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post #61 of 97
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Originally Posted by dbldare View Post

Alright. I couldn't turn it up too loud because my daughter is asleep, but I did get a decent signal from the receiver to the ep2500. Remember, you have to use a 1/4"TRS (stereo) to RCA adapter to get the signal in on the correct channel. I have the sub output on the Yamaha set to max tonight just for screwing around purposes, but I'm pretty sure it would be fine lower anyway. Tomorrow I'll put it through a better test if you still want me to.

dbl

Hey, awesome! I appreciate you taking time to help me out. If you have time tommorow to crank it, let me know.
post #62 of 97
Just ordered a few parts. This should get me started until I figure out if I need a signal booster of somesort with the EP2500 and my Yamaha V661

Gold Recessed 5-Way Banana Speaker Terminal Rectangle
Dayton DVC385-88 15" DVC Series Subwoofer
#10-32 Hurricane Nuts 50 Pcs.
Dayton XMRF XLR Male to RCA Female
post #63 of 97
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Originally Posted by Air Supply View Post

Hey, awesome! I appreciate you taking time to help me out. If you have time tommorow to crank it, let me know.

No problem and will do....

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Originally Posted by Air Supply View Post

Just ordered a few parts. This should get me started until I figure out if I need a signal booster of somesort with the EP2500 and my Yamaha V661

Gold Recessed 5-Way Banana Speaker Terminal Rectangle
Dayton DVC385-88 15" DVC Series Subwoofer
#10-32 Hurricane Nuts 50 Pcs.
Dayton XMRF XLR Male to RCA Female

Looks good. Are you using your ep2500 for anything yet? If you haven't already, I would suggest buying one of these from PE. They are speakon connectors for the output from the ep2500 to your sub. It is VERY easy to install the bare speaker wire into it (using a screw to tighten the leads inside), but it makes for a GREAT and easy way to plug/unplug your speaker from the amp. I know the ep2500 has a bare wire connector as well, but man these really are nice. You don't need them at first, you can always make the switch later. But once you make the switch, you'll never go back.

I like your XMRF XLR Male to RCA Female adapter. I ended up buying some other adapters (TRS 1/4" stereo male to dual RCA female).

You're making progress!

dbl
post #64 of 97
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Originally Posted by Bill Fitzmaurice View Post

I don't know, but whatever it is it will run at least 6dB louder through a THT than his current sub, unless that sub is horn loaded. If he doesn't have any amp now I'd do the BASH 500, and not because it needs that much power but for its signal shaping features.

what do you recommend for installing this amp? i know you dont recommend putting it in the THT, so would i just build a seperate box to hold this amp?
post #65 of 97
That's what he normally suggests. Then keep the amp near your other equipment, plugged into the same power source to avoid any ground 'hummmmm' problems.


dbl
post #66 of 97
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Originally Posted by onebadgsx View Post

what do you recommend for installing this amp? i know you dont recommend putting it in the THT, so would i just build a seperate box to hold this amp?

You can if you want to, or you can just lay it on a shelf, or make a simple set of inverted T legs to stand it upright.
post #67 of 97
just sent in my paypal for the plans.....
post #68 of 97
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Originally Posted by onebadgsx View Post

just sent in my paypal for the plans.....

Sweet! Start a new thread for your build. Take pics!


dbl
post #69 of 97
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Originally Posted by dbldare View Post

No problem and will do....



Looks good. Are you using your ep2500 for anything yet? If you haven't already, I would suggest buying one of these from PE. They are speakon connectors for the output from the ep2500 to your sub. It is VERY easy to install the bare speaker wire into it (using a screw to tighten the leads inside), but it makes for a GREAT and easy way to plug/unplug your speaker from the amp. I know the ep2500 has a bare wire connector as well, but man these really are nice. You don't need them at first, you can always make the switch later. But once you make the switch, you'll never go back.

