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    Default Sub in Cabinet...

    I am in the process of building a new house. I have decided that the only place that I can put a sub is in my cabinets. I am having built-ins made and I am going to leave an area in there open for my sub. I have a DSW Pro 600 that I am going to be installing. My question is should I position it in the down fire position, or should I change it to the front firing position? There will not be a door in front of the sub. Any help would be greatly appreciated...

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    I say rethink your design so you have more room for a sub....

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    Yeah, thats really what I was looking for... How about someone with a little more knowledge than this guy.

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    In wall subs and no need for the attitude.
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    My friend, you asked for an opinion an Speekergeek gave you one, as for the sub issue, like Face said in wall. Personally subs in a cabinet with or without a door sound like crap. Welcome to Club Polk.
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    If you are not going to be able to get around placing the sub in the cabinet, I'd be more worried about the issue of unwanted vibrations. I'd think about using something like Vibrapods (a steal for $6 ea) to dampen the vibrations caused by placing the sub someplace other than the floor. They have made a big difference in the sound of my system for a sub placed on some less-than ideal hardwood floors

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gome View Post
    Yeah, thats really what I was looking for... How about someone with a little more knowledge than this guy.

    Gnome,

    You want someone to tell you that putting a sub in a cabinet is a good idea, well I'm just trying to say it isn't. It's the last place I'd put a subwoofer..;)

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    It's not what you want to hear, but I'd try to set it up so the subs not in a cabinet. It's not going to sound good that way. Subs need room to breathe.

    If you can't get around that, I'd say setting it up so it's forward firing would probably be the best bet.

    If it's a possibility, I'd take Face's suggestion and get in-wall subs. If you really can't get your sub out in the open, that's going to be your best option.

    Also, there was no need for the attitude. Speakergeek was just giving you his opinion on the subject. You asked the question, he answered with his .02 cents.;)

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    I have a forward firing sub in a cabinet due to limited space in my family room. It sounds fine. I did note that I needed to bump up the signal to it (+5Db). I agree that in a perfect world the corner of the room is preferable to a cabinet but it can definitely still work.

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