Where Should I Place the Subwoofer?
As a rule of thumb, you should try placing best in wall subwoofers next to the front speakers. But let’s be honest: most people place their subwoofer where it gets in the way the least. And it’s not always a bad idea. The low-frequency waves we hear and call “bass” have less directivity than the higher frequencies generated by full-range speakers. This means that even if the subwoofer is not installed near the TV, you’ll have a hard-enough time figuring out exactly where it is. Some manufacturers recommend placing the subwoofer in a corner. The walls can help reflect more low-frequency waves into the room space. If you are a fan of very full, exciting bass, this is a good option. If you have several options for placing the subwoofer in the room, just experiment by changing the placement before making the final connection.
A recessed subwoofer is designed to do the same job as a traditional cabinet model – provide bass support for audio systems. When designing in-wall subwoofers, engineers are faced with the challenge of creating a shallow speaker that is easy to install. Particularly critical is the depth for in-wall models. For them, in particular, it is necessary to develop special low-frequency radiators with an inverted magnetic system or with a flat diaphragm. In-ceiling subwoofers may have a greater insertion depth, but it must be taken into account when selecting a particular model. In addition, the subwoofer must have a certain working volume, on which the bass driver is loaded. For in-ceiling models installed in hollow suspended structures, this volume is formed by the use of rear covers – enclosures. They can be included in the package of the built-in subwoofer or supplied as an option.
You can buy a built-in subwoofer in showrooms or order through the website, and in both cases – you need to discuss all the parameters with a consultant in advance. A wall-mounted subwoofer is a good choice for sounding out various rooms and living areas, as it will provide deep and dynamic bass while saving space and preserving the interior. The sound quality of a recessed subwoofer directly depends on its proper installation, which is best left to qualified professionals.
All subwoofers are designed to be built into the wall and can complement systems based on the company’s wall- or ceiling-mounted speakers. Once mounted, the only visible part of the subwoofer is the small protective mesh on the wall. The subwoofer is equipped with everything you need for easy and error-free installation, and special anti-vibration pads can eliminate the risk of mechanical vibrations on the walls when it works. It provides the same level and quality of bass as the best conventional subwoofers but takes up little space in the room.