Sunfire sub placement

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  1. Mike Mitrook

    Mike Mitrook Agent

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    The age old dilemma of sub placement. My situation is that I'm moving and the room for the HT in the new house doesn't really have a good corner for my Sunfire Subwoofer. The design works best in a corner but if that is not an option, what should I do? Suggestions? I might be able to place it behind the couch... is that a good option?

    I'm considering selling and going with a Velodyne SPL1000 but I'd like to keep my existing sub if I can get it to work. Has anyone else done something different with their Sunfire? The room is approx. 13x14.

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  2. Tom Vodhanel

    Tom Vodhanel Cinematographer

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    Positions close to the key seating positions tend to work well because more of the output from the subwoofer reaches the listeners before room interaction can degrade the sound. Be sure to experiment with the phase though. Another good option is to place the subwoofer in your key seating position and with a wide variety of source material playing...walk around the room and note the best 2-3 positions where the bass seems to sound best. Then, try the subwoofer there( always recalibrate each time you move it).

    Tom V.
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  3. Mike Mitrook

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    Tom -
    Thanks for the tip on sub placement. I'll be trying it out next week! Can't wait for the move to be over...
     

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