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New SB13 Ultra - Placement Questions
Greetings all. I just got the SB13 Ultra (well, about a month ago) when I moved into a new home and so far loving it! I continue to be impressed by it for all applications - music, movies, morning news, whatever I throw at it. I upgraded from a BIC PL-200. I was on the fence for a long time between it, the Rythmik E15HP, and the JL E112. I finally decided on the SB13 for its in-between woofer size, impressive woofer construction, tweakability if I wanted it, and the strong amplifier. At a point I had also considered the Seaton Submersive, but I honestly didn't want to spend that kind of money as I was also buying a home. I also thought it may be overkill. I think I was right - this thing fills and moves the room and my neighbors have told me they can hear it (but are super cool about it). Anyway, so far so good. A couple questions though.
First, is there any difference in sound with the grill on or off? I actually like how it looks with the grill on better. But I understand the purpose of the thing is to move air and can't help but think that grill hinders the movement of some air.
Secondly, I need to keep the subwoofer generally in the corner area that you see in the pictures. I'm not sure if it should be as far in the corner as possible, or as far away from the corner as possible, or if that matters at all. Thoughts on where it should be placed there? Also, should it be toed in toward the main listening position or parallel to the side or back wall? Any help is appreciated.
If it helps, the sub is in a living room on the second floor, which is about 15 feet x 16 feet, with 9 foot ceilings. The second floor of the home is essentially a 37 foot by 16 foot rectangle (I've attached a last photo of the entire floor, with the speaker setup on the left), and the living room takes up about 2/5 of it (or 15/37ths, to be exact).
Thanks all for all the info in this thread. Major thanks to AVS member JimWilson who has been extremely informative and patient in answering my questions. Hopefully I can be of some help when I know more.
Sony 65x930d; Marantz SR6011; Oppo BDP-103D; Apple TV 4K 64GB; Sonance R1C Fronts; Sonance R1CSUR Surrounds; Sonus Faber Venere Center; SVS SB13-Ultra subwoofer.