I have come to AVSForum for help on my subwoofer. I have a Polk Audio TL2600 Package. This includes Five Polk TL2 satellites and subwoofer which is included in the package. The sub is 8 inch, 100 watts. The problem I have is that the bass is fairly absent in a lot of places in my living room. I have uploaded some pics to help illustrate what is going on.
This may sound odd, but it is worth a try. Put the sub right behind the middle sofa. Your problem is that the room modes are cancelling in the middle of the room. If it works, then the question is how to keep it there in a cosmetically acceptable way. If it does not solve the problem, you may need to add a second subwoofer opposite the first, but we should save that discussion for later.
The middle sofa is the one at the back. So I should put it behind that? The problem is that I won't have enough cable reaching that far from my receiver. And the entrance to the house is behind it so you would see a masive box upon entering. Haha. So yeah I would try but the cable for it isn't long enough.
The excuse that the cable isn't long enough doesn't hold water for me. Any RCA cable would work for the temp work of the sub crawl. Here is a cheap cable for you to use to find the best location. CLICKIE. I don't mean to sound callous when I say the above statement, it is just if you are interested in finding the best location there are ways around pretty much everything, not that I have money to burn but I think for less than 10 bucks shipped that is a fair trade off to find the best location. I also say that considering what your budget is and whether you can spring for it, you could sell the sub on Craigslist and get a bigger sub that would have far more umph and output for your room if you are looking for that in your face room shaking experience. If you are happy with the Polk sub, and you are just trying to get the best out of that sub, then as others have suggested the "sub crawl" is the best/quickest way to do that.
Even though you say its is a mess, that looks like a nice cozy space to enjoy a movie or big game.
+1 to the others comments. It's going to take some effort on your part. There's no silver bullet answer to this question. A sub crawl will likely get you the lowest hanging fruit (and may very well be the least effort). So run down to Wally World and buy some RCA's or some couplers. Let us know how it goes!
Ill be honest, and tell why I said what I said. I don't have the time anymore to do the sub crawl because I have exams coming up!
Even still i should have done the sub crawl a while ago.
After my exams (and depending on how they go) ill most likely get the SVS pb 13ultra. That's probably overkill but I will balance it out with a pair of Polk RTI A7's. I'm an insane bass head ESP when it comes to movies with heavy LFE content.
But yeah I will tell you guys how that goes!
Thanks again for all the help!
BTW- RTROSE, thanks for the compliment about the room. But trust me the wiring down where the TV is an absolute forest.