Terrible idea.. or totally fine? Placement
Hey there, I'm in the process of building my home theater, and I went with 2 of the Monolith Monoprice 15" subs, and boy are these things massive. While a lot of my room is fairly ideal, placing the subs in a way that they are unobtrusive is - not so much. I understand the go to is doing a sub crawl, but in my research it also seems that with 2 of these subs, I should be pretty ok placing them anywhere as long as I put them on opposite sides of the room (the room is about 21'x18' with 11 foot ceiling). Feel free to correct me if I'm wildly wrong! In my idea the subs would be at the front left, and back right corners of the room.
My idea, that would look amazing and solve my space issue if its not terribly dumb, would be to remove the bottom section of a diagonal fireplace wall to create a cubby for one of the subs to slot into. We are redoing this fireplace already, so I know its physically possible, but I'm not sure if I would be ruining the ability of the sub to do its job in some way?
My thought is to lay the sub on its side (something that everything I can find online says shouldn't be a problem) and slot it into this niche tightly, with the front of the sub, and its 3 ports, even with the front of the wall.
Is this a "Go for it!" idea, or a "*sigh* what the hell are you thinking?" kind of idea?