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Sub placment....can you answer this ?

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Bristol Pete, Nov 25, 2003.

  1. Bristol Pete

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    Hi,

    Currently running my Rel quake with which I am happy, alongside the Mission M72 set. Great sound really, using a Sony STRDB870 rec.

    However, I have a query.

    At present, my sub is situated between the fronts, to the left of the center as I face my screen. If I were to move the sub to say....half way down the side wall of our cinema room, will the bass effectively fill the room a little more coherently, or will I not notice much difference, given LFE omni-sound type status?

    What I am saying is that occasionally, I feel that the front sound stage could be a little bass heavy.

    I suppose its a case of moving it and hearing it, but I wondered what you guys or gals might think - it could save me shifting it really !!!

    Thanks,

    Cap:)
     
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    Hi,

    I have a Rel Quake running through a Denon 2803 to AE Evo 3b's. The Rel manual recommends placing it in a corner BEHIND the front speakers. Incidentally, it also recommends NOT using the spikes. (Wish I'd read that before screwing them in place!)

    Cheers
     
  3. Bristol Pete

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    Despite not getting any replies when I posted this one, I did move the sub and found that it sounds/sounded best where it was.

    Always worth checking though.

    And I do not use the spikes either, definately better without.

    Regards,

    Cap:smashin:
     
  4. NicolasB

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    So long as you your subwoofer is capable of producing enough output, the corner is the worst possible place to put it.

    There will often be a considerable amount of trial and error with subwoofer placement. But as a first pass, try this:

    - Put the sub in the corner.
    - Play pink noise through it.
    - Prowl around the room with an SPL meter.
    - Find the place where the sound being measured is at its quietest.
    - Put the sub there.
     
  5. jelly

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    if the sub is behind the tv would the viberations mess with the dvd r amp and tv + sky box???
     
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    I thought it works like this:

    - Put the sub on the couch (your listening place)
    - play bass heavy music
    - crawl around the room
    - put the sub where it sounds best


    :suicide:
     

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