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Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-06-2015, 09:20 AM
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Posted By eljaycanuck
The "crossovers" (actually low-pass filters...

The "crossovers" (actually low-pass filters (LPFs)) on the subs themselves should be maxed out (to effectively disable them).


The crossover setting for each speaker channel or pair of channels...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-06-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By eljaycanuck
It shouldn't, but IMO get the length you need now...

It shouldn't, but IMO get the length you need now and, if you need more later, get a coupler + whatever additional length of cable you need.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-06-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By eljaycanuck
Hmmm...a 100W RMS sub with a 10" driver. The...

Hmmm...a 100W RMS sub with a 10" driver. The word "hyperbole" comes to mind.



Seems like a reasonable price.



Who told you that and what was their rationale for using a 100Hz crossover? ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By eljaycanuck
I hope there's a sub (with an LPF that extends up...

I hope there's a sub (with an LPF that extends up over 150Hz) somewhere in the picture, especially if your father-in-law wants any sort of bass.


Yes, you just set CC speaker to "none" in the...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-06-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By eljaycanuck
Buy a PB-1000 and try it out. If it doesn't work...

Buy a PB-1000 and try it out. If it doesn't work out for you (near-field or far-field), return it within 45 days and the cost of the in-home demo is $0.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-05-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 173
Posted By eljaycanuck
I honestly don't know if dual XV15se's would give...

I honestly don't know if dual XV15se's would give you "earth shaking bass" in a 5,000 cu.ft. room. They very well might.



Nope, I'm just saying that I would. :)
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-05-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 262
Posted By eljaycanuck
IMO, start with a single VTF-3 MK5. If you don't...

IMO, start with a single VTF-3 MK5. If you don't need more output, you're done. If you do, add a second one when funds permit.


(Another solid option, if you're in his neck of the woods, is...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-05-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 173
Posted By eljaycanuck
In a room that size, I'd go with dual HSU VTF-15H...

In a room that size, I'd go with dual HSU VTF-15H MK2s or Rythmik FV15HPs.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-04-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By eljaycanuck
For some (subjective) reason I'm just not crazy...

For some (subjective) reason I'm just not crazy about down firing designs. Also I'd figure I'd go with the newest product offering with the ICE amp. According to Tom V, he was getting a lot of...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-04-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 208
Posted By eljaycanuck
My basement HT space is ~3,400 cu.ft. and I...

My basement HT space is ~3,400 cu.ft. and I wouldn't run less than dual PB-1000s (or equivalent) in it.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-04-2015, 10:30 AM
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Posted By eljaycanuck
One possible option: The original HSU VTF-15H...

One possible option: The original HSU VTF-15H (http://hsuresearch.com/products/vtf-15h.html), which is clearance-priced at $709 + $143 shipping. It's a very well-rated sub - one that will easily...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-03-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 94
Posted By eljaycanuck
Your receiver is an older Dolby ProLogic unit,...

Your receiver is an older Dolby ProLogic unit, but according to pg. 21 of the owner's manual (http://pdf.crse.com/manuals/3861065111.pdf):
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-03-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By eljaycanuck
But if the S1500 works out, you're all set. Yes....

But if the S1500 works out, you're all set. Yes. :)


Any reason the current, well-rated XS15se isn't on your short list? Just curious.
Forum: Community News & Polls   03-02-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 5,534
Posted By eljaycanuck
In the OP's pic, I see bluish-white with gold...

In the OP's pic, I see bluish-white with gold trim. When my wife and I caught this story on the news a couple of days ago, I saw blue and black, she saw white and gold. Weird.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-02-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,153
Posted By eljaycanuck
Congrats on the new (and very awesome) sub! ...

Congrats on the new (and very awesome) sub! :cool:
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-02-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 131
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Posted By eljaycanuck
I would say 'no', but I don't know whether that...

I would say 'no', but I don't know whether that information applies to PSA. Does the FTC know? Has it conducted an investigation and determined that PSA is in violation of FTC regulations? If...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-02-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,153
Posted By eljaycanuck
According to the FTC regulations...

According to the FTC regulations (http://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/complying-made-usa-standard), it doesn't have to be:



So...you're accusing him of not complying with...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-02-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 137
Posted By eljaycanuck
Yup. :) (The AVR will send all content...

Yup. :)


(The AVR will send all content below 80Hz (or whatever crossover setting(s) you use) to the sub. Maxing out the sub's low-pass filter (LPF) means that the filter won't interfere with...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-02-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 137
Posted By eljaycanuck
Max out the control on the sub (to effectively...

Max out the control on the sub (to effectively disable it) and use the crossover setting(s) in the AVR.


On or off is your preference. The mild popping shouldn't matter.


(The Dayton amp...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-26-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 145
Posted By eljaycanuck
The 16' wide x 12' deep option looks good, with...

The 16' wide x 12' deep option looks good, with something like a 120" screen up front. Mmmm... :cool:


Check projectorcentral.com for options on PJs, and use their Projection Calculator to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-26-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 202
Posted By eljaycanuck
Love the transformation! The new set-up looks...

Love the transformation! The new set-up looks very slick and very inviting. Nicely done! :D
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-26-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 70
Posted By eljaycanuck
Run a single RCA-to-RCA connection: - from the...

Run a single RCA-to-RCA connection:
- from the "SUB WOOFER Audio Out" on the receiver;
- to the "Left/Mono/LFE" input on the sub itself.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-26-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 202
Posted By eljaycanuck
This is not what matters. This is all...

This is not what matters.



This is all that matters.

Congrats on the HT set-up! :cool:
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-26-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 490
Posted By eljaycanuck
Maybe, but all the nice weather we get makes up...

Maybe, but all the nice weather we get makes up for it. ;)
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-26-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 490
Posted By eljaycanuck
Dunno about that sub, but there were questions...

Dunno about that sub, but there were questions about that company back in 2006:
"Acoustic Audio" a real company? (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-speakers/769288-acoustic-audio-real-company.html)
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