It has been a while since I last made a post and I thought it best to come back with a bang. Most guys will agree that they always dream of having that crisp sounding music system with the some deep bass that makes the heart thud. Well, the crisp part is never really a challenge but how is the bass working for you? Ideally, and most shops must have told you this before you made your purchase, bass is non-directional. Or rather, it is meant to be. For the sake of not sounding technical and leaving you out, this means that it is hard to tell the position of the subwoofer by the ear. But this is only if you place it right. So, the reason why I thought of writing this is because I got lots of request of people saying how strong their sub was but they thought it under performed.
If it is a powered option, then you’re definitely the one that is setting up for failure. If it is passive, you might want to start by pairing it with the right amplifier but that is a story for another time. Today we will cover positioning the subwoofer right so you can enjoy the bass from your favorite seat as well as from the other parts of the room.
Stash it in a corner
Subwoofers always seem to do better when they are shoved to the corner. Do not get me wrong, you do not have to be rough while doing this. It is important to make sure that you’re kind in handling it. Corners help to amplify the bass and the walls help to push the waves in the right direction. This would mean that you want to place it in a corner that faces the rest of the room or else it would send the waves away.
Do some swapping
I hope you’re ready to do some heavy lifting because this tip will require you to move a couple of things back and forth. Do you have a favorite spot where you like sitting and for some reason the bass never gets to you the way you want it? This could help with that. First move that chair ad place the subwoofer in its place. Crank up so deep bass jam or a movie and walk around the house and see where the bass is richest. Once you get your spot, you can now place the subwoofer there and your chair back in position. The reverse would be that now the location of your chair would be having the best bass.
Keep it close
One of the ways of keeping your subwoofer’s location mystical is by using its non-directional abilities. For this, you have to place it in the right manner and position. It should be close to the rest of the speakers. If it goes too much to either side, then it becomes super easy to tell where it is and the bass dies on one side.
It never hurts to go down on all fours and try and locate where all the bass is going to. This ensures that you can move the subwoofer to the location where the bass is best to change the effect and direct it where you would prefer to have all that great sound.