Where should I place my JBL subwoofer?
More often than not, subwoofers are placed in the front of the room and facing the room. The front of the room is an ideal location in many rooms so that your subwoofer sounds in sync with your front channel speakers. Even if that doesn’t end up being the best spot for you, it’s a good place to start.
Should subwoofer be high or low?
As far as placing the subwoofer on the floor is concerned, the quick answer is that this is not the best option. Ideally, it should be elevated for the best sound output.
Can you lay a subwoofer on its side?
Down-firing subwoofers can never be placed on their side. They are intended to use the floor to amplify the bass. Orienting them on their side will result in a disproportionate amount of bass being amplified through the air.
Can a subwoofer sit on its side?
Where should I place my bass speaker?
Typically, you position a subwoofer along the front wall of the room. Moving all of the bass sounds to the subwoofer gives your front speakers the ability to focus on mid- and high-range frequencies. (The subwoofer can handle all the low-frequency bass sounds in a home theater.)
Which side of subwoofer faces out?
In general, a subwoofer should be placed in a way that it’s facing the main listening area. Generally speaking, a front-firing subwoofer needs to be facing out towards the room.
How close to the wall should a subwoofer be placed?
Ideally, your subwoofer should be placed a distance of 1-2x the diameter of the port away from a wall. For example, if your subwoofer has a 6” port, it should be placed 6-12” away from a wall.
Does a subwoofer need to be centered?
In most cases, it’s actually better to not hide the subwoofer. Many vendors recommend that you place your subwoofer in a corner. This placement reinforces the bass significantly. However, in some rooms, you can get too much reinforcement of your bass in the corner, and you end up with boomy bass.