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post #1 of 16 Old 04-14-2007, 02:46 PM - Thread Starter
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I just ran across a deal on a Polk PSW120 powered sub. I know that alot of people dont think much of the Polk subs but this was cheap and it is much better then the passive sub that cam with my Onkyo HTiB. Now the reason for my question is I live on a second floor apartment and try to be considerate of the neighbor downstairs. I keep the volume at a reasonable level but am a little worried with this new sub firing right into the floor. My thought was, if it did not bother the sub, I could set the sub on its side and use it as a forward or backward firing sub. Any input people have would be great. Maybe I am worrying about something that just isn't an issue.

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Can You Set a Down Firing Sub On Its Side?

yes

If you're setting it on a hard surface you can use adhesive rubber furniture bumpers (or something similar) to get it off the floor.

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Setting the sub on its side is not going to change what your neighbor hears.
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I wouldn't place it on it's side, 'cause it's not gonna make a difference if it's front
firing or down firing. It would look kinda funny setting a sub on it's side. I appreciate
your concern with the neighbors being bothered.

I have no experence with Polk subs, but I'm pretty sure it's alot better than any
sub that comes with a HTIB....vardo
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whether or not the subwoofer is on its side or not doesnt make much different in the bass that your neighbor will be subjected to unfortunately.
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Thanks for the input guys. I will just have to keep it turned down.
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I would be more worried about the design of your sub where as not all subs can be placed on their sides.

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Thanks for the input guys. I will just have to keep it turned down.

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This is 7 year old thead.

LOL, didn't even notice. Look at the post count of the one who responded. Par for the course on back from the dead threads. biggrin.gif

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Set it on a subdude; it will completely isolate all infrasonic frequencies, preventing them from bothering your neighbor. cool.gif
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why you reading it?

Why did you resurrect a 7 year old thread?????

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why you reading it?

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Bigger question is if the OP has upgraded from that Polk sub yet!
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