Hey guys, like the distinguished gentleman with whom I share a genetic addiction to bass has observed, we are just floored with the positive response. We totally were not expecting to see 4 pages of your kind regards, and we are humbled by it. We are very, very happy to hear that our labors were not in vain. We've read every single reply and we appreciate each response - and the sense of humor you guys have! We may not always respond to each post, but we do call each other and say stuff like, "did you see that post by oddiodog? "love/hate relationship with us"
. hilarious!" So its appreciated.
Now for a few specific comments/questions, I'll take a crack at them:
Originally Posted by ransac
To bad you have that nasty null at 45Hz.
Yeah we were hoping someone would point that out, we thought it would be good to post that so folks who are just starting out can see a non-flat Frequency Response (FR) is normal.
Originally Posted by the Son
BTW.....You guys gotta check out the excursion on the double bass part of Sweating Bullets by Megadeth!!!!
Really? Dang I have that song but I've only ever listened to it on my Sennheiser HD202's. Guess I gotta play it on some speakers!
Originally Posted by vitaminbass
I must say I'm impressed with the 20 Hz response of the Epik considering it's really a pretty small enclosure volume for two 15" drivers. Makes me wonder how much eq boost they might have used.
I'm thinking the opposed drivers might have a big hand in the bottom end extension.
Originally Posted by bribowsky
And while I did greatly enjoy the vids, I really
could have done without Adam's "Pants on the Ground" skit in the unboxing of the Rhythmic.
Yeah sorry bout that, we didn't really notice until we watched the vids how much of our bums you could see. I promised Adam I'd edit them out even though I knew I couldn't, but he wouldn't have let me post them otherwise!
Originally Posted by cacihome
One question though, what was the Q setting used on the HSU sub for the graph and testing?
we had it at its lowest setting, which is 0.25 If I Recall Correctly (IIRC)
Originally Posted by uni_panther
He said before he was selling the subs, all of them while he completed his basement and saw what else came out in the time frame. He wasn't going to keep 1.
Even if we did wanna keep one, Adam has a different setup then me, so his choice would not be mine. Which perfectly illustrates why saying which sub we'd personally keep is just not relevant. I know, we suck.
Originally Posted by eiger
-What receiver or pre pro were you using and what speakers?
-Did you adjust the subwoofer trims/output levels on the receiver end as you swapped out?
- Did you run any of the subs "hot"?
- Onkyo TX-SR706 receiver (AVR) and Axiom M22 and M2 in-walls.
- Yeah in "Test Setup" section we mention we level matched each sub, and we did it by adjusting the gain knob on the subs and adjusting the channel levels on the AVR
- Yes, also mentioned we ran subs 10db hot for music, 5db hot for movies.
Originally Posted by lgascoig
In the spirit of real world, real dudes, etc... There should also be a real "when my wife makes me return 4 of these..." section.
Actually, Adam's wife was upset when she found out he wasn't
Originally Posted by Eternal Velocity
Why did you guys not listen to a bigger variety of music to test the sound quality on music?
The two songs we chose put the subs through a very tough workout. Many guys have blown drivers and amps on "I Love You Bass". "Low Roads" covers higher frequencies and accuracy. If those subs can play those songs as loud as they did and sound good doing it, they can handle anything.
Originally Posted by drewTT
That is freakin hilarious!
Originally Posted by pbc
Just so I understand, for each sub you ran a test tone at each of the above noted frequencies to chart this at -15db?
Just curious if you used the AVR pink noise, or a specific test tone?
Last question, how badly were your ears ringing after you finished!
- AVR pink noise. (again, we tried to utilize the subs like the average user will)
- Well, to be honest I suffered some head trauma about 6 years ago that I still suffer from, so yeah I was in a bit of pain sometimes. But honestly, I never noticed until I got home cuz we were having so much fun. My bro is the funniest dude you'd ever meet man.