Answered Subwoofer placement URGENT help

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  1. jimmymleeds

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    Hi guys,

    Please see attached photo,

    I am thinking of hiding my subwoofer in this boxing out in the photo. Any reccomendations for a replacement of plasterboard to cover the front part that is facing me in the photo. My subwoofer is a Kef kube 2.

    Good idea or bad idea to put it in there and then cover the front with some sort of acoustic transparent material. I would like to cover it with some sort of cloth and make a grille that I could pull off if you catch my drift.

    Any suggestions welcome thankyou
     

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    Posted new pic of sub placement
     

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    As long as the boxing is nice and sturdy so as to avoid rattles, covering the front with AT cloth would be fine
     
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    Keep in mind your particular Sub has 1 x Side Firing Active driver plus 1x Side firing Passive Radiator, that arrangement is potentially less ideal than a Front or Down Firing single driver arrangement when it comes to placing within an enclosure.

    Joe
     
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    Thankyou guys for getting back to me, really appreciate it. I've sturdied up the cabinet with some thick plywood and plenty of screws to reduce rattling or vibration from left overs from doing the floor and I have placed insulation on the right hand side as best I could. There's 7 inch of breathing space either side for the side firing woofers and the sub itself is now sat on a DIY plinth made up of a cut out of thick kitchen worktop, then speaker isolation pads and then the 100mm insulation that's on the floor, it's a very DIY isolation job but I'm sure it will do a good job of decoupling from the floor. A DIY front grill made out of some dowel and AT cloth with rubber mounts should cover it up nicely.

    Many thanks for the replies.
     

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