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post #391 of 9657 Old 02-15-2004, 11:53 AM
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Curt,
I'm either going to buy an SPL1000 or 1200. (MkII's of course) I'm having a tough time deciding between the two, you know justifying the cost of one over the other. What is the significance of the 2hz difference between the two? In my application the sub will be inside the mains & beside the RPTV on the bottom of a rack. The room is 14' W x 24" L x 8" H. I'm mostly concerned with musical accuracy, both multi-channel and stereo.
Also what are your thoughts on using two subs vs one.
I don't have the time to read the entire thread so I apologize if these are redundant questions.

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Curt ,

It's " HIGH NOON "

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Just one question. The manual for my CHT-15 does not mention the Video/Audio switch. Whe is the purpose of this switch?

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Just one question. The manual for my CHT-15 does not mention the Video/Audio switch. Whe is the purpose of this switch?

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Video 3 db increase.... leave it in Audio more accurate for HT and music.

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Vinyl,

Thanks a bunch!

I couldn't believe the manual didn't mention the switch.

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Hi,
Yes the "V" (video) position does provide 3db more output. Accuracy is not effected so use it as you choose. Most use the volume control of the sub or the internal bass volume of the receiver.
Thanks for asking.
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Curt ,

If accuracy is not effected why have it ??.....

"....so use it as you choose. Most use the volume control of the sub or the internal bass volume of the receiver"

In other words "V" and "A" is a worthless feature ??

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Hi,
The design concept was to have a switch that would make the volume a little louder for movies (V=video) as opposed to audio (A=audio). Many people turn the sub louder for movies, so it seemed like a good idea. In use however most found the volume control a better option as they weren't limited to a 3db change. This feature only appears on the CHT-15 and will not be on any future products as a switch on the back panel.
Sorry for the confusion.
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I've got an FSR-12 sitting around collecting dust due to some small holes in the driver (love my kids!). How much would it cost to have the driver replaced and how would I go about it? I'd like to fix it and ebay it. If not I'll be ebaying it for whatever I can get for it.

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Curt and Bruce,

I have a DD-18 in a 21 X 21 room w/ several openings and vaulted ceilings.

I would like to get your advice and feedback on a suggested "EQ Curve".

Would you recommend settings the response as flat as possible? I can easily get a +/- 3 db curve from end to end. Or would you suggest a aiming for a nice house curve. If so, at what frequencies would you recommend starting and ending the curve? According to the manual a flat curve is desirable.

I have poor low end response in my room. In order to boost the low end would you recommend using the EQ first or raising the subs volume? Both work in my room.

Thanks in advance.

-Brian

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Hi,
I would first do the EQ (+-3db is excellent), then I would raise the volume of the subwoofer to where it sounds full and rich. Human hearing drops off rapidly at low frequencies and a system that measures flat will sound bass shy to most of us. I would increase the volume of the subwoofer at least 5db (more if needed) and see how that sounds.
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Thanks Curt,

So you personally prefer a flat curve boosted rathen than a house curve with a boost?

-Brian

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Yes, that's the way I would do it. However with the DD you have the flexibility to try different options.
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Curt,

Any news on the Signature 1812?

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Any news on the Signature 1812?

Damon

Hi Damon,
The Digital Drive 1812 Signature Edition (its new name) is shipping - has been for a few months now. Was there any specific info you were looking for?

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Bruce,

Another DD question:

I see that the DD has no trigger-on switch(although it does indeed have signal-sensing on) but does have a power switch on the remote. If the back of the sub is in the "on" mode, does the remote power switch put it into a sort of standby mode if you turn it off? Also, if the back of the sub is in the "off" mode, will the remote still work to turn it on?

thanks,

Randy

ps-what's the latest version of DD software incorporated into the subs that are selling now, and are the downloadable software upgrades free or is there a fee?
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MSRP of the 1812?

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Bruce,

Another DD question:

I see that the DD has no trigger-on switch(although it does indeed have signal-sensing on) but does have a power switch on the remote. If the back of the sub is in the "on" mode, does the remote power switch put it into a sort of standby mode if you turn it off? Also, if the back of the sub is in the "off" mode, will the remote still work to turn it on?

thanks,

Randy

ps-what's the latest version of DD software incorporated into the subs that are selling now, and are the downloadable software upgrades free or is there a fee?

Hi Randy,
THe POWER button on the remote forces the unit into standby mode (no output and the amp stops switching, causing the unit to draw minimal power to run the computer only). Pressing the POWER button again or cycling the switch on the back panel brings it out of "Power off" mode.

The latest DD version is V1.4. Downloads are free of charge. The changes have been minor - we fixed one bug so the units would run better in Japan (with only 100 volts), and we changed the default preset to 4.

Hope this helps,
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MSRP of the 1812?

Hi,
MSRP is $14,999.

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Thanks, Bruce.

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Bruce - just checked the Support section of your website and version 1.2 of the DD software is still posted. That's the same version installed on my DD-15, purchased shortly after its release last year. Will 1.4 be posted for on-line download soon? Thanks!

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Yes, very soon. We're almost ready to introduce our new website.
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Bruce,
I thought you said you were going to add an AutoEQ function in the next DD firmware release, no?
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Curt or Bruce,

Yep, auto-eq would indeed be a great feature.
Another incredibly useful feature that wouldn't be too difficult to implement would be to have a full frequency response sweep(20-20k)...sure would be nice to see what's going on in the room...front pair, single speaker, whole system, etc.

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Bruce/Curt,

No, I don't have any specific questions, I was just interested in reading some literature on the 1812. Are any reviews due soon?

However, I do have a question on which speaker to purchase. I currently have a Sunfire True Subwoofer in an 11' x 18' room. I am looking at either the DD-18 or DD-15. Any advice on which to choose? Is the only difference 1 or 2Hz on the bottom end? Speakers are B&W Nautilus 804s.

Thanks,

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Originally posted by theranman
Curt or Bruce,

Yep, auto-eq would indeed be a great feature.
Another incredibly useful feature that wouldn't be too difficult to implement would be to have a full frequency response sweep(20-20k)...sure would be nice to see what's going on in the room...front pair, single speaker, whole system, etc.

Ran

Hi,
Both auto EQ and full frequency sweep are receiving strong consideration for the next major software update.
Thanks,
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Curt,

That's great news, but would that "major software update" be user downloadable, require sending the sub back to Velodyne, or require the purchase of a new sub?

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Originally posted by DANewsome
Bruce/Curt,

No, I don't have any specific questions, I was just interested in reading some literature on the 1812. Are any reviews due soon?

However, I do have a question on which speaker to purchase. I currently have a Sunfire True Subwoofer in an 11' x 18' room. I am looking at either the DD-18 or DD-15. Any advice on which to choose? Is the only difference 1 or 2Hz on the bottom end? Speakers are B&W Nautilus 804s.

Thanks,

Damon

Hi Damon,
If your room is shut off (no permanent openings), the DD-15 will be more than adequate. The main difference between the two is the DD-18 can play louder and go deeper (think 16hz pedal organ) with authority. However in your small room it would not be an issue. There will be several reviews on the DD-15 and DD-18 appearing in the next few weeks.
Thanks,
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Curt,

That's great news, but would that "major software update" be user downloadable, require sending the sub back to Velodyne, or require the purchase of a new sub?

thanks

Randy,
User downloadable for sure!!
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Curt,

A software update that adds *2* fantastic features??..whoa!

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