Where should a home theater subwoofer be placed?

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Where should a home theater subwoofer be placed?

Typically, you position a subwoofer along the front wall of the room. Moving all of the bass sounds to the subwoofer gives your front speakers the ability to focus on mid- and high-range frequencies. (The subwoofer can handle all the low-frequency bass sounds in a home theater.)

Should a subwoofer be placed on the floor?

As far as placing the subwoofer on the floor is concerned, the quick answer is that this is not the best option. Ideally, it should be elevated for the best sound output. But, elevating the subwoofer is not always practical.

Should subwoofer be in front or back of room?

Ideally, the subwoofer should be placed at the front of the room pulled at least 6-inches away from the wall for the best low-frequency audio signal performance.

Can I place subwoofer horizontally?

In sum, yes in certain instances you can put a subwoofer on its side. If the subwoofer is front-firing, the subwoofer can be placed on its side. This is possible only if the speaker is facing the listening area. Obviously, the speaker cabinet would need to permit the subwoofer to be stable on its side, but most do.

Can I put a subwoofer behind a couch?

While subwoofers are often placed in the front left corner of the room, putting a subwoofer behind the couch (as long as it remains 25-35cm from the wall) can be optimal and help with localization. To test the best location for a subwoofer in your space, use an SPL to measure frequency response.

Can you put subwoofer under couch?

How can I hide my subwoofer in my living room?

Usually, the easiest way to hide a subwoofer in your living room is to tuck it away inside a cabinet. If you have a formal entertainment center in the room, you can designate a compartment inside to hold the sub and hide it from view.

Where to place the subwoofer in a home theater?

The subwoofer is typically placed at the front of a home theater.

Which is the best room shape for a subwoofer?

The most difficult room shape is square, so if you have the flexibility to choose which room you’ll use for home theater or you are building a new home and designating a space for home theater, avoid rooms with equal dimensions. As you move the subwoofer closer to a wall, the bass output will become stronger.

What happens when you place a subwoofer in a corner?

Corner placement excites all possible room modes, resulting in a denser standing wave pattern in the room. This reduces (but doesn’t eliminate) the potential to encounter nulls, which are acoustic cancellation points or ‘dead spots’ in the room.

Where to place rear speakers in home theater?

Each speaker is in its optimal position if it is an angle wherein the front of the speaker cabinet is directly pointed towards the middle of the room, or the seating area, whichever is applicable. Much like the front speakers, the rear speakers act as redundancies for the front speakers and have the same basic function.

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