Originally Posted by notnyt
You PL'd your door shut? Really? Why not just leave it open or stuff a piece of foam in there.
I gave you the easy answer earlier. Having just discussed with my girlfriend about more closet space, it reminded me of what is up. 1st thing, is a lose a TON of subsonics through my entryway. To an extent, I see where people were coming from when they tried to tell me I was tuing too low (Obviousely they are not knowledgeale HT guys) because the wavelengths are too long to develope at the listening postition. Well in the listening room, the ultra low stuff is much less noticeable than midbass and high bass....even for a monster low end system like mine. Our ears roll off sharper than a 50Hz tuned cabinet :-P When you step into the center room of the house, subsonics make things FLOP, WIGGLE, and BOUNCE. Not vibrate, not buzz, not shake. Then you go to the kitchen, and it's even less sound and it's almost all windows shaking. In the bathroom, you barely hear anything, but the shower door flops back and forth like there is wind. The windows shake, the HVAC creeks, the floor flops up and down. Outside, you can't hear anything unless you listen close. But everything moves. The entire rear wall of the house goes in and out, the light to the porch bounces, and you can now hear my neighbor's windo rattle at the far end of the back of his house...but not all the others that are closer to the window my subs sit right in front of. What I'm saying is all my bass escapes through the entryway and gains momentom (rather everything else loses momentom leaving only the ULF) as it gets further away.
If I had money, I would get two more sheets of 4'x8'x.75" MDF, get some sliding rails, and cover the entryway with sliding "doors" of uncut 4x8 sheets. I cant afford theets or sliding rails.
So reason 1: If I leave that door open, now I have to pressurize that room too and I lose even more than I already am.
Reason 2: I am broke. Im a red neck riggin' mofo that can't afford to leave that room open since it is on the North-West corner of my home, where the wind comes from, especially since I live on a corner and wind from both streets get channeled right at my house. The room acts a s a big insulation buffer blocking the wind to my main room.