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Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-20-2014, 08:55 PM
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Posted By Mark Seaton
That depends entirely on where the subs are...

That depends entirely on where the subs are placed and the layout of your room, ie it depends... If you have a room that is structurally symmetrical left/right and both subs are at the front wall,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-12-2014, 01:43 PM
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Views: 6,205,253
Posted By Mark Seaton
Hi Jerry, Good info, but it's also important...

Hi Jerry,

Good info, but it's also important to understand what Audyssey is doing and what the internal tones are showing so we don't get confused by one example.

Audyssey starts its...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-12-2014, 11:55 AM
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Posted By Mark Seaton
I didn't have time to read the full discussion. ...

I didn't have time to read the full discussion. The issue is not the signal being too much for the subwoofer, but rather the possibility of increasing distortion or clipping on the subwoofer output...
Forum: Speakers   11-14-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 26,909
Views: 1,150,686
Posted By Mark Seaton
Methinks your frustration has held you back from...

Methinks your frustration has held you back from experimenting enough to actually improve what you find lacking. It's akin to guys modeling subwoofers endlessly and not being able to decide which...
Forum: Speakers   11-14-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 26,909
Views: 1,150,686
Posted By Mark Seaton
While I understand the previous analysis...

While I understand the previous analysis paralysis you encountered with figuring what you were measuring and hearing with the midbass in your room... PLEASE, grab any EQ and try something that has a...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   11-13-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 19,100
Posted By Mark Seaton
I couldn't decipher if the box was complete yet...

I couldn't decipher if the box was complete yet or if you still have the top or face off?

My suggestion would be to get a 3-4" hole saw and put 4 holes in the corners of the braces closest to the...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-10-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,235
Posted By Mark Seaton
Actually the JL is dramatically better IMO than...

Actually the JL is dramatically better IMO than either of the other 2 subs. You can clearly see in Ilkka's measurements the smooth response of the subwoofer. The took a different approach than I...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-10-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2,686
Views: 255,056
Posted By Mark Seaton
If you want to save the hassle and get a cleaner...

If you want to save the hassle and get a cleaner look, you can always just order the plates from Sandbagger (Kevin) that are used for the Turbo kit. Alternately if you are feeling adventurous you...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-10-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,235
Posted By Mark Seaton
Not rich man's Emprie, as it's not much more...

Not rich man's Emprie, as it's not much more expensive, but it is definitely an experienced/educated man's Empire. Over the ~8+ years the SubMersive has been available in its various forms, the XS15...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-07-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,619
Posted By Mark Seaton
Dark theaters/listening rooms are tricky. Here...

Dark theaters/listening rooms are tricky. Here is a shot the owner forwarded me which I was able to lighten up some. This was the pair of 48" tall subs we had, not the 54" versions pennynike1 has...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-07-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,619
Posted By Mark Seaton
Thanks for posting a report on your friend's...

Thanks for posting a report on your friend's system & setup... I believe I mentioned early on that while an awesome value, mixing the Terraforms in the front & SubMersives in the rear with just...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-04-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,053
Posted By Mark Seaton
The question all of you are missing is how many...

The question all of you are missing is how many now know about Artison that did not last week? ;)

Kickstarter and the intro price make it interesting to the gadget & tech media like CNet or the...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-03-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 890
Posted By Mark Seaton
Now I'm the one who's confused. :o Hidden...

Now I'm the one who's confused. :o

Hidden here on our forum (http://www.seaton-sound-forum.com/post/detailed-dimension-drawings-for-seaton-sound-products-5999690) are complete dimension PDFs of...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   11-02-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 12,280
Posted By Mark Seaton
While higher current breakers require heavier...

While higher current breakers require heavier wire per code, sag on a line has more to do with resistance than breaker size. Remember that until a breaker trips and you have to reset it, it does...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   11-02-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 12,280
Posted By Mark Seaton
One of the ways manufacturers who pay attention...

One of the ways manufacturers who pay attention get a lot more from an amp is ignoring any "nominal" ratings and look straight to the DCR and in-box impedance of a design. I've seen "4 Ohm" drivers...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-31-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 12,280
Posted By Mark Seaton
Being intended to use with the IPAL feedback...

Being intended to use with the IPAL feedback system, any idea (you or Josh) if they traded much in linearity to get useful travel/Xmech? Thus far B&C has stated these are for OEM sale only, although...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-31-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 12,280
Posted By Mark Seaton
Correct. Any of the analog/non-DSP amps...

Correct. Any of the analog/non-DSP amps purchased from me get the same face plate as the version I use for the external amp option on the SubMersive.
Forum: Speakers   10-29-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 26,909
Views: 1,150,686
Posted By Mark Seaton
Like most of the premium JBL drivers, it is well...

Like most of the premium JBL drivers, it is well engineered with good symmetry in the motor strength, suspension and inductance on incursion vs. excursion with plenty of power handling. It does have...
Forum: Speakers   10-29-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 26,909
Views: 1,150,686
Posted By Mark Seaton
The other company I mentioned long ago using the...

The other company I mentioned long ago using the same basket & cone assembly was Yorkville, who uses a cosmetically similar driver in their UCS1 subwoofer. While certainly related, the driver...
Forum: Speakers   10-29-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 26,909
Views: 1,150,686
Posted By Mark Seaton
Sorry to intrude, but I wanted to quickly jump in...

Sorry to intrude, but I wanted to quickly jump in an clarify that this has been one of my complaints of many comparisons, as setting up as a center channel and listening to dialog and complex scenes...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-27-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By Mark Seaton
One issue with a BassTech7 in a home is that you...

One issue with a BassTech7 in a home is that you really need to like it loud to make them worthwhile. At the lowest levels, the motion of the DC brush motor is a little rough due to the static...
Forum: Audio Gear   10-27-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,371
Posted By Mark Seaton
Replacement packing is always available to our...

Replacement packing is always available to our customers. Current SubMersive HP packing is $70 + shipping. With our packaging it can ship by FedEx or UPS. If using your own packing, use LTL...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-25-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,393
Posted By Mark Seaton
You're welcome. What you describe is exactly...

You're welcome.

What you describe is exactly how all standard bass management works. Did you by chance mean to reference the option to route the low passed bass on a channel to specific...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-24-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 8,012
Posted By Mark Seaton
Since a few others have been jumping in to...

Since a few others have been jumping in to correct some historical accounting, I wanted to quickly note that if you check the history of just the SubMersive thread here, you'll see the first...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-23-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,393
Posted By Mark Seaton
Valid question. In short we have to prioritize...

Valid question. In short we have to prioritize for each system. This is less of an issue if the LCR are the same speaker, but can be a little tricky if you have ~full range towers mixed with a bass...
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