Originally Posted by basshead81
I agree and I also prefer the downfiring design. This sub would make a great end table plcaed nearfield.
Originally Posted by blake18
Definitely prefer down firing as well. Especially with two little kids runnin around.
I've always liked the sub as an end table idea. Add a glass or granite top and voila! Probably the best design would be the dual-opposed driver which eliminates vibration. I don't necessarily think a side-firing (VTF-3) or a down-firing sub (VTF-2) offer big advantages worth considering for this implementation.
I often see the recommendation or criteria to go with a down-firing driver due to kiddos in the house. It sounds reasonable, but consider that the other five or so speakers in the room are not down-firing and I think the ports are possibly a much bigger invitation. Unless those are also facing downward, I don't see an advantage near-field. Especially if they aren't covered by a grill.