Official Power Sound Audio Subwoofer Thread - Page 625 - AVS | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Baselworld is only a few weeks away. Getting the latest news is easy, Click Here for info on how to join the Watchuseek.com newsletter list. Follow our team for updates featuring event coverage, new product unveilings, watch industry news & more!


Forum Jump: 
 4284Likes
Reply
Thread Tools
post #18721 of 18735 Old Today, 11:11 AM
mnc
AVS Special Member
 
mnc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Dallas, GA
Posts: 2,152
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 337 Post(s)
Liked: 206
Quote:
Originally Posted by gbreda View Post
It really can be and endless issue that just keeps costing more money, especially in this hobby. As difficult as it is, once you are "satisfied", the best thing to do is stay off the forums. Many years ago, I canceled all of my magazine subscriptions for this reason but now its way to easy too pop in here and get pulled right back in especially when now you just sit on the couch with a laptop instead of a dedicated area with a desktop computer-how easy is that !

For me, it's personally justified in the fact that it's my only real vice-my more negative youthful vices have been left behind but I still love music and I no longer feel the need to go to a theater. At Imax or even regular theater prices, IMHO this money is well spent. Oh and when the dog or cat is looking and wondering where the hell that helicopter flying around the room or some animal is; that's just priceless
I couldn't agree with you more! I'm afraid if I don't stay away from these forums, I may end up divorced!
Billy p likes this.

NHT speakers, Denon 4520, Panasonic 65VT50, PSA XS30SE
mnc is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #18722 of 18735 Old Today, 11:14 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Tom Vodhanel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,952
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 753 Post(s)
Liked: 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by gbreda View Post
It really can be and endless issue that just keeps costing more money, especially in this hobby. As difficult as it is, once you are "satisfied", the best thing to do is stay off the forums. Many years ago, I canceled all of my magazine subscriptions for this reason but now its way to easy too pop in here and get pulled right back in especially when now you just sit on the couch with a laptop instead of a dedicated area with a desktop computer-how easy is that !

For me, it's personally justified in the fact that it's my only real vice-my more negative youthful vices have been left behind but I still love music and I no longer feel the need to go to a theater. At Imax or even regular theater prices, IMHO this money is well spent. Oh and when the dog or cat is looking and wondering where the hell that helicopter flying around the room or some animal is; that's just priceless
It really can be a rabbit hole of sorts.

I love the S1500 but what about the XS30se for a little more. I love the XS30se but what about the S3000i for a little more? I love the S3000i but I know the T-18 would be incredible...

Some of this simply comes down to individual personalities. If you're the type that will always let that little "guy" on your shoulder whisper....but what would "XYZ" have sounded like with that movie. You might be best just upgrading and eliminating the little guy.. On the other hand, we have all heard the phrase..."get 90% of the performance for half the cost(or whatever) too.

Tom V.
Power Sound Audio
mnc and gbreda like this.
Tom Vodhanel is offline  
post #18723 of 18735 Old Today, 11:32 AM
mnc
AVS Special Member
 
mnc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Dallas, GA
Posts: 2,152
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 337 Post(s)
Liked: 206
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aliens View Post
Is that the reason for the, "we recently improved several aspects of the new ICE amplifier control set," that I received in the email?
What's this?

NHT speakers, Denon 4520, Panasonic 65VT50, PSA XS30SE
mnc is online now  
post #18724 of 18735 Old Today, 11:51 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Tom Vodhanel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,952
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 753 Post(s)
Liked: 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by mnc View Post
What's this?
We've been working with Brian at Speaker Power for the past few weeks on optimizing a few variables in his preamp stage. The gain structure and auto-on circuit have been the two primary targets.

Tom V.
Power Sound Audio
Tom Vodhanel is offline  
post #18725 of 18735 Old Today, 11:54 AM
mnc
AVS Special Member
 
mnc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Dallas, GA
Posts: 2,152
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 337 Post(s)
Liked: 206
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Vodhanel View Post
We've been working with Brian at Speaker Power for the past few weeks on optimizing a few variables in his preamp stage. The gain structure and auto-on circuit have been the two primary targets.

Tom V.
Power Sound Audio
Is this something that has been implemented already or not?

NHT speakers, Denon 4520, Panasonic 65VT50, PSA XS30SE
mnc is online now  
post #18726 of 18735 Old Today, 11:56 AM
mnc
AVS Special Member
 
mnc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Dallas, GA
Posts: 2,152
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 337 Post(s)
Liked: 206
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Vodhanel View Post
It really can be a rabbit hole of sorts.

I love the S1500 but what about the XS30se for a little more. I love the XS30se but what about the S3000i for a little more? I love the S3000i but I know the T-18 would be incredible...

Some of this simply comes down to individual personalities. If you're the type that will always let that little "guy" on your shoulder whisper....but what would "XYZ" have sounded like with that movie. You might be best just upgrading and eliminating the little guy.. On the other hand, we have all heard the phrase..."get 90% of the performance for half the cost(or whatever) too.

Tom V.
Power Sound Audio
I suppose I need to decide where to draw the line.

NHT speakers, Denon 4520, Panasonic 65VT50, PSA XS30SE
mnc is online now  
post #18727 of 18735 Old Today, 11:58 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Tom Vodhanel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,952
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 753 Post(s)
Liked: 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by mnc View Post
Is this something that has been implemented already or not?


This is like a chat session..

All new ICE powered orders will have the revised preamp stage.

Tom V.
Power Sound Audio
mnc and gbreda like this.
Tom Vodhanel is offline  
post #18728 of 18735 Old Today, 12:14 PM
Member
 
pony9134's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 168
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 43 Post(s)
Liked: 42
I have an onkyo 828 , can one run audyssey just for the sub or do I have to keep doing the whole thing every time I move the sub?
pony9134 is online now  
post #18729 of 18735 Old Today, 12:25 PM
Advanced Member
 
nalthien's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 582
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 246 Post(s)
Liked: 261
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Vodhanel View Post
This is like a chat session..

