Originally Posted by BeeMan458
Option 3 and you need to put one in the front right corner to the right of the television for room smoothing issues. You have a room that needs, at minimum, two subwoofers.
I know your opinion is that multiple subs are the only route to go, and that's fine, but you always telling others that they *need* multiple subs to have a good sounding system is just wrong. The OP is clearly new to home theater and came here for help asking about a single sub and where he should place it. You do what you always do, and not just recommend multiple subs, but you tell him that he NEEDS multiple subs. There are many, many awesome sounding systems on the planet that use only a single sub. In fact, I guarantee that that they are the majority, and a large one at that.
To the OP DrewRosenHouse , multiple subs in a room can help smooth out bass response at most positions when compared to a single sub, but that comes with a price. You have two ugly black boxes laying around the living room that you have to talk your significant other into and two subs are much harder to setup properly, and takes a fair amount of experience to get right.
As I said earlier, *most* people will place a sub in a corner, run their AVR's calibration tool, and call it a day. A corner is not always the best place in every room, but it's usually one of the safest places to start. Corner loading will increase overall output at the cost of being the most accurate, and placing the sub into the room will do the opposite.
Those of us that have wives and kids and are using our living rooms as our home theater, we have certain obstacles that have to be hurdled when compared to single people that live alone. My wife loves our living room based system and puts up with tower speakers on each side of the display as well as a huge XV15 sub in the corner. The sub has to live in that corner because it's what she asked of me, and I respect her and have no problem with that restriction.
So ultimately, there is no right or wrong placement for a sub, pick the 1,2 or 3 spots where you can place it without making someone else unhappy, and give it a go. Whichever spot you think it sounds best, is the right spot. If it sounds the same to you at each location, then just pick the spot where fits best into the room............. And then enjoy!