Oh my head....oh it hurts!
Too much BASS
I swear in the course of a few hours these things loosened up a lot! By the time I called it quits the tracks were rattling everything. Two tracks in particular "This is for the lover in you" by Babyface, and "Red light special" by TLC were just moving the walls! I opened up the patio door and went outside and the sound was so solid with big hitting bass, deep bass felt from outside, hard to describe but you could tell it had authority.
Okay let me contain my excitement a little bit and backup. I tested and verified the drivers as shown in the pics
4ohm load on both pairs (top & bottom)
Wired in series for 8ohm load
Removed jumpers otherwise I would have a 3.2 load or somewhere along those lines, can't remember the exact measurement but you get the point (two 4ohms loads paralleled are not 2 ohms)
Not the ideal location but this is all preliminary okay...im just testing the drivers and setup and breaking in the drivers
Now for the important part...what amp was I using? Sorry, not the FP14000.... I was using my Crown 2500 at 500watts per channel on an 8ohm load
and the "Bass Cannon's" are doing what at 500wpc!?
Other tidbits, filter set at 12db, 80hz, played with it up to 200hz but the crown could not handle that at a decent volume. What I did find out thus far (will need more time, and the FP14000 hooked up etc to verify), is that I'm not getting the slam that I want in the upper bass region. Bottom end is going to be fine as predicted but I think I might have to go with the JBL2242's, The 3722's don't cut it on their own. I'm a little disappointed to be honest but that's with music. With movies I have no problem with them at all so they do what they are designed to do, and they do it well, but music is another story.
Remember my goal is to try (and it may not be attainable) to have a system that kicks a$$ with music and movies. I'm not expecting out of music what I would with a dedicated 2 speaker setup like I had with my Acoustat 2+2's and my 4-12" subs, or my Beveridge electrostats and my subs but I'm only saying this to make the point that I know what a good musical system and soundstage sounds like and no, I do not expect that with this system but I know I can get the music part to sound a lot better. The real test will come when I break out the jazz tracks and start listening to some real music and I have not even opened up my music collection yet
The room is also my enemy right now but all that will be tamed when I build the HT but even in its current state I should be hitting higher highs and harder mids
, yeah I know some of you guys think I've lost my mind, lol but trust me, I still have a few brain cells left, lol. I know what my goal is that's all Im sayin...getting there is another story
JBL 2404H "baby cheeks" should be here in a few days. I need to get the top to extend more than it is... although its better than before, its still lacking, and my ears keep reminding my brain of that fact.
Will play around for a few days with the Crown until my XLR cables get here then I'm going to fire up the FP1400...I'm also planning on playing with the EP4000's in a dual 4ohm setup, one amp per cabinet. I will "calibrate" voltages. So basically I'm going to have some fun playing with different amps and verify for myself what has the best feel with the subs, if that makes sense.