Towers with side firing sub. Why is 6" of clearance needed for these drivers?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by ken thompson, Jan 18, 2002.

  1. ken thompson

    ken thompson Second Unit

    Jun 5, 2000
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    When down firing subs have little more than 1"
  2. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

    Sep 30, 2001
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    I beleive it has more to do with the sub firing directly

    into a corner or ajacent wall. Down Firing subs are firing

    against a floor plane where as the side firing subs could

    be firing into a corner or directly into a wall.

    Positioning of Sub Equipped Towers can be rather critical

    because improper positioning can boost certain frequencies

    that could make the sub sound overly "boomy"

    Plus you don't want the subs firing into objects like a large

    RPTV where it could induce screen shake.

    I run my sub equipped towers with the subs facing away from

    each other and they also have rear firing ports which I keep

    at least a foot or more away from the wall.

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