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post #61 of 68 Old 03-02-2013, 10:38 AM
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From the driver's seat in my car, with the SPL meter on the C weighting (which is best for measuring bass right?) I get about 124dB I think. I understand that it's also easier to pressurize a car though since it's a much smaller space. I just don't really know what to expect from a ported 300rms home theater sub.

Easier? That's an understatement. Even an SUV has no more space than a walk-in closet. You better be prepared to spend a ton of money to get that kind of bass output and pressurization in a room. LOL

And that Paradigm DSP-3100? It's most likely going to have less output than the PB-1000.

You might want to peruse this database: http://www.data-bass.com/systems. Look at the Rythmik, PSA, SVS, and Outlaw Audio subs. I think these are 2m ground plane measurements. Click on the sub name to go to a page that links to more measurements.

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Easier? That's an understatement. Even an SUV has no more space than a walk-in closet. You better be prepared to spend a ton of money to get that kind of bass output and pressurization in a room. LOL

And that Paradigm DSP-3100? It's most likely going to have less output than the PB-1000.

You might want to peruse this database: http://www.data-bass.com/systems. Look at the Rythmik, PSA, SVS, and Outlaw Audio subs. I think these are 2m ground plane measurements. Click on the sub name to go to a page that links to more measurements.

Maybe I should just dump all this money I'm going to spend on a home stereo into my car hahah. Also, I just made a video of the "broken sub" in our office. It sounds like a different "broken" than it used to. It has a heartbeat at regular intervals. No RCAs plugged in, volume doesnt affect the heartbeat, and neither does LPF. Is this a ground loop? If it is, how can I fix it? I havent tried playing music yet today, put I will have by time you read this (so in 30 seconds).
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To get 120+dB, you are going to spend a lot more than what a PB1000 costs, maybe 5-10 times that much. Many people who are looking to fill their 3000-4000 cubic ft rooms usually go for at least dual 15" large ported subs (at least two $1000 subs for starters).

Trying to get large amounts of clean bass under 30Hz to pressurize your room is a completely different world than car audio. If you thought that your car audio system was badass, you haven't hung around here long enough wink.gif

In the end, you have to figure out what matters to you. Personally I enjoy my home system more than a good car system. I have just a stock car system now, but I've invested a decent amoun into my home system because that's my escape from reality.

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If you need help with a broken subwoofer, you should start a new thread.

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To get 120+dB, you are going to spend a lot more than what a PB1000 costs, maybe 5-10 times that much. Many people who are looking to fill their 3000-4000 cubic ft rooms usually go for at least dual 15" large ported subs (at least two $1000 subs for starters).

Trying to get large amounts of clean bass under 30Hz to pressurize your room is a completely different world than car audio. If you thought that your car audio system was badass, you haven't hung around here long enough wink.gif

I know my car audio system isn't badass. It's pretty average compared to the rest of the world. But on caraudio.com in terms of substage power, I'd say I'm in the bottom 10-15%. 500rms is really the lowest you ever see anyone has on that forum. I don't plan to really pressurize my dorm that much lol. I just want some good kick and rumble. Biggest bass I've felt was the opening act for the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Van Andel Arena. Don't even remember what they were called haha
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If you need help with a broken subwoofer, you should start a new thread.
I wasnt really looking to make a huge long thing about it. Just if someone had a quick fix it would be nice.
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You should still start a new thread so people will see the title.

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I made a new thread with a video of the problem sub. It has a YouTube video I made of it too.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1461350/help-with-broken-paradigm-sub-video
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When people say that home audio needs less wattage than car audio to get the same output, is that because of the different types of amps used or just the physical location (in a car vs in a room)?
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