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Setting up my speakers and I ran into a brick wall.....my wife. She wants me to put the sub in a coat closet in our living room. Before I go through the trouble of hooking it up wanted to get some opinions. Basically, the sub location is fine, but will the fact that it is behind a door make any difference and which way should the port face. Hardwood floors on crawlspace, JBL PB10 THanks!
 
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Setting up my speakers and I ran into a brick wall.....my wife. She wants me to put the sub in a coat closet in our living room. Before I go through the trouble of hooking it up wanted to get some opinions. Basically, the sub location is fine, but will the fact that it is behind a door make any difference and which way should the port face. Hardwood floors on crawlspace, JBL PB10 THanks!
 

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That's an outstanding spot for your sub . . . as long as you are watching from inside the coat closet. Being behind the door will eliminate most (if not all) of the sound from the sub. Even if you could hear it, the sound would be highly affected by the enclosed space and you would have to push the sub well past it's limits in order to have any appreciable output. Bite the bullet and explain to her that putting it in a closet is useless. Then buy some jewelry, or better yet, show her the furniture grade finishes available on those sweet new SVS models!
 

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That's an outstanding spot for your sub . . . as long as you are watching from inside the coat closet. Being behind the door will eliminate most (if not all) of the sound from the sub. Even if you could hear it, the sound would be highly affected by the enclosed space and you would have to push the sub well past it's limits in order to have any appreciable output. Bite the bullet and explain to her that putting it in a closet is useless. Then buy some jewelry, or better yet, show her the furniture grade finishes available on those sweet new SVS models!
 

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So, if i park my neighbors Yukon in my closet, i won't be able to hear it at 1:00 in the morning?

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So, if i park my neighbors Yukon in my closet, i won't be able to hear it at 1:00 in the morning?

Scott
 

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Jeremy,

It’s pretty hard to make a prediction on how it will sound. Just try it and see. Naturally, you’ll want the door open when you’re using the system.

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Jeremy,

It’s pretty hard to make a prediction on how it will sound. Just try it and see. Naturally, you’ll want the door open when you’re using the system.

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That's not what I got from Jeremy's post. He asked if being behind the door will affect the sound. Seems like he wants to hide it completely, even when in use.
 

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That's not what I got from Jeremy's post. He asked if being behind the door will affect the sound. Seems like he wants to hide it completely, even when in use.
 
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Thanks for replies. I would probably wouldn't want to leave the door open for movies, but if I push comes to shove that's what I may have to do. I may give it a try, for shits and giggles anyway. I'll let you know what happens. Anybody else got any thoughts?
 
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Thanks for replies. I would probably wouldn't want to leave the door open for movies, but if I push comes to shove that's what I may have to do. I may give it a try, for shits and giggles anyway. I'll let you know what happens. Anybody else got any thoughts?
 

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Thats one tough wife. Mine is pretty tough about things she feels makes the place ugly. But she is not quite at the stage of put the sub in the closet. Thats a very tough level to beat. Chuckle and laugh as I may; I just can't imagine listening to my Hsu sub located in the closet.

You can only try it in the closet, but I would not expect it to be the best place for producing low bass.

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paul clipsel

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Thats one tough wife. Mine is pretty tough about things she feels makes the place ugly. But she is not quite at the stage of put the sub in the closet. Thats a very tough level to beat. Chuckle and laugh as I may; I just can't imagine listening to my Hsu sub located in the closet.

You can only try it in the closet, but I would not expect it to be the best place for producing low bass.

PC
 

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OK this is the extreeeeeeeme way to do things.

TURN THE CLOSET INTO A SUB


cut a hole in the door, mount the driver, make a real nice grill for the front so it is WAF acceptable.

Basically turn your sub into an IB
 

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OK this is the extreeeeeeeme way to do things.

TURN THE CLOSET INTO A SUB


cut a hole in the door, mount the driver, make a real nice grill for the front so it is WAF acceptable.

Basically turn your sub into an IB
 

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