How To: Subwoofer Setup and Two-Channel – Integration & Optimization

Subwoofer Setup

Subwoofer setup is a precious part of any home theater, but what about their integration into two channel stereo rigs? The high priest of the low end doesn’t get as much recognition in that arena, but careful optimization can result in a near seamless transition if properly setup. In this week’s episode of The Occasional Podcast, the show explores all the tips, tricks, setup options and connections for properly working a sub into your favorite listening spot.

The show host is joined by subwoofer specialist Ed Mullen, Director of Technology at SVS. The pair dive deep into the realm of standing waves, connections, amplifier settings and everything you need to know to get started and intimately acquainted with integrating a subwoofer into either your two channel stereo or home theater. Surprisingly, the steps diverge greatly from beginning to end.

The Occasional Podcast is now mid way into Season 5, with new interviews, how to’s and more from audio’s greatest talents, from Nelson Pass to Mike Moffat. The latest includes a conversation about Music Servers, and the how to: Budgeting From Entry Level To High End. Last season’s highlights include Joseph AudioPro-Ject Turntables, and Rob Watts. One can still download this season’s educational show with TOP’s Beginners Primer To High Fidelity Digital Audio alongside our latest on Two-Way Speaker Design. Fan favorite What Is Mastering? What Happens When An Album Is Remastered? is also still available for download from last season. If you are interested in further exploring the analog realm, the Guide To Buying A Turntable (and records) might point you in the right direction. 

Options to stream this week’s episode of The Occasional Podcast Subwoofer Setup Edition: direct from the embed below or subscribe to the show on your favorite podcast platform including iTunesAndroidGoogle, Deezer, SpotifyiHeartRadio and more.