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5 Steps to Better Bass in Your Home Theater

Getting good bass in your home theater isn't difficult if you follow our 5-Step procedure outlined in this article and YouTube video tutorial.

5 Steps to Better Bass in Your Home Theater
Basic Subwoofer Setup and Placement Guide

This basic subwoofer setup guide and YouTube video will teach you how to place and configure your subwoofer and A/V receiver in layman's terms

Basic Subwoofer Setup and Placement Guide
Subwoofer Connection Guide For A Multi Subwoofer System

This subwoofer connection guide gives you placement options to get the best bass experience in your home theater. We also discuss the benefits

Subwoofer Connection Guide For A Multi Subwoofer System

Recent Subwoofer Setup Articles

5 Steps to Better Bass in Your Home Theater

5 Steps to Better Bass in Your Home Theater

Getting good bass in your home theater doesn't have to be too difficult if you follow our 5-Step methodical procedure outlined in this article and related YouTube video tutorial. We discuss topics such as subwoofer and seating placements, time alignment, level matching, EQ and more. Once you hear a properly calibrated home theater with smooth and even bass across the entire listening area, it's hard to ever go back. Your path towards bass nirvana in your home theater system is in your grasp. Make it so!

Getting good bass in your home theater isn't difficult if you follow our 5-Step procedure outlined in this article and YouTube video tutorial. Deep impactful bass is within your grasp. Make it so!

— October 31, 2018 16:00 in Subwoofer Setup

Basic Subwoofer Setup and Placement Guide

Basic Subwoofer Setup and Placement Guide

Anytime I see a book on a complex topic that attempts to disseminate the subject material in layman terms for the average reader using the word “Dummies” in the title, I cringe. Realizing a large portion of our readership are essential enthusiasts when it comes to home theater, but also intelligent readers, I conjured up this article and YouTube video for those wanting to get a good grip on how to properly set up and integrate a subwoofer into their new home theater system. Learn how to place and configure your sub and A/V receiver in layman's terms to ensure you get the most out of your A/V system.

This basic subwoofer setup guide and YouTube video will teach you how to place and configure your subwoofer and A/V receiver in layman's terms to ensure you achieve optimal bass performance.

— March 12, 2017 13:00 in Subwoofer Setup

Subwoofer Connection Guide For A Multi Subwoofer System

Subwoofer Connection Guide For A Multi Subwoofer System

We are always preaching the more subs the better in a home theater system. So now that you've decided to purchase two subs, its time to show you how to correctly connect them up to ensure you achieve the maximum benefits of a multi sub system. Following the guidelines set forth in this article will help you integrate a multi-subwoofer system into your home theater. If done properly, using two or more subs will yield significantly better and smoother bass response for all of the seats in your theater room. Check out our recently added YouTube video discussions on the benefits of multi-sub as well as how to connect them.

This subwoofer connection guide gives you placement options to get the best bass experience in your home theater. We also discuss the benefits of using multiple subwoofers in your home theater room.

— July 01, 2016 00:00 in Subwoofer Setup

Home Theater Multiple Subwoofer Set-Up & Calibration Guide

Home Theater Multiple Subwoofer Set-Up & Calibration Guide

The goal of any serious home theater playback system should be even bass, plenty of dynamic range and smooth natural frequency response for the most seamless blend. This is achieved by reducing the modal peaks and nodal dips by utilizing multiple subs, and active equalization. Multiple subs ability to reduce standing waves is achieved by proper placement and setup to reduce the guess work and minimize chasing your tail to find the best settings that yield the most optimal measurable performance. This article discusses tactics and methodologies for achieving the best measurable and audible results for your entire listening area, NOT just the money seat! Our recently added YouTube video discussion elaborates on this topic.

This article discusses methods of proper placement, and setup of multiple subwoofers to achieve the best measurable and audible results for your entire listening area not just a single sweet spot.

— August 09, 2015 16:00 in Subwoofer Setup

AV Receiver Bass Management Basics – Settings Made Simple

AV Receiver Bass Management Basics – Settings Made Simple

Is your bass management set up properly on your AV receiver or processor? If you wish to optimize the bass performance of your home theater, read this article and watch our recently added YouTube Video. Learn how to configure speaker size and crossovers and more in this basic guide to bass management. This guide is designed to address the numerous questions we've received from new home theater owners who purchased a loudspeaker and subwoofer system and don’t quite understand the How’s and Why’s of bass management. This is a great beginners guide for getting the bass in your home theater system optimized.

This guide is designed to address the numerous questions we've received from new home theater owners on setting up their loudspeakers and AV receiver bass management settings. Get good bass here.

— June 26, 2015 09:00 in Subwoofer Setup

Subwoofer Placement Guide: Finding the Optimal Location for Best Sound

Subwoofer Placement Guide: Finding the Optimal Location for Best Sound

Your subwoofer sounds better in some spots than others. But, how do you find where it performs best? In this subwoofer placement guide, we show you how with our instructional “Subwoofer Crawl” video trick. Improve the sound of your sub instantly for no cost. Within minutes you can be on your way for finding the best location(s) to place your subwoofer. So what are you waiting for? Give this technique a try and let us know how it works for you.

Subwoofer Placement: An easy guide for placement of your home theater subwoofer. Crawl for bass to find the optimal location and achieve the best sound.

