Originally Posted by crazyrob425
As we always say in these threads...Do the "subwoofer crawl" to find the best placement!!!!!
Thanks for this video. Even though the presenter does a great job showing how to find the best spot to place 1 subwoofer using the the "crawl" method, his comment at the end of the video regarding 2 subwoofers confused me.
Watch at the very end where he says that for even better bass you should be using 2 subwoofers and place the 2nd sub right across the first sub. So I think he implies (not sure though) that we can use this 2-step process:
(1) Take sub #1 and place it in the best possible spot using the subwoofer crawl method as illustrated. (I guess while doing this, leave sub #2 unplugged or off).
(2) After the best spot for sub #1 is found, take sub #2 and place it on the spot that's exactly opposite to sub #1.
Anybody done this method for 2 subs? I found myself asking "what if the 2nd spot across from the 1st is not free? How do you then proceed to find the best spot for sub #2? (If this is really NOT what he implied in the video, can anybody decipher what he says at the end there?)
Also I kept thinking that if you could find the best 2 spots to place 2 subs, why should one of them be the same as the best spot for a single subwoofer? I can't answer this one.
BTW researching this on Audioholics I found references to Floyd Tool's recommendation that in rectangular rooms the best 2 spots for 2 subs are supposed to be along the 2 mid-wall points that are facing each other but this assumes that the listening area is in the center of the room. Also this doesn't provide you with any assurance that you have found the best 2 spots after you put the subs there.
I have been looking for a version of the "subwoofer crawl" method that applies to 2 subwoofers and haven't been able to find one spelled out clearly until this blurp at the end of this guy's video.