1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Does a Sub have to stand on the floor

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Duster, Nov 20, 2004.

  1. Duster

    Duster
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2002
    Messages:
    421
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    UK
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hi,
    Can I place my sub on top of a cupboard, away from my young son who wants to attack it all the time :mad:
    It's on the floor at the moment, but i'm sure he will kill it, if I dont move it soon. :devil:

    Could I place it on top of a cupboard, near the ceiling.
    Would this work?

    Thanks for your help
     
  2. Pollywoggle

    Pollywoggle
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2000
    Messages:
    1,442
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    South Shropshire
    Ratings:
    +81
    What sub is it?
     
  3. Duster

    Duster
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2002
    Messages:
    421
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    UK
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hi,

    It's a B&W ASW 600
     
  4. PhilipH

    PhilipH
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2000
    Messages:
    167
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Salisbury
    Ratings:
    +0
    How young is your son?

    Perhaps put him in a drawer somewhere out of the way until he's old enough to understand "No"? ;)

    Phil
     
  5. Nimby

    Nimby
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2004
    Messages:
    9,201
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    The Danish Bacon Factory
    Ratings:
    +669
    There is no theoretical reason why it should not work just as well from an acoustics point of view. The boundary gain from the ceiling and the wall behind are probably equal to the normal floor + wall gain.

    The likely problems would be the cupboard resonating to the bodily vibrations of the sub enclosure. And lack of support for the sub if the cupboard was too flimsy. You could try laying the sub on a rug or blanket to isolate it from the cupboard.
    Quite a big box the ASW600. I saw one this morning. Be careful that it is completely stable when on top of the cupboard. Otherwise the sub might kill your son instead of the other way round. A simple metal bracket and screw into a rawl plug in the wall would hold the cupboard against the wall. But I'd keep a close eye on the sub in case it starts walking towards the edge of the cupboard due to the inevitable vibrations. A batten screwed to the top of the cupboard might help here.

    Try it temporarily and see how you get on. It will be interesting to hear how well it works in that position for future reference. The ceiling might start vibrating noisily. Try running the sub without the speakers to check for odd noises. Sometimes the speakers mask rattles quite effectively. But the sound quality might still be impaired.

    Regards
    Nimby
     
  6. Duster

    Duster
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2002
    Messages:
    421
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    UK
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply,

    My Son is nearly 2.
    I'd love to put him in a drawer, but I think he would just kick the drawer in too as well as the Sub, and then he would beat me up as well :p
     
  7. Duster

    Duster
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2002
    Messages:
    421
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    UK
    Ratings:
    +0
    LOL! :laugh:
    Hi Nimby.
    Thanks for the good post, it made me laugh.
    I'll try what you have said,
    The new Sub comes next week, and ill give it a go when I get it.

    Thanks again,

    Regards

    Duster
     
  8. Beobloke

    Beobloke
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Messages:
    1,312
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    Out in the Sticks!
    Ratings:
    +65
    At the weekend i was round a friend's house for the first time since he's redecorated his lounge, and was rather surprised to see his GLL Le Bass sub up on a table beside the hi-fi! Luckily i kept my mouth shut as, for music, it worked quite well - taking off some of the bang and thump that the little Le Bass does seem to suffer from!

    Give it a try.............

    Adam.
     

Share This Page

Loading...