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Bass placement and location

Basically im hosting a party, i have a 1000w sub 3x 120w active speakers and a 100wat amp, my dilemma is that when i set it up the music is loud but you cant really feel the bass although you feel it when your within a 1m radius of the sub, im setting it up outside in a shed but the floor is concrete, I have read around and people have said to put the bass in a corner, i was thinking about making my own wooden floor by just hammering some plywood to pinewood, What would i have to do to bring out the punchy bass that everyone is looking for at a party?

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Concrete eats up the bass.
You really want to build subflooring for a party?
I would try corners and see how it does, but you might not get what you want out of it. Esp if the shed is large.

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Concrete eats up the bass.
You really want to build subflooring for a party?
I would try corners and see how it does, but you might not get what you want out of it. Esp if the shed is large.

+1 You have multiple things working against you. As PM mentioned, concrete is not ideal and I imagine the shed is pretty good size if you are having a party in it. However, even if you corner load the sub which will give you an improvement in bass, a shed is not built in a manner that's conducive to thumping bass. Most of the bass will simply penetrate the walls and continue on instead of being contained inside the shed. Also, if the shed doors are open (most likely), your "room" gain is pretty much non-existent because of the large opening to the outside area.
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The shed is 16m^2 i can close the door to it if possible, if i made sub floors would that help the situation, the walls are also tin, anyways Any suggestions to get punchy bass or am i doomed?
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You need to build something like what I am building...




16 of these in the front two corners: http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-...oofer--295-036
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You'll need a DSP as well: http://www.minidsp.com/products/mini...ox/minidsp-2x4

I guarantee that will give you punchy party-bass. JUST DO IT!!!

You'll be rockin 140db... enough bass to crush even the drunkest of skulls with ease.
7000watts into 16 99db/watt subs will do that.

30hz HPF and 200hz LPF

You could even do a mini-me version of just 8 and 2.

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Rofl at bassthathz!
You are crazy man. Lol
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The shed is 16m^2 i can close the door to it if possible, if i made sub floors would that help the situation, the walls are also tin, anyways Any suggestions to get punchy bass or am i doomed?
I don't know where the notion that concrete eats up bass came from, but it's not true. As for boundary reinforcement versus containment, they're not related. You'll get almost equal boundary reinforcement from a 'soft' wall as you will a 'hard' one, and I do mean soft. Even a tightly stretched canvas wall will give nearly as much boundary reinforcement as concrete blocks. I know, because I've measured both. However, a tin walled shed is probably the worst possible place for music, especially loud bass heavy music. The place will probably rattle badly in response to the lows, while reflecting the mids and highs to the point of being unintelligible. In short, an acoustical nightmare.

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