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dlfromcanada's Avatar dlfromcanada 07:10 PM 09-12-2007
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Originally Posted by Chad Kuypers View Post

Sorry about the wait. In the next two days we will have updates on several things. It seems like every day that passes we are discovering more parts of this market that we can cater to online. With our ability to make a new cabinet design available overnight, it is very tempting to start running wild with ideas.

We built a pair of single sealed subwoofer cabinets that I am trying to make time to photograph and test. We even tried out a couple extra cabinet shapes/sizes to see what looked and performed best. The version that we built ended up being 16.5 inches wide and it seems to fit into rooms very well. Even a pair of them look more than reasonable.

Like I said, updates will be up soon. One update should make everybody VERY happy...

don't leave us hanging.....

rossandwendy's Avatar rossandwendy 07:10 PM 09-12-2007
My Conquest order was placed yesterday and if all goes well it could be shipping as soon as this Friday. To say my expectations are riding high on this monster is putting it mildly...if it is as capable as Chad says and Nousaine's tests hint at, I just may have finally found THE sub to enable a perma-grin

If you are contemplating ordering the Conquest, I urge you to contact Chad ASAP - what he has to reveal will probably put you over the edge as it did with me

Cheers,
Ross
Willd's Avatar Willd 07:34 PM 09-12-2007
I look forward to you receiving the Conquest, Ross.
ssabripo's Avatar ssabripo 07:45 PM 09-12-2007
Outstanding Ross!!!!

looking forward to hearing first impressions from an actual user! awesome!
craigsub's Avatar craigsub 07:58 PM 09-12-2007
Ross ... Looking forward to this. What did you do to appease da missus ? Or is this going to be another "Easier to ask forgiveness" moment ?
Ron Temple's Avatar Ron Temple 08:09 PM 09-12-2007
I can see his new sig...rossand...coming soon
TheEAR's Avatar TheEAR 08:17 PM 09-12-2007
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Originally Posted by Richard Mayer View Post

Whaaat? Didn't you promise not to buy commercial subs anymore?

How's the DIY front btw?

Quiet for now,have all the tools times three...for the next few months not much DIY,next year back to ordering drivers from AudioPulse and SoundSplinter. For now mt DIY subs do just fine.

Big commercial await...
rossandwendy's Avatar rossandwendy 09:01 PM 09-12-2007
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I look forward to you receiving the Conquest, Ross.

Thanks Will, me too

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Outstanding Ross!!!!

looking forward to hearing first impressions from an actual user! awesome!

You are partly responsible ssabripo, what with all the hype you started that sucked me right in

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Ross ... Looking forward to this. What did you do to appease da missus ? Or is this going to be another "Easier to ask forgiveness" moment ?

There ain't no apeasin' goin on in this house Actually, I gently explained how one Conquest would perform as well as two stacked subs by another brand yet would only cost barely more than one of those other subs, and that seemed to click with her CPA brain But I had to renew my promise to eBay/Audiogon every electronic thing that is not going to be used in the new media room

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I can see his new sig...rossand...coming soon

LMAO! That was good, thanks for the grin!


Cheers,
Ross
Ironmike86's Avatar Ironmike86 10:01 PM 09-12-2007
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But I had to renew my promise to eBay/Audiogon every electronic thing that is not going to be used in the new media room

Cheers,
Ross

When
plasmaowner's Avatar plasmaowner 10:03 PM 09-12-2007
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Originally Posted by ssabripo View Post

here is an Avalanche 18" driver, with "only" 28mm Xmax, driven by a mere "800w" of Crown K2 power:


Those subs are just insane!!!
mwolfe38's Avatar mwolfe38 10:11 PM 09-12-2007
I'm wondering how the heck the fixture with the pictures above the tv holds up.. In fact, i'm wondering how the tv even stays on the wall. Damn those are big
thuway's Avatar thuway 01:19 AM 09-13-2007
HOLY MOLY THOSE SUBS ARE HUGE. What SPL numbers are you getting from them!??!?!

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As an aside it makes me laugh when I see those HUMONGOUS subs and a 50 inch plasma tv. COME ON - you guys know you want that 106 inch widescreen projection setup .
ssabripo's Avatar ssabripo 06:22 AM 09-13-2007
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Those subs are just insane!!!

