I am fairly new to the A/V game, and If it isn't too much trouble, I would like some help with subwoofer placement.
I started with a cheap RCA HTIB. I recently "upgraded" to a slightly less cheap, used, older, Denon AVR-2800, with a set of Aiwa bookshelves. They look like this, if anyone is wondering: http://www.dvdpascher.net/image/matos/aiwa_sxavr1700.jpg
I also now have a used Mirage omni S8 subwoofer (seemed like a good choice, seeing as the setup is in my small/medium-sized bedroom). Not an ideal setup, not even what most would call decent, but it's definitely an upgrade over what I previously had.
I have previously done the "subwoofer crawl" with my old HTIB sub, and I have found a place that sounded pretty good. I have placed my new subwoofer in that spot, and it appears to be fairly weak (I have to set the level at 3/4 for it to even blend in with the rest of the speakers). I have it set to 12 o-clock (50%) for now. I suspect There may be a problem with the placement, or perhaps my listening position.
I do have a few questions:
-Is it okay to place a subwoofer near (within a few feet of) an A/C vent?
-Are the results of the subwoofer crawl universal? (Does a spot that sounds good with one particular subwoofer also sound good for another?)
Here is a (very) crude drawing of the room. I hope it is good enough:
-The Purple "S" is where the subwoofer is now.
-The green "AV" is where the audio/video equipment is
-The listening position is indicated by the orange L at the end of the bed.
-The distance from the Listening position to the TV in this pic. would be about 5 feet (not drawn to scale)
-Unlabeled colored boxes are pieces of furniture.
Is there, theoretically, a better spot for it in the room?
Should I think about moving the listening position back a bit?
I can update with dimensions if needed.
Any help would be appreciated.
Edited by Danevul - 10/17/13 at 1:16pm