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Have the sub coming. I am going to put it in a cabinet in center of room. How much heat does it produce? I am not sure if I need to vent it.
 

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The back of mine get pretty warm but they're both out in the open. If I were to put it in a closed cabinet I would put a vent in the back if I could.
 

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The back of unit is warm even on stand-by mode. So ventilation is needed. The unit is heavy - 88 lbs.


How are you hiding the wires to the center of the room?


I am not sure if it is acoustically recommended to put the subwoofer ( any sub) in the center of the room. May be you should do a trial run before placing inside the cabinet.


Personally, I will not want to hide it as it is finished so well and looks like a piece of furniture.
 

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My SUB 15 gets warm but not hot. Not to side track you conversation but I am not sure it is a good idea to put a subwoofer inside a cabinet from a performance standpoint...not to mention it might start rattling items in or on the cabinet.
 

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I am putting the wires to the sub in the wall.

The cabinet will be built around the sub and not touching it. I read that the center of the room is the best place for it as long as it is front firing and the second best place is in the corner. Since I am redoing the wall I can add a vent to remove the air behind the sub. I just did not know if it was necessary. The equipment will be in a closet.
 

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Originally Posted by jamulian /forum/post/18265679


I read that the center of the room is the best place for it as long as it is front firing and the second best place is in the corner.

lol you've been lied to. center of room = worst.position.ever.
 

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The Paradigm owner's manual suggests:


(1) front of the room between the center speaker and the left (or right speaker)


(2) side of the room


The middle center of the room is not suggested as I presume this space is normally occupied by the center speaker.


Download the manual from the web site and have a quick look.
 

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Originally Posted by arctic7 /forum/post/18269496


lol you've been lied to. center of room = worst.position.ever.

WRONG. Perhaps you should learn a little bit before posting...


Placing the sub on the centerline of a wall will result in much better modal response across the room on the perpendicular axis. Placing the sub along the front wall at the centerline, for example, will result in much more even response along the listening couch than corner placement.


Yes, you may lose out on up to 3 dB in comparison to the corner placement, but that is rarely a problem unless you simply don't have enough subwoofer for the room volume.


In terms of evenness of response, the BEST location would be the dead center of the room in all three axes, but that would cause other problems.
 
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