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I keep it long and hole facing me, or does it not matter
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hotcarl;13496377 
I keep it long and hole facing me, or does it not matter

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Either way I can't tell a difference. Seems to be a couple dirty minds in here biggrin.gif
     
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post #4 of 11
It can matter...

If this is a smaller computer setup I wouldn't worry about placement other than putting it near a corner.

If this is a larger, home theatre style setup, direction and placement can be very important as the sub and main speakers can actually cancel themselves out killing most of the bass that they are meant to provide. For the later situation, larger subs come with a phase switch so that you can actually reverse the direction in which the sub fires to avoid sounds cancelling.
post #5 of 11
i found i get a bit more echo if i face it towards a corner ( the hole). same applies with car subs facing the rear ya know???

edit i got ninja posted on the corner thing grrr
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post #6 of 11
Definitely want to rephrase that a little. lachen.gif
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post #7 of 11
Here's some reading for you: http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr.pl?fcabl&1007236733

Probably a bit more in-depth than you need but interesting nonetheless.
post #8 of 11
If the port(the hole) is near a corner/wall, the sound will echo off, which creates a deeper, but less accurate sounding bass.
post #9 of 11
Well in a vehicle subs are faced away most the time. This is because the trunk acts as another enclosure for the sound to bounce off and magnify.

So taking that, if your sub is...lets say next to a thick wall, than place it so the face of the sub (the part where the majority of the sound comes out wink.gif ) is facing the wall. This will cause the sub to sound slightly louder and allow it to possibly even gain deeper ranges. But if you don't like the sound, then adjust it back so that the sub faces you. smile.gif
    
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