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jarretc's Avatar jarretc 01:59 PM 10-20-2013
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Originally Posted by Norcuron View Post

FYI, I had a pretty loud hum when I first plugged it in. I have my other stereo stuff in same circuit so can try to find source of hum in future. I bought .49 cent cheater plug and it is now absolutely silent. I called PSA Friday to ask about using one and they said no problem. They actually use cheater plugs when they are testing etc.

Could you elaborate on what a cheater plug is?

basshead81's Avatar basshead81 02:01 PM 10-20-2013
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Could you elaborate on what a cheater plug is?

a cheater plug is only 2 prong, it has no third leg or field ground. This can sometimes be used to eliminate a 60cycle ground noise. However its intended puropose is to be an adapter to allow connection between a 3 prong power cord and older 2 prong outlet.
jarretc's Avatar jarretc 02:03 PM 10-20-2013
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a cheater plug is only 2 prong, it has no third leg or field ground. This can sometimes be used to eliminate a 60cycle ground noise. However its intended puropose is to be an adapter to allow connection between a 3 prong power cord and older 2 prong outlet.

ty sir
raynist's Avatar raynist 02:13 PM 10-20-2013
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Originally Posted by Norcuron View Post

FYI, I had a pretty loud hum when I first plugged it in. I have my other stereo stuff in same circuit so can try to find source of hum in future. I bought .49 cent cheater plug and it is now absolutely silent. I called PSA Friday to ask about using one and they said no problem. They actually use cheater plugs when they are testing etc.

I did the same thing!
Bigotis's Avatar Bigotis 03:15 PM 10-20-2013
I've got my gain at the 12 o'clock position, the sub I had there before had no hum, Triax had a hum, Tom said fine to use a cheater plug. Due to past experiences I unplug both subs and both powered speakers when not in use. My side surrounds are DT powered sub towers that had both amps blown in an electric surge using good electric surge protectors.
raynist's Avatar raynist 04:24 PM 10-20-2013
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I've got my gain at the 12 o'clock position, the sub I had there before had no hum, Triax had a hum, Tom said fine to use a cheater plug. Due to past experiences I unplug both subs and both powered speakers when not in use. My side surrounds are DT powered sub towers that had both amps blown in an electric surge using good electric surge protectors.

I have mine set at 7 on the dial, not 7 o'clock.

The amp on the triax has numbers.
Bigotis's Avatar Bigotis 05:48 PM 10-20-2013
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I have mine set at 7 on the dial, not 7 o'clock.

The amp on the triax has numbers.
I've been doing yard work all day, I was to tired to pull the sub out to look at the number so I referred to the dial position.
Reefdvr27's Avatar Reefdvr27 06:44 PM 10-20-2013
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I've been doing yard work all day, I was to tired to pull the sub out to look at the number so I referred to the dial position.
I have been busy to. It has been a week from he**. I was free for a month and now that the subs came it has been chaos. My Dog went in for surgery and she had to stay overnight, so I had to drive 3 hours round trip the last two days, not to mention the after care. I am also trying to shut down the pool and cover it and the whole time the leaves are begining to fall and pile up. Man O Man!!

However I did manage to get the subs into place today and it was not easy, luckily had some help. They are now out of sight, but they make their presence felt. I have one sub front firing and the other two pointed at each wall on the corner, freaking awesom. On a bad note, I am really not to happy that these amps do not have a standby switch. Now that I have the subs hidden and behind furniture I cannot reach the power switch, they are about two feet out of reach. So, I grabbed a fairly long wooden dowel I had in the garage and put a rubber tip on the end and I now have to use the dowel to power on and off. I have always taken the standby switch for granite, but really how can you complain about the Triax. I am sitting down now and watching the original Incredible Hulk. This one is a bass fest.

I have my gain set on 5 at the moment, probably a little rich. I think I am going to add the mini DSP and mic, so I am going to hold off on the tinkering till I get my new equipment in.
raynist's Avatar raynist 08:06 PM 10-20-2013
Here are some additional REW sweeps after removing the old subs from the room and doing some very minor moving. I think I am going to stop until I get the 3rd Triax as I will probably have to do it all again.




Saturn94's Avatar Saturn94 08:15 PM 10-20-2013
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Here are some additional REW sweeps after removing the old subs from the room and doing some very minor moving. I think I am going to stop until I get the 3rd Triax as I will probably have to do it all again.




Very nice. smile.gif. That's some serious low end extension. Which DSP program are you using?
Saturn94's Avatar Saturn94 08:20 PM 10-20-2013
I have a question for those of you who have received their Triax.

I've never ordered anything before that required freight shipping. How exactly does that work? Does the shipping company call to schedule the delivery? How flexible are the delivery times (after work/evenings? Weekends?)?

