Originally Posted by tingham
That's a pretty interesting story you told a couple posts back there Jacksfork. I see you like to place subwoofers high in the "AIR" according to your previous posts...
I can't imagine having it on top of a ET center, but if it sounds good up there, and the wife doesn't mind, that's all that matters. Glad you are liking it so far. It's also good to hear that provantage has been doing better with their sales. I'm still thinking about getting another one of these some day? It seems I have enough bass already though, according to my wife...
Well, it didn't work out atop my Entertainment Center. When it hit the lowest of the lows, it rattled too much. I ended up placing it on the floor. However, I it gave a great performance when playing "Australia" on Blue Ray. When the Japanese were attacking Missionary Island and Darwin, the explosions packed the right amount of punch in the chest and didn't rattle the windows too much. ;-)
You could feel the furniture vibrate. The whole room shook and it was all clear and undistorted.
I wouldn't normally hang a sub high. I wanted to do this for my home to save floor space. I did it at work because it was out of harms reach in a plce where it would be hard to get to and we could lock it down with a security cable.
There is nothing wrong with placing or even hanging a sub high so long as the dynamics of the room is OK. We have a 200 seat auditorium I run that has a JBL Model 2241H (18" Sub) hung with 3 JBL 4425Bi-Radial Studio Monitors with 12" subs and a huge bi-radial horns which makes up the front left, right and center speakers. The Surrounds are JBL Control 25s of which there are 2 on the side and 2 on the rear walls. We have a Dolby Digital decoder which is fed into three 2 channel amps which power the 5.1 system. We also have a Kinon 35 MM projector by which we show movies for film series and such. I'm lucky enough to be the projectionist since I have had experience with that in the past. I call this place my home theater system away from home. We don't have an HD Video projector but we have a Sanyo that is native 1024 X 768 and it puts out 6500 Lumens on a 20 ft. wide screen. Sitting in the front row you can see the pixels but from about the third row back it looks pretty good. If only it were attached to my home, it would be better.
At home the Entertainment center covers the wall of the room it is in. To the right of the Entertainment center is a small closet which is next to the front door entrance. There is no place to put the sub unless I put it in the closet and opened the door whenever I would have the surround system on. Don't think I haven't thought about that but my only problem would be to have to usurp the space from my wife's basket of shoes. :-P
So, I have located the sub about 2 ft. in front of the Entertainment Center along the side wall. Faced it sideways towards the rear of the room and it works fine. I need to run Dark Knight to test how the Entertainment Center handles the port firing at it from 2 ft. I may have to move it further into the room.
If all else fails I wonder what it would be like in a far corner of the room opposite the Entertainment Center?
As others have said it works best to try different places in the room to get the best results.
Still thinking about that closet location...