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Originally Posted by mwolfe38 View Post

I'm wondering how the heck the fixture with the pictures above the tv holds up.. In fact, i'm wondering how the tv even stays on the wall. Damn those are big

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HOLY MOLY THOSE SUBS ARE HUGE. What SPL numbers are you getting from them!??!?!

yeah, they are pretty insane. Pics hold up just fine, but the windows is another story I'm breaking 120dB's at seat without a sweat. Plenty of info/pics/measurements in the build thread:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=756408


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As an aside it makes me laugh when I see those HUMONGOUS subs and a 50 inch plasma tv. COME ON - you guys know you want that 106 inch widescreen projection setup .

this has been discussed in length before.....quality > quantity.

there is not a single projector, Runco's new 3set $30K included, that will match the overall PQ of a Pioneer Elite plasma. When they start making a 65" or 75" pioneer Elite, at sub $5k prices, I'm on it like white on rice........for now, at my seating position of 8ft, this Elite does more than plenty while giving unmatchable picture quality.



Ross.....you best to have your camera, laptop and mic (plus REW), and everything ready for when you get this badboy. Don't be waiting a week or so to report back!
zamboniman's Avatar zamboniman 07:10 AM 09-13-2007
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this has been discussed in length before.....quality > quantity.

there is not a single projector, Runco's new 3set $30K included, that will match the overall PQ of a Pioneer Elite plasma. When they start making a 65" or 75" pioneer Elite, at sub $5k prices, I'm on it like white on rice........for now, at my seating position of 8ft, this Elite does more than plenty while giving unmatchable picture quality.

Not to stray too far off topic, but I hope you've seen a really good front projection setup. (not something in a showroom or someone's latest $1000 big box store projector)

I've yet to see ANY plasma or LCD at ANY size that can touch the overall pic quality my NECXG CRT can put out. Considering the screen is much larger at approx 100" that's something. And all HD resolutions natively displayed even 1080p. About the only thing I could say the plasma has is superior brightness.
ssabripo's Avatar ssabripo 07:17 AM 09-13-2007
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I've yet to see ANY plasma or LCD at ANY size that can touch the overall pic quality my NECXG CRT can put out. Considering the screen is much larger at approx 100" that's something. And all HD resolutions natively displayed even 1080p. About the only thing I could say the plasma has is superior brightness.

we can take this offline for sure .

but yes, I've seen a $100K dedicated HT room with a Runco's latest, fully calibrated.....it will not hold a candle to say, Pioneer's new KURO line. Sorry. I've helped install and calibrate several projectors, and they have their pros (size, wow factor, etc).

I do video related work (designing codecs, algorithms, etc) all day everyday here at work......precision, accuracy is key for me. Unless you watch your display AT ALL TIMES in a completely dark room, this is simply no match.

back to Epik Subs!
Lindahl's Avatar Lindahl 08:41 AM 09-13-2007
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I do video related work (designing codecs, algorithms, etc) all day everyday here at work......precision, accuracy is key for me. Unless you watch your display AT ALL TIMES in a completely dark room, this is simply no match.

Same here (high-end video scalars, etc.), but I definately will take a large projected screen at lesser quality over a high quality plasma, every single time...

Oh.. and ross... the only thing better than one Conquest is... TWO! Doooo iiiiitttt!
DrewB's Avatar DrewB 09:54 AM 09-13-2007
This is very exciting stuff! The Conquest looks like a well-dressed bully ready to kick your arse after school's out.

Can't wait for some initial impressions...
JEFFREY GTS's Avatar JEFFREY GTS 11:23 AM 09-13-2007
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Originally Posted by thuway View Post

HOLY MOLY THOSE SUBS ARE HUGE. What SPL numbers are you getting from them!??!?!

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As an aside it makes me laugh when I see those HUMONGOUS subs and a 50 inch plasma tv. COME ON - you guys know you want that 106 inch widescreen projection setup .


Did you see the guy that has the eD A7-900 with like a 30inch 4x3 Sony tv? That kind of made me scratch my head. I don't want to offend anyone but I would get myself a decent tv before getting a $2000 sub.

I guess thats not fair to assume. Maybe he just likes audio more than video. Either way I am jealous. I want an A7-900.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/attac...6&d=1189561698
cschang's Avatar cschang 12:33 PM 09-13-2007
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Did you see the guy that has the eD A7-900 with like a 30inch 4x3 Sony tv? That kind of made me scratch my head. I don't want to offend anyone but I would get myself a decent tv before getting a $2000 sub.

I guess thats not fair to assume. Maybe he just likes audio more than video. Either way I am jealous. I want an A7-900.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/attac...6&d=1189561698

The picture makes me wonder where his speakers are too.
JEFFREY GTS's Avatar JEFFREY GTS 12:34 PM 09-13-2007
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The picture makes me wonder where his speakers are too.


Thats freaking hilarious you say that because I was trying to scroll the picture looking for his other speakers.

