Two SVS setup questions

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by ChrisDixon, Jan 6, 2002.

  1. ChrisDixon

    ChrisDixon Second Unit

    Nov 20, 2001
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    1. Is it OK to place the sub (16-46PC) right in a corner with little breathing room? Due to space considerations, mine is sitting about 2 inches from the side wall and about a foot from the back wall. Since it is top ported, will I still get good results, or do I need to figure out how to give it more space?

    2. When I have the sub cross-over disabled, my receiver (Marantz SR-7000) seems to send a full range signal to the sub for it's internal sub test tone. The reason I'm assuming this is that the tone has a higher sound (almost like running water) along with the rumble. If I re-enable the crossover, it's olny rumble. Also, when I use Video Essentials with the cross-over disabled, it is only rumble. My question is, could this fuller range sub test tone damage the woofer? Should I avoid using it this way?

    Thanks in advance,

  2. Todd Terwilliger

    Todd Terwilliger Screenwriter

    Feb 18, 2001
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    1. I think your corner placement is fine.

    2. I don't know. What is the crossover on your receiver set to?
  3. Tom Vodhanel

    Tom Vodhanel Cinematographer

    Sep 4, 1998
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    Hi Chris, I hope the subwoofer is working ok for you so far.

    The placement you described sounds fine. As long as both *ends* of the cylinder have a little breathing room.(a couple inches) shoudl be ok.

    Higher frequency calibration tones on the sub won't hurt it. It's almost always best to bypass any internal crossover on the subwoofer if you're using the subwoofer lowpass crossover in your receiver I would make sure to set it to bypass.


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