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How do you pop them on? Do you have any on you?

On a side note how do you wipe off what looks like a smudge on the woofer cone. I assume it happened on installation. Thanks.
Gently wipe with a brand new damp microfiber cloth. I assume its aluminum.
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Gold anodized Al would work but be a bit pricey...

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Rythmik Logos coming soon New batch of LV12Rs coming in September will have the logo already on. We'll have two sizes and customer can put them on. For current inventory we have in the warehouse we are gonna put the Rythmik logo on.



Love the new emblems. Not to big or intrusive but just enough to show everyone the brand name of these quality subs.

Looks great!
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Batman vs superman has some sick bass as well. F12 is killing it
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Do you sell the more transparent cover by itself for LV12R?

Any word on this? Would really love to show inside but still have it covered.

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Any word on this? Would really love to show inside but still have it covered.
Sorry but the more transparent grill is only available for front ported subwoofers.
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Sorry but the more transparent grill is only available for front ported subwoofers.


Ok no problem. Thanks for the answer

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Any word on this? Would really love to show inside but still have it covered.
I think all the subs should come with transparent grills. It's nice having the best of both worlds being able to see the driver while keeping it covered at the same time.

Who knows maybe some people don't want to see the driver and would prefer the oposite

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I think all the subs should come with transparent grills. It's nice having the best of both worlds being able to see the driver while keeping it covered at the same time.

Who knows maybe some people don't want to see the driver and would prefer the oposite
Cone. Not driver.
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Any word on this? Would really love to show inside but still have it covered.
Its probably not as transparent as you think. My guess is unless the sun or a flashlight was shining into it you wouldnt see much.
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Its probably not as transparent as you think. My guess is unless the sun or a flashlight was shining into it you wouldnt see much.
Idk I could see the CONE fine with just regular lighting. Obviously when it was dark the cone was not visible

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Idk I could see the CONE fine with just regular lighting. Obviously when it was dark the cone was not visible
Then that would be kinda nice. You probably have a silver cone though. Mine is black. What sub do you have?
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My reason for leaving the cover on is so I cannot see the "cone" lol. Now my sub is hidden behind my couch waiting on funds to stick a 2nd one back there. I cannot see the thing anyway.
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Then that would be kinda nice. You probably have a silver cone though. Mine is black. What sub do you have?
Nope black cone. I own am lv12r but I used to own dual fv15hps.

Now I currently use dual gamma21s and dual s3600is in my small sealed room. (1600 cubic footish)

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So, if I'm not getting the output I'd like out of a single f12, would adding a second f12 be that much better? Or adding an e15 along with an f12?

I'm getting clipping on my f12 right at the level I want my sub. I've had to put it right behind my couch to even feel it, it sounded and felt amazing up front. However, behind my couch it actually shakes my couch which I enjoy, and I can feel the hits.

My room is 12x15x7. Mostly movies.

Does an e15 match well with an f12? Or should I just dual 12s and hope it's enough?
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So, if I'm not getting the output I'd like out of a single f12, would adding a second f12 be that much better? Or adding an e15 along with an f12?

I'm getting clipping on my f12 right at the level I want my sub. I've had to put it right behind my couch to even feel it, it sounded and felt amazing up front. However, behind my couch it actually shakes my couch which I enjoy, and I can feel the hits.

My room is 12x15x7. Mostly movies.

Does an e15 match well with an f12? Or should I just dual 12s and hope it's enough?
What about the F22? Or dual F22s vs E15s?

Correction: L22 not F22

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How does the L22 compare to the f12 as far as sound is concerned.
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I have both and to me they sound almost identical. Very hard to tell a difference between the F12 and L22. Of course, the L22 has more output than the F12 but in terms of SQ, they match really well. If you can live without the F12's bells and whistles then go with the L22.



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So, if I'm not getting the output I'd like out of a single f12, would adding a second f12 be that much better? Or adding an e15 along with an f12?

I'm getting clipping on my f12 right at the level I want my sub. I've had to put it right behind my couch to even feel it, it sounded and felt amazing up front. However, behind my couch it actually shakes my couch which I enjoy, and I can feel the hits.

My room is 12x15x7. Mostly movies.

Does an e15 match well with an f12? Or should I just dual 12s and hope it's enough?
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What about the F22? Or dual F22s vs E15s?

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How does the L22 compare to the f12 as far as sound is concerned.
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I have both and to me they sound almost identical. Very hard to tell a difference between the F12 and L22. Of course, the L22 has more output than the F12 but in terms of SQ, they match really well. If you can live without the F12's bells and whistles then go with the L22.
Enrico, I think I distracted away from the original question regarding the E15. Does adding a sealed 15 to the F12 make sense?

Personally, I would swap the F12 for a 15… then add an additional 15.☺️
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Hi guys, lone time no speak.... Just wanted to stop by and say I'm still loving my Subs!!

I'm tackling an issue where the Subs make my projector shake at times!! (they actually vibrate the rear wall of my Theater)

All this having been said, they are perfect for music but I could still use a little more ompf for movies... I'm keeping any eye on the ported version of my subs...

Take care everyone...

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So, if I'm not getting the output I'd like out of a single f12, would adding a second f12 be that much better? Or adding an e15 along with an f12?

I'm getting clipping on my f12 right at the level I want my sub. I've had to put it right behind my couch to even feel it, it sounded and felt amazing up front. However, behind my couch it actually shakes my couch which I enjoy, and I can feel the hits.

My room is 12x15x7. Mostly movies.

Does an e15 match well with an f12? Or should I just dual 12s and hope it's enough?
Not surprised, a pair of L22s or a pair of 15s would give you considerably more output.

And the L22s would be very cost effective.

Also, if you are after maximum tactile response in near field use my original recommendation of a pair of ported 15s still stands.
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My room is 12x15x7. Mostly movies.
This tells me you should go vented/ported if you have the room. You will even happier!

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My room is 12x15x7. Mostly movies.
This tells me you should go vented/ported, not sealed. You will be much happier!

Do you have space limitations?
If he does have space limitations, then a pair of LVX12s would do nicely and have similar output to a pair of L22s down low.

A pair of LV12Rs would be cheaper but a little less extension and output. Smaller size, though.
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Rythmik Logos coming soon


I like the logo. If these are cast aluminum, you could have them gold plated to get a gold logo, or if you want a chrome appearance you could have them plated with nickel using an electroless plating process.
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With one f12 I have a fairly smooth response down to 7hz due to room gain. Will I lose this with ported subs?
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With one f12 I have a fairly smooth response down to 7hz due to room gain. Will I lose this with ported subs?
you should be flat at least to tuning frequency, which is 12Hz on the 15s, 14Hz on LVX12, 19Hz on LV12R... though realistically since you get a lot of room gain currently, expect a few Hz under the tuning frequency (at least)
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^what is likely more important is that the port will give you more tactile response, especially nearfield, in the 15Hz-30Hz octave... that will be more important than chasing sub-10Hz extension

Current Setup REW measures

UN46EH6030 Calibration/Settings

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With one f12 I have a fairly smooth response down to 7hz due to room gain. Will I lose this with ported subs?
Can you post a copy of that graph?
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I'll let you know the price for the logo in a few days but the logo itself is going to be free of cost. We are asking customers to pay only postage and packaging. It should cost around $7, more or less.

Another news is that all paper cone drivers are getting an upgrade. The driver basket is now cast aluminum basket instead of metal. The first subwoofer getting the cast aluminum basket upgrade is the LV12R batch coming in September. This upgrade is only cosmetic, not a performance upgrade.

Aluminum is a metal. Can you be more specific?
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