Subwoofer placement near the rear speaker?
I have read that subwoofers can be placed anywhere in the room because human ears cannot easily localize low frequency sounds. Does that mean I can place the subwoofers near the rear speaker as well? Placing the subwoofer in the back is convenient to me because it is where my PC is placed. I am connecting 5.1 surround system to my PC and the cables (both input and output cables) will have to run double the length if I place the subwoofer near the front center speaker. However if placing subwoofer in the back affects the quality of the perceived sound too much then I am going to place it near the center speaker. I have to decide the locations before I fix shelves on the walls for placing the satellite speakers and the subwoofer. Please suggest.
Thanks in advance!