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here is the area in which my rig lives
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A:my desk
B:location of subwoofer
C:Other computer desk
D: book shelf

the little box that can be drawn by the walls and stairs is like 18x10
a lot of sound escapes.
any sub is either in the open and quiet, or in the corner and echoing
any ideas of how to get around this?

currently the sub is on the Cyber Acousic CA-3550's
soon to be the Klipsch Promedia 2.1's
Edited by phillyd - 2/24/12 at 11:05pm
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Are you sure it's "echoing" and not just sounding rather boomy as a result of the loading effects of the corner?

Option A: try to EQ out the undesirable behavior but leave the sub in the corner... Corner loading is often beneficial to the performance of a sub but will often need some work to clean up the response. You might do some research on the effects of 1pi space loading on sub response.

Option B: Keep it against a wall but get it out of the corner. This way it still benefits from some controlled loading (2pi space loading), while maybe being a happy compromise that helps eliminate unwanted behavior.
     
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What subwoofer are we working here?? Also placement is key for the best benefits, but may not be in a desireable place. Is this a ported or sealed enclosure? Also what sub are we talking about?
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Originally Posted by mdocod View Post

Are you sure it's "echoing" and not just sounding rather boomy as a result of the loading effects of the corner?

Option A: try to EQ out the undesirable behavior but leave the sub in the corner... Corner loading is often beneficial to the performance of a sub but will often need some work to clean up the response. You might do some research on the effects of 1pi space loading on sub response.

Option B: Keep it against a wall but get it out of the corner. This way it still benefits from some controlled loading (2pi space loading), while maybe being a happy compromise that helps eliminate unwanted behavior.
ill try these, i do not have a lot of cord tho
i suppose it could simply be distortion due to loud volumes.
with a complete quality sacrifice the place a desktop usually sits in my computer desk is enclosed except for a wire cutout in the back and it makes a great amplifier for the sub.
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What subwoofer are we working here?? Also placement is key for the best benefits, but may not be in a desireable place. Is this a ported or sealed enclosure? Also what sub are we talking about?

sorry, shoulda included this
currently the sub on the CA-3550's
soon to be the promedia 2.1's
both ported.
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http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/431989_169808009797754_100003056698461_229387_1730494499_n.jpg wish I could help more, but just experiment with placement is my best advice.
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