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Subwoofer placement

 

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Username: Kinggimp82

Post Number: 14
Registered: May-05
if i put my sub in a corner should it be perpindicular to the walls or diagonal with the back of the sub facing towards the corner? its a stf-2 downfiring sub.
 

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Username: Myrantz

The Land Dow...

Post Number: 1948
Registered: Aug-04
Experiment!

Try this link for tips:

http://www.audioholics.com/techtips/setup/loudspeakers/subwooferplacementguide.p hp

 

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Username: Paul_ohstbucks

Post Number: 1117
Registered: Jan-05
Does it have ports?? Try both and do whatever you prefer. There is no hard and fast rule, but in general, placing it square to the walls would probably be best, especially if it's ported........or not.

It's up to you and your preference.
 

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Username: Thx_3417

Bournemouth, Dorset United Kingdom

Post Number: 236
Registered: May-05
Hallo there

Andrew

You can have as many as three to four or more 12in sub bass units spaced out below the front stage would maximise the sound in the low frequency and setting the levels to be all the same and then adjusting the level at the AVR end so if you set one sub bass up to 70dbc and the add the other sub bass with it level set to the same as the other, the level will increase by 3db and so on so four sub bass speakers would then be 82dbc.

Then turn the sub bass LFE level down so it reads 75dbc you will notice a more uniform excellence with it set-up this way, so any more comments you have about this approach, I'll get back to with a positive answer.
 

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Username: Myrantz

The Land Dow...

Post Number: 1949
Registered: Aug-04
Andy - what in the blazes are you going on about. Did you read Andrew's question or are you on drugs?
 

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Username: Thx_3417

Bournemouth, Dorset United Kingdom

Post Number: 238
Registered: May-05
Hallo there

My Rantz

What kind of name is that?

Never mind though.

Yes I did read it, and no I don't drink smoke or do anything as lowsome as taking drugs, only what I buy over the counter so there.

Why should this guy beat around the bush, why not tell if the way it is in the cinema an d apply these techniques in the home cinema arena, there you have it in a nut shell.
 

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Username: Myrantz

The Land Dow...

Post Number: 1952
Registered: Aug-04
Andy,

I think you should go back into YOUR nutshell.

:-)

 

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Username: Thx_3417

Bournemouth, Dorset United Kingdom

Post Number: 242
Registered: May-05
No I like it hear and if you don't like having a former cinema projectionist around, tuff.
 

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Username: Jan_b_vigne

Dallas, TX

Post Number: 3985
Registered: May-04


For one thing, most of us are not trying to fill a 100' x 200' x 65' space with 500 people in it. The requirements are different for a space 15' x 13' x 8'. The principles might be similar, but 4 (or more) 12" subs in that space is not going to do much good; there is only so much air to pressurize. Likewise, the need for six to eight pairs of flanking speakers along the side wall would be a bit over the top for HT even though cinemas require such.

Ashley, you are a devoted HT person, no one can take that away from you. But the question was simply on how to position one sub in a room. You're giving the information on how to fly to the moon to the person who wants to know how much tire pressure they should have for their Ford Escort.

Though your information would be useful if this person were setting up a cinema, you really didn't answer the question.







 

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Username: Thx_3417

Bournemouth, Dorset United Kingdom

Post Number: 244
Registered: May-05
No I didn't answer the question totally in hand though I'm sorry for pressing a point that had in no way to do with the issue but we can talk about this until we're all blue in the face can't but lets be nice to each other Jan, anyway now that he knows this it may workout to his advantage in the future, we shall see, maybe!


 

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Username: Jan_b_vigne

Dallas, TX

Post Number: 3987
Registered: May-04


Maybe.
 

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Username: Thx_3417

Bournemouth, Dorset United Kingdom

Post Number: 245
Registered: May-05
Any way Jan, it's 04.27hrs in the UK going to get some sleep i need the reat, catch you guys all later bye, bye.
 

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Username: Myrantz

The Land Dow...

Post Number: 1953
Registered: Aug-04
Andy - I couldn't think of having anything better around than a former cinema projectionist. Actually I could, but my wife wouldn't be too happy about it.
 

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Username: Sem

New York USA

Post Number: 478
Registered: Mar-04
This thread has provided me with my "laugh for the day." Thanks all!!


Andrew,
I think the first response, from My Rantz, pretty much tells you what you need to know. Experiment. All our listening/viewing rooms are different, as well as are our tastes. With a long enough cable you can move the sub around to where it sounds best to you. BTW, I have the same sub and have spent the last few days playing around with the placement myself. Good luck.


 

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Username: Stu_pitt

NYC, NY Pakistan

Post Number: 74
Registered: May-05
Andrew - A trick a friend of mine used (I don't have a sub) - Put the sub in your main listening position. Walk around the room until you find an area that you think the bass sounds the best in that location. Put the sub in that spot. It's not fool proof but can be very effective.
Another resource - psbspeakers.com has a very good section on speaker and subwoofer placement.
 

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Hey!
I have a music system which came with 2 speakers. Now i've just bought two additional speakers but i know that adding them to the system would be mad since it would cut the resistance down by half! And i cant afford an amplifier. I was wondering if anyone knows how, or can direct me to finding how i can create a resistors box for addint all 4 to the system :D
thanks
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