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as mentioned in another topic I said I had limited space thus I couldn't get 2.1 and a subwoofer, but my friend said subwoofers are meant to be on the ground, is this true?
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Yes, I think because the ground has something to do with the ground, but I'm not sure.
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yes, big subwoofers should be on the ground. I just got my Logitech z5300 speakers and the subwoofer is HUGE. it goes on the floor.
    
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as mentioned in another topic I said I had limited space thus I couldn't get 2.1 and a subwoofer, but my friend said subwoofers are meant to be on the ground, is this true?

Yes.
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so I can get a 2.1 set up with my two speakers next to my monitor and the sub woofer underneath my desk and it'll sound fine?
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very....or you could always go get a buttkicker and put it on your chair...lol...
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post #7 of 9
hmm the reasons that subs are usually placed on the ground is because:
1. They are often not magnetically shielded and would interefere with your monitors
2. They sound best when firing off into corners
3. They are too big and heavy to be put on a desk
4. They vibrate too much and might cause damage to your monitors, keyboards, mice, and computer
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post #8 of 9
5. Bass sounds are hard to distinguish the source point, generally on the ground will get them out of the way and won't affect your hearing bliss either.

6. If placing subs on the ground, it is recommeded they are on a hard surface, as carpet/rugs etc. will muffle the vibration and therefore reduce the full THUMP of the sub. If you are in this situation it is recommeded to source a hard flat surface to put between the sub and the carpet. ie. large tile or a single plank of HARD wood.
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post #9 of 9
right on zenith...but being on a hard surface is only for down firing bass. decent subs, like the ones on high end creative, altec, klipsch, it doesnt make a difference if its on the surface or not. Those subs throw out the thump with long range subs.
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