Like the title says: my bass is floating about 1 foot above main listening/seating position - what can I do to lower it? The bass is positioned for the best response, however it's floating. Any ideas gang?
I just did a walk-around and found something interesting. This image I created should help! (see attached)Well, if it's at 5', that's 62.5% of the room height - basically the predicted 38/62% optimal. Panels over your head and/or getting the sub off the floor are potential solutions in addition to tweaking phase.
Should I play with how high I bring the sub off the ground or is there an optimal height? I've been wanting to build a bass-trap/riser - but never gave it any thought since I didn't think I would need one.....man, looks like I was wrong!Well, if it's at 5', that's 62.5% of the room height - basically the predicted 38/62% optimal. Panels over your head and/or getting the sub off the floor are potential solutions in addition to tweaking phase.
Thanks Bryan - I'll give that shot this afternoon.In the corner with the sub is going to cause the most issues. I'd just try it on the other side of the monitor but still on the front wall. Play with location and reset the phase accordingly but I think that will help some.
As for the height, try maybe 15" off the floor.
Well, after playing with the height of the sub, I was unsuccessful at getting the bass to settle within the listening level.It shouldn't. It's just getting it away from another boundary. You may notice a reduction in overall output but you'll get that just getting out of the wall/wall corner.