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On my desk? on the floor? something else?

I'm mostly listening to rock music and movie scores for my work, if that matters.
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on the floor
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post #3 of 20
one way to find out is by doing a sub crawl...place the sub in your listening position, play music/test tones and then crawl around trying to find where it sounds the best. then put the sub there.
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post #4 of 20
IMO... where ever it is loudest.
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post #5 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by gorb View Post
one way to find out is by doing a sub crawl...place the sub in your listening position, play music/test tones and then crawl around trying to find where it sounds the best. then put the sub there.
^This
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post #6 of 20
Try putting it in a corner so the sound bounces off the adjacent walls, I find that gives me the best sound.
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post #7 of 20
If you want to get more power out of it, then the corner is the best place. Either way, I'd place it on the floor. Low freq sound is very omnidirectional, so placing it off center won't matter.
post #8 of 20
Yep, the floor in a corner is the best place. However, be mindful that the bass will travel throughout the house more that way too. So it could potentially be an annoyance to others in your home.
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post #9 of 20
crutchfield used to have a very good article on this, but i cant seem to find it.
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post #10 of 20
Try putting the subwoofer on the floor under the desk/monitor.
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