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I just did A little while ago, have it unpacked and letting it warm up to room temp. before I hook it up.smile.gif

Cool,I wonder how that will do compared to the XV15?

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Yeah I'm not using the auto on feature right now and it still does it. Also when I did use the auto on feature I was sitting in my room reading something while everything was on and the sub turned itself off. I went to play a track and no sub. So I'm leaving it in the on mode

Unplug the sub cable at both ends and reconnect. Try a different cable. What kind of receiver are you running?
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Yeah I'm not using the auto on feature right now and it still does it. Also when I did use the auto on feature I was sitting in my room reading something while everything was on and the sub turned itself off. I went to play a track and no sub. So I'm leaving it in the on mode

Based on the above, it reads like your auto-on function has gone stupid on you. As was suggested, sounds like you should give PSA a call or e-mail.
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Yeah I'm not using the auto on feature right now and it still does it. Also when I did use the auto on feature I was sitting in my room reading something while everything was on and the sub turned itself off. I went to play a track and no sub. So I'm leaving it in the on mode

Sorry for my duplicate post. Try increasing the gain in the SUB and reduce the sub sensitivity level from the receiver.

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The XS30, XS15 and XV15, both duals and singles have been getting all the love here. How come the XV30 gets so little attention? Is anyone on this forum using an XV30? Wut up wit dat?

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The XS30, XS15 and XV15, both duals and singles have been getting all the love here. How come the XV30 gets so little attention? Is anyone on this forum using an XV30? Wut up wit dat?

I don't think people really want to pay the price for it. I don't see it being a large sub as the reason. I've seen plenty home theaters with large subs. The design needs a major overhaul...fast.

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Just in case if turning the auto-on feature to off does not make the "small thud" go away, try increasing the gain in the SUB and reduce the sub level from the receiver.

I'll try that, right now I'm playing Skyrim to break in the sub and then I'll let her loose tomorrow. Here is a comparison pic to my HSU VTF3 MK4.

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I'll try that, right now I'm playing Skyrim to break in the sub and then I'll let her loose tomorrow. Here is a comparison pic to my HSU VTF3 MK4.


Looks good. Enjoy smile.gif

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Unplug the sub cable at both ends and reconnect. Try a different cable. What kind of receiver are you running?

I'm running a Yamaha RX A810. The thing is, it never did this on my HSU VTF3 MK4.
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I don't think people really want to pay the price for it. I don't see it being a large sub as the reason. I've seen plenty home theaters with large subs. The design needs a major overhaul...fast.

Just my $.02

36" deep x 26" high and weighs 158lbs. eek.gif..... Thasssss-a huge-a box.
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36" deep x 26" high and weighs 158lbs. eek.gif..... Thasssss-a huge-a box.


What's the scoop on it? anyone here heard this beast in action. Are there any in the wild? There seems to be precious little (hands on) informaiton on the XV30.
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The XS30, XS15 and XV15, both duals and singles have been getting all the love here. How come the XV30 gets so little attention? Is anyone on this forum using an XV30? Wut up wit dat?
I believe there was quite a few people that purchased them but I would say the majority was the XV-15 and now a lot for the XS-30. In my opinion they were way too big for my needs and WAF! XS-30 is a great size for my needs.
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I don't think people really want to pay the price for it. I don't see it being a large sub as the reason. I've seen plenty home theaters with large subs. The design needs a major overhaul...fast.

Just my $.02

Why do you feel the design needs an overhaul?
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I would have looked at dual XV30s but the enclosure is just too large for my room layout. 36" deep is pretty big!
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Why do you feel the design needs an overhaul?


There are a lot of sexy subs out there. The piano finish SvS Pb-13 ultra being the best looking then the Rythmik, then a couple others, then maybe the 15H, and on down the line. It's just not a pleasing design for me right now.

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I didn't/don't have any space constraints and the warden lets me put anything I want in the Theater (provided I clear the finances with her--of course). I might have gone with the XV30 if there were more info on it. At least if some of the folks here owned a couple and could comment on its performance, I would at least have a starting point. Oh well, I think the XS30 will be plenty good anyway and I do plan to go dual eventually........................
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There are a lot of sexy subs out there. The piano finish SvS Pb-13 ultra being the best looking then the Rythmik, then a couple others, then maybe the 15H, and on down the line. It's just not a pleasing design for me right now.

That's not a design change, you're talking about a change in the finish. Two totally different things. The finish on PSA subs isn't for everyone, that's for sure. I actually like the finish, it does what I need it to do in my theater.
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The XS30, XS15 and XV15, both duals and singles have been getting all the love here. How come the XV30 gets so little attention? Is anyone on this forum using an XV30? Wut up wit dat?
There are quite a few XV-30 owners around. I love mine
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That's not a design change, you're talking about a change in the finish. Two totally different things. The finish on PSA subs isn't for everyone, that's for sure. I actually like the finish, it does what I need it to do in my theater.

