Sub placement

Cricketbat70

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Hi all I'm looking for a bit of advice about sub placement.
Last night we experimented in my son's bedroom with a right mismatch of speakers setting up surround sound to go with his projector. Annoyingly the Disney + app on pc doesn't do 5.1 so we brought his PS4 into the bedroom.
He aims to get the same model of AV receiver he has in the cellar but used from eBay and set it up with monitor audio mass 5.1.
I've suggested putting the sub in the space behind his bed that I'm turning into a bed come sofa, he has suggested putting it next to his wardrobe and under his projector screen.
Which would be the best place?
As you can see from the photos a right mismatch of speakers when we experimented but it was just proof of concept and for his room I think the B&W vision DS2 (the first pair of speakers I ever bought 33 year old now) produced too much bass.

I know have to alter the SIM rig I made for him to fit the AV receiver and PS4.

To think he originally bought the projector and screen just so he could watch early morning F1 races.

Thanks in advance for any advice

Nick
 

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The normal way to figure out the best sub placement is to put the sub where your head will be in the listening position... put on a test track... wonder around the room... put your head in places that might be good for a sub and listen to where it sounds best... then put the sub in that location and your head in the listening position.... because swapping the two locations should give the same good sound :)
 

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If you have the time/patience you could try both positions.

For me, I have never had a room big enough to allow too much scope for sub placement so it always ends up in a corner - which has worked well.

However, I always set it up the same way. First I use it in a 2.1 set-up for music and get it dialled in for that. Once I am happy with that I let the AV receiver auto-calibration system do its thing for movies.
 
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The normal way to figure out the best sub placement is to put the sub where your head will be in the listening position... put on a test track... wonder around the room... put your head in places that might be good for a sub and listen to where it sounds best... then put the sub in that location and your head in the listening position.... because swapping the two locations should give the same good sound :)
Thanks Arron. Well the speakers should arrive tomorrow so I'll give it a go.
 

Cricketbat70

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If you have the time/patience you could try both positions.

For me, I have never had a room big enough to allow to much scope for sub placement so it always ends up in a corner - which has worked well.

However, I always set it up the same way. First I use it in a 2.1 set-up for music and get it dialled in for that. Once I am happy with that I let the AV receiver auto-calibration system do its thing for movies.
Well not sure he'll be listening to any music on it. I told him he was an idiot and what's wrong with his setup in the cellar it's nice and cosy down there. Why not just get a simple soundbar for watching F1.
The mass 5.1 system arrives tomorrow from good old Richer Sounds.
So we will mess around with the placement.
Thanks for the tips
 
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