I recently purchased my first dream plasma and am in the process of setting up my home theater.
Bought the Integra 5.5 receiver, will be buying the DefTech Mythos mains and surround. But before I lay down $$, I want to make sure my plan is OK as far as placement of a subwoofer. (looking at Velodyne DPS4000).
Please see the photos at the link below:http://www.pearsonweb.net/sub/
Here is the main area on the fireplace hearth where I envision putting my sub. WAF says it pretty much needs to go in the far corner next to the plant. I will have to install an outlet there for power and I can run the subwoofer line from to the receiver under the basement.http://www.pearsonweb.net/sub/02_nosub.jpg
My question is, its too deep size wise to fit in the traditional manner having the front firing woofer facing the plant (it would hang over the edge of the brick hearth) What if I position it having the sub front face the TV? Is this OK? Will I still get the benefit of the unit with this placement?
Here (please pardon my photoshop hack skills; I can't quite get the photo to match perspective of the sub) is a fantasy pic of how it might look except its facing the wrong way (that is , its facing the way it won't fit) as I think it will have to face toward the TV/fireplace.http://www.pearsonweb.net/sub/01_wsub.jpg
1. Is it OK to put the sub on the hearth raising it off the floor like this? Will not having it on the floor detract from or affect the tones?
2. What about the direction of the firing woofer toward the TV/fireplace? Will I lose any benefits of the sound with this placement?
3. What about having it on a brick surface in a corner with another brick surface? Will this possibly lessen or heighten the effect?
I appreciate any help with this question.
I'm considering the Velodyne DPS4000 and its almost 20" deep.