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what's the down fall of putting a sub in a closet? Let just say you would open the door up when you want to use it? I have a closet that has a passage way underneath the stairs that's just begging to used.
 

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Not a good idea. Now mounting a couple or large woofers IB in the closet door, that could work. :)
 

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I read the title and instantly thought "hope the door is open" :D

dyohn, could you give some reasoning behind your answer? (why its not a good idea)?... I personally wouldn't put a sub in a closet, but am curious why you wouldnt
 

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It is impossible to answer the question without much more information. It is just like asking where to locate a sub in any room. Try it and see what happens.
 

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I got that there wasn't much info; I just like to hear peoples reasoning (at least a quick explanation) behind why they do something a certain way... thats how I learn :)
 

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The problem is that there are too many variables to do much reasoning. One could make some guesses, but the way a sub behaves in a particular location depends a lot on the room, the closet, and the sub itself.

When it comes to sub location, you can speculate in a hundred ways and maybe not get close without some missing bit of info. Unless you can model the room accurately along with the response of your sub, which is unlikely with respect to a closet, you just won't know.

My reasoning would be that a closet could present some unique and unexpected interactions and I would simply try it and make some measurements.
 

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I've tried to post images of my closet, but i'm unable to..

here's a link
http://s816.photobucket.com/albums/zz81/cyber_911/?action=view&current=IMG00047.jpg
http://s816.photobucket.com/albums/zz81/cyber_911/?action=view&current=IMG00048.jpg
http://s816.photobucket.com/albums/zz81/cyber_911/?action=view&current=IMG00049.jpg

I was intending on building a new sub... I thought i could make it huge and just hide it in this closet since i'm running out of room.

I figured a sealed 15" sdx with xxx amount of power forward firing.


The couch is straight across the closet, my listening position would be about 5 feet away from the closet
 

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There's no general rule concerning closets, it's just the more adjacent surfaces you have to deal with the worse things usually get, and a closet can present other challenges such as creating it's own little echo chamber or even a partial bandpass loading effect on the speaker. In general, placing a speaker inside a chamber like that is a bad idea, although in some cases it probably would be fine.
 

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http://s816.photobucket.com/albums/zz81/cyber_911/IMG00048.jpg <- works for me, the links you posted do not work in my browser... using google chrome...

anyways, the closet looks a bit big to put a sub in... as in id expect the volume of the closet to have a resonant frequency somewhere in a subwoofer's frequency range so probably the closet will work like an untuned bass trap... thats just my hypothesis though
 

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Wow I apologize for my chuckle. This is a fun thread indeed. There are so many issues with this I don't even know where to begin. I think it's probably a bad idea.
 

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Wow I apologize for my chuckle. This is a fun thread indeed. There are so many issues with this I don't even know where to begin. I think it's probably a bad idea.
what's your reasoning..??

It looks like sonnie did the same thing
http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/home-audio-subwoofers/15286-building-pulse.html

or am i missing something.

Btw i'm not an expert in audio... i would say a beginner

Sure it would rattle the out of the bi fold door, but what else? sealed box, almost flush with the door when opened....
 
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