Is my Tempest too big for my room?

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  1. DustinF

    DustinF Agent

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    I have a Tempest in the Chebychev alignment. 65L sealed box.
    It was for a 13x30 9ft ceiling room that also opened up to other parts of the house. It sounded great.

    The hometheater has now been put upstairs in a 13x12, 7ft ceiling room.

    No matter where I put the sub, it sounds muddy. Hard to describe, but its not the nice tight, smooth sounding bass with a little punch around 50hz that I was used to in the larger room.

    Should I sell or trade my Tempest for a smaller sub?
    Or am I just sol with bad room acoustics?
     
  2. GrahamT

    GrahamT Supporting Actor

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    I doubt it is the Tempest, a good sub is a good sub. Blame the room because it is nearly a cube with standing waves a plenty. Try making some bass traps if you dont move the sub to another room.
     
  3. Dustin B

    Dustin B Producer

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    You could also consider a Behringer FeedBack Destroyer and EQ out the bass peaks your room is generating.
     
  4. Allen Ross

    Allen Ross Supporting Actor

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    i am going to have to second the room to blame, flatten the response and you will b golden
     
  5. KyleGS

    KyleGS Second Unit

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    Move it around the room in as many different placements that you can- recalibrate then relisten. Experiment, experiment, experiment.
     

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