Good, works for you. I was speaking towards the look of the sub. It's a box on a slab. Again, not saying that's bad if you get out of it what you want and by reading Mr. Fineberg's posts, it works pretty well.

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It's a box on a slab.

which is different then a box with two holes in the front and a driver?...lol
There's only so much you can do with a sub that hasn't been done before, and like you've stated again your gripe is really just with the finish.
I never said that you said it was bad either. But your statement that it needs a re-design is silly.
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which is different then a box with two holes in the front and a driver?...lol
There's only so much you can do with a sub that hasn't been done before, and like you've stated again your gripe is really just with the finish.
I never said that you said it was bad either. But your statement that it needs a re-design is silly.

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Prime, I'm not trying to argue with you. But you said and I quote "the design needs a major overhaul....fast"
Yet everything you said you didn't find "sexy" about it has to do with the finish. That is not the same as the "design"
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Dooooooo youuuuuu speaaaaaaak Whaaaaaaaaaleeeee? wink.gif guess you have to be a dad to get that one!
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Dooooooo youuuuuu speaaaaaaak Whaaaaaaaaaleeeee? wink.gif guess you have to be a dad to get that one!

Haha I don't think there's an animated movie that I haven't seen!! two thirds of our blu-ray movies are the kids animated movies!..lol
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Prime, I'm not trying to argue with you. But you said and I quote "the design needs a major overhaul....fast"
Yet everything you said you didn't find "sexy" about it has to do with the finish. That is not the same as the "design"

Ok, then I revise my statement. I don't find the finish sexy.

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I like the look of the XV30.
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Haha I don't think there's an animated movie that I haven't seen!! two thirds of our blu-ray movies are the kids animated movies!..lol
Same here. It's a plus that there are good bass kids movies. Httyd nemo Horton hears a who. Helps when it sounds great and you watch it over and over and over lol
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Haha I don't think there's an animated movie that I haven't seen!! two thirds of our blu-ray movies are the kids animated movies!..lol

Same with us. Most if them really aren't too bad. For the most part, the picture is great and the sound is usually awesome! Now that I have a kid, I don't mind watching them at all. I actually will finish watching the movie we start after be goes to bed.
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Tomorrows agenda with the new XS30

The Dark Knight Rises
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Got my XS30 earlier this week but have not had time to tune them in yet. Just placed in a corner and plugged it in for now. Didn't have time and was very late to setup Audyssey. I'll definitely have more time by the weekend for sure or earlier if possible. But WOW, it's the first time I felt some rumble in the jungle.....and by jungle I mean my butt tongue.gif The bass is definitely room shaking for sure with only a few minutes of testing.

Now, can anyone provide any input on how to keep some of that noise, bass from getting outside the house? I usually will watch my movies at -10 volume on the AVR and I only had it to about -15 last night with the gain around 2'clock and when I went outside, I could definitely hear the rumbling outside. So neighbors are not going to like that.

It seems like one of the best ways is to build an outline of the room within a room by adding some drywall with the green noise cancelling glue between the drywall sheets and then to place it over your existing wall. This is not a option at this point b/c our walls have custom paint patterns on them and it would be a pain to recreate to say the least.

I also see some people blow fiberglass material between the studs in the walls which require drilling towards the top of the walls and blowing that material inbetween each stud. I'd rather not do this if possible and I think there is already insulation there, but not sure.

Of course adding curtains and carpet which we currently have should help as well.

Now my theatre room has an opening to the 2nd floor and there are also double doors that lead to the balcony. Right now there are only blinds on the double door windows and no curtains at the moment. I guess I could try to add some curtains over those windows but they are not regular sized but rather smaller size.

Then I read about panels and using those to absorb some of the sound as well as using bass traps in the corners of the room. One of the pics looks like the bass traps are like foamy cheese shaped objects that help absorb sound to allow better low level bass performance, but does it help if keeping the bass inside the room? Also they look somewhat silly if you're placing in your room, unless you just bring them out when you're about to watch a movie.

I've also seen people seal up their windows, doors, and outlets as much as possible with soundproof glue to help as well. When I was outside last night, I didn't check the the side of the house which is all brick. Maybe that side does a better job of keeping the noise down. I only checked the side where the double doors to the balcony were and could hear about where the neighbors house was. Of course the neighbor has brick to help but I want to make sure it's not too crazy for them.

I might just have to talk to them and let them know my situation and ask what time they usually sleep and hopefully their bedrooms are on the far side away from my place. And even ask them to come over for a screening so they can see what I have an maybe understand a bit better.

I think I ran across an thread which mentioned that bass is almost impossible o keep out vs the mid and highs of trebles. Is this true?

Sorry for the lengthy post, but does everybody else just have super sealed soundproof rooms or nice neighbors or neither? smile.gif

Thanks in advance!

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