They have to be higher up on the shelf above the cd changer.
Chad Kuypers's Avatar Chad Kuypers 10:38 AM 09-14-2007
We put up a small update on our blog about the first new sealed subwoofer offering which will be available on Monday along with the Conquest. We also hinted at revealing our "real" prices, which will be up by the weekend. It is very exciting.

Did the same with with my other audio company when it started. We posted higher prices for the first month or so and then dropped them down to the real prices. (All customers who purchased products have already received a refund for the difference, which is great...) It makes our competitors angry, but our customers seem to really like it...

And yes, the Conquest is officially only $1599.
Willd's Avatar Willd 10:41 AM 09-14-2007
I just got done reading the update. Very cool, Chad!

The Conquest priced at $1599! Get outta' here!
craigsub's Avatar craigsub 10:50 AM 09-14-2007
Chad ... That is a 20% drop ... If this remains consistent, the Castle will come in at $999 ???

This is getting interesting.

I wonder what highly regarded $3500 sealed subwoofer you are targeting with the Valor ????

I feel like Rodney Dangerfield in Caddyshack ... "I'll take 2 of those, one of those, and gimmee one of those over there" ...
Iggster's Avatar Iggster 11:03 AM 09-14-2007
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I just got done reading the update. Very cool, Chad!

The Conquest priced at $1599! Get outta' here!

x2 I honestly don't see why anyone would get anything else on the market right now unless they don't like a bigger more manly sub
Chad Kuypers's Avatar Chad Kuypers 11:08 AM 09-14-2007
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I just got done reading the update. Very cool, Chad!

Thanks. I am just excited that more people will enjoy our products for less money.

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The Conquest priced at $1599! Get outta' here!

Yup. $1599. What is the point if the Conquest performs great, but nobody can afford it or get/fit one in their house? I want people to actually own these subwoofers and enjoy them, not talk about them and compare specs. That is very important to us.

The rest of the products will follow suit. The prices are incredible. We talk about the advantages of in-house production all over our website. Well, it is time you finally see what that advantage offers you in addition to performance and quality. Like I said before, it is really exciting!!

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If this remains consistent, the Castle will come in at $999 ???

Bingo...

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I feel like Rodney Dangerfield in Caddyshack ... "I'll take 2 of those, one of those, and gimmee one of those over there" ...

"You buy a hat like this and I'll bet you get a free bowl of soup... Oh ,it looks good on you though..."
craigsub's Avatar craigsub 11:11 AM 09-14-2007
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"You buy a (subwoofer) like this and I'll bet you get a free bowl of soup... Oh ,it looks good on you though..."

I was thinking that about Iggster and his subwoofer.

Igg ... JUST teasing ...
Lindahl's Avatar Lindahl 11:38 AM 09-14-2007
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Originally Posted by Chad Kuypers View Post

We put up a small update on our blog about the first new sealed subwoofer offering which will be available on Monday along with the Conquest. We also hinted at revealing our "real" prices, which will be up by the weekend. It is very exciting.

Wow Chad... just wow. I'm sure you have many of us rethinking DIY.
DOOM136's Avatar DOOM136 12:24 PM 09-14-2007
I am looking for a shootout between the Epik Tower and the SVS PB13 Ultra now. It will be interesting as how the Tower will sound for both music and home theater. As for price and performance, the JL is around 3 grand, the SVS is 1500 and performs about the same. Now if the Epik is similar in performance as the SVS and JL for about $1200, I think Epik will be the new leader. After all aren't we all looking for the best or equal performance at a competitive price? I will be looking forward to Craigsub putting the Epik products through his grulling test and how they will both hold up and perform. Looks like Craigsub has got alot of work ahead of him.
Richard Mayer's Avatar Richard Mayer 02:23 PM 09-14-2007
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Originally Posted by Chad Kuypers View Post

We put up a small update on our blog about the first new sealed subwoofer offering which will be available on Monday along with the Conquest. We also hinted at revealing our "real" prices, which will be up by the weekend. It is very exciting.

Did the same with with my other audio company when it started. We posted higher prices for the first month or so and then dropped them down to the real prices. (All customers who purchased products have already received a refund for the difference, which is great...) It makes our competitors angry, but our customers seem to really like it...

And yes, the Conquest is officially only $1599.

Now this is really interesting. Can't wait to see those Valor GP results.
ssabripo's Avatar ssabripo 02:28 PM 09-14-2007
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Originally Posted by Richard Mayer View Post

Now this is really interesting. Can't wait to see those Valor GP results.

co-sign!

and they look outstanding too:



man, at these prices.....that's some bargain even for DIYers

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Originally Posted by WillD View Post

I just got done reading the update. Very cool, Chad!

The Conquest priced at $1599! Get outta' here!

indeed....at $1599 for a Conquest, that's just Criminal!!!
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