Sub Placement and Mounting?

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by bu5ter, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. bu5ter

    bu5ter
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2004
    Messages:
    2,166
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Egham
    Ratings:
    +116
    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
     
  2. Badger0-0

    Badger0-0
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2005
    Messages:
    20,601
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Spaghetti Junction (really)
    Ratings:
    +1,923
    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.
     
  3. Nimby

    Nimby
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2004
    Messages:
    9,244
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    The Danish Bacon Factory
    Ratings:
    +700
    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:
     
  4. Badger0-0

    Badger0-0
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2005
    Messages:
    20,601
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Spaghetti Junction (really)
    Ratings:
    +1,923
    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.
     
  5. derekn

    derekn
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2004
    Messages:
    717
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Bristol
    Ratings:
    +38
     
  6. Badger0-0

    Badger0-0
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2005
    Messages:
    20,601
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Spaghetti Junction (really)
    Ratings:
    +1,923
    Get yourself a La-Z-boy and a couple of strong mates???????:)
     
  7. Nimby

    Nimby
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2004
    Messages:
    9,244
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    The Danish Bacon Factory
    Ratings:
    +700
    No home is complete without a pallet truck. :D
     

Share This Page

Loading...