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Is it ok to place the sub behind you in the listening area? This is for our upstairs(and less dedicated) home theater system. We have an alcove behind our couch updtairs that would be great for the sub and get it out of the way. However, before I run and hide wires, how will the sub sound coming from directly behind?
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Before you hide the wire... try it.
+1.

Also, do the "sub crawl": Place the sub in your seating position, and crawl around the room to find the locations that provide the most bass. Place the sub in one of those locations and see what you think. If 'yes', leave it there; if 'no', move it elsewhere.

NOTE: Although corner placement may provide the most bass ("corner loading"), it's not necessarily the best place to put the sub. Example: The front left corner of my HT area provides the most bass, but the sub - even crossed over at 60Hz - is localize-able in this spot. Placing it between the center channel speaker and the right main speaker (the second, or perhaps even third, "choice-est" spot) actually works out best overall.
 
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