Subwoofer location

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  1. Ryan_GRB

    Ryan_GRB Auditioning

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    i am thinking of placing my subwoofer in a cabinet behind a thin wooden door. how much will the sound quality be affected when the door is shut? should i think about a differnet location?
     
  2. GrahamT

    GrahamT Supporting Actor

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    It will sound boomy and things will likely rattle. Try near a wall or corner for good volume and extension.
     
  3. ChrisWiggles

    ChrisWiggles Producer

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    You mean the door is on the cabinet? And then you shut the door and enclose the sub in the cabinet?

    I wouldn't put a sub in a cabinet, and I SURE wouldn't enclose it in there...
     
  4. Neil Joseph

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    I agree with what has been said. Are you trying to find a location that is not too viewable?

    Moving to speakers
     
  5. John Robert

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    I had to temporarily put my old sub (Polk 650) in a closet during a remodel. Even with the door open, it was boomy, muffled and muddy. Can't imagine how it would sound with the door closed...
     
  6. Johnny Ayala

    Johnny Ayala Stunt Coordinator

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    Corner or against the wall is where you'll get the best sound.....if you don't want it to be seen, try hiding it behind a couch. Good Luck [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. cabreau

    cabreau Second Unit

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    I have to disagree with the corner placement. While it seems to increase the volume, the bass is not as accurate and almost sounds "farty", if that's even a word. In my experience (and looking at some diagrams from different speaker companies), the best place to put your subs is near a wall, between two corners. Anyone else?
     
  8. ChuckRG

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    The corner is almost always the worst place to put a sub for even frequency response, but the best place to increase output. I have measured hundreds of rooms, and with one exception, the corner is not the right place(but cosmetically it works quite well !!)

    If you have the ability to do so, the best way to determine the optimal location is to put the sub in the normal seating position and then walk around the room with an RTA, find the flattest spot, and put the sub there
     
  9. Chris Xolotl

    Chris Xolotl Second Unit

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    I am going to move mine into an open location this week and see what I get. I have plenty of headroom on the PC+.



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  10. Johnny Ayala

    Johnny Ayala Stunt Coordinator

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    Oops.....guess you learn something new everyday huh? I'll try moving mine out of the corner. Cabreau, what do you mean on a wall between 2 corners? [​IMG]
     
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