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I just ordered one of these, hope it is as good as you guys say it is! For the price, it seems like you cant beat it
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well i just ordered 2 50ft subwoofer rg6 cables from monoprice... you never know where the room might send your subs..lol.
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its christmas,,,,, according to UPS,,, my sub should be delivered tomorrow
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UPS is on their way to pick up the sub
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Well I've had my sub for a little over two weeks and its still sitting in the box it came in. I did take it out once to give it a look over. Looked great, no problems. But unfortunately it is taking me much longer to finish my man cave in my basement. I actually thought that I would have it finished long before the sub arrived. Live and learn. Should be just a couple more weeks (of course I say that every couple of weeks). My wife doesn't want me hooking it up in our living room so I haven't had an opportunity to listen to it yet. Hope all is well with the sub and can't wait to hook it up to my Onkyo 805 and shake the house!
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Well I've had my sub for a little over two weeks and its still sitting in the box it came in. I did take it out once to give it a look over. Looked great, no problems. But unfortunately it is taking me much longer to finish my man cave in my basement. I actually thought that I would have it finished long before the sub arrived. Live and learn. Should be just a couple more weeks (of course I say that every couple of weeks). My wife doesn't want me hooking it up in our living room so I haven't had an opportunity to listen to it yet. Hope all is well with the sub and can't wait to hook it up to my Onkyo 805 and shake the house!


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So this is a general sub q... right now since it's under my desk it's firing against the desk.. there's about a 4" gap, is this ok? I'm kind of imagining the sound waves bouncy back and hitting the sub??? Iono..
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Just put my order in! Excited, and cant wait! Only need this to complete my setup

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Looks like mine is scheduled for delivery on Tuesday. Looking forward to setting it up. As Adam said this will complete my setup as well
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heck,,, 3pm cant get here fast enough

gonna play a bunch of test cd's tones/music...

cant wait.... carpool lane here I come...

im just overly excited,,,,, I hope the subwoofer cable came aswell... gonna play around with placement and see if I can make bothsubs blend together
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false alarm..... UPS's website shows that the label has been created but not recieved....
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false alarm..... UPS's website shows that the label has been created but not recieved....

And here I was going to stay up and wait for you're review But seriously, that sub should spank you're RCA
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Well I picked mine up yesterday morning from UPS and have played with it a little. And by the way this is my first real subwoofer, other than the one that came with my HTIB. So far I love it! WAAAAAAY better than the sub that came with my s5100. The bass is smooth, clear, and blends very well with the rest of the speakers.

I played a some scenes from a couple movies just to test it out, a couple from The Incredibles, the opening of Star Wars EpII, and The Hulk (2008). I can definitely FEEL a lot more than I could with the onkyo sub and the LFE is soo much better now. It was easily rattling pictures on the wall, my couch, and glasses in the kitchen.

I'll throw some pics up when I get a chance, just wanted to drop in and throw in a quick review.

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Well I picked mine up yesterday morning from UPS and have played with it a little. And by the way this is my first real subwoofer, other than the one that came with my HTIB. So far I love it! WAAAAAAY better than the sub that came with my s5100. The bass is smooth, clear, and blends very well with the rest of the speakers.

I played a some scenes from a couple movies just to test it out, a couple from The Incredibles, the opening of Star Wars EpII, and The Hulk (2008). I can definitely FEEL a lot more than I could with the onkyo sub and the LFE is soo much better now. It was easily rattling pictures on the wall, my couch, and glasses in the kitchen.

I'll throw some pics up when I get a chance, just wanted to drop in and throw in a quick review.

JUST WAIT it gets BETTER!!! Once this baby gets good and settled in it will really shake some things trust me!!

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Well I picked mine up yesterday morning from UPS and have played with it a little. And by the way this is my first real subwoofer, other than the one that came with my HTIB. So far I love it! WAAAAAAY better than the sub that came with my s5100. The bass is smooth, clear, and blends very well with the rest of the speakers.

I played a some scenes from a couple movies just to test it out, a couple from The Incredibles, the opening of Star Wars EpII, and The Hulk (2008). I can definitely FEEL a lot more than I could with the onkyo sub and the LFE is soo much better now. It was easily rattling pictures on the wall, my couch, and glasses in the kitchen.

I'll throw some pics up when I get a chance, just wanted to drop in and throw in a quick review.


