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Old 03-28-2012, 11:17 AM
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You did great and I wouldn't look back for a second. You have just stupid output and virtually zero limitations on 99% of anything you want to playback.

I was an INCH away from grabbing an A7-450 (and eventually, a pair) but when JTR became a local company for me (literally 7 mins away) the decision to go with Jeff became a no-brainer on multiple fronts.

Well done and have fun.

James

Actual phone call (see pic to left):

 

Tech (responding to laughter): "I'm sorry sir, did I miss something?"

Me: "Yeah, a case of Diet Mountain Dew walking across my living room."

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Old 03-28-2012, 12:37 PM
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You did great and I wouldn't look back for a second. You have just stupid output and virtually zero limitations on 99% of anything you want to playback.

I was an INCH away from grabbing an A7-450 (and eventually, a pair) but when JTR became a local company for me (literally 7 mins away) the decision to go with Jeff became a no-brainer on multiple fronts.

Well done and have fun.

James

Damn I wish jtr was local...

No subwoofer I've heard has been able to produce the bass I've experienced in the Corps!

Must..stop...buying...every bluray release...
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I have not heard the cap or subm. I actually was going to purchase the subversive,then the cap, and decided on the a7 mainly because of price.

I hear that the subversive gets great reviews but was just way too expensive IMHO. The cap is priced a little better but I didn't want the Dayton amp. I was going to put the 2400 watt amp that Jeff and mark use in the a7 to drive both subs but just added too much to the cost and audyssey xt32 would have been useless seeing only one sub. Those amps are expensive.

I hear ya. I will more than likely end up with dual A7-450 myself, for mostly the same reasons. I know they are a good product, and price is fantastic. To add to that, Alex and Brett have both trated me better than I could have ever asked for, so I would like to give them the business.
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To add to that, Alex and Brett have both trated me better than I could have ever asked for, so I would like to give them the business.

+1

Alex has been an absolute pleasure to deal with.
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Always answers the phone, happy to answer questions, never makes me feel rushed like he's trying to get me off the phone.
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Always answers the phone, happy to answer questions, never makes me feel rushed like he's trying to get me off the phone.

Exactly! I have had so many talks with Alex, none of which were ended by him. Those guys are the type that you could talk to all day about your setup or new gear.
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:22 AM - Thread Starter
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You did great and I wouldn't look back for a second. You have just stupid output and virtually zero limitations on 99% of anything you want to playback.

I was an INCH away from grabbing an A7-450 (and eventually, a pair) but when JTR became a local company for me (literally 7 mins away) the decision to go with Jeff became a no-brainer on multiple fronts.

Well done and have fun.

James

With a sub company that close to you, and that good, I think I would have done the same.
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My 450 is finally on the way to me. I can't wait to get it setup and dialed in! My girlfriend is already dreading it. My 350 was too much for her to bear so i can just imagine how she'll react to this one! LOL
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Congrats bro. When you get it, post pics.
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these were older progress photos.

My cabinets were shrunk down width wise to 22 inches. The three inches were then added back to the depth.

The first pic is a original cabinet 25 inches wide, second pic is my cabinets.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:54 AM
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Mine arrives at the house today! I am stoked!
I am trying to plan out the demo material that I will use to dial it in tonight.
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OMFG! This sub is HUGE!!!! Insane bass! I queued up "Enter the Grid" as a benchmark. Holy crap! My room was pressurized! My daughter said that she felt nauseous at one point. Crazy!!!
I LOVE this sub so far!!!!!!!
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Sweet abbot enjoy that new beast. I love when my son looks at me and says that sounds like 20 hz don't it dad and all we have is a baby a2300. Gotta teach em young. have fun. Hope it was ok that I posted here since I'm not in the A7 club.
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:07 AM
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Thanks man!
I watched the Server Room scene from "Pulse" last night. WOWWWWWWW.......
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:52 AM
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Watching the pod emergence scene this afternoon. About halfway through it I heard a loud crash in the next room. The china cabinet was shaken off of the wall! I didnt even make it to the most intense part of the scene! Really got scolded by the little lady. LOL!
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I need to stop watching your thread. Seems like your still enjoying the subs,if I buy one of these subs,I may have to own a home first lol. Wanna trade for a jbl es 250 ?
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:30 PM - Thread Starter
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Congrats abbot
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Thanks Nezff!
Question: What is the deal with the 25hz boost switch?
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Alex said don't use it.
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What amps are you guys using to power the 450s?

Lt1300
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Nice. LT1300s are beasts.

yes. yes they are.

I added three more 20amp circuits to my room after I got them. One for each sub, one for the xpa5,5508,bluray,and tv, one for lights and other receptacles. Total of four 20 amps in there now.
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yes. yes they are.

I added three more 20amp circuits to my room after I got them. One for each sub, one for the xpa5,5508,bluray,and tv, one for lights and other receptacles. Total of four 20 amps in there now.

Nice, I run my system off 1 20 amp dedicated line and the living room circuit of 20 amps. Living room circut has the triple Submerisves on it with no issues. Ran Quad empires at one time also.
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I will post pics of my 450 as soon as I get ahold of better camera. I dropped my dslr in the ocean while out on a fishing boat last week....
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:21 AM - Thread Starter
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hurry, Im anxious to see!!
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A picture of my baby. Placed a 2-liter into the frame so that you all can see the scale of this monster.
It hasn't blinked at anything I've thrown at it. LOVE it!
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Congrats Abbot, welcome to the 450 club hahaha!

Velodyne DD-18, dual Elemental Designs A7-450, dual SVS PB13Ultra custom, Axiom EP500v2, dual B&W PCS8 THX, dual Infinity Kappa Perfect 12VQ Avaserfi LowQ, Anthony Gallo TR-3
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