REL STORM 5: How do I get "TIGHT, POWERFUL, TUNEFUL" bass?

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  1. MJeeves

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    I have a REL Storm 5 and want to get the MOST "TIGHT, POWERFUL, TUNEFUL" bass posible? I don't dig deep boomy bass. I like it tight and punchy. Any tweaks in set-up, and any advice would be welcome.

    For instance should I have the sub right in the corner or will it be less boomy away from the corner a few inches? Thanks.
     
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    Away from the corner would help cut down on boom as will ensuring that the sub is sat on a rock solid surface.
     
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    I'll move the sub out a few inches from the corner and see if it helps.

    I have the sub on the floor and NOT using the spikes which is what REL recommend. What did you mean by solid surface? I thought they were supposed to go on the floor?
     
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    A few inches isn't going to make much difference. Even a foot away from the corner is still in the corner as far as subs are concerned. Corners are fine IMO, you just need to pick the listening position carefully.
     
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    They are supposed to go on the floor but often people find that the sound is better when on a concrete floor than on wooden floorboards.

    For years people have been placing their subs on slate, granite or marble slabs and claiming performance improvements as it is the same principle as placing speakers on heavy stands
     
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    just FYI, it actually suggests in the storm 5 manual, that u place the sub in a corner and abandon what you previously knew about placing subs in corners, ie boomy bass. its on page 18 or the user manual. :beer: :beer: :thumbsup:
     
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    How thick should the slab of marble be? How much bigger than the footprint of the sub itself?

    Thanks again, MJ.
     

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