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Old June 14th, 2009, 9:04 AM
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Down Firing on carpet - Question

I have a VTF 2 Mk3 that is currently sitting on carpet. It sounds very good. My question is should it be sitting on carpet directly or on something else? I have seen pictures of down firing subs sitting on cut outs of tile. I'm just curious if it would make any difference. Any information is appreciated. Thanks.
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Old June 14th, 2009, 1:18 PM
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Hi terpsfan,

Sitting on carpet is great, so you are good to go

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Old June 14th, 2009, 2:42 PM
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There is a thread on AVS in the subwoofer section on downfiring vs front firing subs. Some of these guys are putting 3/4" mbf under a downfiring sub in a carpeted room. I have 2 VTF2 Mk3's sitting on carpet. What are the pros/cons of the surface under the downfiring sub?
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Old June 14th, 2009, 3:30 PM
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Sitting on carpet is great, so you are good to go

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Pete, thanks for the information. I have just heard so many different opinions.
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Old June 14th, 2009, 4:58 PM
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I have a VTF 2 Mk3 that is currently sitting on carpet. It sounds very good. My question is should it be sitting on carpet directly or on something else? I have seen pictures of down firing subs sitting on cut outs of tile. I'm just curious if it would make any difference. Any information is appreciated. Thanks.
Sitting on carpet is fine. The recommendation for carpet is usually for those who are usually on tile floor. In such case, it is recommended to put a rug or carpet under neath the down-firing sub.
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Old June 14th, 2009, 7:30 PM
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There is a thread on AVS in the subwoofer section on downfiring vs front firing subs. Some of these guys are putting 3/4" mbf under a downfiring sub in a carpeted room. I have 2 VTF2 Mk3's sitting on carpet. What are the pros/cons of the surface under the downfiring sub?
That's interesting. We usually recommend that people put the subwoofer directly on carpet. The soft carpet surface in theory helps reduce any higher frequency noise. However, some people may find it beneficial to use something under the sub depending on the construction of their room and the thickness of their carpet.
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Old June 18th, 2009, 7:18 AM
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A few years ago, I picked up a Subdude which was developed to have a sub-woofer placed on top of it to absord unwanted sounds. It works nicely but I've never heard any reviews or others opinions of it.
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Old June 18th, 2009, 7:49 AM
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A few years ago, I picked up a Subdude which was developed to have a sub-woofer placed on top of it to absord unwanted sounds. It works nicely but I've never heard any reviews or others opinions of it.
I have dual MBM's and have had Subdude's under them for the past 18 months or so.

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Old June 18th, 2009, 8:02 AM
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down firing on carpet

What are subdude's? and is it ok to have ceramic tile under the sub instead of carpet?
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Old June 19th, 2009, 7:22 AM
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I have my STF-2 downfiring onto a Gramma (same as Subdude, just different size) and it seems to work well. My floor is carpeted. I haven't compared it to just putting the sub directly on the carpet, however, since the sub is too heavy to be moving back and forth for comparison purposes. I do get very clean, tight bass using the Gramma plus it protects the sub from accidentally getting hit by a vacuum cleaner!
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Old June 19th, 2009, 6:28 PM
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What are subdude's? and is it ok to have ceramic tile under the sub instead of carpet?
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=644330


Some feel a hard surface under the sub can create unwanted resonant frequencies and recommend putting a throw rug, piece of carpet, or isolation pad between the sub and the hard floor (tile, marble, hardwood, etc).

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Old June 20th, 2009, 5:54 AM
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