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BIC Venturi V1220 12" Powered Subwoofer 200W
I would be placing this in my living room an the carpet. Even with the spikes , It looks like this would touch the carpet. Will that be a problem ?
Should I get a front firing instead?
You definitely don't want the sub to be touching the carpet when it's moving. Even though carpet's soft, it will wear out the surround over time if it is constantly hitting it. After all, speakers move REALLY fast, so even a soft touch is bad.Sounds like a front-firing might be better for you if your carpet is really thick. However, you might want to double-check that this would actually be a problem. Those spikes seem pretty tall, and the sub is inset a bit on the bottom. Also, you could put the spikes in spike holders or some other material that elevates them slightly. This sub is probably designed to work in carpeted locations, so I'm sure it would work for you, unless you have really thick carpet. Might want to double-check with some people who actually own the sub though.
Date published: 2012-01-23
How can I decide between this and the BiC Formula F12?
I am not sure about if the F12 can handle more power, due according to the specs the Ventury handles 200W RMS and the F12 150W RMS.
Date published: 2014-02-25
What is the crossover frequency range?
This has a crossover range from 40 Hz to 180 Hz.
Date published: 2013-01-07
What is phase
There is a switch on the back for 0* phase and 180* phase. What does "phase" mean?
This effectively changes the direction the woofer travels. This is required in some situations in order to blend the main speakers better with the sub. If you have no way of measuring the room response all you can do is try it in both positions and see which sounds best for your application.
Date published: 2013-10-17
The description indicates "butyl rubber surround", but it looks like foam in the pic. Which type does this sub have?
This does in fact have a foam surround.
Date published: 2013-12-27