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Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-31-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,296
Posted By Secret Squirrel
Some people shouldn't be into audio. Because they...

Some people shouldn't be into audio. Because they don't understand what they're doing. Then going on a wild rant against a good company like HSU is just not the right thing to do. A Ferrari is not so...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-18-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By Secret Squirrel
I'm doing some listing to my system right now. I...

I'm doing some listing to my system right now. I made some channel level adjustments and now I think an 80hz crossover sounds pretty good. Maybe the null isn't as bad as I thought. I think I just...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-18-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By Secret Squirrel
All of the subwoofers are on the front wall. I...

All of the subwoofers are on the front wall. I have moved one subwoofer to improve the sound and fix a time alignment problem. I guess since there is a null I'm lucky that I have a handful of...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-18-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By Secret Squirrel
Thanks guys. I think my current room dimensions...

Thanks guys. I think my current room dimensions are the limiting factor here and are causing me to need to calibrate this way. Maybe someday I will move and have a more optimal room with better...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-18-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By Secret Squirrel
150HZ Crossover Question

I have an odd shaped room that is 24'Lx12'W. It's also open to a kitchen in the rear and a hallway leading to the rest of the house. My theater is set up using the room the shorter way. I think this...
Forum: Speakers   05-31-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,376
Posted By Secret Squirrel
Extreme driver excursion like that is not what...

Extreme driver excursion like that is not what you want in an audio system. Despite how many times you see it posted on youtube. I have all kinds of midbass punch and lower bass in my 7.4 audio...
Forum: Speakers   05-28-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,376
Posted By Secret Squirrel
I think that you're possibly making a bad...

I think that you're possibly making a bad decision by selling your current audio gear. I've been in a similar situation as you trying to figure out why my midbass was lacking. I had very capable gear...
Forum: Speakers   03-15-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 66
Posted By Secret Squirrel
That driver in the speaker is blown. That crunchy...

That driver in the speaker is blown. That crunchy metal sound is the indicator that it's blown. Normally the inner parts of the speaker stay suspended in a magnetic field. When the speaker is working...
Forum: Speakers   03-01-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 754
Posted By Secret Squirrel
I have a similar system as the OP. I'm using more...

I have a similar system as the OP. I'm using more subs and also had a lack of midbass but had lower bass that wasn't tight. The key to fixing this is get the channel trim levels set correctly...
Forum: Speakers   02-24-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 290
Posted By Secret Squirrel
My mains are set to small as well as the rest of...

My mains are set to small as well as the rest of my speakers. I use an 80hz THX crossover. I like it because it's a steep fourth order crossover.
Forum: Speakers   02-24-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 290
Posted By Secret Squirrel
That's good to hear. Please keep us updated on...

That's good to hear. Please keep us updated on what you think of the sound improvements once you get the subwoofer installed and calibrated. Now you have money left over for a second XLS subwoofer...
Forum: Speakers   02-23-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 290
Posted By Secret Squirrel
I started buying my CLS speakers in 2008. At...

I started buying my CLS speakers in 2008. At first I was just planning on a 2.0 system with a subwoofer as a possibility. I bought an AVR at the time so I figured why not build a theater system. Then...
Forum: Speakers   02-23-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 290
Posted By Secret Squirrel
When I purchased my CV subs I got them for a...

When I purchased my CV subs I got them for a great deal. They're much more expensive now. They're good subs. The HSU is a great subwoofer. It should perform very well. Not two times better then a CV...
Forum: Speakers   02-23-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 290
Posted By Secret Squirrel
Yes

Yes
Forum: Speakers   02-23-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 290
Posted By Secret Squirrel
My room is approximately the same size as yours...

My room is approximately the same size as yours but open to a few other areas. It's been a while since I took the accurate measurements with a tape measure. Adding subwoofers to your current system...
Forum: Speakers   02-23-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 290
Posted By Secret Squirrel
I have an all Cerwin Vega theater. I have a pair...

I have an all Cerwin Vega theater. I have a pair of CLS-215's for mains, a CLS-6c center channel, CLS-10 towers for side surrounds, and CLS-6 book shelf speakers for rear surrounds, I also have quad...
Forum: Speakers   02-17-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By Secret Squirrel
Also make sure that you're not running your mains...

Also make sure that you're not running your mains full range. Just because they have 12" woofers doesn't mean the will give you the best sound. Using an 80hz crossover will give you better sound...
Forum: Speakers   02-08-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 192
Posted By Secret Squirrel
I think that putting your mains on stands is a...

I think that putting your mains on stands is a good idea. How you currently have them pushed to the back of the shelf is going to cause reflection issues with the flat shelf surface in front of the...
Forum: Speakers   02-01-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 159
Posted By Secret Squirrel
I don't have the same receiver. You need an SPL...

I don't have the same receiver. You need an SPL meter to set the channel trim levels or use the auto calibration mic if it has that available. Your speaker crossover seems high. 80hz is commonly...
Forum: Speakers   02-01-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 159
Posted By Secret Squirrel
If your system is calibrated properly -19db is...

If your system is calibrated properly -19db is pretty normal. You should be getting moderately loud at that volume level. I use close to a reference calibration. I use some slightly different numbers...
Forum: Speakers   01-17-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By Secret Squirrel
The CV XLS-28 is a very nice speaker. However, in...

The CV XLS-28 is a very nice speaker. However, in no way is it a full range speaker. Even the largest full range CV speakers perform better with a subwoofer or multiple subwoofers. The XLS-28 starts...
Forum: Speakers   01-04-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 307
Posted By Secret Squirrel
I don't have a specific AVR in mind for you. What...

I don't have a specific AVR in mind for you. What I do know is that at $600 is where AVR start to have pre amp outs. An AVR at around that price point has good amplification power on its own and nice...
Forum: Speakers   01-04-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 307
Posted By Secret Squirrel
Consider this as a slow build project. Especially...

Consider this as a slow build project. Especially if you're on a budget. A stereo receiver is very limited to adjustments and calibration. There's no crossover selections for later growth with...
Forum: Speakers   01-04-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 307
Posted By Secret Squirrel
Thanks for the link. I'll have to check that out.

Thanks for the link. I'll have to check that out.
Forum: Speakers   01-04-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 307
Posted By Secret Squirrel
An external DAC will have no benefit.I own a pair...

An external DAC will have no benefit.I own a pair of CLS-215's. They're very good speakers that can be a bit power hungry. They can be set up several ways depending on how you intend to use them....
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