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Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-24-2014, 03:06 PM
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Posted By Billy p
Congrats...sir...although I have not heard that...

Congrats...sir...although I have not heard that sub it seems to get a lot of praise around.

More often than not guys come here seeking some advice and usually spend well beyond their set...
Forum: Speakers   12-23-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 66
Posted By Billy p
Nice analogy...so the French design & make nice...

Nice analogy...so the French design & make nice speakers but not so nice vehicles...;)




I've read a lot of positives regarding the Focal 8xx series...so... I doubt the Mirage would provide...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-23-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 543
Posted By Billy p
Wow...I discussed competing products with other...

Wow...I discussed competing products with other vendors and never had them say anything bad to me privately nor have they publicly on any forum I visit. If an Hsu employee made some disparaging...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-23-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 638
Posted By Billy p
Why not....you have nothing to lose going with...

Why not....you have nothing to lose going with the RA...although I though they had a free return policy as well.... I guess not!

To bad about not being able to audition the LV12R nearby @ AA...I...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-23-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 638
Posted By Billy p
It would be nice to have Dave there to answer...

It would be nice to have Dave there to answer some of your question...


Fyi...Ascend use to sell Hsu but have since switched over to Rythmik subs...while your there give the Ascends a...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-20-2014, 09:14 PM
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Posted By Billy p
I am not going to speculate but I had inquired...

I am not going to speculate but I had inquired about doing round overs along the edges on my XS30 and it was a no go...just saying.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-19-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 524
Posted By Billy p
You ask a reasonable & legitimate...

You ask a reasonable & legitimate question...however sometimes our own personal values get in the way. Imo you'd likely be splitting hairs...deciding between the 2 with the Hsu have some ability...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-19-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 524
Posted By Billy p
Subscribed....:)

Subscribed....:)
Forum: Speakers   12-19-2014, 10:55 AM
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Views: 38,026
Posted By Billy p
I've always preferred some sort of REQ with sub...

I've always preferred some sort of REQ with sub even with music. My last receiver was a Yamaha rx v1800....like you I preferred the Flat setting vs. Front or Natural....the "Natural" setting IMO...
Forum: Speakers   12-19-2014, 08:17 AM
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Posted By Billy p
Thank you Sir....although I own other...

Thank you Sir....although I own other speakers...I am very familiar with the PSB signature sound, I've extensively auditioned the Image & Imagine sound over the years....hence, why your comments...
Forum: Speakers   12-18-2014, 07:33 PM
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Posted By Billy p
Well I never approach listening at sustained...

Well I never approach listening at sustained reference levels...with peaks sure >100-105 dbs on those rare occasion when home alone cause the missus is out. My primary focus is the clarity & detail...
Forum: Speakers   12-18-2014, 05:40 PM
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Views: 38,026
Posted By Billy p
Are these "HE" type speakers the future of home...

Are these "HE" type speakers the future of home audio or just another niche market product? Don't get me wrong, I am very intrigued to say the least...I've followed several of the past & present GTG...
Forum: Speakers   12-13-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 19,149
Posted By Billy p
Have you tried reaching out to Dave in pointing...

Have you tried reaching out to Dave in pointing out what issues you're having? IIRC he stated that 3 STC across the front would be more dynamic in terms of room filling sound...more oomph....hence...
Forum: Speakers   12-12-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 19,149
Posted By Billy p
For 1500.00 bucks I believe its the best sounding...

For 1500.00 bucks I believe its the best sounding speaker I own....mid you... I only have the standard Towers for mains. Not to belabor the last 2 posters....but I had a fellow member come over to...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-12-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 344
Posted By Billy p
I am not sure if Jman has reviewed both products...

I am not sure if Jman has reviewed both products but dare I say...they'd be comparable in many ways.

You might find this review helpful...keep in mind though it compares only the older version of...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-12-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 344
Posted By Billy p
Since you're considering the LV12R @ $569.00...

Since you're considering the LV12R @ $569.00 shipped you might also want to include the Hsu VTF 2.4...the latter subs have 12" drivers and could serve an advantage in your room and the Hsu shipped...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-11-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 28,566
Posted By Billy p
Glad you chimed in here....since you own both! I...

Glad you chimed in here....since you own both! I know a couple of other members who own both and would concur with your observations in comparing the two.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-10-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15,882
Views: 622,734
Posted By Billy p
I wholeheartedly agree with this...

I wholeheartedly agree with this approach....perhaps... if I had dual subs or a problematic room, I might need to dabble or invest further into measuring tools beyond my Anthem's capabilities? I...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-06-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 502
Posted By Billy p
Dito...based on my listening experiences with the...

Dito...based on my listening experiences with the VFT15H and PB13U....albeit for only a few hours. Musically very little that distinguished them apart..certain captions within a specific song there...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-26-2014, 07:39 PM
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Posted By Billy p
I cant speak for the PC/PB 12+...but in terms of...

I cant speak for the PC/PB 12+...but in terms of overall improvement the SE did not disappoint. I know Jim Wilson(aka Jman) after doing a supplemental review of the xs15se thought it was a step up...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-25-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,732
Posted By Billy p
Nah...PSA was recommended prior(post 7)...just...

Nah...PSA was recommended prior(post 7)...just not by ShadyJ...yeah...go figure.;)
Forum: Speakers   11-25-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By Billy p
Ascend Acoustics sells rythmik subs...the 2 will...

Ascend Acoustics sells rythmik subs...the 2 will likely have excellent synergy. You can be sure both companies strive to achieve similar design goals in their products...this is not to say your sub...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-24-2014, 09:25 PM
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Posted By Billy p
Nice...I recently had the pleasure of comparing...

Nice...I recently had the pleasure of comparing my XS30 alongside a SB13U...since then....I traded up to the "SE" drivers. Another member did an excellent write up comparing the same subs....we...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-01-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15,882
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Posted By Billy p
Yup...I had that scene demoed with dual opposed...

Yup...I had that scene demoed with dual opposed DIY subs and a pb13u strategically placed near-field to handle the upper bass bands(MBM)...talk about pressurization and feeling nauseous...holy...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-01-2014, 09:23 AM
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Posted By Billy p
More than a few of us can validate PSA sub....why...

More than a few of us can validate PSA sub....why listen to somebody whom has never seen...much less heard a PSA product. Come to think of it...he generally speaks about subs and speakers he has zero...
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