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Forum: Speakers   07-06-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By shadyJ
The PB2000 is not a bad sub, but it gets majorly...

The PB2000 is not a bad sub, but it gets majorly outperformed by the Hsu VTF3 mk5, and the VTF3 is only $88 more shipped. Make the jump to the VTF3.
Forum: Speakers   07-05-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 5,493
Posted By shadyJ
This is Bose's big contribution to audio science...

This is Bose's big contribution to audio science (http://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=1390). It essentially discounts the value of objective measurements. It goes all in for perceptual...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-05-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,145
Posted By shadyJ
I don't think that would have helped. Adding...

I don't think that would have helped. Adding another woofer on a speaker only adds 6 dB on the bass output. The problems weren't really output related, although it did lag behind the others in...
Forum: Speakers   07-05-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 251
Posted By shadyJ
There is no receivers that I know of which have...

There is no receivers that I know of which have Audyssey MultiEQ and HDCP 2.2 except for the flagship Denon receiver which would eat of your entire budget. If you can live without Audyssey, the newer...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-04-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,145
Posted By shadyJ
I don't remember what speakers we had on just...

I don't remember what speakers we had on just before the PSA speakers, but when we turned on the PSA speakers it was evident the soundstage had just collapsed with respect to previous speakers. The...
Forum: Speakers   07-04-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 5,493
Posted By shadyJ
The Bose sound was based on research Amar Bose...

The Bose sound was based on research Amar Bose conducted in 1968 on the perception of reflected sound. The design of their flagship speaker hasn't fundamentally changed since then. A lot has been...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-04-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By shadyJ
If you can't or don't want to DIY, I would be...

If you can't or don't want to DIY, I would be looking at the Reaction Gamma 18 (http://reaction-audio.myshopify.com/collections/subwoofers/products/gamma-18?variant=1107645869), which is on sale for...
Forum: Speakers   07-04-2015, 02:51 AM
Replies: 2,469
Views: 94,018
Posted By shadyJ
Damn jbrown, that is a seriously beautiful...

Damn jbrown, that is a seriously beautiful theater. No one could ask for anything more. Very nicely done!
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-04-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 348
Posted By shadyJ
upper bass frequencies is what would make it...

upper bass frequencies is what would make it localizable. Make sure the crossover is set to 80 Hz, and make sure you aren't pushing it so hard it is distorting. If it is localizable at 80 Hz, lower...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-03-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,145
Posted By shadyJ
Don't take my word for anything, go ahead and PM...

Don't take my word for anything, go ahead and PM anyone who attended the Chicago GTG and ask them how the PSA speakers ranked. The Behringer B215XLs were easily better, and they are half the price....
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-03-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,145
Posted By shadyJ
'Generous'? Tom used someone's get-together as an...

'Generous'? Tom used someone's get-together as an opportunity to promote his products. By the way, it back-fired on him, as no one was very impressed with his speakers.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-03-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,145
Posted By shadyJ
Anyone who would be bothered with seams in the RA...

Anyone who would be bothered with seams in the RA finishes would definitely not go for PSA's truckbed liner finish.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-03-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,145
Posted By shadyJ
While most people aren't likely to give it enough...

While most people aren't likely to give it enough juice to hit some of those burst numbers, you can see how the DIY drivers would do with more typical voltages in the lower compression sweeps. The...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-02-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,145
Posted By shadyJ
The thing here is that normal users of the...

The thing here is that normal users of the Ultimax 18 are not likely going to feed it 89 volts, and so are not going to get that kind of loudness out of it. They will, however, get much less...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-02-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,145
Posted By shadyJ
If you want the highest performance, get the...

If you want the highest performance, get the Reaction 218. Given the specs, there would have to be something seriously wrong with it for it not to be able to outperform the other two by a large...
Forum: Speakers   07-02-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 5,493
Posted By shadyJ
It isn't as though there is no precedence for an...

It isn't as though there is no precedence for an inferior commodity only becoming popular through marketing. It can happen, it does happen, and it did happen with Bose. Look at the Beatz headphones,...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-02-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 13,761
Posted By shadyJ
Near-field bass. It is a great thing. Buttkickers...

Near-field bass. It is a great thing. Buttkickers only simulate bass sensations, but are not a substitute for the real thing- there is a difference. I wouldn't worry about Atmos for now. You won't...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-02-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 381
Posted By shadyJ
Why settle for a lesser subwoofer? Go straight...

Why settle for a lesser subwoofer? Go straight for the Gamma 218.
Forum: Speakers   07-01-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By shadyJ
I think the Reaction speakers would work well in...

I think the Reaction speakers would work well in an Atmos setup. Something else to look at is the JBL SCS 8 speakers for the surrounds. For that room, I would be looking at some JBL LSR 6332 monitors...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-01-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 381
Posted By shadyJ
It will be hard to top the Gamma 218 for sheer...

It will be hard to top the Gamma 218 for sheer air displacement for the dollar, although duals are a bit more than $3k. Co-locating loses the room smoothing advantages of a multiple sub system though.
Forum: Speakers   07-01-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 5,493
Posted By shadyJ
The problem here is that studies have shown that...

The problem here is that studies have shown that people generally do prefer accurate reproduction. Bose suppresses this fact by making sure their speakers are never placed in a room with other...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-01-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 13,761
Posted By shadyJ
Something closely related is this site...

Something closely related is this site (http://newt.phys.unsw.edu.au/jw/hearing.html), where you can test your hearing at various tones at various loudness levels. What is interesting to hear is how...
Forum: Speakers   06-30-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 381
Posted By shadyJ
That explanation doesn't sound right. Compression...

That explanation doesn't sound right. Compression doesn't cause music to sound 'thin', it makes music sound 'fat' if anything, by boosting lower signal level frequency content. Recording engineers do...
Forum: Speakers   06-30-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 381
Posted By shadyJ
They use a coaxial driver. The tweeter is a...

They use a coaxial driver. The tweeter is a compression driver in the center of the woofer, and uses the woofer as a waveguide. There can be some real advantages to this approach if done correctly.
Forum: Speakers   06-30-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 381
Posted By shadyJ
I would try for the CX-10s, and yes, you will...

I would try for the CX-10s, and yes, you will want a more powerful sub than the PB2000 if you go with a Reaction Audio front stage. That sub will not have the dynamic range of those speakers.
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