Subwoofer - carpet or not

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  1. Radim

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    I have wooden floors in my apt and I just got a down-firing sub. In general, will the sub be just fine on the wooden floors or will it sound better on a carpet?
     
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    My reading has said the only way carpet will affect how a sub sounds is if it is extremely thick. Like over 4" of underlay and carpet. Bass frequencies are just too long.

    Carpet will have a much bigger effect on higher frequencies though. So hardwood will likely not be the greatest for speakers (large throw rug and some plush furniture could fix this).
     

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