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    Hello folks:
    I am putting in a home theater in a room above my garage. It has a gabled (i.e. slanted) roof from the sides with about a 4 foot high vertical wall on the actual sides. Right now I have twin 20-39 SVS passive tube subs. The installer has suggested possibly putting these actually behind the drywall to satisfy my wife's desire to not put those monsters within view. The alternative is to camoflage them somehow or put them behind curtains in the front. Any thoughts, people? Thank in advance.
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    Put them behind the curtains, should something go wrong, you dont want to deal with the hassle of digging them out in such small space. Hide behind curtains. Are you planning to go front projector/screen?
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    Use them as end tables and cover them in tablecloths if need be.
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    Sell 'em....cheap,huge discount and free shipping to Oh..I dunno...
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    No way. Yes bass travels through walls, but it would kill SQ, and DB. Yuck! Tuck them in the corners.
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    do a dearch on Infinite Baffle Subwoofers, read this stuff and your on your way to the best bass you could imagine

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    Quote Originally Posted by schwerhaiv View Post
    Hello folks:
    I am putting in a home theater in a room above my garage. It has a gabled (i.e. slanted) roof from the sides with about a 4 foot high vertical wall on the actual sides. Right now I have twin 20-39 SVS passive tube subs. The installer has suggested possibly putting these actually behind the drywall to satisfy my wife's desire to not put those monsters within view. The alternative is to camoflage them somehow or put them behind curtains in the front. Any thoughts, people? Thank in advance.
    -Joe
    i saw a segment on DIY Home Theatre that showed a guy putting a 12" in the vertical wall and insulating that part of the wall with sound barrier insulation. Another option is to build a 2-3 ft extension off of your front wall and sink a plasma with a frame into it. Then you will have the option of hiding subs and components in there. They also did that on DIY.

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    I say put your foot down, she has the run of the rest of the house, the least she can do is have one room for you. don't hide them don't put them behind a wall. it's not as though this room is in a high traffic area were everyone will see the stuff! if it was your only living room area then I could see it being an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoosier21 View Post
    do a dearch on Infinite Baffle Subwoofers, read this stuff and your on your way to the best bass you could imagine

    And the wife will love you for it
    My thought too. Don't do it half-a$$ed. You will totally regret it later.
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    If you are arguing with the Boss, she may have an uncomfortable suggestion as to where they might be put. . .and I don't think the installer will be going after them to make repairs. . .
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    Thanks, guys. I think I am going to bring the curtains out a little and tuck the twins in behind them. I like them too much to give them up and I really can hide them in that fashion. The alternative is to sell them and buy a good box sub; but, I don't think I would really be happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willow View Post
    I say put your foot down, she has the run of the rest of the house, the least she can do is have one room for you. don't hide them don't put them behind a wall. it's not as though this room is in a high traffic area were everyone will see the stuff! if it was your only living room area then I could see it being an issue.
    I second this comment. It is going to be a theatre not a sitting room for cups of tea with her friends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hoosier21 View Post
    do a dearch on Infinite Baffle Subwoofers, read this stuff and your on your way to the best bass you could imagine

    And the wife will love you for it
    I second, third and fourth this comment. Take the chance to go IB and never look back!
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    Sell them, and check out the new Polk in-wall subwoofers.
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    Have you thought about a corner install with an angled cover (something like a bass trap?)

    BTW, did you ever sell your CS1000p and FX1000's? I'm interested, if you still have them.

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