Originally Posted by rhapsodee
You made an adjustable port? Cool!! Pics pls!
Well, all I do is stick a piece of Sonotube into the top of the sub, not sure you need a picture to understand that
Plus, it's no good as I lose output where I need it most and I can't detect it all at full power in the extended range, save for the slow movement of everything in the room.
Certainly not satisfied yet - my idea was that I should be able to have more than enough output with 100w with 10dB for peak/transient/short bursts (with the 1000w amp) and the 80w sine waves are nowhere near enough.
I understand I am pressurizing 8000 cubic feet, but like I said, my listening position is a null.
The problem is that any spot I've listened at so far that is at least OKAY for bass output will be crap (read:near wall) for sound staging in the main speakers or being able to see the TV without it being in the middle of the room (27" is crap).
I am hoping this can be solved without too much work.
I should say that I've never actually heard a setup that impressed me, only headphone listening has gotten close. At full power my headphones do pretty well at producing the <40hz range, but they are just not enough and the sound staging is not there like it is in non-direct radiation (pinnae). Binaural recordings are not convincing.
What has impressed me though is how great live performance has sounded. The symphonic bass drum live sounds great, but when I try to produce it in my house, full power is required to get the output, but all the rattling and seat shaking ruins it. How come it takes so much to achieve it in my house when it naturally sounds like that in a concert hall (acoustics)?
Maybe there is a setup somewhere near my area I can hear.. hope so...
Maybe I am really picky, or my ears are messed up.. or...