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I have a small pc sub and well i live in an apartment and im afraid to turn the sub above 35% because it booms and i have people to the left and right side of me (my apartment used to be a old motel)

i was wondering how could i turn the base up but make it so they cant hear it or something?

like buy a sheet of styrofoam? right now i tried sitting it on top the rug, then pc game boxes lol

its a downfiring sub
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Unfortunately there isn't really a way you can make it less audible without adding some sort of insulating material to the room. Base isn't directional like higher tones are so it tends to travel everywhere. (ie. you hear a car drive by you and you can't hear their song, but you can hear the base.)

There are some software programs that make the most of your listening experience at lower volume levels. I know THX offers this through some Audio Video Receivers. (Any AVR with a THX certification will have a THX low volume mode.)

You could actually cover the Sub with a comforter or heavy quilt and it probably won't change the level of base you actually hear too much.

Hope this helps.
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Unfortunately there isn't really a way you can make it less audible without adding some sort of insulating material to the room. Base isn't directional like higher tones are so it tends to travel everywhere. (ie. you hear a car drive by you and you can't hear their song, but you can hear the base.)

There are some software programs that make the most of your listening experience at lower volume levels. I know THX offers this through some Audio Video Receivers. (Any AVR with a THX certification will have a THX low volume mode.)

You could actually cover the Sub with a comforter or heavy quilt and it probably won't change the level of base you actually hear too much.

Hope this helps.
i mean lower the vibration
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bass is omnidirectional so it goes all over the place, if you lower the vibration you lower the bass. No way to do it without actually insulating your room.
    
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i mean lower the vibration
What exactly is vibrating?
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