I like your XMRF XLR Male to RCA Female adapter. I ended up buying some other adapters (TRS 1/4" stereo male to dual RCA female).

You're making progress!

dbl

I don't have the EP2500 yet, I'm going to order one this friday unless someone talks me into getting the Bash500. Hopefully, I can find a deal. Thanks for the tip on the speakon connectors. I'll order one this week. Can you see me needing anything else from parts express?

Let me know how that works out for you today
post #70 of 97
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Originally Posted by onebadgsx View Post

just sent in my paypal for the plans.....

Via echeck, so you probably won't see them for a week at least.
post #71 of 97
Air Supply,

Just tested the sub via my Yammy 663 direct out to the ep2500 vs. going through the mic2200. Without a doubt the ep2500 can hook straight out of the receiver without the "need" of a mic2200 (or other pre-amp device). The sound was plenty strong and not too different than going through the 2200. I would however recommend something like the 2200 for the low pass filter capabilities. It's hovering around $100 online so it's not too bad price wise. I am only using 1 channel of it, so that will allow me to use the other for another speaker set-up, if I decide to go that way.

Hope that helps you out.

dbl
post #72 of 97
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Originally Posted by Bill Fitzmaurice View Post

Via echeck, so you probably won't see them for a week at least.


I used PayPal and you send me the plans in 2 minutes.
post #73 of 97
echecks have to clear first.


dbl
post #74 of 97
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Originally Posted by Air Supply View Post

I don't have the EP2500 yet, I'm going to order one this friday unless someone talks me into getting the Bash500. Hopefully, I can find a deal. Thanks for the tip on the speakon connectors. I'll order one this week. Can you see me needing anything else from parts express?

Let me know how that works out for you today


I'm not too familiar with the BASH500 amp, so I'm sure others will stomp on me here. But it looks like the HP filter on it only goes down to 50Hz. I have the Mic2200's low pass set to 20Hz, and just from using my ear it seems the below 50Hz is well within reach of the THT. Someone help me out here. Is it best to go with the Bash500 or a EP/Mic2200 combo with the THT?

dbl
post #75 of 97
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Originally Posted by dbldare View Post

Air Supply,

Just tested the sub via my Yammy 663 direct out to the ep2500 vs. going through the mic2200. Without a doubt the ep2500 can hook straight out of the receiver without the "need" of a mic2200 (or other pre-amp device). The sound was plenty strong and not too different than going through the 2200. I would however recommend something like the 2200 for the low pass filter capabilities. It's hovering around $100 online so it's not too bad price wise. I am only using 1 channel of it, so that will allow me to use the other for another speaker set-up, if I decide to go that way.

Hope that helps you out.

dbl

Which is better, the 2200 or the Behringer DSP1124P? It looks like the DSP1124P can be had for about $80.

Thanks for checking that out for me......
post #76 of 97
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Originally Posted by dbldare View Post

Someone help me out here. Is it best to go with the Bash500 or a EP/Mic2200 combo with the THT?

dbl

I'd like to know this as well. Especially for someone who might want to run two THT's at some point.
post #77 of 97
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Originally Posted by Air Supply View Post

Which is better, the 2200 or the Behringer DSP1124P? It looks like the DSP1124P can be had for about $80.

Thanks for checking that out for me......

I'm not too familiar with the 1124, but it's supposed to be very capable as a parametric equalizer to help with the low end peaks and nulls.


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Originally Posted by Air Supply View Post

I'd like to know this as well. Especially for someone who might want to run two THT's at some point.

That's my plan in the future. I still have a channel left over on both the mic2200 and ep2500 for another THT.


dbl
post #78 of 97
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Originally Posted by dbldare View Post

I'm not too familiar with the 1124, but it's supposed to be very capable as a parametric equalizer to help with the low end peaks and nulls.




