The Right Number Of Subs In The Right Locations Is the Key to Amazing Bass

It’s not easy deciding on how many subwoofers to have and where to put them; get it wrong, and you might ruin your system’s performance. Let Acoustic Frontiers attend to the nuances and details of subwoofer placement and get exceptional bass in YOUR room.

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The Issues We Solve Through Subwoofer Placement Optimization

Failing to consider the specifics of the numbers of subs and their placement can lead to real problems and ruin the performance of your room:

  • Boomy, resonant, one-note bass.
  • Poor bass slam, impact, and articulation.
  • Sharp response suckouts and broad troughs cause missing bass notes.
  • In multi-seat home theaters, some seats have too much bass, others too little.

We stop you:

  • Spending hours researching subwoofer placement techniques and still not knowing which one will work best for YOUR room.
  • Building out YOUR dream system only to find out your bass response sucks because you don’t have enough subs, and they are in the wrong places.

The Benefits Of Subwoofer Placement Optimization

  • Get flat bass so you can hear content as the creator intended, and your mixes translate to other environments.
  • Eliminate suckouts and response troughs.
  • Reduce room mode resonance-related peaks.
  • Minimize bass trapping.
  • Achieve great seat-to-seat consistency.

What’s Included?

The <100Hz (bass) region is one of the most challenging areas to get right. Why? Because room modes cause resonant peaks and wide troughs while reflections lead to deep suckouts. And in rooms that require consistent bass in multiple locations, such as home theaters, the challenge becomes even greater.


Acoustic Frontiers’ Subwoofer Placement Optimization service solves this problem through sophisticated computer simulation techniques. We build a 3D model of your room, using boundary element modeling to deal with irregularly shaped rooms to predict what the response will be for different subwoofer configurations.


Our approach to determining the optimal sub configuration for your room is an iterative process involving simulations of different sub number and placement scenarios. Our goal is a usable response without sharp dips or wide troughs and minimal seat-to-seat variability.


Our knowledge and experience in subwoofer placement optimization techniques includes:

  • How to use multiple subs to actively cancel room modes.
  • How to use delay, phase, and level adjustments across multiple subs to improve seat-to-seat consistency.
  • How to get the most output from a given number of subs.
  • The pros and cons of advanced techniques such as double bass arrays.

Here's What You'll Get:

  • Locations for the subs.
  • Predicted frequency response at each seat.
  • Predicted seat-to-seat consistency. 
  • Detailed settings for level, delay, and phase for each sub.

Creating A System You Love Shouldn't Be Difficult

With Acoustic Frontiers, all it takes is 4 simple steps.



We'll take the time to understand your unique needs and goals to customize our approach to designing the best experience for you.



This is where the magic happens and what really makes Acoustic Frontiers stand out. Every room is different, and we’ll account for all the elements that impact performance in your space to ensure you get the best system for your budget.



We’ll make the installation process as painless as possible and carefully calibrate your system to optimize performance.



You deserve the best, and now you’ve got it. Put on your favorite movie or album, or create your next track because the system you wanted is yours to enjoy.

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What Do Our Clients Think?

“Since the install and calibration, my mixes have improved dramatically. Problems in older tracks that I couldn’t hear before are very obvious now, and my mixes translate much better to other listening environments than before. My confidence has been restored to the level where I can push certain instrument parts in my mix (specifically bass-heavy synths and drums) harder, with great results. My car tests aren’t nearly as depressing anymore, I’m happy to say. I look forward to producing more and more projects in the coming year, including my own personal album, which I’m planning to produce entirely in my new home studio. Thanks so much to Acoustic Frontiers for getting my studio back on track!”

Nowell Valeri, San Francisco, CA.

“Just watched a couple bass heavy scenes from “Transformers 2” and was blown away, literally! Now I know what “good” bass sounds like. The bass drops and explosions are incredible, the “growling” I told you I enjoy now feels like the floor is being torn in two. It’s even, all notes are smooth and level, I can’t believe it! Just so smooth and at the same time extremely aggressive when called for. I’m blown away. All annoying rattles and vibrations in the room are gone too!”

Mr. Cordis, Tucson, AZ.

“LOVING the theater.  It just rocks!  The sound isolation works AWESOME.  Of course it sounds FANTASTIC!  The theater looks AWESOME!  We get SO many compliments when people see it for the first time.  It’s always WOW!  Now when I demo it to people I just watch their faces instead of the movie.  It’s far more entertaining watching their jaw drop. Our family just LOVES movies and we watch them often.  Totally LOVE our theater!”

A.R., UT.

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Nyal Mellor, Founder, Acoustic Frontiers

  • (415) 524-8741
  • Serving USA & Canada
  • Fairfax, Northern California, USA

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