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What would be the best placement for a sub in order to reduce the amount of bass transferred into the apartment below you ? Apparently, some very sound sensitive people live under me.

With my Z-2300's, keeping the bass at the minimal level is enough to warrant a visit from them every week
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Bass is omni-directional meaning it travels in all directions, therefore I don't think placement will do much for reducing vibrations.

I think you may need to look at placing a think foam or rubber mat underneath the sub...
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Where is it now? on the floor?

If it is on the floor try nonskid pad (this stuff: http://ak2.ostkcdn.com/images/products/L11996894.jpg) on the floor, a small stand (at least 4 inches tall), and then the sub on the stand.

If it is up off the floor already, I think your just gonna need to go sub-less or deal with regular visits. It's hard to mitigate that low a frequency.
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Do you have carpet or hard floor? Either my neighbors below me are deaf or they are plotting my murder
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Carpet. Thanks for ideas

I ordered a subdude from Amazon to see if that helps
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Originally Posted by MCBrown.CA View Post
Bass is omni-directional meaning it travels in all directions, therefore I don't think placement will do much for reducing vibrations.

I think you may need to look at placing a think foam or rubber mat underneath the sub...
Still bass is also radiant and the woofers excursions are making physical vibrations one may feel. This leaves you with two options: decouple the sub like the post above seems to suggest (good luck) or move it away.
 
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Hang the sub from the ceiling with braided-copper ropes (I did this when I lived in North Wales and my neighbour didn't like Motorhead as much as I do!).
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