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Great review, Jim, as always
Thank you Enrico. It's always a pleasure working with you and Brian.


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The port tube is 3.5" internally as you can see in these pictures sent to me by Brian this morning. Ports in the FV18 are the same we use in the FVX15 and FV15HP. I know by personal experience that it's not easy/accurate to measure a port tube with a tape measure. Best way to measure a port tube is with a vernier scale.
Well, maybe not always a pleasure... I send you guys a link to the article and you still let me publish it with a factual error? Nice.

I use the 'ol perpendicular tape measure thing; the tape goes into the port and then gets bent 90 degrees to cover the cross section. I just did it again and I'm getting less than 3.25" of width, but I'll take your pictures over my method any day. The article will be updated.

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Thank you Enrico. It's always a pleasure working with you and Brian.




Well, maybe not always a pleasure... I send you guys a link to the article and you still let me publish it with a factual error? Nice.

I use the 'ol perpendicular tape measure thing; the tape goes into the port and then gets bent 90 degrees to cover the cross section. I just did it again and I'm getting less than 3.25" of width, but I'll take your pictures over my method any day. The article will be updated.
To be honest, didn't notice it until @tvuong pointed it out



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I'm a mod over at Home Theater Shack so I may be able to help resolve the problem. Would it not allow you to post a comment or was something else being blocked? You can reply via PM if you would prefer.
I tried to register in order to add a comment, but they have banned every email address known to humankind, so it is impossible to sign-up on the site unless you use Gmail. I genuinely appreciate your offer to help me out in your role as a Moderator, though to tell you the truth, I'm completely content knowing you've already received my high opinion of your review. However, I'll be glad to register on Home Theater Shack if my positive response there would be of benefit to you as an equipment evaluator on that forum.
By the way, are there contractual agreements that prevent you from publishing your review here on AVS? (Just wondering...)

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Between the toy shelf and all those pictures? That is a battle you will never win my friend...
I fear you might be right. However, I've tamed the pictures and believe it or not the toys rarely rattle and if they do it just takes a good rustling to stop it. It may have been you who recommended this a while back, but this. A lot of this.



After playing Destiny 2 last night until around 2am, not too loud all things considered, I turn around and the R from the M R S decoration on the wall decides to slowly un-peel itself from the command grip that's been holding it on the wall for 2 years and fall to the ground. It's been through MUCH louder viewing than what was happening at 2am with my son sleeping. Still, I'm going to chalk it up to resonance....?

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I'll be taking measurements to see if I can fit two of these bad boys in my living room, one on each side of the couch to replace the pair of F12SEs

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I tried to register in order to add a comment, but they have banned every email address known to humankind, so it is impossible to sign-up on the site unless you use Gmail. I genuinely appreciate your offer to help me out in your role as a Moderator, though to tell you the truth, I'm completely content knowing you've already received my high opinion of your review. However, I'll be glad to register on Home Theater Shack if my positive response there would be of benefit to you as an equipment evaluator on that forum.
I wouldn't derive a benefit, per se, so no worries. I just figured if it was something you wanted to do I might be able to find out what the issue was.

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By the way, are there contractual agreements that prevent you from publishing your review here on AVS? (Just wondering...)
Excellent question. My contract was rendered null and void when HTS was sold, so technically there's nothing forcing me to publish their any longer. Realistically the contract wasn't all that strict anyway, so I probably could have beat feet a while ago. I stayed for several reasons, some of which are no longer applicable (at one time it was a thriving community, but no longer). One of the biggest reasons though is I have total control over my work, from what products I review to every word published. Even when the original ahole owner was still around he left me alone. Believe me, that's not always the case in this biz. Some organizations exert 'guidance' and 'direction' over the material you publish, and I was having none of that. If my name is on the article I wouldn't tolerate even a single word not being mine. That type of arrangement is not easy to come by. I suppose there's nothing preventing me from publishing here - both sites are owned by VS - I just never explored the possibility.
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if you like critique...your review is very similar to what I read in magazines but better. but Im not sure I like magazine reviews. cause they all positive...but I know I like rythmik subs...I dont know how I could word any different/better as I can post graphs in my pretty much outdoor size space and my rythmiks hit just as well as most other companies if not better...guess thats what I would like to hear from a reviewer is whats better/worse...but I realize thats not gonna happen either or you get no more reviews lol.

