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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-16-2010, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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Question Subwoofer concerns: peer and beam home

So I moved into a house that's on peer and beam. The floor is not solid since it's not on a foundation. My sub, Onkyo, doesn't sound right. It's almost like the sound is firing downward from the driver through the floor. Is there a way to re-direct the boom? It's a good powered sub with decent power. The biggest effect I'm getting right now is a shaky floor when the boom comes on.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-16-2010, 11:43 AM
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Only thing I can think of is to raise it up off the floor and away from a wall or corner.

You can do the "subwoofer crawl". Sit the sub in your normal listening spot and put on a song or movie with good lowend bass. Then, crawl around the room until you find the sweet spot where it sounds the best. The will be a good spot to put the sub.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-17-2010, 10:58 AM
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what line-em-up said will help. raise it off floor some more with raised spikes/feet.

is your floor wood as well or do you have carpet?
if it's on wood floor, put a piece of carpet/rug underneath it.

if all else fails, throw it on craigslist and get a front firing sub
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Would be a good use for a subdude.

http://www.auralex.com/sound_isolati...de/subdude.asp
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