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I have home theater system. the problem is my neighbour complains about the bass sound reflecting to their walls. how do I adjust my subwoofer so that they can not hear the boom sound from the subwoofer?

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Unfortunately, home theatre systems these days, does not have amplifiers. All they have are predetermined sound modes and the mode that has the least bass is the "Classic" mode. And because subwoofers are made to amplify the bass, the best thing you can do is to position your subwoofer away from the wall to minimize the annoying sound heard by your neighbour. Also, face the subwoofer speaker and the hole, away from the wall. Allow a little space between the subwoofer and the wall to lessen the impact of the sound on the wall. Putting a board or any obstacle between the subwoofer and the wall will significantly reduce the sound waves that are directly pounding the wall.
Good luck with your neighbour.

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Hello,

If you don't want your neighbour to hear fhe bass sound, don't put the woofer on the floor because putting the woofer on the floor will afflect your neighbour.

Also, reduce the volume of the home theater.

On the remote, you will find the bass, reduce the bass so that it will not disturb your neighbour.

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Posted on Jul 15, 2010

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    Where should i put subwoofer, if not on the floor?

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