Forward or downfiring on laminate floor

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  1. Malky1903

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    Has anyone tried both? I get the feeling that there would be too much resonence with a downfiring sub on a laminate floor. Would it be best to put an offcut of carpet underneath or just go with a forward firing sub?
     
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    I have a sub that fires down onto laminate and have had no problems, I would say an issue would arise if it fired down onto carpet as this would in effect dampen the sound.
     
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    The many-metres-long soundwaves coming from a sub don't know anything about the surface they're firing at. (unless it rattles or physically impedes air movement by blocking the designed minimum cross sectional area around the driver or port) :nono:

    Choose a sub on performance. Not on whether it's an up, down, forwards, backwards or side firing model. You might choose a downfiring sub if you have small kids. To avoid the temptation of them sticking sharp or sticky objects into that funny, wobbly cone. Razorwire netting around the sub's skirt might then protect the hidden cone from toys being tested to destruction. Don't get me started on pets and subs. :suicide:
     
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    Razorwire netting around the sub's skirt might then protect the hidden cone

    :eek: :rotfl:
     
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    I promise not to give up the day job. ;)
     
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    A bit hard to explain to the owners of nippers/hofficers of the law, but it does make me wonder about a child-protection add-on for subs/speakers. Most wee kids are somewhat put off my large animals roaring and the like ... and we are talking about high-power sound systems. Why not have a touch sensor on the sub/speakers that drives a suitable (loud) sound. May cause temporary nervousness on nipper part, but would put them off prodding randomly.

    Cheers

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    Greg

    We all know your heart is in the right place. :D

    It might be possible to rig up an IR sensor normally used for outdoor security lights.
    The next problem is getting a suitable recording to play.
    A sinewave would be likely to attract the little sods. :rolleyes:
     
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    I was thinking more of a capacitive sensor so that it's the moment that it's touched that it roars ... and I do think a tigers roar would probably do justice to a decent sub, and cause desired effect. I might have a play at some point
     
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    You might be onto a winner there, Greg. :smashin:

    Burglar alarm via a powerful subwoofer using a suitable recording? Hopefully they'd sh*t themselves outside rather than on your hall carpet. :devil:

    Proximity alarm to protect the child from the fire, oven, medicine cabinet or cutlery drawer. :smashin:

    Even a cat or dog proximity device to stop them attacking the furniture. :smashin:

    Much more fun than a screaching alarm! :smashin:
     
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    LOL,
    yeah, my cat a few years back with my old KEF 20b came up and started sniffing the driver, was on fairly loud may 85db's or so but at that time had no real bass to the tune and then it kicked in and the driver must have touched his nose, crapped himself and ran away rapid style.
    Funny as Fck and no curiousity with speaker sound ever again:rotfl:
    :smashin:

    sorry back to thread.
     

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