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I need adivse 'dual sub-woofer'

blusbro, modified 3 Years ago.

I need adivse 'dual sub-woofer'

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 3/13/20 Recent Posts

I have a pair of 8330A and a pair of 7350 now. Now the room is a small size of 3.4 meters * 3 meters.
Please advise where the most ideal sub-woofer placement position would be.

And I would appreciate it if you could tell me how to connect 8330 and 7350 * 2.

lukester, modified 3 Years ago.

RE: I need adivse 'dual sub-woofer'

Jedi Master Posts: 296 Join Date: 4/22/10 Recent Posts

subwoofer placement is a science in  itself. there is no answer that fits every setup. you'll have to spend hours researching this.

subs against the walls, tops 1.2m into the room is an option.

placing the tops on the subs and moving both one meter in from the wall is an option.

placing the sub in the listening position and crawling on the floor listening for where it sounds best and then putting the sub there is an option.


U usually connect them with a signal cable from a computer or a preamp. the type of cables depends on whether u use analog or digital signal.


costakis, modified 3 Years ago.

RE: I need adivse 'dual sub-woofer'

Padawan Posts: 76 Join Date: 2/13/19 Recent Posts

Nice combination! 

This is what you need: along with the instructions coming with the speakers.

In short, for your current room, place the subs against the front wall and symmetrically if you can. A good start could be a position close to the corners of the room. The monitors should be away from the front wall (see the recommendations, a distance more than 1,1 meters is ideal). You are lucky because the GLM (do you have it?) will take care of the settings needed for. If you can move the subs to other positions, in relevance to the axis of the front wall, you can experiment with other with them while the monitors can stay at the desired positions. Then again, use GLM to set the speakers. You can decide the final placement of the subs after listening and watching at the GLM how your room is interacting with the speakers. 

Please note that room treatment is needed to get the most from your speakers in the specific room. GLM and any other software cannot work miracles and turn a problematic acoustic space into a perfect one :)  

You can post a drawing of your room to receive more advices.