is downfiring subwoofer sounds as good as ported sub in a fully carpeted room or it has to be place on room with floor tiles
sorry sorry guys i mean to say downfiring vs. front firing so can we use downfiring sub in a fully carpeted room as front firing or not
The Rel Strata I use is downfiring and sealed box, and is one of the best subs for music integrated to the fronts. It does not produce boom-boom bass but rather extends the frequency spectrum to the lowest.
My room is also carpeted but I use a slab of thick granite under the sub as generally recommended by Rel and some others. This makes the bass tighter compared to what comes out without the solid slab. Try out a marble or granite slab under the sub and if it shows results, leave it there.
Trust this helps.
I dont know about exact delivery but BK SUBWOOFERS deliver worldwide i think.you call them,order which sub you would like,then they assemble it for you! XLS200to be honest i do not think it makes any difference below 50 Hz...but in the 50-150Hz region i have felt some part of the Bass to be directional (although theory says it below 150) and hence front firing being better from a soundstaging view
...but that very well could be perception.
In the end get the best sub (pair) you can afford to spend for...