Can I Put A Router On Top Of A Subwoofer?

Knowing how to handle audio equipment is of vital importance because it is mostly delicate. Granted some gear can withstand some mishandling but it’s generally a good practice to handle everything with care.

Subwoofers are important because the drive low end sounds that provide the needed bass in any setting. It’s not always ideal to place certain things on top of them but of course there are some exceptions.

In this post I’ll discuss whether it’s wise or ok to put a router on top of subwoofers.

With that said, let’s get right into it.

Knowing how to handle audio equipment is of vital importance because it is mostly delicate. Granted some gear can withstand some mishandling but it’s generally a good practice to handle everything with care.

Subwoofers are important because the drive low end sounds that provide the needed bass in any setting. It’s not always ideal to place certain things on top of them but of course there are some exceptions.

In this post I’ll discuss whether it’s wise or ok to put a router on top of subwoofers.

With that said, let’s get right into it.

Can I put a router on top of a subwoofer?

Most modern subwoofers with double-pole magnets on drivers can confine the field to just within them and won’t affect anything electronic nearby. So, you can put a router on top of them with some padding and you’ll be fine.

However subwoofers with older circuitry can interfere with electronics like routers by heightening their frequencies which could ultimately shorten their range.

Putting things on top of your woofer

Subwoofers are responsible for providing the low end frequencies such as bass.

They work with speakers that most of the time provide the mid and high range frequencies while depending upon the sub for low end.

Woofers vibrate due to the amount of low end they put out which means anything you put on top of them will be subject to this vibration.

Which is why I’ve recommended placing some padding between your sub and your router.

Extreme vibrations that a subwoofer produces, may cause vibration fatigue, which could damage any objects on top of the subwoofer, especially one like a router.

It also pays to have a router with stands because you can simply place it on top of a sub, monitor it and then mount it on top of the sub.

Precautions you can take

Let’s look at the various precautions you can take when considering to put electronic devices on top of your subwoofers.

Not every electronic device works the same which is why it’s important to know what you’re dealing with and understand whether putting or placing it on top of a subwoofer is the right move.

With that said let’s get into the precautions and considerations.

Be careful with vibrations

Vibration fatigue can pose potential danger to the integrity of the objects you put on top of a woofer.

I know I’ve already talked about vibrations but it’s a topic that derves a further break down.

Vibrations may seem innocent but they have the potential to cause damage.

For example, placing a lightweight device on top of loud subwoofers could easily cause the object to be displaced by vibrations therefore causing it to fall off.

This situation could be worse for objects that are particularly delicate and would suffer notable damage from taking a fall.

Which is why you should monitor anything you place atop a subwoofer.

Don’t block ventilation

Another precaution to take is to ensure that you don’t block ventilation on top of the sub.

Some subwoofers come with vent holes on top of them that are meant for the flow of air, in and out.

Other subwoofers are just completely boxed without any vent holes on top of them.

If you have a vented sub then it’s wise not to put anything top of it that would block the vent.

If you have another option, use it

This really goes without saying, if you have another alternative place where you can put your router then do go for it.

Just make sure the alternative is not a worser place to put a router or any other device.

Anything we hard drives is a no-no

If you put anything with a hard drive on top of subwoofers, the excessive vibration can easily ruin the hard drive and device that you’ve placed on top.

It’s therefore wise to avoid putting things like may be a receiver on top of a sub because its internal structure can be easily ruined due to vibrations.

Keep your volume low

A loud subwoofer will not only produce a lot of bass but will also vibrate a lot.

If you’re intent on putting an object on top of it, then you might want to lower the volume so you don’t displace the object due to vibrations.

This is a simple remedy to this problem.

Or you can just go ahead and turn the whole speaker system off when using the top of the subwoofer.