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Looking for some advice on subwoofer placement for a 7.2 setup.  My subs are currently set in the SW2 and SW4 locations (see picture).  Problem with SW4 is that it's in a closet and the majority of the subwoofer sound stays there rendering it worthless.  Not to mention the SW2 location, due to the L-shape of the room, does not quite fill the room.  I want to try some alternate setups but before buying/running the cables I thought I would get your input - I realize sub placement requires some tweaking as every room is different but what do you think is the best starting point?  Note the subs are not matched - the larger is an Onkyo SKW-940 (12"), the other a Polk RM 6750 (8").  Suggestions on which sub I should use at which location are also appreciated.  Thanks for your help!

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I'd try moving it to behind the sectional.
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Thanks for you input - I've read that if you use two subs front and back that you should have one on the right side and one on the left.  So should I use the SW1 and SW3 combination?

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I'd just try various placements and see what sounds best.
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Is purchasing different subs an option???

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Down the road I'm sure I will upgrade the subs/receiver/etc; I purchased the Onkyo S9400 HTIB last year and it has been great so far.  Never thought about adding a second sub but I bought a home last month which came with the Polk RM 6750 speakers/sub so I gave it a shot.  Only have 1 pre-out on the receiver so I used a Y cable which limits my ability to calibrate the subs, add in the fact that the subs are mismatched and my situation is not ideal...but I'd like to get the best out of what I have until I decide to splurge.  My thought is for the Polk sub to augment the bigger/stronger Onkyo.  Just looking for input on which location(s) you guys/gals suggest - other than "the dumpster"  smile.gif

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Here's a blow up of the previously posted diagram....in case it helps....

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Ok well IMO the Onkyo sub you have the one from the 9400 THX is their only decent sub. Its actually not a bad sub at all. I wouldn't even waist my time with the Polk sub.

Others may advise against this, but if you want more bass and don't want to spend a ton of money call Onkyo and see if you can buy another SKW-940 (12") sub. Of course the ID subs will be better but 2 of those Onkyo subs would sound pretty decent in a room.
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 Only have 1 pre-out on the receiver so I used a Y cable which limits my ability to calibrate the subs

Realise many AVRs that do have two pre-outs for two subs still only treat it as one channel for calibration though. It's just like a Y splitter, but only on board.

Some of the higher range AVRs do treat the two sub pre-outs as individual channels.
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