Modifying feet on downfiring Sub......Question

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  1. Matt*B

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    Hey all,

    Ok, I have a 10 inch, downfiring Cerwin Vega subwoofer that i want to place inside a cabinet in my entertainment center. However, it is about 1 inch too tall. For now, i have the sub on its side with the legs against the wall -- this just fits, and i assumed that placing the legs against the wall would help simulate the downfiring aspect by playing off of the wall...This sounds great, but i would much rather have the sub sitting upright as intended.

    Now, the stock legs are about 2 1/2 inches high. They are fastened with screws and can easily be removed. Instead of cutting the legs shorter so solve the problem, (i want to keep them incase i move it later) I would like to modify the legs/feet by creating my own.

    Now, since the sub won't be seen, aesthetics are not a problem - wood blocks will suffice. If i created a new set of legs (no problem with the woodshop) that were 1 1/2 inches high instead - would the sound be affected enough to notice? I know that i could simply try it and see, but i wanted to check and see if there was some kind of cardinal rule against reducing the space between the sub and the floor with a downfiring sub. it's a 10 inch Cerwin Vega.
    Please let me know if you have any input....

    Thanks,

    Matt
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  3. Matt*B

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    Hello....

    The sub doesn't rattle anything in the entertainment center -- that was never an issue. If i took the legs off, however, it would be resting on the face of the speaker -- that won't work. As far as the foam goes -- what exactly did you mean? I don't really have an issue with rattling, moving, etc -- just wanted to know about the fitting..... although, i have some of that foam, and i could just double sided sticky take four feet on to whatever size i needed -- i just wanted to see if lowering it about an inch close to the floor will affect sound....


    Thanks for your response,

    Matt
     
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    Hello....

    Yea, the sub will fit on it's side with the driver facing out. As i mentioned, right not the legs (and in turn, the driver) are facing the wall to "simulate" floor driven functionality. So, yea, i could easlily rotate the sub to have the driver face out. Although there are 2 glass doors there.... which can be removed -- but i wouldnt want the driver exposed like that without protection...


    Matt!
     
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