• New Patreon Tier and Early Access Content available. If you would like to support AVForums, we now have a new Patreon Tier which gives you access to selected news, reviews and articles before they are available to the public. Read more.

Sub Placement and Mounting?

bu5ter

Established Member
Hi all

I just changed my system over and dropped floorstanders which used to do my low end duty and gone for some mission m70s on the wall and added a mission sub too. at present i have the sub behind my sofa in the gap between it and the wall which is great as its out the way but im unsure if this is holding it back and enclosing it too much i could get some photos up if you need it.

Also Ive seen people placing marble slabs under speakers when on carpet would this be a good idea for my sub and what would i gain from it is it just a chnge of sound?

Cheers for looking
 

Badger0-0

Distinguished Member
You could always use the "crawl method".
Play something on the sub and crawl around your room on your hands and knees.
Wherever it sounds best is where you should put it.
I kid you not.
 

Nimby

Distinguished Member
Badger

You might have mentioned that you should place the subwoofer in the listening chair first. There is supposed to be just a little method to this madness. ;)

Regarding cramping a subwoofer's style by squashing it behind the furniture: I would recommend that any ports and the cone area be given a decent chance to breathe. :suicide:

Downblasters are probably safe since they can radiate all round. So there is usually a little space under soft furniture anyway to let the bass escape to do its worst. :smashin:

As to bunging a sub on a concrete slab (or something prettier) this has been well covered previously. Some people like it while others can hardly tell the difference. So if you start cheap with a slab from B&Q then you can't complain if it doesn't make your sub sound like a DD15. Unless you actually own a DD15? Then you're likely to be disappointed. :devil:
 

Badger0-0

Distinguished Member
You might have mentioned that you should place the subwoofer in the listening chair first. There is supposed to be just a little method to this madness.

Of course, you're correct, I forgot that :smashin:

I've tried it, but funnily enough every time I've done so, the best position is about 2 feet from the (front firing, for those who don't know) port of my SVS PB10.
I think I should wall mount the sub 2 feet from my lugs :D

Sorry Bu5ter, try it, it may work for you, seriously.
 

derekn

Established Member
Badger0-0 said:
You might have mentioned that you should place the subwoofer in the listening chair first. There is supposed to be just a little method to this madness.

...... and how, exactly, do I get my PB Ultra in my chair?:rotfl: :rotfl: :)

Regards,
 

The latest video from AVForums

CES 2023 Round Up: New TV Lineups for 2023 from LG, Samsung, Panasonic, Hisense & TCL
Subscribe to our YouTube channel
Support AVForums with Patreon

Top Bottom