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Use recessed wall for sub or seal it up?

I'm about to have my water heater moved which leaves me with a question of what to do with the space. I'm inclined to just put a wall up. However I remember reading a pretty long thread, probably a decade ago, discussing the idea of putting a sub inside a recessed area of the wall. I don't recall the conclusion, but I think it was from the audio theory forum so there was a lot of...theory/pros/cons.

I've got a down firing sub. Would it be worth sealing up the top half and keeping the lower half for a sub to sit in? If I had to guess, the answer is "don't do that!", but I just wanted to double check before close it up.

Thanks for the input,
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Just finished building bumpouts for subs, not down-firing though. Placement in the room will infuence the quality of the result. Better to have multiple subs.
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Just finished building bumpouts for subs, not down-firing though. Placement in the room will influence the quality of the result. Better to have multiple subs.
Is the purpose for acoustical benefits or due to room constraints? I.e. If you could have as much room as you want behind a screen would people still add these "bumpouts" ?
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it is more about conserving space.
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it is more about conserving space.
Like always, thanks for sharing the knowledge.
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I'm about to have my water heater moved which leaves me with a question of what to do with the space. I'm inclined to just put a wall up. However I remember reading a pretty long thread, probably a decade ago, discussing the idea of putting a sub inside a recessed area of the wall. I don't recall the conclusion, but I think it was from the audio theory forum so there was a lot of...theory/pros/cons.

I've got a down firing sub. Would it be worth sealing up the top half and keeping the lower half for a sub to sit in? If I had to guess, the answer is "don't do that!", but I just wanted to double check before close it up.

Thanks for the input,
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Looks like a great space for an in-wall Middle Atlantic equipment rack.

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Looks like a great space for an in-wall Middle Atlantic equipment rack.
No need for that in my case, but thanks for the thought!
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