That's my plan in the future. I still have a channel left over on both the mic2200 and ep2500 for another THT.


dbl

Right, and that's why I'm thinking the EP2500 will better suite my needs over the Bash.
post #79 of 97
Air Supply,

I think you asked this in Myn's thread, and Max replied that yes it would work for an inexpensive EQ.

dbl
post #80 of 97
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Originally Posted by dbldare View Post

Air Supply,

I think you asked this in Myn's thread, and Max replied that yes it would work for an inexpensive EQ.

dbl

Right, my only problem with that is; I'm a novice to this so I'm not sure if I could even tell a difference in the having a EQ on the sub. Hmm, then there is figuring it out as well
post #81 of 97
I'm with you on that, but with REW I think you'll be able to tell the peaks and nulls in your room. With the 1124 you should also be able 'smooth' things out a bit.


dbl
post #82 of 97
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Originally Posted by dbldare View Post

I'm with you on that, but with REW I think you'll be able to tell the peaks and nulls in your room. With the 1124 you should also be able 'smooth' things out a bit.


dbl

Crap, I hate being the new guy. What's REW?
post #83 of 97
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Originally Posted by Air Supply View Post

Crap, I hate being the new guy. What's REW?

Room EQ Wizard. Linkster.

dbl
post #84 of 97
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Originally Posted by dbldare View Post

I'm not too familiar with the BASH500 amp, so I'm sure others will stomp on me here. But it looks like the HP filter on it only goes down to 50Hz. I have the Mic2200's low pass set to 20Hz, and just from using my ear it seems the below 50Hz is well within reach of the THT. Someone help me out here. Is it best to go with the Bash500 or a EP/Mic2200 combo with the THT?

dbl

I use the Oaudio 500W amp. It works very well. If you are planning on adding more THTs, I'd go with something with more amp channels, though.

I no longer use the DSP1124P, as I have Audyssey on board. But Room EQ Wizard is a very good program, read the user guide and tutorials well.

JSS
post #85 of 97
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Originally Posted by maxmercy View Post

If you are planning on adding more THTs, I'd go with something with more amp channels, though.

So, a EP2500 would be best for two THT's?

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Originally Posted by maxmercy View Post

I no longer use the DSP1124P, as I have Audyssey on board. But Room EQ Wizard is a very good program, read the user guide and tutorials well.

JSS

So, you don't need something with low pass filter capabilities if you have Audyssey?
post #86 of 97
Pretty sure you can run 4 on a ep2500.
post #87 of 97
The EP2500 should do you very well for 2 THTs, headroom to spare.

Or you could go with 2 Oaudio 500s...the Oaudio is nice because it has not only a variable subsonic filter, but it will apply boost to make the response of the THT flatter below 20-25Hz. You have to measure to see which subsonic setting is best for your listening tastes. For me, the 16Hz curve is good.

I have the Oaudio's low-pass turned off when running Audyssey (as recommended). But due to Audyssey's low end boosting problem that I have posted about before (maybe in myn's thread ir DTS-10 thread), I needed to either use a higher subsonic setting on the Oaudio 500W amp, or use a separate high-pass filter (what I ended up doing).

JSS
post #88 of 97
Pretty trivial, but how are you mounting it? I just don't like the fact that you have to mount it in a cheesy box....

Also, doing a little reading on the Bash 500. Does it require modding of some sort? I also see different brand Bash 500 amps. Are they all equal?
post #89 of 97
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Originally Posted by Revolt View Post

Pretty sure you can run 4 on a ep2500.

At least, if you series the coils for 16 ohm cabs. Doing so I'd try one BASH 500 with two THTs to be sure a second was required. 300 watts into 8 ohms doesn't sound like much, but two THTs won't need much.
post #90 of 97
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Originally Posted by maxmercy View Post

I no longer use the DSP1124P, as I have Audyssey on board. But Room EQ Wizard is a very good program, read the user guide and tutorials well.

JSS

Max,

Are you looking to get rid of your 1124p?

dbl
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