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Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-10-2014, 02:24 PM
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Posted By derrickdj1
Basement HT is challenging due to the concrete...

Basement HT is challenging due to the concrete floor and walls. It can be very dead in the bass dept. and kill some of the mids and Hi's if heavily carpeted. Drop ceilings can also act as a bass...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-10-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 203
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There have been blind comparisons of ported and...

There have been blind comparisons of ported and sealed sub and the participant could not reliably tell the difference. Some truths exist in theory but, are not as meaningful in real life...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-10-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By derrickdj1
I use vented and sealed 18 in. subs. They work...

I use vented and sealed 18 in. subs. They work great together. It will take some work to get the subs in phase around the box tunning point. Level matched the subs to the MLP. Set the phase to 0...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-10-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By derrickdj1
Musicality of a good sub has more to do with...

Musicality of a good sub has more to do with setup and great results should be obtainable with Rythmik or PSA. I use vented and sealed subs. A blind comparison, one would be hard press to tell the...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-09-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By derrickdj1
fusedpro, you have a large space, 5600 cu ft. I...

fusedpro, you have a large space, 5600 cu ft. I have a similar space with one sub. This space is only for watching TV and some music at moderate levels. The main HT is also around the same size....
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-08-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,216
Posted By derrickdj1
I had the same issue. In the end, I sold the...

I had the same issue. In the end, I sold the drivers and trashed the sub.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-07-2014, 04:14 PM
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Views: 467,204
Posted By derrickdj1
Basement can be a demanding room for HT. They...

Basement can be a demanding room for HT. They can be very dead, trap bass in the drop ceiling and kill the mids and Hi's if heavily carpeted. They may have less tactile response due to the solid...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-06-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,390
Posted By derrickdj1
Corner placement in large room can lead to a very...

Corner placement in large room can lead to a very good room response. Spreading the subs out as far as possible can give a very even response for most of the room. I use 4 subs corner loaded. two...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-04-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By derrickdj1
Please explain Bill. Many here on the forum use...

Please explain Bill. Many here on the forum use proamps with our subs.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-04-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By derrickdj1
I would go with ported subs unless you plan on...

I would go with ported subs unless you plan on multiple sealed units.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-04-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,869
Posted By derrickdj1
Nice comments Bossobass on these are not a 120 db...

Nice comments Bossobass on these are not a 120 db subs. Rythmik subs are one of the best ID subs that one can buy.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-01-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 703
Posted By derrickdj1
Room size affects subwoofer performance. What...

Room size affects subwoofer performance. What size is the room and how high is the ceiling? You may need dual subs.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-01-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,869
Posted By derrickdj1
I am out there in left field but with a new...

I am out there in left field but with a new theater build, the cheapest and most powerful bass system may be an infinite baffle system for less than one Seaton sub and no need to add more subs later.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-01-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 546
Posted By derrickdj1
The LFE or .1 channel is a production channel...

The LFE or .1 channel is a production channel used by the movies industry to put the LFE in the movie. This channel contains content from 120 Hz down. In the avr set the LFE channel to 120 Hz. On...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-29-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 714
Posted By derrickdj1
Driver size is irrelavent. Most subs have a...

Driver size is irrelavent. Most subs have a driver matched to the motor. Most subs sound more a like than different under 40 Hz and within their drive capablilites. I use 18 in. subs and the bass...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-29-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 546
Posted By derrickdj1
Set the LFE channel to 120 Hz.

Set the LFE channel to 120 Hz.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-29-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By derrickdj1
Number one and two are not your best options. ...

Number one and two are not your best options. The LMS is a considerable cost difference. Give additional info on room size, movies only or music and movies, listening habits, ect.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-29-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,390
Posted By derrickdj1
arnky in one statement you said it does not take...

arnky in one statement you said it does not take much to fill a null and a statement or two later you said a null can take a lot of energy. This needs more explanation.:)

I like EQ'ing sub as one...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-29-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By derrickdj1
The SI would be my first choice but, the Dayton...

The SI would be my first choice but, the Dayton 18 is not far behind and would be an excellent choice. Performance wise, I don't think anyone could tell the difference. You may also save a few...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-29-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By derrickdj1
Basements are usually pretty dead for an HT. ...

Basements are usually pretty dead for an HT. What you get now may not work well once the basement is finish.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-29-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 776
Posted By derrickdj1
Symmetrical subs reinforce the same room modes. ...

Symmetrical subs reinforce the same room modes. Not the best for evening out room modes.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-27-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 896
Posted By derrickdj1
That is understandable.:) That is how I started...

That is understandable.:) That is how I started and still have some used speakers. Great bargins can be found in the used market. The key to getting the satellites and the mains to blend is to get...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-27-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 896
Posted By derrickdj1
To get a really great blend of the sub and other...

To get a really great blend of the sub and other speakers, you may need to upgrade the speakers.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-27-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 714
Posted By derrickdj1
Proper setup of the sub is the key with ported or...

Proper setup of the sub is the key with ported or sealed. Sub EQ has already been mentioned. Subs near the mains will also blend better for music. I listen to a variety of music including some...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-27-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 898
Posted By derrickdj1
I have a Pioneer SC 35 and find the bass OK with...

I have a Pioneer SC 35 and find the bass OK with music and movie. The comment on pure direct, direct and other sound modes could be a problem. If anything, I am turning down the bass.
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