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Positioning sub

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Tracey, Jan 21, 2004.

  1. Tracey

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    I'm going to buy an MJ Accoustics Ref 1 sub and I need to decide now, where to position it as I'm having a wooden floor laid and I want to hide the cables underneath the floor. Unfortunately I have no way of listening to it before hand as all my equipment is at my parents house and it won't be moved until my house is finished (it's just too dusty at the moment).

    so, I have a choice of two places to position it:

    (1) to the left of my seating position just in front of the sofa, against the wall. the sub will be down the room, parallel with the sofa.

    (2) in front of my seating position to the left of my left front speaker, against the wall and in a corner, the sub would have to face the side of the front speaker as there is a sofa in the way.

    Cosmetically I would prefer my first choice otherwise the sub and front left speaker will be crammed on top of each other.

    so is the positioning of a sub that critical? I don't really have much choice as it's a long and narrow room (roughly 22ft long by 14ft wide).

    Any advice would me much appreciated.
     
  2. Pollywoggle

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    You will need to do a search on this question but positioning subs is a bit of a dark art and the position will definitely effect the sound end result. The walls, floor and all the other reflective surfaces in the room will make a difference and I do not see how you can do it without listening and a lot of trial and error. I have lived in my present house for over a year and I'm still tweaking and trying alternative positions, ooer missus!
     
  3. Tracey

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    I understand what you're saying but I only have two choices, I'm not having it stuck in the middle of the room so people fall over it when they walk in. I'm just going to have to take a chance.
     
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    there is a very in depth answer to ideal positioning of sub.
     
  5. Mr Cat

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    great, where abouts on the site..?
     
  6. 337GUS

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  7. Mr Cat

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    cheers, will check this out now...
     
  8. micb3rd

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    My best advice is for YOU to try each place and see wich one YOU like the most, rooms and AV layout are so different that hard and fast rules don't often apply.
     
  9. Mr Cat

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    yeah, I've also searched on the web (google) and printed off several documents - they all seem to recommend different locations...
     
  10. rauer

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    harman/kardon also provides some articles about sub and speaker placing etc. I remember reading that according to them, you should first try to place the sub in a corner and if that doesn't sound right, try another place.
     

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