Sub placement?

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  1. BobHaymond

    BobHaymond Stunt Coordinator

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    My room is 13x20x6; will have Sony36XBR & C recessed in short wall; L/R prutruding ~1.5'; 2 side, 2 rear surrounds. Question is where to put the sub? I had planed to place it in the corner of TV wall-=-say, 8' cable. A friend swears that so placed I'd get objectional directivity regardless of common presumptions. If I place it at the rear, the cable runs might be 25' by the time I route thru walls. Would apprciate any experience you care to share.
     
  2. Kevin T.

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    Im kinda new to this, but let me try, with some of the knowledge i have, as far as subs go, bass is non directional,im thinking you can place it anywhere you would like, without any problems. Somebody correct me if im wrong tho [​IMG]
    HTH
    Kevin
     
  3. Bill Kane

    Bill Kane Screenwriter

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    Bob,

    Here's a test trick if you're willing to spend less than $25 on it. This presumes using RCA connectors from the amp SUB OUT to a powered sub amp.

    Get a 25-ft length of black RG6 cable with F-connectors at Radio Shack. Get a package of two F-connector to RCA adapters.

    Now you can place your sub in the front corner, then in the rear, to hear what works best in your room. Afterward, you can look for a nicer subwoofer cable in the appropriate length for final placement (Hopefully, the front!)
     
  4. TimDoss

    TimDoss Second Unit

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    The best way to place a sub is to put the subwoofer in your

    listening position, play something bassy through it and crawl around

    the room... where it sounds best is where you should put it.
     
  5. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    Sub placement is actually a bit tricky.
    There are 2 competing theories on where to place the sub:
    Corner Loading - This puts the sub in the corner of the 2 longest, un-broken walls. The walls will now reflect the lowest-possible frequency creating an extra-deep sound. Most Home Theater systems perfer this.
    Mid Wall - The extra enhancement caused by wall reflections is fun, but not accurate. People with nice/accurate music systems prefer placing the sub 1/3 or 2/5's along the longest wall. This does not give you the lowest-possible reflection, but reflects some higher-frequencies to create a more balanced sound.
     

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