Mine is scheduled to be built tomorrow....woo hoo!
raynist's Avatar raynist 08:22 PM 10-20-2013
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Very nice. smile.gif. That's some serious low end extension. Which DSP program are you using?

I have a Denon 4311 with Audyssey XT32 and sub EQ
ellisr63's Avatar ellisr63 08:23 PM 10-20-2013
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Originally Posted by Saturn94 View Post

I have a question for those of you who have received their Triax.

I've never ordered anything before that required freight shipping. How exactly does that work? Does the shipping company call to schedule the delivery? How flexible are the delivery times (after work/evenings? Weekends?)?

Mine is scheduled to be built tomorrow....woo hoo!

Just tell them I will be home and they can drop it off at my house.....smile.gif
BeeMan458's Avatar BeeMan458 08:54 PM 10-20-2013
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Here are some additional REW sweeps...

...eek.gif

Oh what? 7Hz wasn't low enough. Now you have to go and post graphs showing 5Hz? biggrin.gif
Norcuron's Avatar Norcuron 08:59 PM 10-20-2013
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I have been busy to. It has been a week from he**. I was free for a month and now that the subs came it has been chaos. My Dog went in for surgery and she had to stay overnight, so I had to drive 3 hours round trip the last two days, not to mention the after care. I am also trying to shut down the pool and cover it and the whole time the leaves are begining to fall and pile up. Man O Man!!

However I did manage to get the subs into place today and it was not easy, luckily had some help. They are now out of sight, but they make their presence felt. I have one sub front firing and the other two pointed at each wall on the corner, freaking awesom. On a bad note, I am really not to happy that these amps do not have a standby switch. Now that I have the subs hidden and behind furniture I cannot reach the power switch, they are about two feet out of reach. So, I grabbed a fairly long wooden dowel I had in the garage and put a rubber tip on the end and I now have to use the dowel to power on and off. I have always taken the standby switch for granite, but really how can you complain about the Triax. I am sitting down now and watching the original Incredible Hulk. This one is a bass fest.

I have my gain set on 5 at the moment, probably a little rich. I think I am going to add the mini DSP and mic, so I am going to hold off on the tinkering till I get my new equipment in.

I totally agree about the standby. My old SVS had that and I guess I just assumed they all did. It's a bummer flipping the switch all the time. Other than that it's been great.
raynist's Avatar raynist 09:17 PM 10-20-2013
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...eek.gif

Oh what? 7Hz wasn't low enough. Now you have to go and post graphs showing 5Hz? biggrin.gif

It is addicting!
raynist's Avatar raynist 09:19 PM 10-20-2013
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Originally Posted by Norcuron View Post

I totally agree about the standby. My old SVS had that and I guess I just assumed they all did. It's a bummer flipping the switch all the time. Other than that it's been great.

Is there any harm leaving them on all of the time?

I have a kill-a-watt, I will hook it up to see how much they draw when on but not playing.
jarretc's Avatar jarretc 09:20 PM 10-20-2013
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Originally Posted by Saturn94 View Post

I have a question for those of you who have received their Triax.

I've never ordered anything before that required freight shipping. How exactly does that work? Does the shipping company call to schedule the delivery? How flexible are the delivery times (after work/evenings? Weekends?)?

Mine is scheduled to be built tomorrow....woo hoo!

They call you to schedule when you want it delivered. R&L delivered my XV30F and they don't work on weekends (or at least where I live they dont)

http://www2.rlcarriers.com/freight/us-shipping you'll probably wanna find the closest one to you and call them to see which time frames they can deliver
raynist's Avatar raynist 09:39 PM 10-20-2013
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Is there any harm leaving them on all of the time?

I have a kill-a-watt, I will hook it up to see how much they draw when on but not playing.

When on, but not receiving a signal each triax is using between 21-22 watts. Both together is 43w. I will probably turn them off as I have very easy access to the power buttons. Really though, how much does 21w cost a month?

---just checked an electricity usage calculator. At 22w for 24 hours for a year is about $19.
Blackmambakila's Avatar Blackmambakila 10:54 PM 10-20-2013
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When on, but not receiving a signal each triax is using between 21-22 watts. Both together is 43w. I will probably turn them off as I have very easy access to the power buttons. Really though, how much does 21w cost a month?

---just checked an electricity usage calculator. At 22w for 24 hours for a year is about $19.

I'll probably keep mine on since I'll forget to turn em off anyways. I wonder what the settings for the room size was about? What is the difference with the Triax when set to smaller or larger room size?
steve nn's Avatar steve nn 11:24 PM 10-20-2013
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I'll probably keep mine on since I'll forget to turn em off anyways. I wonder what the settings for the room size was about? What is the difference with the Triax when set to smaller or larger room size?

