Originally Posted by Bill Fitzmaurice
(subs facing each other makes them work better) Also myth
. Speaker placement and port placement relative to boundaries can on occasion lead to response humps, but not always by any means.
If those are the two front room corners having them there does nothing to smooth the room modes sourced by the distance to the rear wall or from ceiling bounce. One sub at the front of the room and one at the rear will help smooth both of those modes. More precise placement requires measuring the in-room response.
A theoretical question for you, Bill (or others who are smarter than me, which is most everybody).
I would think having subs directly opposing each other would cause the sound waves to cancel each other down, knocking down the sound as it were. I think of it the same way two boats would pass each other in opposite directions, when the the waves behind each boat reach each other, both waves are dissipated (I live by a river
My question is, what if one of the subs were 180 degrees out of phase and facing each other? It seems to me the sounds now would be working WITH each other, each driver pushing and pulling in sync with one another. That's all between my ears, I have no practical knowledge or experience to validate my guess on that.