Sub placement question

gacole2000 Posts: 255
I am meeting with some spousal resisitance concerning a bigger sub. My question is this: would it be possible to put a sub under a table with a cloth over it. Basically, it would be totally hidden. Would this hurt its performance?

Thanks, as always, I apprecate your responses.

AVR: Yamaha RX-V661
DVD: Yamaha DV-C6480
BR: Samsung 1600
Mains: Polk RT55 (bi-amped)
Center: CS300
Sides: FX1000
Rears: RT/FX
Subs: SVS 20-39 PC+ 12.3 & DIY SVS 12.2
Projector: Optoma HD70 w/ 106" Elite Screen
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Remote: Harmony One
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  • danger boy
    danger boy Posts: 15,722
    edited February 2003
    no. since bass is non-directional it should not matter.. it may shake things off the table though. :lol:
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  • mangata572
    mangata572 Posts: 52
    edited February 2003
    I thought of this once upon a time, however I changed my mind on the following scenarios. Can you hide the wires so you are not tripping over it? Would it be in danger of a shoe accidentally kicking the cone? Will things on top the table shake off (don’t want to spill my bourbon!). As far as the performance, if the table cloth is not over the port or cone it should work fine, I think. Hell, it would probably still perform good, just the table cloth would ‘dance’ when the bass hits but that might be a good thing! Just my two cents.
  • Tour2ma
    Tour2ma Old School Posts: 10,177
    edited February 2003
    True bass, below 80 Hz, will not be denied by a tablecloth, or much of anything else (but don't tell your wife).
    Where the table is will make a difference, i.e., center of floor vs. by a wall vs. in a corner. Hopefully you can negotiate a little leeway in the placement "of the table" (after all you are "muffling" the sub with that cloth ;) )
    The above cautions are valid.

    Whatcha got for your rig, and what subs are you considering?
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  • DannyV
    DannyV Posts: 23
    edited February 2003

    Put the sub behind your tv. If your concerned with size, then get that little Polk 8" sub thats "on crack". psw550 i think...

    then your game...
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