Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by sapkan, Dec 27, 2004.
Can a sub be placed behind the listener with good results?
It's a case of suck it and see. If you have a large enough room, it should work well. Personally I find the sub up front between the front speakers works for me but each to there own and where the sub sounds best in your room.
I know subs are supposedly 'non-directional' but I tried mine at the back of th room and it was just annoying! It didnt "blend" at all.
I think if you're going to place it at the rear it has to be a fair distance away from where you're sitting...but my recommendation is at the front.
Behind is fine as long as it's a good position to start with, it's been setup correctly and is a low distortion sub. High distortion is often the thing that make a sub directional.
behind the couch where the listener would sit is the only place I can really put it as to avoid being killed by the missus. I thought that the sub can be placed almost anywhere in the room but read a bose manual at a friend's place and it clearly stated that the sub should be at front of the room
I used to have a sub on my left hand side , it sounded good but i used to get the sensation of my left ear beinging bunged up so i moved it.
Sub placement can be critical so it my not sound its best where you are thinking of putting it anyway.Give it a go,what have you got to loose.
Bose is a bit different, they use a very high crossover frequency because of the cubes poor bass reproduction. At these higher frequencies the sub becomes very much more directional.
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