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Forum: Speakers   07-28-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By dsrussell
It's hard to rectify Martin Logan ESLs and an...

It's hard to rectify Martin Logan ESLs and an HTIB being spoken of in the same sentence. Back in '95 these MLs were going for over 2 grand. But they are old, and time has a way of destroying...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-28-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 213
Posted By dsrussell
The SVS SB13-Ultra is a 17.5-inch cube (grille...

The SVS SB13-Ultra is a 17.5-inch cube (grille curves out another 3 inches) and weighs 92 lbs. Price is $1599 which includes shipping and is an elegant looking sub in piano black. I have mine in a...
Forum: Speakers   07-28-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 449
Posted By dsrussell
^^ Congratulations. Glad to hear everything is...

^^ Congratulations. Glad to hear everything is fine. It has to be a good feeling to know that you did it yourself. Now you can help others that have a similar problem.
Forum: Speakers   07-27-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By dsrussell
I auditioned the Hsu ULS-15 about a year ago and...

I auditioned the Hsu ULS-15 about a year ago and it's a solid sealed sub. However, I had problems with its wireless capability. It simply kept cutting out and it has to have a direct line of sight...
Forum: Speakers   07-27-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 94
Posted By dsrussell
First, if English isn't your native language you...

First, if English isn't your native language you could have fooled me. I don't see many people write as well as you. By my calculations 17 sq. meters is equal to 183 sq. ft., so if one considers 8...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-27-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13,037
Views: 485,737
Posted By dsrussell
There isn't much doubt that the XS15se is a...

There isn't much doubt that the XS15se is a tremendously capable sealed sub. I think you're set ... until you get that "what if" bug :D
Forum: Speakers   07-27-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 605
Posted By dsrussell
I could keep this short and say every way...

I could keep this short and say every way imaginable. The SVS will go deeper and do so at a higher SPL (sound pressure level) than the Polk could ever hope to accomplish. Your Polk won't go much...
Forum: Speakers   07-27-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 449
Posted By dsrussell
LOL! I agree!

LOL! I agree!
Forum: Speakers   07-27-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By dsrussell
Yes, I can offer a suggestion. As you already...

Yes, I can offer a suggestion. As you already know, speaker preference is just that. A preference. There are a lot of very good and not so good speakers, and you will get dozens upon dozens of...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-27-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By dsrussell
Not sure why you edited your response, because...

Not sure why you edited your response, because your concerns are valid. I too look at the negative reviews. You will read negative reviews on any product no matter how good that product is. You'll...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-26-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By dsrussell
From the limited info given, I suspect your...

From the limited info given, I suspect your budget for a sub is under $300. If you haven't had a chance to look at the "under $300 subwoofer" thread, I suggest you take a look. That being said,...
Forum: Speakers   07-26-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 449
Posted By dsrussell
Yep, that is the speaker's port. You should be...

Yep, that is the speaker's port. You should be okay, but let us know when you fire it up.
Forum: Speakers   07-26-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 449
Posted By dsrussell
^^ Well, for a small, thin crack, it looks like...

^^ Well, for a small, thin crack, it looks like you got a bit carried away with your treatment. Fortunately, silicone is very flexible, but the next time you find a radial crack, just brush the...
Forum: Speakers   07-26-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 449
Posted By dsrussell
Are you kidding me? Guess what speaker repair...

Are you kidding me? Guess what speaker repair shop gave me the silicone in the first place? Yep, that's right, Orange Country Speaker Repair. Now, if the cone is suffering real damage and not...
Forum: Speakers   07-26-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 449
Posted By dsrussell
If there is any difference at all, it will be for...

If there is any difference at all, it will be for the better. Radial cracks are typical in speakers that have been used for a good long time and are starting to dry out. It's an easy and quick fix.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-26-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By dsrussell
There are better subs than the two you listed for...

There are better subs than the two you listed for around the same price or less, such as BIC V1220 and Dayton SUB 1200 (both have 12-inch drivers).

You connect a single ended subwoofer cable (RCA...
Forum: Speakers   07-26-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 449
Posted By dsrussell
Yeah, just undo the 4 screws and pull it out...

Yeah, just undo the 4 screws and pull it out carefully (wires will be attached). Also be careful not to let the screwdriver slip when unscrewing or screwing it back in. The screwdriver can easily...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-26-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 565
Posted By dsrussell
^^ The XV15 is a down-firing, rear-ported model...

^^ The XV15 is a down-firing, rear-ported model with pretty high feet (looks like a couple of inches). I ended up setting my XS30 on furniture sliders (for wood), simply because I need to pull it...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-26-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 565
Posted By dsrussell
^^ No need. Shouldn't have any effect.

^^ No need. Shouldn't have any effect.
Forum: Speakers   07-26-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 449
Posted By dsrussell
Don't worry about touching it. It's not that...

Don't worry about touching it. It's not that fragile (unless it's old and ready to fall apart).

It doesn't look like glue to me, but it's difficult to tell. You might remove the speaker to see...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-25-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 785
Posted By dsrussell
^^ And I'm "absolutely shocked" with your poor...

^^ And I'm "absolutely shocked" with your poor etiquette :mad:. The O.P. wanted sealed, the title of his thread stated sealed, he wanted small, didn't mention anything about wanting a ported cat...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-25-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By dsrussell
Congratulations. It's a nice feeling to get a...

Congratulations. It's a nice feeling to get a sub that makes a difference, especially for the price you paid.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-25-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 471
Posted By dsrussell
supert: From everything you've indicated, it...

supert: From everything you've indicated, it appears you may be suffering from room modes at the listening position (in your case it may be nulls since as you described sound as missing bass). ...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-25-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By dsrussell
It depends upon what you mean by "more bass". If...

It depends upon what you mean by "more bass". If you mean deeper bass, the answer is no. If you mean more output (being able to play the low notes louder), then the answer is yes. A second sub...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-25-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 785
Posted By dsrussell
^^ Congratulations on buying a top-rated and...

^^ Congratulations on buying a top-rated and outstanding sub. Glad you picked it up at a good price. Enjoy.
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