question about subwoofer orientation...

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Jin Kazma, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. Jin Kazma

    Jin Kazma Extra

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    I just finished building my 214l adite tempest sub and this monster is massive..

    now the designs from the website call for a downfiring box but i was wondering does it really affect performance at all to just simply lay it on its side and point the sub and ports towards a wall?

    does downfiring REALLY do anything more than what it is?

    im asking first because moving that sub is a huge pain and i dont want to experiment in the corner to find out that with it laying on its side its going to suffer.
     
  2. Brian L

    Brian L Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 1998
    Messages:
    2,904
    Likes Received:
    10
    HSU Research, who also make tube subs, suggests this as an alternate orientation.

    I an actually running mine that way now, behind my couch, after years of stand-up. I can't say I hear anything different. Both work fine (although I do EQ with a BFD), and it looks better when you can't see it[​IMG]

    BGL
     
  3. GrahamT

    GrahamT Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2003
    Messages:
    556
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yep, as Brian said it doesn't matter either way with the Tempest. Now crank it up and enjoy[​IMG]
     

Share This Page