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I suppose there's nothing preventing me from publishing [my Rythmik subwoofer reviews] here - both sites are owned by VS - I just never explored the possibility.
To my way of thinking, it would be absolutely appropriate for your Rythmik review to appear here as well, on the AVS Forum Official Rythmik Audio Subwoofer thread, especially since you have full ownership of and complete editorial authority over the evaluations you write. We'll be quoting you for days (though I can also imagine that you might prefer to shy away from that sort of celebrity spotlight -- I probably would, too!)
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if you like critique...your review is very similar to what I read in magazines but better. but Im not sure I like magazine reviews. cause they all positive...but I know I like rythmik subs...I dont know how I could word any different/better as I can post graphs in my pretty much outdoor size space and my rythmiks hit just as well as most other companies if not better...guess thats what I would like to hear from a reviewer is whats better/worse...but I realize thats not gonna happen either or you get no more reviews lol.
Your point is valid as the review industry in general suffers from a perception that most published articles are little more than sales brochures. In some cases the concern is legit, but in others not so much.

My approach is to be honest and let the chips fall where they may; I say what I like and dislike about everything, relative to the price (which, oddly enough, is not something many actually do). I try to word things in a manner I feel appropriately conveys professionalism, but sometimes even that doesn't go over well; I know of 3 manufacturers who will never let me review another one of their products because the evaluation wasn't all puppy dogs and roses, so sometimes it does limit my future prospects. I also imagine that honesty has scared off more than one company who was considering sending me something - you would be surprised how many times I've had a unit completely lined up only to have it pulled at the last minute with all communication coming to an instant halt - so it's possible the sword cuts me 2 ways. I consider that unfortunate, but I will never change my style. If the product stream dries up so be it, I can easily walk away. Publishing evals is a hobby based off a passion, and like most such endeavors it certainly does not pay the bills. My day job does that so I have total impunity to come and go as I please, say and do what I feel is best. That's a freedom very few reviewers have.

In the case of the FV18 I thought about adding the cost as a potential negative, but everyone's wallet is different so what is a hinderance for some is not a problem for others. The size could be considered a drawback as well, but I addressed that right up front by saying it was "a large industrial strength ported subwoofer" in the very first sentence. My hope was that would convey how big it is. I also voiced some concern about the documentation; even though improved, it still could be better. Their website is awful, but since it's being redesigned any mention of that is likely to be stale very shortly so it didn't seem pertinent. Beyond that, there's really not much to complain about with the FV18.

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We'll be quoting you for days (though I can also imagine that you might prefer to shy away from that sort of celebrity spotlight -- I probably would, too!)
Let me check with my agent. I'll have my people get back to you on that...
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In the case of the FV18 I thought about adding the cost as a potential negative, but everyone's wallet is different so what is a hinderance for some is not a problem for others. The size could be considered a drawback as well, but I addressed that right up front by saying it was "a large industrial strength ported subwoofer" in the very first sentence. My hope was that would convey how big it is. I also voiced some concern about the documentation; even though improved, it still could be better. Their website is awful, but since it's being redesigned any mention of that is likely to be stale very shortly so it didn't seem pertinent. Beyond that, there's really not much to complain about with the FV18.
Do you have link on the review? I would very much like to read it. My only complaint about Ryhmik was their website. But in the bigger picture, I aint gonna b?tch if they didnt have time to improve their website because it went into product development/improvement.
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Hey I've been around a few years, more of a lurker than a poster. I'm getting out of the Air Force and need some money while I go to school and prep for commercial pilot life. I only mention that last part in case anyone knows a pilot that can help me pick a flight school haha.
ANYways... I have 2 Rythmik FV15HP 's (black oak) for sale. I got them in late 2013, but they have only been used about 16 full months, and I have a roommate who doesn't like them so they never get pushed. The reason for low use is I deployed a lot and they sat in a temperature controlled room all lonely like. I would call them mint condition, no issues. I would like to deliver these personally to avoid shipping, but it needs to be close to my trip home. I'll be driving from New Mexico to Ohio with a couple of sight seeing detours, so anything within reason I will drop off. Price wise I will go for what's fair. I'm doing this for the money and they are a couple of the best subs around so be fair to me and I'll be fair to you. Port stuffer/power cables/sub cables included. PM me for pics/offers/questions. Thanks! And sorry for the random post
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