I just received my new sub and I need some guidance on placement. my viewing/listening room is 12′ x 19′. the stereo, tv and front speakers are set out along one of the short walls. i can’t place the sub next to the front speakers. it has to go along the long side wall. should it be set up in the middle of the side wall or as close to the front as possible?
does it matter if the front of the sub cabinet faces the sitting area or if the sub is turned so that one of the side woofers faces the listening area?
Finally, I have the sub set to auto on/off, but the blue light never goes off. shouldn’t it go off if there is no signal?
Side wall placement can be just fine for a subwoofer, and I would keep it closer to the front speakers if possible. You may want to try a few different positions along the wall to see what sounds best in your seating area (Sweet Spot). You don’t need to point the subwoofer in any particular direction as bass is omnidirectional below 80Hz, meaning that you can’t tell where it’s coming from. Ideally the bass should sound like it’s coming from the front speakers, blended in perfectly. As for the light on the back, you should see it go from Green to Red after about 15 minutes without signal. For more info on subwoofer placement, check out our blog. http://www.aperionaudio.com/blog/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-subwoofer