Moving all of the bass sounds to the subwoofer gives your front speakers the ability to focus on mid- and high-range frequencies. “Playing the room” as it’s called, is the process by which you set up your equipment so that it sounds best in your room with optimal performance. Eric Jin. I should be getting a new box pretty soon though (subs up, port back) and we'll see. Since these are only guidelines for the placement of subwoofers in your vehicle, you may have to change the location and the position of the speakers depending on the type of car audio system you purchase. To find your satisfactory subwoofer sound, start by hooking up the subwoofer and turning on music or a movie that has a lot of bass. This is the ideal listening position as it places you directly in the middle of the stereo pair which is necessary for a proper soundstage. As you suggested, the easiest way to make adjustments and see them in real time is to place the ARC USB microphone at the primary listening position and then have your laptop near your sub or subwoofers as you make phase and volume adjustments. This means that instead of facing the trunk, the subwoofers are now facing the passenger and driver. Place both subs in the front corners of your room or both subs in the rear corners of your room. 2003 Chevy Blazer 4drPioneer AVIC-D3Memphis 9 volt line driverRE Audio XXX compsPower Acoustik NB-4 tweeters (x4 on dash)Crescendo 1000c42 Alpine Type R 15s (, ) Hifonics XXII ColossusIraggi 300A AltKinetik Hc800 up front and 2 2400s in the backKicker Hyperflex 1/0 and 4 gaugeDDM Tuning H.I.Ds35w 10,000k in projector low beams55w 12,000k high beams, Steve Meade Designs Inc. | © 2020 | A Car Audio Enthusiast Forum. I think that's what I'm gonna do. As you make volume adjustments, you’ll see those changes in real-time. I mean it was terrible. When properly placed a subwoofer should not give away its location and you should feel like the bass is coming from all around you. Wow, lots of great questions here and thanks again for writing in. Best sub box position for hatchback car? Let me state the obvious. Typically, you position a subwoofer along the front wall of the room. Anthem ARC 1.x users (AVM 50v/D2v) have to run an RS-232 from the Anthem to their computer and then run an additional USB cable to the ARC microphone. It POUNDS! I mean it was probably half the output, and when the sub got to the point of overexcursion, I heard it LOUD and CLEAR! Where's the best location for a subwoofer in your room. If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. For instance, if there is a need for the direct link of the subwoofer with the receiver then make sure to conceal the wires. Remember that an SPL meter will show you the total/average SPL whereas QuickMeasure will show you a graph of dB vs. Hz. MartinLogan Dynamo 1100X Subwoofer: High tech and earth-shattering bass. Thx. Good luck! Designing, building, and shipping boxes. If you want to read up more about sub placement, you can see this additional article at Audioholics. ARC performs a calculated average across five measurement positions for a final calibration. Todd Welti, who is the Senior Principal Engineer for Acoustics at Harman has arguably done the most ground-breaking research for subwoofer placement over the past two decades. Your room is as much a part of your setup as your equipment. The second part of your question deals with the practical best way to get the measurements done. The final part of your question asks if your SVS-SB2000 subs are a good fit for your large room. i'm about to install a dls mw110 in a ported box to my acura rsx. I mean the first minute is ok but that thing just really starts digging deeper and deeper in your earhole till you cant stand it no more. I have always had rear-facing subs AND ports in my boxes (no comps, just daily street-beating). The only other position you might want to try is the front corners. Unfortunately, every room is different and you can’t say with certainty what the best location for your sub is in your room. 1. Yeah, I've always had good luck that way. I tried the same thing you did after hearing the praise of subs up, ports back also...unfortunately I got the same results you did. May not work for me then. For most users, downloading a free SPL program on their smart device. Move the subwoofer around until the subwoofer sounds ideal. A highly unconventional position includes aiming the entire enclosure inwards towards the hood and inverting the subwoofers into a sealed enclosure so the woofer is facing downward protruding out of the enclosure. With a rear firing box you can use the rear doors to better resonate the sound to the front. The benefit of putting a sub in a corner is that you can get as much as a +3dB boost in your sub’s low-end response. If you want to find the best overall location, however, you’ll want to use ARC’s QuickMeasure to see which location in your room gives you the flattest overall frequency response. I tried my box today facing up (port up too, unfortunately), and it sounded like total ASS! what are the advantages and disadvantages of subs and port back or subs and port up?? It’s best to try out a few different locations before completing the installation. That takes time and patience and the results are well worth the effort. Seems like it does it with relative ease....16 12's on 8 amps.........gotta love it. I can't pay for two boxes, so it's gotta be right the first time. Once again, I’ll point us to our colleagues at Audioholics, who summarized Brent Butterworth’s extensive measurements on the SB-2000 subwoofer. By Just a quick typo, SB2000 is a sealed subwoofer not ported, Today’s questions are a follow-up from our friend Nalin, an Anthem AVM 60 user. Todd authored a great article that you can read over at Audioholics here, If you want to read up more about sub placement, you can see this additional article at Audioholics, who summarized Brent Butterworth’s extensive measurements on the SB-2000 subwoofer, How to calibrate dual subwoofers on an Anthem AVM 60 and MRX Receivers, Anypro headphone stand: Smart design, budget price, How to extend USB 1.0 and USB 2.0 connections for media servers and DACs, How to play high-resolution audio with Apple iTunes. The graphs included with each plan view of the hypothetical listening space are first-order approximations of the sub's perceived amplitude response at the listening position as well as room-mode response at a given frequency (30 Hz, in each case, as indicated by the down arrow in all "b" graphics). The only other position you might want to try is the front corners. I have 2 '06 Type R 15s (subs back, ports back) in a 2001 Tahoe. Hatchback: A subwoofer in a hatchback vehicle can produce a great effect, because the sound is amplified as it bounces off the hatchback and moves into the passenger area. Todd’s research has been the basis of what we consider best practice today. eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'pooraudiophile_com-medrectangle-3','ezslot_1',187,'0','0']));Since you’ve placed your subwoofers at the 1/4 and 3/4 point of your front wall, you should be getting a good result. Unless your room is incredibly large, the included USB cable should be sufficient to reach most installations. Subs up, Port back really the best for suv's? I guess trial and error is my only option.. >, The trick to getting good sound with the ports back and subs up is to have space either between the subs or around the side for the rear wave to come over the top of the subs. Especially those who've tried both ways. Ideally both speakers will be an equal distance from you and your listening position will be directly in the middle as in the diagram below. If you don’t want to use QuickMeasure, you can use the. I know that's how Meade's subs are, but with that much power and cone area, he can probably face those things anyway he wants and it'll still pound!! Placement matters, too. This is all dependent on the space and material used in the interior. Let’s tackle your questions one at a time here and I’ll summarize each one: The first part of your question can be rephrased as, “Can I use ARC’s QuickMeasure in place of an SPL to find a subwoofer’s phase?” I’ve never thought of that before, but I suppose you could. You ... XL-S12 subwoofer for home theater has a 12" sub forward firing, and a 3" port rear-firing in the cube enclosure. kowboy, Username: Jinster Post Number: 83 Registered: Oct-04: Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2006 - 06:00 GMT . Bronze Member. The 1/4 and 3/4 point of the front and rear walls 1/4 and 3/4 point of the side walls. Indulging my passion for great car audio, whether by turning a wrench or turning a phrase. Here are the three foremost tips that can aid you to position your subwoofer with soundbar in the most appropriate spot: Consider the cords – before positioning a subwoofer, make sure to examine the wiring of it. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. not many cars can get me to pluggin my ears but this one.......damn.
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