HOW TO Setup ANY SUBWOOFER for HOME THEATER. EASY Subwoofer Placement GUIDE

HOW TO Setup ANY SUBWOOFER for HOME THEATER. EASY Subwoofer Placement GUIDE

HOW TO Setup Any SUBWOOFER for HOME THEATER – EASY Subwoofer Placement GUIDE for Bigger, Better BASS
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Do you really need a bigger subwoofer or can finding your sub’s proper room placement in your home theater be the answer you’ve been searching for? Before you buy a bigger, or second subwoofer, make sure you’ve found the right location for your subwoofer. You may be surprised at the difference our subwoofer placement & set up guide can make in the sound of your home theater surround sound speaker system.

► FINDING THE BEST SPOT FOR YOUR SUBWOOFER

SUBWOOFER
SVS SB-1000 Subwoofer:

CABLES
Monoprice 10’-75’ RCA Cables’:

SPL METER
Tacklife Decibel Meter:
iPhone App:

TAPE MEASURE
Lufkin Tape Measure:

SPEAKERS + SPEAKER STANDS
ELAC Debut Reference Bookshelf Speakers:
Kanto Speaker Stands:

SMART TV + RECEIVER
Hisense Roku 4K UltraHD Smart TV:
Sony STR DN1080 4K 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos Receiver

TV STAND
BDI Octave Media Cabinet with Hidden Wheels:

SMART PHONE
iPhone 11 Pro Max Unlocked:

MOVIE SHOWN
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse:

TEST MUSIC
The Weeknd:

STREAMING SERVICE
TIDAL 60-day FREE Trial:

GAMING
The Last of Us II:

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► SUBWOOFERS WE RECOMMEND

GOOD
Jamo 810 Subwoofer:
SVS SB-1000 Subwoofer:
Martin Logan Dynamo 10:
Outlaw Audio M8:
Klipsch:

BETTER
SVS SB-3000 Subwoofer:
Martin Logan Dynamo 12:
REL T/9i:
Outlaw Audio X13:

BEST
SVS SB-4000:
Martin Logan Dynamo 15:
REL 812 Airship:

To find your subwoofer’s optimal placement, you will need a SPL meter, extra long RCA cables, a tape measure and of course, your subwoofer. Once you’ve found the best placement for your subwoofer, we’ll help you fine tune the sub using your home theater surround sound AV receiver.

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Budget Home Theater System Review (Jamo):
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LOUDSPEAKERS
Klipsch Heresy IV Speakers:
Jamo C97ii Tower Speakers:

SPEAKER STANDS
Kanto Bookshelf Speaker Stands (shown):
Solidsteel Speaker Stands:

TURNTABLE
Cambridge Audio Direct Drive Turntable:
Fluance RT85 Turntable:
U-Turn Orbit Special Record Player:

BEST SMART TV
LG 8K Smart TV:

BEST BUDGET SMART TV
Hisense 65-inch QLED TV:

MEDIA CABINET & TV STAND
BDI Octave Media Cabinet:

BLUETOOTH SPEAKER
Klipsch The Three II:
Naim Mu-so Qb V2 Multi-Room Wireless Music System:

DESKTOP SPEAKER
Klipsch The Fives Powered Speaker with HDMI-ARC:
Kanto YU Powered Speakers (budget):

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  1. Andrew Robinson
    Andrew Robinson 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    QOTD: Have you used this technique before? What other HOW TO topics would you like to see us cover?
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  2. ysowayan
    ysowayan 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    I have been reluctant to upgrade my 10 years old Sony 7.2 system, which i got as gift.
    I had no proper knowledge about audio systems and I didn't quite understand most of the long videos here on youtube.
    then I came across your channel. MAN! I LOVE YOU. and I love your content
    I have been binge watching this channel for weeks! and decided to go with 5.1.2 system

    my only question. I have 45 m2 concrete room and space is not an issue.
    should i get 2 SVS 1000 Pro or 1 SVS 2000 Pro? to go with RP-8000

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  3. Miroslav Maric
    Miroslav Maric 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    Great advices!

