TV. [​IMG]
     
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    That's a VMPS Larger sub. I was actually planning on doing something similar to what you are saying - i was originally going to have a piece of glass cut to sit on top of the sub, and i was going to use it as a stand for the TV. Then i ended up buying a widescreen HDTV so that was the end of that plan [​IMG]
    Anyway that was as close to the tv as i could get the sub without actually setting it on top, and i did not see any effects of interference.
     
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    Thanks, I think I'm gonna give it a try. It's not as if it HAS to go there, I'm just trying different placements to try and smooth out the bass. At some point I'll probably go with a SVS. My PSB just doesn't seem to have the balls to give real deep bass without sounding muddy. I read a thread I think in the software section by someone who said that in Reign Of Fire when the dragons flap their wings he could feel it. I don't think my sub would ever be able to achieve that.
     
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    Well it has been nearly 3 weeks now since I put my sub under the tv and no problems. So it will probably stay there for awhile[​IMG] Until I do another shuffle.
     
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    You would notice the distortion the second you placed the speaker in a harmful place. If you see none after 2 seconds then there will never be any. Except maybe a very slight build up that would discharge every time you turned the set on. It makes rainbow colors across the screen if there were any interference.
     
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    Thanks I was wondering how long it would take to show.[​IMG]
     
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    My concern on this would be the vibration, knocking stuff loose in the set I have a 57hdx83 and have allways wondered if the SVS could do damage as it kicks me in the chest consistantly....Has anyone had these types of problems?
     

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