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Down or Forward Firing Subs?

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Kootuu, Nov 30, 2003.

  1. Kootuu

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    Hey,

    Just wanted to clear something up.

    I've got an eltax atomic 10.2 sub, and the specifications from the eltax web site, it mentions it is downward firing:

    Click Here For Specs

    However, you can see that it has an output of sorts on the sub, so how can this be down-firing?

    Also, what's the benefits of having a down-firing sub? They much better?
     
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    It's down-firing because that's the way the driver is facing. It also has a port on what looks to be the front.

    There are good & bad down-firing subs and there are good & bad front firing ones - in other words, the direction in which they fire is no basis on which to judge how good they are.

    On the ported/reflex loaded side of things, there are some not so good ported designs (where the porting is used simply to get extra output/depth at the expense of quality) but there are also some very good ported subs e.g. a number of REL's top models are ported.

    Matt.
     
  3. Kootuu

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    Oh right, thanks for clearing that up for me.

    It's just that I went to sevenoaks to demo the Kef KHT1005 set and he said the advantage of down-firing subs is that it feels up the room with sound/bass giving the impress that it is everywhere and not coming from the placement of the sub, whereas with forward-driving subs, sometimes you can feel the bass coming from the location of the sub. Any truth behind this?
     
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    You must have been talking to that well known bass expert D Rivel :rolleyes:
     
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    That would be a no then to that question :D
     
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    Aye, pink floors enhance bass too ;)
     
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    Something else some of you guys could help perhaps with.

    I'm either going to get the kef 1005 system and get rid of my sub, or, get 5 2005 sats and keep my sub.

    I have an Eltax Atomic 10.2 sub at the moment, but I was more impressed with the sub on the 1005, perhaps it's because I've only tested my sub through a dvd player with an LEF input? Which I would assume would be crap compared to an amp?

    Anyway, I can get the 1005 set including 5 sats and 1 sub for £449 or I can get five 2005 sats for £395.

    I'd sell my sub for £60 ish.

    I've heard the 2005 sats are much much better than the 1005's. I was mighty impressed with the 1005's though.

    What do you guys think?
     

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