All new ICE powered orders will have the revised preamp stage.

Tom V.
Power Sound Audio
Is this a programming change, hardware change, or something else? You can imagine why I'm curious about this one!


A: Marantz AV7702 | Emotiva XPA-5 | Martin Logan Theos | Martin Logan Motif X | PSA S3000i (x2)
V: Vizio P702UI-b3 | Ps3 | Roku 3 | AppleTV
nalthien is online now  
post #18730 of 18735 Old Today, 12:44 PM
Senior Member
 
gbreda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 226
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 111 Post(s)
Liked: 94
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Vodhanel View Post
It really can be a rabbit hole of sorts.

I love the S1500 but what about the XS30se for a little more. I love the XS30se but what about the S3000i for a little more? I love the S3000i but I know the T-18 would be incredible...

Some of this simply comes down to individual personalities. If you're the type that will always let that little "guy" on your shoulder whisper....but what would "XYZ" have sounded like with that movie. You might be best just upgrading and eliminating the little guy.. On the other hand, we have all heard the phrase..."get 90% of the performance for half the cost(or whatever) too.

Tom V.
Power Sound Audio
Waiting on the new amps and then my units will ship-my choice to wait. Hopefully I will see them by next weekend !

I generally tend to under estimate upgrades but with this one I fully expect to blow that little guy off my shoulder and into the next state.

I went through this 25 years ago looking for speakers. I finally settled on a pair that lasted me 25 years-that was the Klipsch Forte. I hope that this is going to be a similar change and be done with it for a long while.
sinisanav likes this.

Last edited by gbreda; Today at 03:37 PM. Reason: updated correct quote
gbreda is online now  
post #18731 of 18735 Old Today, 01:17 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Tom Vodhanel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,952
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 753 Post(s)
Liked: 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by nalthien View Post
Is this a programming change, hardware change, or something else? You can imagine why I'm curious about this one!
I'd rather not get into specifics. We're already spending too much time helping the competition in this regard..

Email me and we can discuss it further. Thanks.

Tom V.
Power Sound Audio
Tom Vodhanel is offline  
post #18732 of 18735 Old Today, 01:23 PM
Advanced Member
 
nalthien's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 582
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 246 Post(s)
Liked: 261
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Vodhanel View Post
Email me and we can discuss it further. Thanks.
Fair enough, I'll give you a call later today.


A: Marantz AV7702 | Emotiva XPA-5 | Martin Logan Theos | Martin Logan Motif X | PSA S3000i (x2)
V: Vizio P702UI-b3 | Ps3 | Roku 3 | AppleTV
nalthien is online now  
post #18733 of 18735 Unread Today, 04:31 PM
mnc
AVS Special Member
 
mnc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Dallas, GA
Posts: 2,152
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 337 Post(s)
Liked: 206
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Vodhanel View Post
It really can be a rabbit hole of sorts.

I love the S1500 but what about the XS30se for a little more. I love the XS30se but what about the S3000i for a little more? I love the S3000i but I know the T-18 would be incredible...

Some of this simply comes down to individual personalities. If you're the type that will always let that little "guy" on your shoulder whisper....but what would "XYZ" have sounded like with that movie. You might be best just upgrading and eliminating the little guy.. On the other hand, we have all heard the phrase..."get 90% of the performance for half the cost(or whatever) too.

Tom V.
Power Sound Audio
Well Tom I tried what you said, sorta. I usually don't run my sub hot, just leave it where Audyssey sets it. So I bumped it up about 3dB. Played the Pod Emergence WOTW and Pod Race from Phantom Menace( I guess I was in a pod mood). WOW!
I learned two things. Why people run their sub hot, and I was no where near hitting the limits of my SINGLE XS30se! Holy crap it was SCARY! All this at a volume of -12.
I can confidently say that "just" adding a second XS30se instead of upgrading to S3000i's will be ALL I need! I'll be better off using the money saved to upgrade my surround speakers.
This XS30se is just AMAZING!
Thanks Tom!

NHT speakers, Denon 4520, Panasonic 65VT50, PSA XS30SE
mnc is online now  
post #18734 of 18735 Unread Today, 05:11 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Saturn94's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 4,315
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 101 Post(s)
Liked: 408
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Vodhanel View Post
It really can be a rabbit hole of sorts.

I love the S1500 but what about the XS30se for a little more. I love the XS30se but what about the S3000i for a little more? I love the S3000i but I know the T-18 would be incredible...

Some of this simply comes down to individual personalities. If you're the type that will always let that little "guy" on your shoulder whisper....

Tom V.
Power Sound Audio
Lol.....it's this line of reasoning that got me into trouble.

Btw, the Triax killed the little guy on my shoulder.
Saturn94 is online now  
post #18735 of 18735 Unread Today, 05:43 PM
mnc
AVS Special Member
 
mnc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Dallas, GA
Posts: 2,152
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 337 Post(s)
Liked: 206
I just calculated that I can order my second XS30se in fifteen weeks!

NHT speakers, Denon 4520, Panasonic 65VT50, PSA XS30SE
mnc is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers

Tags
Xs30 , Velodyne Sms 1 In Room Bass Correction Kit With Included Microphone , Denon Avr 3313ci Receiver , Denon Avr 4520ci Receiver , Power Sound Audio , Xv15 , Power Sound Audio Triax , Room Equilizer Wizard Rew , Denon Avr X4000 7 2 Channel Home Theater Receiver
Gear in this thread

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off