It took me 10 years to build it. Did anyone spot the use of 240v romex? haha
I have no upper-budget, I've already put in maybe $30,000 and I'm planning on putting in at least another $20,000 over the next couple of years, depending on what life throws my way
Most of the cost is actually in electronics, like 50% of it.
Originally Posted by imagic
Love that flex in the opening bars! Also funny, the camera is shaking to the music.
I think it's 10hz, flex continues through half the song. From a front axial view it is hard to see. They couldn't do 10hz in the 80's I bet LOL, they may have not even known it was even there!
My arm gets pretty tired holding that thing still at eye level after 4 minutes let me tell ya; actually... I'm starting to like the pain in an SM kinda way, j/k haha
Originally Posted by mastermaybe
First explain to me what a video of a stereo and subwoofer playing back on a lap or desktop computer accomplishes in the first place.
Or is this more of the juvenile, posturing, chest-beating stuff that keeps a lot of otherwise well-intentioned folk out of this sub-forum?
Sorry, just don't see any useful purpose...and with 160+ views and one post, I'd bet I'm correct.
If you want a sound system that sounds this good, do what I did man. Here is the list components and how you need to connect it all.
This is my secrete-sauce formula man.
Originally Posted by BassThatHz
Source is a PC via a Xonar HDAV, analog RCA-outs to the multi-pre-in's on the UMC-1.
The UMC-1 is my pre-amp for now... which I then split both LR stereo outputs, one stereo pair to my Rotel monoblocks with FMOD-150 HP's and then directly on to the B&W HF in's,
the 2nd stereo pair goes to all the woofers/subs, this is connected to my BFD for RCA to XLR conversion.
[I'm planning on buying an XSP-1 soon, which will do that instead and at much higher fidelity too I might add; thus no longer needing the BFD for that task.]
The BFD also chops off the high bits above 5khz (high-bass). That then goes into two bridged XTI 4K's which have their own XO's and EQ's which feed the LR B&W LF's in dual mono (2+2ohm),
each of those XTI's are daisy-chained in dual-mono/stereo to the DEQ, (this is where the DCX would come in, more on that later), I have an ECM mic connected to the DEQ for RTA monitoring as well,
so after the dynamic EQ'ing and further choping of high bits(sub-bass), this then goes into the iTech 8k, which has it's own XO/DSP/dynamics processors, that powers the LMS (1ohm) and the SDX's (1ohm), this is then stereo daisy-chained to two EP4K's,
one feeds the Daytons in dual-parellel stereo 4ohm, the other EP4K feeds the Mal-21's (which for now is in input-parellel mode at dual 4ohm out).
The other 5 channel outs on the UMC-1 go to my other rotel amps, for the center channel and surrounds for a 7.9+ config in movie-mode (HDMI digital) and 2.9+ config in music-mode (analog hard-wire).
The XSP-1 would be an extension to the UMC-1, I'd hook both of them up together, the UMC-1 becoming my movie-DAC, the XONAR remaining the music-DAC.
So then... purchasing the FP10KQ would allow all 10 subs to finally be on descrete/independent/balanced channels for proper EQing/XO'ing/Delay etc etc, the DCX achieving that and LFE-mixing and would also allow me to preserve the stereo-bass signal to all 10 subs (5L + 5R) , and additionally implement real XO's for the non-crown amps that need it.
[Damn, I'm going to need a zillion more cables to make that all happen.]
As you can see, this isn't your average picnic basket Boo Boo.
Quad-monoblocked mains, each amp on it's own breaker, with power conditioning for the ones doing the highs. That's why it sounds so effortless (this video is at 120db playback BTW). It's pretty far up into the Nutziods cloud (for a middle-class income anyways).
Point is: You won't hear this at best-buy that's for sure, or anywhere else.
A laptop/tablet/PC speakers/Bose/TheBeats? No, No and No. I was hoping the peoples be using some Grado/Sennheiser headphones with an external amp, or perhaps an entry level sound system (preferably with a sub capable of 30hz) at minimum.
How to you jump from "a thread of my system playing some tune" to, all that? My system must have left one hell of an impression on you! My chair say's that he wants to take that as a self-asserted complement.
I ain't keeping nobody from doing nothing man.