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Figured some pictures would be helpful. I'd love to keep it hidden and just open the doors when in use but will that actually work well? I'm thinking I might have to take it out and place it on the floor when in use.


You can see my TV to the right. I have a 5.0 system currently with no sub. Four speakers in ceiling and 5th above TV.



 

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That's on the output end of things? Really?
 

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It has to be I figure. The adapter that is on the coaxial cable turns it from an F type into RCA jack. Everything runs back to the closet where I have the cable box and receiver. There is no other spot that could be for the sub and that placement to the side of the TV is an ideal spot.
 

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That looks small. Is there even enough room for a sub in that cabinet?
 

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The opening is 12 inches high and 24 inches long with both doors open. I'd have no issue taking it out when in use but the wife will probably want it to be able to go away when not in use. Seems like this size will really limit my options. Sticking it out permanently in front of the cabinets would look pretty dumb.
 

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Just because there's a hookup there doesn't mean you have to use it.
 

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The opening is 12 inches high and 24 inches long with both doors open. I'd have no issue taking it out when in use but the wife will probably want it to be able to go away when not in use. Seems like this size will really limit my options. Sticking it out permanently in front of the cabinets would look pretty dumb.

you are joking right? Most of us here have subs you cant even pick up, never mind putting them away when not in use. Time to upgrade the wife!
 

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I'm not looking for something gigantic. I just want to know what issues having in a cabinet like that would cause mainly.
 

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The sound has to be able to get out of there. Front firing sealed or ported firing out you'll need the door open. Maybe you could compromise and make a covering/door for that location using white grille cloth instead of the existing doors.
 

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Originally Posted by GatorNation81 /forum/post/18263419


I'm not looking for something gigantic. I just want to know what issues having in a cabinet like that would cause mainly.

rattles n creaks.
 

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My son-in-law has a somewhat similar setup with in-ceiling speakers. First, he drastically improved his sound by upgrading to much better in-ceiling speakers. In a very large room, in-ceiling speakers may not sound as good as efficient, box speakers.


His small subwoofer (maybe 8-10 inch) attaches to a wall. The enclosure is quite small and not a box. This is one possible solution. I suspect it is used by individuals who use mid-scale in-ceiling speakers. The enclosure is round and on a pedestal that attaches to the wall.


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The above picture should be a circle that is connected to the base. The uploading software removes the spaces necessary for proper viewing.


Another alternative would be to get a reasonable size subwoofer in a proper enclosure that can be brought out and connected when you watch movies, etc. In a somewhat similar manner, I do this with indoor/outdoor JBL 6.5 inch speakers that usually are the rear channels on a 5.1 system but are occasionally connected outdoors when we are on the deck outside our house.
 
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