Subwoofer Placement.

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WBC

Guest
Guys,

Listened to a movie tonight (haunting) sub seemed very boomy. Could be the sub, wasn't particularly expensive....yammy 305. i think)

Where would you place the sub?? Unfortunately, aesthetics over sound (where possible)!!!




Thanks
Stace
 

Dimmy

Banned
In the corner behind Sofa B, or to the right of the TV in the bay window, as both of these positions appear to be adjacent to two exterior walls, which tends to help strengthen bass definition.
 
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WBC

Guest
Dimmy

Don't wan't to spoil it, but it IS behind sofa B (Sorry, no prize for guessing correctly). I actually can't think of a better place to put it!!!

Do you reckon a specific angle will be better than another. (I'm guessing you'll have an opinion!! ;) :laugh: ;) :D :rotfl:


p.s. Matrix is 5hit!!! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:





You know I'm jesting! :devil:
 

Ian J

Banned
I would have suggested at the front soundstage somewhere if possible.

The Haunting will catch out many subwoofers if played at anywhere near reference level.
 

Mylo

Novice Member
I'm with Ian on this one. I would put the sub between either the front left or front right and the TV. To be honest I would expect the sub to be boomy where it is. The sofa will soften the sound slightly but not enough. This is based on my own experiences not any magazine theory.


Regards, Mylo:smoke:
 

Mr Cat

Banned
I had my sub (my room isn't that different to the diagram above) on the right hand side wall, about 3/4 of the way down.
then last night I moved it inside my left speaker...there is a difference in the sound...not sure if it's better atm, but I'll have another listen tonight, some stuff didn't initially sound better, but the cure live did!

p.s. how can I add an attachment when I reply.?
 

NonPayingMember

Previously Liam @ Prog AV
May sound daft but somthinfg as simple as the direction the exhaust port is aiming makes a difference! My stepdads Yammy sub sounded wildly different when changed from sitting pointing out from the wall, to running alongside it. Of course the biggest improvement was getting him to buy a Velodyne!!!
 
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WBC

Guest
Liam

Please explain. The sub is positioned similar to the speaker on the diagram behind sofa B!

Thanks
Stace :D
 

NonPayingMember

Previously Liam @ Prog AV
Just meant rotating the sub 90 or 180 degrees can make a difference. With an exhaust port pointing at a wall, or in a corner you can get an overly "boomy" sound.. well that was my experience anyway :cool:
 

Dimmy

Banned
Stace - IIRC, the Yamaha sub you mention has a giant port on the front which air rushes in & out of.

Behind your Sofa, I'd imagine this would be causing the problems, you might have to bring the sub out into the room & face the port into the room.
 

Dimmy

Banned
Yes, I did suggest it, Stace wanted an 'Aesthetic' solution to the placement problem, so hiding it behind the sofa made sense...

If rotating it behind the sofa, as Liam suggested, doesn't bring improvements, the sub will need to be brought out into the room.
 

Dimmy

Banned
And your point being?
 

Mylo

Novice Member
My point being, we supplied information based on real life experience. I sometimes wonder if some people actually just regurgitate magazine information or just repeat other posts.


Regards, Mylo
 

Dimmy

Banned
Even though I was the first person to post in the thread...

Your wondering seemingly goes without need.
 
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FoxyMulder

Guest
I have mine at the front inbetween the 2 front speakers and in front of the centre speaker, its a REL Q201E and unfortunately i just don't think it can handle the bass of The Haunting, i get major cabinet rattle and distorted bass and it's very very annoying, other than selling my subwoofer does anyone have any tips ?
 

Ian J

Banned
Originally posted by FoxyMulder
its a REL Q201E and unfortunately i just don't think it can handle the bass of The Haunting, i get major cabinet rattle and distorted bass and it's very very annoying, other than selling my subwoofer does anyone have any tips ?
Don't play The Haunting.

Seriously, there are one or two films that contain very deep and powerful bass such as that one, the beginning of Toy Story 2, depth charging in U571 and small subs can't cope with that type of sound at reference level and you shouldn't really expect them too.

Assuming that it is set up and positioned optimally the only alternative is to turn down the volume when playing those few scenes.
 
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WBC

Guest
Guys

Would it make more sense for me then, (as from an aesthetics point, I won't get away with the sub in the bay) To build a new TV cabinet (shown crudely below) to put the sub up front??

Will this make much difference?

Will it affect the centre speaker or TV?? (Are Subs magnetically sheilded?)

Thanks
Stace

:D
 
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WBC

Guest
Anyone seen Retro?

Views on the above would be good!!

Thanks
Stace :D
 

Malky1903

Novice Member
I had my subwoofer under my TV for a while and ended up with pretty rainbow colours all over my TV screen. Switched the TV off overnight and the next day, everything was fine even though the sub's manaul clearly states not to put it anywhere near an amp or a TV. I have since rearranged my living room and my sub is between my front right speaker and my TV. It sounds pretty good to me where it is now :)
 

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