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Most of you will completely freak out when you hear that, but it seems to work fine and there is no other place I can easily put it.

Frankly the subwoofer doesn't vibrate that much and modern receivers can take it anyway as long as it isn't excessive.
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...and you need a need a bigger subwoofer!
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Most of you will completely freak out when you hear that, but it seems to work fine and there is no other place I can easily put it.

Frankly the subwoofer doesn't vibrate that much and modern receivers can take it anyway as long as it isn't excessive.

Care to share a photo? I wanna freak out completely! tongue.gif
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Most of you will completely freak out when you hear that, but it seems to work fine and there is no other place I can easily put it.

Frankly the subwoofer doesn't vibrate that much and modern receivers can take it anyway as long as it isn't excessive.
Should work ok, no problem but is you can place a layer of isolation, that would be good too.
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the vibration really is minimal. sub woofer cabinets don't move as much as people think.
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Most of you will completely freak out when you hear that, but it seems to work fine and there is no other place I can easily put it.

Frankly the subwoofer doesn't vibrate that much and modern receivers can take it anyway as long as it isn't excessive.

WTF is an "audiophile" receiver?

An observation I have made after visiting this and many other home audio related forums; People who call themselves audiophiles rarely if ever openly state they own a Polk sub woofer.


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I bet it really bothers you that I have put my audiophile receiver right on top of my 2400 Watt Polk Subwoofer, which is very high end. Check it out.

http://www.polkaudio.com/products/dswmicropro3000


What kind of subwoofer do you have in your system? Is it even close to 2400 Watts?


So far there has been no problem and I don't anticipate any either. I see very little vibration of the cabinet.
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I bet it really bothers you that I have put my audiophile receiver right on top of my monster Polk Subwoofer, which is very high end . Check it out

http://www.polkaudio.com/products/dswmicropro3000


So far there has been no problem and I don't anticipate any either. I see very little vibration of the cabinet.

the cost does not make it high end....there are plenty of subs for less that spank that sub. polk is not known for great subs....this coming from someone who owns 2 of them. tongue.gif And again people clamiing to be an audiophile (rolleyes.gif) have generally speaking snubbed thier noses at polk speakers and polk subs.

wtf is an "audiophile" receiver? is it magic?


and as far as i can tell by the responses thus far, nobody has really cared that your receiver is atop your sub.rolleyes.gif

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Read some of the other threads on AVS Forum and everyone says putting your receiver on top of your subwoofer is a big no-no. I ignored them and proved them to be wrong. Everything is working perfectly and it gives me more desk space in my office where I spend a lot of time listening to music while working.
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^^ cant say i've seen many of those type of threads or comments. a few hear or there but not many.

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I bet it really bothers you that I have put my audiophile receiver right on top of my 2400 Watt Polk Subwoofer, which is very high end. Check it out.

http://www.polkaudio.com/products/dswmicropro3000


What kind of subwoofer do you have in your system? Is it even close to 2400 Watts?


So far there has been no problem and I don't anticipate any either. I see very little vibration of the cabinet.
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Amazon has the Polk PSW505 on sale for $180. 12 inch, 300 watts continuous 460 peak.

I just received mine and really like it . Of course there are more expensive options.


I am confused, which sub do you have???
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I'd never own either of those. But if I did, being modest subs, I wouldn't hesitate to sit my audiophile receiver on it.

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The Polk Micropro is a $1500 subwoofer. It will literally knock your socks off at top volume.
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The Polk Micropro is a $1500 subwoofer. It will literally knock your socks off at top volume.
Only if you have low expectations. It's a 10" driver with maybe 20mm of Xmax (being generous), so a one way Vd of 700cc. One of my 21" drivers can move just under 5 litres, and I have 2 with 2 more on the way. With the other drivers I have , I'll be able to move 25 litres and compared to some here, my system's capabilities are modest. The polk is a toy.
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And an expensive toy, for what it is. Equating peak power with quality for a sub must be a true audiophile notion.

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Or equating cost with quality. Almost forgot that. DEFINITELY a true audiophile notion.

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I am just having some fun with you . . let's not belabor it. I am just glad I saved some space because there is no other place to put my receiver.
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FWIW, I see no problem with placing solid state electronics on a sub other than the possibility the vibrations could loosen a solder connection or otherwise shorten its lifespan. Microphonics or whatever catchy term is en vogue these days is either bunk or a non issue... take your pick.

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FWIW, I see no problem with placing solid state electronics on a sub other than the possibility the vibrations could loosen a solder connection or otherwise shorten its lifespan. Microphonics or whatever catchy term is en vogue these days is either bunk or a non issue... take your pick.

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I am just having some fun with you . . let's not belabor it. I am just glad I saved some space because there is no other place to put my receiver.

Oh so you're kidding! Cool. biggrin.gif We thought you were being serious with all of this.
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Well , I am serious about the receiver on top of subwoofer. I am going to sprinkle some salt on the top of my subwoofer cabinet just to see how much vibration there really is. I suspect not that much .
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Well , I am serious about the receiver on top of subwoofer.

Oh, I knew that part. I was just speaking to basically everything else you have talked about in this thread, and am wondering about the rest of your contributions to AVS (in other threads).
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I am going to sprinkle some salt on the top of my subwoofer cabinet just to see how much vibration there really is. I suspect not that much .

Might make for an amusing display. smile.gif
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I just realized that the top of the subwoofer cabinet is completely covered by my receiver. Can someone please sprinkle some salt on top of their sub-woofer and tell us how much it moves? I am guessing not that much.
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I just realized that the top of the subwoofer cabinet is completely covered by my receiver. Can someone please sprinkle some salt on top of their sub-woofer and tell us how much it moves? I am guessing not that much.
Strangest test in audio history.eek.gif While vibration is not likely to be too much of a problem (though it's not ideal) what about the magnetic field? Unfortunately the "salt test" won't reveal how strong the magnetic field is. Maybe add a "metal filings" test too.biggrin.gif
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I can't tell you about other people's equipment , but my subwoofer is magnetically shielded. So that "problem" is no problem for me.
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So what is the point of this thread? I'm confused here.

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Have you read the thread from the beginning? Did you put any salt on your subwoofer to see how much it moves? I am trying to see how much a subwoofer vibrates when it is playing at top voulume.
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Have you read the thread from the beginning? Did you put any salt on your subwoofer to see how much it moves? I am trying to see how much a subwoofer vibrates when it is playing at top voulume.

While Auralex 2" studio foam ive found few uses for, putting a piece between gear and what its sitting on ive found to reduce vibration considerably. Perhaps any foam would do. Just a thought.

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