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Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-29-2014, 09:54 PM
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Posted By shadyJ
The article you are linking to describes the...

The article you are linking to describes the Omnimax theater at the Museum of Science and Industry, not Navy Pier. Supposedly the Omnimax is flat to 10 Hz. I believe the Navy Pier Imax is using a...
Forum: Speakers   08-29-2014, 09:39 PM
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Posted By shadyJ
I have seen some SPL meter apps that are free....

I have seen some SPL meter apps that are free. Still, you could just set it by ear to a point that sounds natural to your ears and it will be good, if not one hundred percent accurate, but no big...
Forum: Speakers   08-29-2014, 05:23 PM
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For the UCA-222, is the gain on the 308s very...

For the UCA-222, is the gain on the 308s very high? There will always be some noise floor, and if you turn the gain up high enough, you will be able to hear it. However, if the gain is not very high...
Forum: Speakers   08-29-2014, 05:57 AM
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Posted By shadyJ
I would not try to run the Dayton with the SVS....

I would not try to run the Dayton with the SVS. One of the advantages of the SVS sub is extremely low distortion at low frequencies. By running the Dayton with the SVS, you lose that advantage...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-29-2014, 05:52 AM
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There is a VTF3 mk4 in the Hsu B-stock section...

There is a VTF3 mk4 in the Hsu B-stock section (http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/clearance.html) for 607, or $706 shipped. That isn't much more costly than a VTF2 on sale and it is a beastly...
Forum: Speakers   08-29-2014, 12:06 AM
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Posted By shadyJ
You do not need a $1200 DAC to get the most out...

You do not need a $1200 DAC to get the most out of the 305s. All you need is a decent sound interface. Try this Lexicon Alpha (http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Alpha), it should work like a...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-28-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By shadyJ
PB12-NSD measurements...

PB12-NSD measurements (http://www.data-bass.com/data?page=system&id=66&mset=71)
Outlaw Audio LFM-1 EX measurements (http://www.data-bass.com/data?page=system&id=58)

Summary is the PB12 NSD...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-26-2014, 11:44 PM
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Posted By shadyJ
The distinction between ID (can we just call it...

The distinction between ID (can we just call it what it is: manufacture direct) and store brands is not all that clear. After all, you can get Velodynes from their website now, and I am sure they are...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-26-2014, 09:18 PM
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Posted By shadyJ
I agree that CEA2010 is not the end-all and...

I agree that CEA2010 is not the end-all and be-all of subwoofer performance. However, I do believe that a full battery of testing of different aspects is enough to determine whether a subwoofer is...
Forum: Speakers   08-26-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 98
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Posted By shadyJ
The UCA222 and UCA202 should be nearly the same....

The UCA222 and UCA202 should be nearly the same. You could try to exchange a 222 for a 202 if you wanted, there wouldn't be any functional difference as far as I know. I am just hoping the problem is...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-26-2014, 08:02 PM
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Posted By shadyJ
On the occasions I have seen Rels measured, the...

On the occasions I have seen Rels measured, the results were astoundingly bad. Rel are harmonic distortion generators at anything over modest loudness levels. And that is about what you would expect...
Forum: Speakers   08-26-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 98
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Posted By shadyJ
OK, in that case it does not look like a ground...

OK, in that case it does not look like a ground loop. It could be some kind of electromagnetic noise is getting into the UCA222. That is a shame. I don't know what to do about that except to call...
Forum: Speakers   08-26-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By shadyJ
I don't quite agree with you on that point...

I don't quite agree with you on that point either. Larger speakers tend to be more sensitive, and so uses less current for the same amount of output. Smaller speakers do not do as well with low power...
Forum: Speakers   08-26-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 756
Posted By shadyJ
That power output is pretty much in line with...

That power output is pretty much in line with every other amplifier of its price range. If you know of a surround sound AVR that does significantly better, tell us about it.
Forum: Speakers   08-26-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 756
Posted By shadyJ
Why do you think Denon and Yamaha have poor...

Why do you think Denon and Yamaha have poor amplifiers, wit respect to their equally priced competition? I haven't seen or heard anything to suggest that is the case.
Forum: Speakers   08-26-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 756
Posted By shadyJ
The VTF15h will surely have more output. However,...

The VTF15h will surely have more output. However, if you are willing to go overbudget for a monster sub, the VTF15h is a beast. Brent Butterworth has measured both subs, PB2000...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-26-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 810
Posted By shadyJ
I spent some time with a Rythmik FV12, which is a...

I spent some time with a Rythmik FV12, which is a lot like the LV12 except that it was front ported, and I compared it to an LFM-1 EX that I had on hand. I did level-matched, immediate A/B switching...
Forum: Speakers   08-26-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 756
Posted By shadyJ
If you can go DIY, that would, of course, be a...

If you can go DIY, that would, of course, be a much better value. If you are not prepared to do that and just want to keep it simple, for your criteria, I would go with a Hsu Hybrid 3 5.1 package...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-26-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 529
Posted By shadyJ
All of these sub manufacturers charge for...

All of these sub manufacturers charge for shipping. Any of them who say they don't is lying. If you believe them you have been duped by a thin marketing tactic. No one ships a large 100 lbs box for...
Forum: Speakers   08-25-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,626
Posted By shadyJ
You may not have to resort to extension cords....

You may not have to resort to extension cords. First you have to figure out what is causing the conflict. It will be a device using a three pronged plug. The circuit will not be restricted to the...
Forum: Speakers   08-25-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,626
Posted By shadyJ
If you have anything else on the same power...

If you have anything else on the same power circuit as the 308s that has a three pronged plug, can you move that to another circuit by any chance? Or move the 308s to another circuit? Here is an...
Forum: Speakers   08-25-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,626
Posted By shadyJ
I have to look up a few things, but I am guessing...

I have to look up a few things, but I am guessing that the hum is a fight between the speakers and something else that wants to determine the ground voltage. This sort of thing can crop up with...
Forum: Speakers   08-25-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,626
Posted By shadyJ
Some questions: Does the hiss depend on the...

Some questions:

Does the hiss depend on the volume level, ie if you turn the gain knob up on the monitors, does the buzz get louder?

Is the buzz there even when the monitors are disconnected...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-23-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 69,374
Posted By shadyJ
Here is another couple mining 30 Hz frequencies,...

Here is another couple mining 30 Hz frequencies, Swag Bag (https://soundcloud.com/getter_dubstep/p0gman-swag-bag-getter-remix) by Pogman and Swine by Getter
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-23-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 728
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Posted By shadyJ
Here is a short nasty tune I found with some deep...

Here is a short nasty tune I found with some deep and hot bass, Grindhouse by Juggernaut ft Getter. The bassline hovers around 35 Hz, pretty deep for music, even for dupstep, and dips into the high...
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