The soundbar has become a popular way to enjoy movies and music, but where should you place your subwoofer so that it sounds the best with my soundbar? 

Well, you are in the right place. In this article we will explore different placement options for your subwoofer as well as offer some general tips on how to set up your subwoofer.

Do you want to know the best place to put your subwoofer with soundbar?

You can find out all of this information by simply going through our article! 

Our goal is to make sure you understand everything you need to know about setting up your home theater system! 

By the end of this blog post, you will be cleared on where exactly you should be placing your new sound bar and it’s accompanying sub-woofer for optimal performance in your living room right away.

So let’s get started! 

Where To Place Subwoofer With Sound Bar?

The subwoofer is a key element of any home theater system, and the soundbar has become an increasingly popular way to enjoy movies and music. 

But where should I place my subwoofer so that it sounds the best with my soundbar? 

Let’s explore different placement options for your subwoofer as well as offer some general tips on how to set up your subwoofer.

How To Place And Set Up Your Subwoofer?

The first thing to consider is the surrounding area where you would like to place your subwoofer. 

You want a clear space free from other objects that will obstruct the sound-waves coming out of the bass itself, as well as away from walls and corners, which may cause unwanted echoes or reflections in your room. 

Think about how far away you will be sitting from the subwoofer, and where your soundbar is in relation to it. 

Bass Waves:

The bass waves can travel a good distance across an open floor area before they begin to dissipate, so keeping this in mind when choosing a location for your subwoofer could make all the difference between poor or excellent low-frequency performance.

Best Place Selection Tips:

The best place to put your subwoofer with a soundbar is against a wall, but not too close. 

In general, you want the bass from your subwoofer to bounce off of walls and be dispersed evenly across each side of the room which will create a more consistent sound throughout the room itself. 

If possible, try to keep your subwoofer at least three feet away from the wall. 

This will allow enough space for air to flow in and around it, which can prevent unwanted vibrations that may happen when you turn up the bass too high.

Next let’s talk about where exactly you should place your sound bar within this area! 

Where Should You Place Your Sound Bar? 

Since we know where the ideal location is for your subwoofer, but what about your soundbar itself? 

It depends on how far away you normally sit when watching movies or listening to music in order to determine an appropriate location for your new home theater system’s main speaker - the one responsible for providing all of those crisp, clear high-frequency sounds.

If you’re normally sitting far away from your TV, then it’s best to place the sound bar on either side of the main viewing area near where you are seated most often. 

This will ensure that dialogue comes through clearly and doesn’t getdrowned out by low-frequency effects like thunder or explosions in movies for example.

But if your couch is only about ten feet away, then it might be worthwhile placing the soundbar directly under your screen or hanging above it using a mount.  

This way listeners won’t have to turn up their volume too loud when they want to hear those quieter moments during their favorite shows or movies! 

Keep these tips in mind when deciding where to place your soundbar and subwoofer so that you can enjoy a more immersive home theater experience! 

How Far Can you Distance your Subwoofer from a Sound Bar? 

Subwoofers designed specifically for use with a sound bar usually have a built-in amplifier and include controls for volume, crossover frequency (the point at which the subwoofer stops producing bass and lets your soundbar take over), phase adjustment, and auto power on/off. 

You can place them anywhere you want as long as it’s within the range of those features so that you can adjust things to suit your needs. 

The closer they are to each other, the more pronounced the effect will be from one speaker to another unless there is an adjustable feature in either unit or both, allowing independent control over their output levels. 

That means if you put your subwoofer next to your soundbar you’ll get better performance than by placing it across the room because everything will work together seamlessly without having to rely on a delayed or different bass effect from one speaker to the other.

Final Verdict:

If you have a choice, putting your subwoofer and soundbar next to each other is going to be better than having them across the room so that they can both work together seamlessly without any delay between their output levels unless of course there’s an automatic adjustment feature at play.

Placing it directly below or above where people will be sitting produces more volume and punch (when compared with placing it off in another corner). 

But make sure it isn’t too boomy or overpowering for everyone else nearby. 

However, there are no rules when it comes to how far away your subwoofer needs to be; just experiment until you find something that works well within whatever volume level you’re comfortable with.

Steven Paul
Hi, I'm Steven Paul! I am dedicated to helping people learn more about subwoofers. My age is 49-year-old and passionate for helping others by doing detailed research, I really like working on SubwooferGuides.com because it gives me the opportunity to use my knowledge of research on Musical Guides. I have been researching about musical instruments for over 20 years and there is nothing that I love more than helping beginners get into the hobby of home theater audio. My goal with this site is to provide an unbiased resource where beginner's can come and find all the information they need to make educated decisions when shopping for their first subwoofer system.