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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-29-2015, 06:10 PM
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Posted By Mark Seaton
I'm not sure where the 30 second number came...

I'm not sure where the 30 second number came from. I posted:



I only made the above post when I saw guys talking about such a small sealed box for the driver. The meltdown occurred almost a...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-28-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9,791
Views: 898,188
Posted By Mark Seaton
The preferred method is to ground the...

The preferred method is to ground the receiver/preamp and not float the ground on the amplifier. There are 2 easy methods to ground a receiver/preamp. I'll have to look if I can dig up an old post...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-21-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 27,570
Posted By Mark Seaton
Best way is to just measure the DCR shift with...

Best way is to just measure the DCR shift with monitoring that can be done in an amplifier with the correct circuitry. Otherwise most any temperature sensor other than possibly an IR temp sensor...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-21-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 27,570
Posted By Mark Seaton
Nice clean looking box from the bits we can see. ...

Nice clean looking box from the bits we can see. Congrats, and welcome to the jungle. That's no small investment in parts you pictured earlier. :)

While a company with a closed loop product can...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-14-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,166
Posted By Mark Seaton
While I know being friends and having comparable...

While I know being friends and having comparable product lines it's easy to group JTR and Seaton Sound, neither Jeff nor I *regularly* take weeks, and certainly not 6 weeks to respond to emails. ...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-14-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,166
Posted By Mark Seaton
Having been in similar positions myself and...

Having been in similar positions myself and helping others in that position, I suspect that while it wasn't worded in the best way the response came from his own frustration with lead times and...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-13-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9,791
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Posted By Mark Seaton
Hi Jim, The only communication I can find...

Hi Jim,

The only communication I can find from you is a PM you sent direct to me on AVS around 11PM Sunday night. AVS ownership does not intend PMs and the forum to be used for direct sales...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-09-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9,791
Views: 898,188
Posted By Mark Seaton
Thank you for the thoughts and perspective. I've...

Thank you for the thoughts and perspective. I've been busy in the background, and while it makes for much less stress as timelines stretch or we find parts are not all they first appear to be, it...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-09-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9,791
Views: 898,188
Posted By Mark Seaton
Hi Craig, I wanted to jump in to confirm I...

Hi Craig,

I wanted to jump in to confirm I have read through all these comments, and agree with the perceptions. For item #1 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1)...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-09-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9,791
Views: 898,188
Posted By Mark Seaton
Sorry I missed this earlier as I haven't spent as...

Sorry I missed this earlier as I haven't spent as much time on AVS between the holidays and year end happenings. We never require a customer to keep a product they are not happy with. We hope they...
Forum: Speakers   01-08-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 101,787
Posted By Mark Seaton
As a quick heads up, I know all too well many...

As a quick heads up, I know all too well many Catalyst and SubMersive owners are looking forward to the Spark and related on-wall designs to be released. Among a variety of factors, there have been...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-31-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 782
Posted By Mark Seaton
Mixing sealed SubMersives and the Captivators...

Mixing sealed SubMersives and the Captivators would be a crapshoot that often doesn't work well, particularly around the tuning frequency. 4 SubMersives create some serious power, extension and...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-31-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 782
Posted By Mark Seaton
You can check with many 4 SubMersive owners and...

You can check with many 4 SubMersive owners and few are left wanting more... Generally at that point you just want to add some custom EQ/shaping ability. Front and rear locations with 2 separate...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-20-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 102,538
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
Replies: 73,754
Views: 6,245,682
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
Replies: 73,754
Views: 6,245,682
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: 27,412
Views: 1,178,207
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: 27,412
Views: 1,178,207
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: 687
Views: 27,570
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: 1,423
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: 2,703
Views: 257,115
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: 1,423
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: 39
Views: 2,091
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: 39
Views: 2,091
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: 2,176
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...
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