Do you remember a toy from your childhood – the Rubik’s cube? No matter how you spin its colorful squares, you cannot exhaust all the variants of their combinations. It’s the same with a subwoofer. No matter how much you move it around the room, you will never find the right place for its sound quality. And today, we’re going to talk about the in wall subwoofer and how it’s mounted on the wall.
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So, Where to Place A Subwoofer?
Experts call a subwoofer the most capricious element of a home cinema system. To achieve the desired sound, the cinemas have to tinker with it. The matter is that the sub subwoofer sound strongly depends on the size and acoustics of a room, on the location of objects in a room, and, of course, on its own location, as well as on the listener. When solving the problem of placing a sub in a room, there are two ways to go: a simple one (“barefoot,” as one of the experts we interviewed defined it) and a complex one (professional or more scientific – precision). The first way is accessible to anyone, even the most ignorant home theater owner, but the second way is accessible only to those who have “golden hands” or invited specialists’ installers.
What to Consider When Choosing A Bracket
Among the characteristics of the bracket, there is a supported VESA standard – this is the distance between the holes for mounting in millimeters. This data should also be specified in the specifications, but if for some reason you do not have them, take the measurements yourself. Pay attention to the back cover of the device: the mounting holes are likely to be four, and they are square or rectangular in shape. The weight and dimensions of your device (its length, width, and thickness), the location of the ventilation holes on its housing are also important.
There are a huge number of brackets on the market: from the simplest ones that can only fix the device on the wall to the ones that can rotate it in several planes. All brackets can be divided into three groups:
Rigid Fasteners. Such mountings can only fix the device on the wall in one position. Before buying such a bracket, carefully choose the place where the TV will be mounted to the wall: later you will not be able to change its position. Keep in mind that the distance between the walls and the device after its installation will be only 1-2 centimeters;
Inclined. Allow you to lift the device up or down after installing it on the wall. The angle of tilt of the TV relative to the mount can be up to 15 degrees, which will allow you to watch your favorite shows and movies sitting, standing, and lying down without any inconvenience. The distance of the back surface of the device from the wall, in this case, will be at least 10 centimeters;
Rotating. After installing the screen on the wall with such a bracket it will be possible to tilt, rotate and move in different directions. The only disadvantage of such a bracket can be considered only its high cost.
The choice of a particular model of bracket depends on your needs, budget, as well as the peculiarities of the place and room where the subwoofer will be placed.
Regardless of which connection option is selected, the equipment should be turned off and de-energized. This is required for safety because static electricity can cause serious damage to the equipment. It is also recommended that the equipment be set up in advance where it will be used in the future. Any manipulation with the body of the connected equipment is undesirable. But then there is a natural question: “Subwoofer – what is it in terms of providing acoustic sound?” Of course, it is necessary to initially calculate the most advantageous position in terms of sound reproduction in the room.