“Run & Gun” Subwoofer Arraying Techniques

A look at subwoofer response in a free field and how the inadequate coverage of common subwoofer setups can be improved.

By PSW Staff October 4, 2017

“’Run and Gun’ Subwoofer Arraying Techniques,” is the next installment of the PSW “Everything You Wanted to Know About Subwoofers” series.  It offers a wealth of information on how to fix and optimize subwoofer performance by way of deployment approaches. Trial and error, plus a willingness to walk around and kick boxes a few feet this way or that, can make a big difference.

Specifically, this chapter provides:

  • A quick primer on how sound waves operate
  • Observations how common setups offer inadequate coverage
  • The impact of time arrival differences
  • Approaches and solutions in remedying low-end performance
  • And more!

Presented by Fulcrum Acoustic, the PSW Subwoofer series presents 6 chapters in five parts.  Each chapter 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.

If you missed any of the previous chapters, they’re also still available and listed below:

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