subwoofer in a cupboard?

funkers

Standard Member
ok ive got a yamaha sw305 sub which is quite big and the girlfriend keeps moaning about it being an eye sore wherever i put it in the lounge

i am just wondering about putting my sub in a wall length cupboard that runs for 13ft at one end of my lounge which is 16*13 with the tv sat on top of this in the middle. the cupboard is about 60cm high and spilt into three sections with double doors on each part. the sub would have to go on its side and fits just about with the doors closed touching thr front of the sub. ive tryed a few films with a fair bit of base and can;t tell much difference with the doors open or closed.

the yamaha sub has two 8" drivers with the port in between, all facing forwards. am i right in thinking that the base will be unaffected by being enclosed in there as low freq will just go dtraight thru?

this would be ideal as it would be complely out of site.
 

Ettepet

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Nimby

Distinguished Member
Originally posted by funkers

the yamaha sub has two 8" drivers with the port in between, all facing forwards. am i right in thinking that the bass will be unaffected by being enclosed in there as low freq will just go straight thru?


If you can't tell the difference then only you need worry about it.
Though I'm surprised things aren't rattling with the doors closed

The sub must be wondering if it has caught a head cold when the doors are shut. It's frequncy response is likely to be affected by "seeing" such an enclosed space. Rather than at least a room full of air to shove about.

Can't the doors (or even one door) swing back flush against the front of the cabinet so that the sub can be exposed only during listening sessions?

Be careful you don't enclose the sub completely if there is a need for at least some ventilation to keep things cool. Even a panel amp needs a drop of fresh air. Try feeling the panel after a run with the doors closed.

My alternative suggestion would be to sit a nice table lamp on top of the sub to make it look like furniture. You can never have too many table lamps. ;)

NIMBY
 

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