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Old 5th April 2014, 06:14 AM   #1
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Default So it turns out that the best location for the subwoofer

... is not in or near a corner, but as close as possible to the listening position. In my case, right behind the couch. With about 10 feet of delay in relation to the mains, and level-matched with the mains, the bass sounds like what I'd expect from a good pair of headphones, with the added advantage of the occasional body massage .

So, if you're still not that satisfied with how your subwoofer integrates with the rest of your system, give nearfield subwoofery a try .
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I've been suggesting this approach for years , especially for rooms with difficult room modes
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Old 5th April 2014, 06:28 AM   #3
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I've been suggesting this approach for years , especially for rooms with difficult room modes
It's the ability to delay the sub relative to the mains that really puts the shine on this arrangement. I'm going to do actual FR measurements at some point, but from what I'm hearing so far, no wubwubwub from LF room modes, and best of all no audible suckouts. Nice!
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My approach to sub placement is to put it first in the listening position, than go around the room and listen and measure where the bass is the best... than place sub there.
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Old 5th April 2014, 01:53 PM   #5
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I stumbled upon this approach as a way to conceal my subwoofer. Just bought an apt and was trying to save floor space, so turned my 300L 18" subwoofer into a coffee table by adding 1 1/4" marble on top and running the wires under the floor.
Added some trim to the sub to make it match the rest of The cabinetry that I'm building in the place and voila! Hidden subwoofer and awesome sound at the listening position.
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Idk why it didn't add the sub pic
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And it doesn't look out of place in there because I built the matching style cabinetry!

Just a good solution to keeping those wives happy (if you have one lol)
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My approach to sub placement is to put it first in the listening position, than go around the room and listen and measure where the bass is the best... than place sub there.
I've used that approach in the past. In fact, that's what I used to determine the previous position of the subwoofer in my living room. It provides a good compromise, but not the best results, at least in this case.
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And it doesn't look out of place in there because I built the matching style cabinetry!

Just a good solution to keeping those wives happy (if you have one lol)
That's my plan - two more near-field 12" vented subs cleverly disguised as end-tables for the couch .
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That's my plan - two more near-field 12" vented subs cleverly disguised as end-tables for the couch .
With the addition of the pair in front and the one behind the couch, you'll have a tri-phonic version of "Texas Headphones" .
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