Is it bad to put subwoofers right next to your TV?

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  1. BrianFS

    BrianFS Auditioning

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    Because that's exactly what I'm doing. I was wondering if it's bad for the sub and/or TV. My subwoofer is not magnetically shielded but I've experience no sound distortion from the sub nor picture distortion from the TV.
    Here's my setup.
     
  2. GaryAR

    GaryAR Agent

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    i would definately not reccommend that setup.

    first of all, the sub is definately too close to the tv. even if you don't see distortion on the screen, it can't be a good idea.

    second, your sub should not be sitting on a dresser, it should be on the floor.

    third, your fronts are not located symmetrically. i'd suggest that you put the right speaker on a stand, at the same height as the left and the same distance from the center of the tv.

    -gary
     
  3. Tom Vodhanel

    Tom Vodhanel Cinematographer

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    Right, as Gary mentioned...the performance from a subwoofer is largely dependent on optimizing its position in the room. Corners tend to work well for subs...preferably a corner near the key seating positions. Also, be sure to calibrate the entire system using a SPL meter($35 from radio shack).

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  4. Sean Conklin

    Sean Conklin Screenwriter

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    Yeah, at least put that thing on the floor! You will notice it will sound a lot better too! Also putting it on the floor will give you more freedom in placing your main speakers optimally.
     
  5. Mark Larson

    Mark Larson Supporting Actor

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    Eish!! [​IMG]
    You definitely need to do a lot of changes... Start with these...
    1. Put the sub on the floor, but quite close to your seat position. It looks like a weak sub, so it would work.
    2. Pull out the L-R speakers a bit forward.
    3. Put the center at the same level as the two speakers you just "pulled out".
    My goodness, that's a really bad setup! You'll be glad you asked us!
    Do you have 5.1?
     
  6. Mark Larson

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