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Chapter 3 Of “Everything You Wanted To Know About Subwoofers” Guide Now Available For Free Download

"The Best Place To Subwoofers Is...?" addresses the audio “conventional wisdom" that subwoofers should always be placed on the floor. Is it always true?

By PSW Staff August 1, 2017

Chapter 3 of the guide “Everything You Wanted To Know About Subwoofers” is now available as a free download (PDF) on ProSoundWeb (here).

The new chapter, entitled “The Best Place To Subwoofers Is…?” has author Jerrold Stevens,  a top design consultant, addressing the classic bit of audio “conventional wisdom” that subwoofers should always be placed on the floor. Delving into the physics, Stevens demonstrates that as with most things in the world of audio, “it depends.”

Specific topics covered in Chapter 3 include:

● Loading Conditions
● Crossover Keys
● Time Delay/Synchronization
● Level Changes/Variances
● Avoiding Nulls
● System Alignment
● And More!

Presented by Fulcrum Acoustic, the series features top authors from ProSoundWeb and Live Sound International providing their insights on the evolution, designs, configurations and more of sub-bass systems for live sound reinforcement.

The series will offer six (6) chapters in total, all available as free downloads, over the coming weeks, with the authors sharing their decades of professional audio experience with this vital and interesting topic. Subsequent chapters will address key subjects such as the “power alley,” the aux-fed sub technique, sub arrays, and more.

Again, go here for the free download of Chapter 3, “The Best Place To Put Subwoofers Is?…”

And if you missed Chapter 1 (“It’s All About The Bass” by Andy Coules) and Chapter 2 (“Moving Air” by Craig Leerman), no worries — they’re both available here. (Both chapters are provided in the same PDF document for added convenience.)

Look forward to subsequent free chapters in the coming weeks with the goal of learning more about subwoofers and the most effective application of LF energy in live sound.

Fulcrum Acoustic

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