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  4. Omar the Atheist Aziz
    Omar the Atheist Aziz 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    Do i need a receiver? I have an amplifier, & i heard subwoofers are plugged into the wall…what is the purpose of a receiver?

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  5. Funk DeMann
    Funk DeMann 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    Great info for newbies. Well done.

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  6. Abdullah •_
    Abdullah •_ 28 April, 2022, 15:14
  7. Guerilla Co
    Guerilla Co 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    Only hifi dude I watch

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  8. Latevi Lawson
    Latevi Lawson 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    So do you prefer manual setting over auto calibration? If so, why?

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  9. Renan
    Renan 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    Hi Andrew I watched this video again and, although it is excellent and very informative/educational, I was wondering how audio tech consumers in 2022 would handle new tech like WISA. I think the need for less hassle with wire connection has reached its peak, especially since a lot of people are either moving or selling their homes post-pandemic. Are there any new things to consider with wireless tech (especially since you are in the process of building your new area….)??

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  10. Marcos R
    Marcos R 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    Thanks for the great video, Andrew. Watched it again today as I was doing the subwoofer crawl. It seems like my sub sounds louder in the adjacent room (kitchen) which is connected to the living room in a corner. I suppose I need to find another subwoofer placement and try again. Any suggestions besides that? Thanks!

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  11. Marc McCord
    Marc McCord 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    Excellent video and very helpful, especially the phase control. I just got a Speedwoofer 10S and set it up wireless to replace my ancient M&K V125. Not only does my Integra speaker setup not recognize it, I also find that it interferes with my Control 4 remote. Odd. Roughly 25’ from my gear closet and through one wall. When I go away from wireless and back to the cable it works fine. But the output of the Speedwoofer, at 400w, is considerably less than the 125w M&K in the same physical location. Any ideas? I was in your former home of Austin this week. I can’t understand why you would want to move away from the insane 24 hour traffic there…

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  12. TriforcePlayer2
    TriforcePlayer2 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    Thanks a lot. This was eye opening

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  13. Tat2 Steven
    Tat2 Steven 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    you did not go over/explain LFE + main…

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  14. Smart paramee
    Smart paramee 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    Your face look like a decent actor in a movie tbh lol

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  15. laika25
    laika25 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    Thanks. I just got my first subwoofer ever (budget but mighty Jamo 210) and l really needed this. THANKS

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  16. gagagaga
    gagagaga 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    Should have thought of all those receivers who don't have base mgmt…

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  17. Aaron Brown
    Aaron Brown 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    Question for you, Andrew: You seem to favor non-ported subwoofers over ported. Why is this? (Congrats on the new house and thank you for the excellent videos!)

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  18. Jim F
    Jim F 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    Excellent video, very helpful. I subscribed!😀

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  19. Jeff Boothman
    Jeff Boothman 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    I watched several subwoofer placement videos this was the best explanation of the process that I’ve seen thank you.

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  20. Ryan Van Rensburg
    Ryan Van Rensburg 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    I love all your reviews and advice. Thank you!

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  21. Danny Farley
    Danny Farley 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    So for my home theater we hid the sub behind a wall. I've cut out a hole and even boxed in the monolith sub again to try to divert air through the hole, but still isn't great. Is this just pointless? Is it not going to sound good unless it's in the same room?

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  22. Joe Mallis
    Joe Mallis 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    Finally broke down and added a sub to my vintage 2 channel system, a Klipsch R-10SWi. I mostly stream via a Bluesound Node 2i. So my CD as well as Tidal runs through the 2i. The sub connected to the Node's sub out. On initial install, I was ready to pack the sub up for a return. Sounded like a bad boom box regardless of the gain/roll off setting. Luckily, for the sub, found this video. Used this technique to properly set and position. Thanks to the sub being wireless, the setup was just a matter of sitting it in my listening position. Much better. Found that the Sub-out on a Node is active regardless of the setting in BluOS. In either setting the volume control in BluOS will match the signal going to the sub. Can't say that Scott LaFaro's bass now makes angels cry, but it does widen the sound-stage for most of the music I listen to.

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  23. Dem Willams
    Dem Willams 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    Maybe another vid for 2+ subs for subs that can't be easily moved. Also, noting for single sub out from the avr or dual outs and how that would change the process.