— December 09, 2013 16:10 in Subwoofer Setup

AV Tip: Apply Bass Management to Achieve Better System Performance

AV Tip: Apply Bass Management to Achieve Better System Performance

As a general rule of thumb, if you have a dedicated powered subwoofer in your home theater system , ALL of your speakers should be set to "small" in your A/V receiver's bass management setup. A 80Hz crossover point is usually an all around good setting to chose for your crossover frequency. This is the case even if you have relatively large towers.

Apply bass management in your A/V receiver to achieve the best performance from your speaker system.

— December 07, 2012 22:50 in Subwoofer Setup

Are Two Subwoofers Better than One?

Are Two Subwoofers Better than One?

The answer to this question is typically yes, assuming you’re comparing one vs. two subs of the exact same brand and model #. In almost all circumstances, installing multiple subwoofers in your theater room will yield significantly better and smoother bass response across a wider listening area due to modal averaging. When deciding on getting either a single large sub, or two smaller ones, I'd usually recommend the latter. If its a hard sell to your wife, tell her you're not doing it for yourself but for the benefit of your mother-in-law. YouTube video discussion recently added.

We discuss the benefits of multiple subwoofers by comparing measured performance of two subs vs one. We discuss using two smaller subs instead of one larger one to provide better bass for all seats.

— March 10, 2009 14:40 in Subwoofer Setup

An Easy Solution To Subwoofer Calibration

An Easy Solution To Subwoofer Calibration

"To shine or glow, to appear or expand suddenly." This is how Webster defines bloom. I think this definition will work just fine for audiophile use of the word as well. Bloom is a good subjective description of the way that musical performance fills a space, interacts with the volume of the room and provides the rich, emotive communication we, as audio and video enthusiasts, spend so much time and money pursuing.

"To shine or glow, to appear or expand suddenly." This is how Webster defines bloom. I think this definition will work just fine for audiophile use of the word as well. Bloom is a good subjective

— December 31, 2005 23:00 in Subwoofer Setup

Subwoofer Placement - The Place for Bass Part 1

Subwoofer Placement - The Place for Bass Part 1

Where it comes to fine-tuning a home theater sound system for peak performance, finding those locations within a typical home listening space where a subwoofer can provide the most satisfying response - across every seat in the designated listening area - is one of the perennial challenges facing both enthusiast and pro alike.

Where it comes to fine-tuning a home theater sound system for peak performance, finding those locations within a typical home listening space where a subwoofer can provide the most satisfying

— June 02, 2005 20:00 in Subwoofer Setup

Setting Up Speakers in an Octagon Surround Room?

Setting Up Speakers in an Octagon Surround Room?

Well, I found myself working with a friend to develop a suuround sound system for his listening room. A litening room that is a nearly-perfect octagon! After picking myself up off of the floor, I set about to design an appropriate surround configuration for this room.

Well, I found myself working with a friend to develop a suuround sound system for his listening room. A litening room that is a nearly-perfect octagon! After picking myself up off of the floor, I set

— August 29, 2004 20:00 in Subwoofer Setup

Setting the Subwoofer / LFE Crossover for Best Performance

Setting the Subwoofer / LFE Crossover for Best Performance

Setting the correct bass management on receivers and processors is essential to getting the most out of your audio system. While some systems recommend 80Hz (the standard THX setting for Select and Ultra2-based systems) this is not always the best setting for all theater systems. It is a great starting point however. For those with more advanced systems, lowering the crossover setting of the main front channels may be beneficial if your speakers are up to the task.

Setting the correct bass management on receivers and processors is essential to getting the most out of your audio system. For some systems 80Hz, the standard THX setting, is a good starting point.

— August 29, 2004 19:00 in Subwoofer Setup

How to Fix No Subwoofer Output for Two-Channel Sources

How to Fix No Subwoofer Output for Two-Channel Sources

Lately I have been receiving numerous emails from fellow Audioholics regarding subwoofer operation problems with their DD/DTS AVR Receivers. One of the most common issues is their subwoofers not operating for two-channel sources. This article shows you how to fix that problem so you can take advantage of the great bass your subwoofer offers for ALL modes of operation of your AV receiver.

This article shows you how to get your subwoofer working for two-channel sources in your AV receiver. Enjoy great bass for all listening modes by following these guidelines.

— August 29, 2004 19:00 in Subwoofer Setup

The Marriage Between the Subwoofer and Tower Speakers

The Marriage Between the Subwoofer and Tower Speakers

Some marriages are easier than others. Ideal ones require minimal maintenance to flourish and thrive successfully on mutual cooperation right off the bat. Some not so ideal marriages however, may not be so divine and can be bitter sweet at times of chaos requiring much nurturing to prevent rotten out. Such is the case with home theater when implementing multiple bass sources. When one chooses the commitment of buying bass capable tower speakers and mating them with a subwoofer for home theater and music applications, the potential of sonic bliss or troubled misfortunes begin brewing. The purpose of this article is to identify and red flag issues which may lead to problems when combining a subwoofer with bass capable speakers.

Some marriages are easier than others. Ideal ones require minimal maintenance to flourish and thrive successfully on mutual cooperation right off the bat. Some marriages are not so ideal, however.

— August 29, 2004 19:00 in Subwoofer Setup