Originally Posted by craig john
Good for you. When I tried putting my subs underneath my speakers, it looked really cool. It measured poorly and it sounded like Schlitz. I moved them to some distributed placements and the measurements improved radically. The sound improved in a similar fashion.
Every room is different. Between my rear sub and my front subs which are right below my mains, I could not ask for better response. Of course it took multiples to get there, but you can certainly get good response with the subs below the mains. Until you run some FR sweeps, you wont know for sure and exactly how your particular room, sub position and seating position all correspond.
In my room, there was no single spot that covered everything well which is why I had to go to multiples.
Having said all that, OP have you experimented with one sub in the rear and one up front? After all my sub shifting, swapping and experimenting, subs in front and rear gave me the best results in my 12x17 sealed room.Edited by Toe - 4/6/13 at 3:03pm