Sub Placement (Photos Included)

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  1. oHUTCHYo

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    And so, it begins...

    Front - Monitor Audio BX6
    Centre - Monitor Audio BX Centre
    Sub - Monitor Audio BXW10
    Rear - Monitor Audio BX1 + Stands
    AVR - TBC, Sony 1060?
    TV - Sony Bravia 2015 65" X85C
    Unit - Bespoke walnut pending final design and sizes

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    Where should I plan to place my sub? To the left of the right floor stander or to the right? Or - do I run another cable underfloor and have the sub in the corner of the two couches? What cabling does the sub use, phono? Would the signal degrade over a 4-5M stretch or not?

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    I assume you plan to put the centre in or on the cabinet? If so then this I'd not ideal as it will interact with it and reduce sound quality. It is better to wall mount under the tv. If it has to be on cabinet then put on top proud of front and on a foam isolation pad.
    The sound from the sub should be non directional so can in theory put anywhere although there can be room issues. Just inside the fronts is probably the safest option in that respect but should work at rear as well.
     
  3. oHUTCHYo

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    Thanks for all your advice tonight PSM.

    I did indeed plan on placing the centre within the shelf on the AV unit, but did consider a foam of sorts underneath it.

    As for the sub, I'll likely place inside the fronts then, as don't know if I can muster the energy to lift the floorboards up again! I need to unpack this lot really and gauge what space I have to play with.

    The AV unit will be custom made so that comes last :)
     
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    Definitely do not put it in the unit. On top with nothing above is a much better option.
     
  5. Roohster

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    Hi Hutch, do you mind if I ask where that walnut unit is from?
    I love the look of it.
     
  6. oHUTCHYo

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    Hi Roohster, beautiful isn't it? It's my Brother-in-law's. The wood species is American Black Walnut.

    He purchased it from Barker & Stonehouse. Annoyingly that was several years ago and it took me much searching and internet trickery (caches) to actually find out what it was. I plan on having a joiner buy some walnut and build one to my bespoke specification, but to an overall similar design.

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    Thanks mate, that's gorgeous. I want one! :p
     

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