I received my SVS PB12-NSD this weekend.
This is my first "Front Firing" and "Front Ported" Sub. The SVS manual suggests placing the Sub in a corner. I cannot place mine in the corner because it would be directly behind my front speakers, and I have bass traps that limit that space. The back corners are also not an option due to cabinets. I tried placing the sub up front, between the center and the left speakers, between Center and Right speakers, along the left side wall and the right side wall.
Like most rooms, there were spots where the short THUMP effects sounded great, but the lower frequencies seemed to roll off too soon. Other spots it seemed that the sub reached lower frequencies, but I lost some nice BOOM/THUMP on things like gun firing, etc.
I know this is mostly placement issues, but not sure if I'm suppused to face the speaker and port towards the room, towards the wall, etc. Anyone have some advice on which way to face the sub?
The sub is tuned to 20Hz I believe. I think it rolls off around 18 or 16Hz. However, doing a frequency sweep, I can't hear/feel anything until around 22Hz. Is this common, or would this be a placement issue?