    Either way, thanks.

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  24. Dem Willams
    Dem Willams 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    Step 1. Have subs so small u can move them around.

    I laughed outloud at like 1:50 when you just set that sub on the couch. That's a no for me dawg

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  25. UglyKidJoe
    UglyKidJoe 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    Hi Andrew, how does the crawling thing works when you have 2 subs? Once i find the best place i put the 1st sub at this location, and keep "crawling" while the 2nd sub is still at the MLP position whit both sub to "On" to find the 2nd good location? Thanks a lot!

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  26. Matthew Berry
    Matthew Berry 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    Hi there, I always enjoy your perspective on Hi Fi stuff. My situation is rather unique, so I was curious if you or any of your listeners had any good advice on what to do with my circa 1995 Plexus Sub woofer. The unit has (2) SEAS speakers. About 10 inches in diameter. It was originally designed to use a dedicated EQ which went in to the system between the pre amp then the amp, or in my case the tape loop. Remember those? Any way, I currently have the sub woofer hooked up to the "B" speaker terminals and the bookshelf speakers hooked up to the "A" speaker terminals. The EQ box has died and I can not find a technician I trust to fix it. I was wondering if I should simply use the "A" speaker terminals directly to the subwoofer then use the subwoofer out jacks to go to my bookshelf speakers.

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  27. Patrick V
    Patrick V 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    Very nice video and this is what i was looking for as i have no experience setting up subwoofers. One question though about the phase : if you go with 2 subwoofers i read an article that said that you have to put the phase of subwoofer A to 0 and subwoofer B to 180. This seems strange to me and i would like to ask your opinion on this ?

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  28. Smelly Little Kiwi
    Smelly Little Kiwi 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    I actually understood that, thanks a lot

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  29. mikem mikem
    mikem mikem 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    I disagree with you that the most important speaker in a system is the sub. Most audiophiles would say the center channel is the most important. You also state that using 2 subs [or more] is not true to achieve the best bass. Again, most audiophiles and audio experts would argue that 2 or more subs do sound better resulting in a much smoother integration of bass in a system.

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  30. Alexander Gonzalez
    Alexander Gonzalez 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    Hey Andrew,
    Thanks for this great video!
    I have a question, what is the "LPF for LFE" used for, and what is the correct setting for it?
    Thank you!

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  31. Bartłomiej K.
    Bartłomiej K. 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    What about setting for bass like -> Subwoofer mode = LFE or LFE+Main and LPF for LFE??

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  32. whisp
    whisp 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    So do we never turn back the crossover knob on the subwoofer after putting it at the maximum??

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  33. XDmSavage
    XDmSavage 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    Like we can all just put it anywhere.

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  34. Ellison Erickson
    Ellison Erickson 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    good review

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  35. Niklas Nester
    Niklas Nester 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    You my good sir, seem to be my doppelganger 😀

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  36. Bomma Reddy Brijendra Reddy
    Bomma Reddy Brijendra Reddy 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    How about the equalization filters that are automatically applied exclusively when the Auto Calibration is done?

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  37. mjskillz23
    mjskillz23 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    These videos are kinda flawed cause not all of us have e luxury of putting it where it sounds best.

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  38. noahman27
    noahman27 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    wicked informative! thank you. And keep the out takes in – they're fabulous.

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  39. Dummy Talented
    Dummy Talented 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    I need help I have a 5 speaker system and a sub and my Sony receiver is not picking it up I don’t know why

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  40. Joseph Hoffman
    Joseph Hoffman 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    First class!

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  41. rushingaming
    rushingaming 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    I see that the subwoofer has two RCA inputs, L and R. how does that modify installation? Should I buy RCA y-cable to get the most out of the subwoofer or just use the indicated LEFT input?

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  42. Jones Michel
    Jones Michel 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    I have Been able to Do test sound on all speakers but not on the sub🤔

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  43. Melivisiona
    Melivisiona 28 April, 2022, 15:14
  44. ian pierce
    ian pierce 28 April, 2022, 15:14

    This Video makes my preparation easier. Thanks Man!

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