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Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-23-2017, 11:37 AM
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Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Well, my experience with DSP is as follows:...

Well, my experience with DSP is as follows: without my MiniDSP 2x4 unbalanced, the SQ from my sub sounds awful and harsh with lots of uneven ringing due to large peaks and dips that are not smooth in...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-20-2017, 12:40 PM
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Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
To be fair, Rythmik is a smaller company than...

To be fair, Rythmik is a smaller company than SVS, yet since I got my LV12R, the L12, LVX12, FVX15, L22, F8/FM8, and now the various larger dual 15 and single/dual 18 inch models are being...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-20-2017, 12:34 PM
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Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
What version of Audyssey do you have?

What version of Audyssey do you have?
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-19-2017, 09:46 AM
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Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Totally agree on this one.[/QUOTE] +1,...

Totally agree on this one.[/QUOTE]

+1, measurements tell you if something is wrong like big peaks or dips/nulls or poor integration between subs/speakers. It can't tell you what target curve you...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-18-2017, 09:15 PM
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Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
I would try both just to see, but my...

I would try both just to see, but my recommendation would be to do the sub PEQ first (MiniDSP or like) and then AVR AutoEQ. This should work well unless you prefer something way different from a flat...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-14-2017, 12:39 PM
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Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
I agree that is extremely high end/expensive. And...

I agree that is extremely high end/expensive. And if course, there is the law of diminishing returns with audio and most things, for that matter.

However, it is all relative because what is...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-14-2017, 11:50 AM
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Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
ok, so the former... I believe Brian called it a...

ok, so the former... I believe Brian called it a 'whirling' sound back in Oct 2015 when I got the LV12R and had the noise issue with LFE input and MiniDSP.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-14-2017, 08:57 AM
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Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
That's really a taste issue. There are...

That's really a taste issue. There are differences, and each has its fans.[/QUOTE]

Yeah, I was wondering if the reason he preferred the PSA for movies was a fuller sound, which a ported Rythmik...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-14-2017, 08:53 AM
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Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
If you use the LFE in, the phase and filter are...

If you use the LFE in, the phase and filter are disabled, so your receiver's time alignment and filter are in charge. From a technical perspective, that's a great way to go, especially if you...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-14-2017, 08:38 AM
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Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Sorry guys I just saw this post and mention of...

Sorry guys I just saw this post and mention of me. The shipping, etc. was no factor for me at all, returning the F25 was a couple hundred bucks as I recall, I only had one.

Summary: The PSA's...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-14-2017, 08:35 AM
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Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Thanks for the response. How would I know if I...

Thanks for the response. How would I know if I was getting high frequency noise problems? I only have the one sub, but even if I had 2, I would use the MiniDSP2x4 HD I'm currently using for PEQ...
Forum: Speakers   02-14-2017, 08:28 AM
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Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
If the bookshelfs are very close to the floor, it...

If the bookshelfs are very close to the floor, it can still cause a whole lot of issues with reflection if the floor isn't covered with a thick rug or carpeted. It does however eliminates lobing...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-12-2017, 02:37 PM
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Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
To get enough upper extension to use crossovers...

To get enough upper extension to use crossovers above 100Hz, use LFE in. (As long as you have an AVR or pre-pro with digital bass management... most should).
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-12-2017, 10:16 AM
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Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Looks nice

Looks nice
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-12-2017, 10:15 AM
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Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
The first line is -3dB points and the second is...

The first line is -3dB points and the second is -6dB points. The former is more stringent than the latter (tighter tolerance).
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-11-2017, 12:59 PM
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Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
I'm sorry, I can only report based on my...

I'm sorry, I can only report based on my knowledge and experience. Check the owners threads on the AVR subforum for all the details.[/QUOTE]ok
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-11-2017, 12:58 PM
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Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
I'm a bit ADD and while no one will really see...

I'm a bit ADD and while no one will really see the tear based on where my the FV15HP is right now, it will bug me knowing its ripped. I like the grill because it keeps the baby from getting to the...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-11-2017, 08:32 AM
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Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Sorry, it's just that audio is a full system and...

Sorry, it's just that audio is a full system and speakers/AVRs/pre-pros/amps all go with subs. In fact, even video does unless you listen to music only. It's just the varied nature of ht/av.

To...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-11-2017, 08:28 AM
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Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
YPAO Auto does not EQ sub below 31Hz. The lowest...

YPAO Auto does not EQ sub below 31Hz. The lowest PEQ filter is a manual adjustment. YPAO can set sub distance but does not create time domain filters like other REQ systems.

I'm sure we all would...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-10-2017, 01:01 PM
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Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Yes and yes.[/QUOTE] Do all the Yamahas with...

Yes and yes.[/QUOTE]

Do all the Yamahas with YPAO (Reflected Sound Control and Multi-Point Measurement) do this? Or only the top of the line models?
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-10-2017, 12:58 PM
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Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
This has always been a question for me. I was...

This has always been a question for me. I was told with the MiniDSP 2x4HD to set PEQ up before EQ (turn AVR EQ off), then after PEQ is completed, redo my MCACC calibration. Based on what you said...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-10-2017, 12:02 PM
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Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
I am not sure...I like my Yamaha 1060 that has 9...

I am not sure...I like my Yamaha 1060 that has 9 band peq for all speakers from 31-16khz and 4 band peq from 15-250hz for the Subwoofer. I prefer to be able to manually tweak my systems response post...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-09-2017, 09:05 AM
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Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
IMO, having good EQ for bass is a critical...

IMO, having good EQ for bass is a critical ingredient for "high fidelity" sound.
There are lots of options to achieve that, though.

Of course, budget is budget. Better to be responsible.[/QUOTE]...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-09-2017, 09:02 AM
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Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Yeah, I used XT32 before Dirac. I felt it was a...

Yeah, I used XT32 before Dirac. I felt it was a win overall.
I had worse luck with previous versions of Audyssey.

There are some new versions of Audyssey coming that let you tune the target curve...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-09-2017, 08:57 AM
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Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
I don't really need more than the reference and...

I don't really need more than the reference and flat target curves. I just need more effective EQ in the bass and midrange of the speakers. My current version of YPAO is acceptable in the treble...
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