Where do you put the High Pass Filter on a subwoofer?

Recommended Starting Points:

  1. Front Component Speakers – High-Pass Filter = 80 Hz (12 db or 24 db Slope)
  2. Rear Coaxial Speakers – High-Pass Filter = 80 Hz (12 db or 24 db Slope)
  3. Subwoofer(s) – Low-Pass Filter = 80 Hz (12 db or 24 db Slope)

Which way do I point my subwoofer?

For the best sound quality, the subwoofer should be placed with the speaker facing out to the room, and the port should be away from a wall. Bass waves travel in all directions, but it’s important to have the speaker facing your main listening area.

What is the best placement for a subwoofer?

Subwoofer placement in the front of the room is the most common and usually results in the best blending with the main speakers and center channel and minimizes localization effects. Bass is omni-directional.

What is HPF on subwoofer?

HPF stands for High Pass Filter. That means high frequency is allowed to go through to the speaker, while low frequency is filtered out. You usually use that mode to protect smaller speakers from getting hit with excessive low frequency sound – preventing distortion and damage.

What should my HPF be set at?

Thus, the recommended settings are an HPF (5000 Hz) for the front tweeters, an HPF (80 Hz) for the front midrange, an HPF (80 Hz) for rear speakers, and 12 dB or 24dB slope. What is this? If rear speakers (passive) are added to this system, the settings will change a little bit.

Can a subwoofer be placed up high?

There is no doubt that an elevated subwoofer (near ear height) will produce better sound as compared to one that is placed on the floor. But, elevating them may not be always practical especially in case of large subwoofers. Aesthetically, a subwoofer may not look great on a table or on a shelf.

Where is the best place to mount a subwoofer?

Ideally, the most optimal place for a subwoofer is in an elevated position, preferably at ear-listening level. There are a variety of ways to do this, whether its by storing it in a cabinet, on a sturdy table, mounting it to the wall or simply purchasing a dedicated stand for it.

How to hook up a subwoofer to a receiver?

If your subwoofer requires a direct wire hookup to the receiver, you’ll want to make sure you’ll be able to hide the wires wherever you place the subwoofer. Wires lying across a floor are easy to step on and over time can damage the wire’s connection between your subwoofer and receiver.

How do you test a subwoofer for sound quality?

This involves the following steps: Place the subwoofer at or near the main listening position. Get help moving the subwoofer if it’s a big/heavy model. Loop a familiar soundtrack with a repeating bass line. Evaluate the bass quality at each available subwoofer location in the room.

How far should a subwoofer be from the wall?

When you are looking at your walls, one of the first tips we can offer is to look for a good quality subwoofer. While subwoofers with smaller drivers benefit from walls, truly great subwoofers need to be at least 8 or even 12-inches from the wall. This will give it a breathing room and you don’t need the natural amplification of corners.