You could always use the sub that came in you're HTIB as a paper weight It can't hang with the big boys.
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And here I was going to stay up and wait for you're review But seriously, that sub should spank you're RCA

well since I have my 50ft cables,,,I can play around with placement.... I currently have it in the corner to the far right of my system
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JUST WAIT it gets BETTER!!! Once this baby gets good and settled in it will really shake some things trust me!!

That's what I have been reading, I can't wait! Still I am very pleased with my new purchase!!

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You could always use the sub that came in you're HTIB as a paper weight It can't hang with the big boys.


Seriously! Although I really don't think it could hold any paper down! The pa120 is a little bigger but is seriously twice the weight of the onkyo.

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well disappointed that my sub didnt show up today.. im playing around with positions..

my old position was to the right of the left main speaker... and according to this formula http://forum.hsuresearch.com/showthread.php?t=3706

this is what i got..
31.5hz - 60dB
40hz - 65dB
50hz - 80dB
63hz - 84dB

now in the far left corner.. my numbers have changed
31.5hz - 62dB
40hz - 75dB
50hz - 85dB
63hz - 85dB

didnt think it would make such a difference.. my old settings the formula told me to bump up the sub 2dB for music and 5dB for movies... now its telling me to decrease it by 2dB for music and leave setting alone for movies.. i wonder how the pa120 will perform...
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What about if the floor is concrete(Basement)?

How will this affect the base?
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well disappointed that my sub didnt show up today.. im playing around with positions..

my old position was to the right of the left main speaker... and according to this formula http://forum.hsuresearch.com/showthread.php?t=3706

this is what i got..
31.5hz - 60dB
40hz - 65dB
50hz - 80dB
63hz - 84dB

now in the far left corner.. my numbers have changed
31.5hz - 62dB
40hz - 75dB
50hz - 85dB
63hz - 85dB

didnt think it would make such a difference.. my old settings the formula told me to bump up the sub 2dB for music and 5dB for movies... now its telling me to decrease it by 2dB for music and leave setting alone for movies.. i wonder how the pa120 will perform...

You should see a big improvement over you're RCA. But as you have figured out placement is key. I can't wait to hear you're review on it with you're cathedral ceilings. I still think two would be better in you're situation but I can relate to the WAF.
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What about if the floor is concrete(Basement)?

How will this affect the base?

Will it be carpeted? I know someone with this type of setup will chime in, but I believe a riser is a must.
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You should see a big improvement over you're RCA. But as you have figured out placement is key. I can't wait to hear you're review on it with you're cathedral ceilings. I still think two would be better in you're situation but I can relate to the WAF.

my new placement did not go over well... mainly because the cable wasnt hidden,,,,, sheesh!
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my new placement did not go over well... mainly because the cable wasnt hidden,,,,, sheesh!

Are you able to route the cable under the floor via you're basement?
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its a townhome,,, renting

but the location is just temporary til I get the PA-120....
but the cable will go underneath carpet,,, once I get a shorter one...50ft is just way too long
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how long did it take for everyone to get theirs...

in the meantime,,, im gonna try to locate a secondary posistion.. I hope thses positions are only relative to room design and not room and sub design
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Will it be carpeted? I know someone with this type of setup will chime in, but I believe a riser is a must.

Yes there is carpet glued to concrete with out pad.

Im not sure how to handle the sub.
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Yes there is carpet glued to concrete with out pad.

Im not sure how to handle the sub.

My carpet is glued to basement floor as well, mine has built in pad. I just stuck those little rubber feet on that came with it,works great.
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what is the benifit with rasing it off the floor. Since you cannot vibrate the floor the same as a wooden floor, what would have to be done to get the most bass from a concrete floor?
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what is the benifit with rasing it off the floor. Since you cannot vibrate the floor the same as a wooden floor, what would have to be done to get the most bass from a concrete floor?

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.ph...50&postcount=2

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The concept of a sub riser or decoupler is sound (no pun intended), though the designs of the GRAMMA and SubDude, as well as those DIY versions seem superfluous. Why would you need a secondary platform made of another semi-resonant material when the sub enclosure itself performs this task? It would make more sense instead to increase the distance of the sub enclosure from the floor via legs and install a non resonant and energy-neutralizing material between those legs and the floor such as dense foam or rubber. You could accomplish decoupling for far less money than $50 for a GRAMMA or even the cost of the materials used and have a less redundant design.

I think a rubber mat and dense foam strips laid under the sub's feet would yield about the same results for probably 1/4 of the price. Is there something I'm missing here?

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