Hey Black.. The top response line setting is more aggressive for a larger room or a room that has many openings. The less aggressive room response line setting is for smaller sealed rooms (could have openings) that have the characteristic of aiding the SW response in room gain.
jlpowell84's Avatar jlpowell84 11:31 PM 10-20-2013
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Here are some additional REW sweeps after removing the old subs from the room and doing some very minor moving. I think I am going to stop until I get the 3rd Triax as I will probably have to do it all again.




Nice! I get a similar shape from my before any EQ from my submersives. Anyone have any idea what can cause a dip from 12-15 hz?

basshead81's Avatar basshead81 11:57 PM 10-20-2013
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Nice! I get a similar shape from my before any EQ from my submersives. Anyone have any idea what can cause a dip from 12-15 hz?

It is recomended to set the rew graph to read 5db incriments on the verticle axis. Looks to me like your not getting alot of room gain below 15hz. You can use the mini dsp to boost the low end or keep trying different placement options.
Blackmambakila's Avatar Blackmambakila 11:59 PM 10-20-2013
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Hey Black.. The top response line setting is more aggressive for a larger room or a room that has many openings. The less aggressive room response line setting is for smaller sealed rooms (could have openings) that have the characteristic of aiding the SW response in room gain.

Thanks Steve, man I've never seen that feature, sounds pretty useful. I know where I'll have my setting to, the more aggressive one biggrin.gif
steve nn's Avatar steve nn 12:04 AM 10-21-2013
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Originally Posted by jlpowell84 View Post

Nice! I get a similar shape from my before any EQ from my submersives. Anyone have any idea what can cause a dip from 12-15 hz?

I would attribute it to just reg old room response. If you were employing EQ I would attribute it to that since it affects the response to the left or right where your applying to a degree if it were the case. Your dip is so shallow and narrow many would consider it not worth chasing. Your certainly not going to notice it. That being that I understand. wink.gif
jlpowell84's Avatar jlpowell84 12:06 AM 10-21-2013
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It is recomended to set the rew graph to read 5db incriments on the verticle axis. Looks to me like your not getting alot of room gain below 15hz. You can use the mini dsp to boost the low end or keep trying different placement options.[/quote]

Hey yea bass head, can you remind he how to change it back to 5db increments? I just started this last week and changed it somehow and can't see where to change it back smile.gif

I did get it all leveled out and it's flat to 7hz smile.gif. The WWZ grenade scene made my fiancé give me the "look," saying I am going to damage something. She was serious. It was fewakin awesome! The whole ceiling and above was pulsating and sounded like the house was gonna cave in. Of course I was playing with a 10db house curve rising from 100hz to 30hz then flat to 7 eeeK!
steve nn's Avatar steve nn 12:10 AM 10-21-2013
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Thanks Steve, man I've never seen that feature, sounds pretty useful. I know where I'll have my setting to, the more aggressive one biggrin.gif

OH! eek.gif I didn’t doubt that in the least! I thought about saying like you’re going to . biggrin.gif
Blackmambakila's Avatar Blackmambakila 12:22 AM 10-21-2013
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Originally Posted by jlpowell84 View Post

It is recomended to set the rew graph to read 5db incriments on the verticle axis. Looks to me like your not getting alot of room gain below 15hz. You can use the mini dsp to boost the low end or keep trying different placement options.

Hey yea bass head, can you remind he how to change it back to 5db increments? I just started this last week and changed it somehow and can't see where to change it back smile.gif

I did get it all leveled out and it's flat to 7hz smile.gif. The WWZ grenade scene made my fiancé give me the "look," saying I am going to damage something. She was serious. It was fewakin awesome! The whole ceiling and above was pulsating and sounded like the house was gonna cave in. Of course I was playing with a 10db house curve rising from 100hz to 30hz then flat to 7 eeeK![/quote]

I can't wait to get setup up for that WWZ grenade scene, I'll bet you had a grin on your face when your fiancé was prob thinkin the walls would collapse!
Blackmambakila's Avatar Blackmambakila 12:30 AM 10-21-2013
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OH! eek.gif I didn’t doubt that in the least! I thought about saying like you’re going to . biggrin.gif


I've got my movies seperated, one list if just to watch with the Triax and the others just whenever. Hangover III was funny! Man just like how After Earth made me want to slap myself, well I was desperate to find something else on my movie list and watched The Purge. Awwwwww I was even closer to slapping myself this time eek.gif. All the cool movies I have on the shelf for just the Triax lol.
steve nn's Avatar steve nn 12:42 AM 10-21-2013
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I've got my movies seperated, one list if just to watch with the Triax and the others just whenever. Hangover III was funny! Man just like how After Earth made me want to slap myself, well I was desperate to find something else on my movie list and watched The Purge. Awwwwww I was even closer to slapping myself this time eek.gif. All the cool movies I have on the shelf for just the Triax lol.

Hu! I have never have seen those movies, there are some good ones coming up though. I'm hoping ELYSIUM is good.
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