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Jin Kazma

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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.
 

Brian L

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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:D

BGL
 

GrahamT

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Yep, as Brian said it doesn't matter either way with the Tempest. Now crank it up and enjoy:emoji_thumbsup:
 

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