Surround Speaker sitting on sub - How bad?

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Mark Ward, Apr 20, 2002.

  1. Mark Ward

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    I'm now using an M&K V75 Mark II sub in my room, ther very best place in the room to place it (without requiring a 15m phono lead trailed around the room) requires that the Kef TDM34DS surround sits directly on top of it.

    I've tried it for a couple of days and it all sounds great, but will I do any damage to the surround by placing driectly on the sub for prolonged periods?

    Thanks for any advice,

    Mark.
     
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    I take it it's not sitting directly on top of the sub? If it is I suspect that is quite low down, which is not ideal.

    This should not be a problem though, M&K make brackets for their subs to allow you to put equipment racks and speaker brackets on them.

    Just make sure your sub is wll footed, spiked ideally and level.
     
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    How tall is your sub!? Just wondering, because ideally the rears are about 1.8 meter above carpet ...
     
  4. Mark Ward

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    Hi Reiner

    Unfortunately the words "Ideal" and "Room" only fit in the same sentence when "Is Not" is placed between them for me.

    The Sub is on a plinth and the combined height of the Sub & Plinth is only 600mm. Therefore the surrounds are around ear height.

    That said, it sounds pretty damned good! I know it would be better with the extra height but I just don't have the option in this room. It's not my intention to be in this room for ever so I make do as best I can.

    The TDM is currently sitting directly on the M&K V-75 Mark II sub, separated only by little bits of Blu-Tac. I REALLY like this sub and if I want to keep it it's the only postitoning solution I have open to me. The other option is to go for a Rel150 or B&W2500 "Mini" sub. I posted a message asking if anyone had compared these two but it would appear no-one has.

    Cheers,

    Mark.
     

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