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post #7741 of 15100
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Originally Posted by Jbarreca View Post

These 8" have me interested...I'm having issues finding a home for a 15" in my room and need stands for my 6" Boston VS mains anyway....making a tower with a pair of 8" under each Boston would be interesting. I was planning to do a 15" DIY kit when I got the wife to agree on where it would go...What would the output of four 8" be comparable to in your linup? In my car audio days we kind of equated pair of 8" to a 12"... would these servos be similar? Are you planning them sealed only? How is the low frequency extension on them? I've built lots of cars with 8" and like them but in home theater I've been trying to get a 15" to fit smile.gif Would a DIY kit be one plate amp and four 8"? What kind of timeline are you looking at?

i would be another one interested in 8s. I don't have a problem stuffing 15s in my room but I have already done large subs and am now looking to go to a smaller form factor. I was lucky enough to pick up an F12 and am very impressed with it. Back in another life I was involved in IASCA(car audio comp) and did some amazing things with 8s. It started out as an experiment and ended up with VERY GOOD results. I'm talking about almost 30 years ago, when the only people that had box modeling software were the professional installers. It was very expensive...so, a lot of trial and error with Heineken was the way we worked things out! GOOD TIMES!! One of the best ideas we used for enclosures was some heavy duty PVC that we appropriated from a job site. It was used for running sewer lines. YES, we got it before it was used! LOL. This was back in the 80s before the whole sono tube thing got popular. We didn't even have the piece of mind to think about HT use...Had more fun stuffing thousands of dollars into our cars. Had we only known...
post #7742 of 15100
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Originally Posted by Skylinestar View Post

If I'm not wrong, for max extension, the settings are 14Hz, fast damping, rumble filter off (1 port mode).

Thanks, I will try that.
post #7743 of 15100
For those with hard flooring, what kind of rubber feet or sliders have you used for the front firing rythmiks? I want to avoid any that can potentially ruin the finish.
post #7744 of 15100
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Originally Posted by merrymaid520 View Post

For those with hard flooring, what kind of rubber feet or sliders have you used for the front firing rythmiks? I want to avoid any that can potentially ruin the finish.

I think if you get with Brian he will send you a set for pretty cheap. Mine is on a carpet so I do not use anything.
post #7745 of 15100
^^^^
Will do, thanks!
post #7746 of 15100
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Originally Posted by merrymaid520 View Post

For those with hard flooring, what kind of rubber feet or sliders have you used for the front firing rythmiks? I want to avoid any that can potentially ruin the finish.

Parts Express has a bunch of good hard rubber cabinet feet that screw in, and Herbies Footers has some more expensive "Audiophile" ones..
post #7747 of 15100
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Originally Posted by merrymaid520 View Post

For those with hard flooring, what kind of rubber feet or sliders have you used for the front firing rythmiks? I want to avoid any that can potentially ruin the finish.

If buying from Rythmik, if you ask or make note on the online order form, they'll throw in a set of four, screw-in rubber feet for no charge. I was told this during a phone call yesterday.
post #7748 of 15100
I have an email out to Rythmik to see what they say, hopefully they can ship a pair out for me!

Thanks guys.
post #7749 of 15100
Rythmik
Hello! I placed an order (with 1505CI) in 25 december. Can you tell me, is it in stock? If it is, could you tell me the approximate date of shipping?rolleyes.gif
Thanks!
post #7750 of 15100
Anyone wants to share you xover setting? Im talking about the toggle switch.
I have mine at 50/24, which isnt what rythmik recommends with outboard xover(Avr) yet i find thi setting to sound exceptionally nice and with deep extension and punch. Im ashame to say i only use the iphond DV meter and i aleays able to tame a slight peak around 40-50hz. The overall FR is pretty flat but i doubt the measurement are all that accurate.
just wanted to see other people settings.
post #7751 of 15100
Unless somebody has your speakers in your room listening with your ears and mind, sharing crossover frequencies is pretty meaningless... That said 50 Hz sounds low to me unless your speakers have really good bass. However, set it however you like it!
post #7752 of 15100
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Originally Posted by RicardoJoa View Post

Anyone wants to share you xover setting? Im talking about the toggle switch.
I have mine at 50/24, which isnt what rythmik recommends with outboard xover(Avr) yet i find thi setting to sound exceptionally nice and with deep extension and punch. Im ashame to say i only use the iphond DV meter and i aleays able to tame a slight peak around 40-50hz. The overall FR is pretty flat but i doubt the measurement are all that accurate.
just wanted to see other people settings.

What is your AVR setting. I'm at 80 on the AVR so your setting would be a problem for me. Also I believe someone told me once crossovers on top of crossovers can do weird things to phase (not that I really understand why and I may have misunderstood). Also what are your mains? Are you using LFE or line in on the sub?
post #7753 of 15100
Reading this thread makes me so anxious...

Ordered an E15 last week, and of course I keep checking the UPS tracking, which, to my great disappointment, reveals nothing but "Order Processed: Ready for UPS". rolleyes.gif

Dang it UPS. Hike up your brown shorts and get the lead out!

I want to experience what the rest of you folks are hearing!! wink.gif

Happy New Year!
post #7754 of 15100
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Originally Posted by Skerlnik View Post

Reading this thread makes me so anxious...
Ordered an E15 last week, and of course I keep checking the UPS tracking, which, to my great disappointment, reveals nothing but "Order Processed: Ready for UPS". rolleyes.gif
Dang it UPS. Hike up your brown shorts and get the lead out!
I want to experience what the rest of you folks are hearing!! wink.gif
Happy New Year!

Did you submit an email with the order? I got an email with the UPS tracking number via email before it even left Rythmik. There's a tracking number somewhere, give them a way to get it to you and I'm sure they will.
post #7755 of 15100
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Originally Posted by dstew100 View Post

What is your AVR setting. I'm at 80 on the AVR so your setting would be a problem for me. Also I believe someone told me once crossovers on top of crossovers can do weird things to phase (not that I really understand why and I may have misunderstood). Also what are your mains? Are you using LFE or line in on the sub?[/quotte]

On my avr, is set to 80hz which is the lowest. On the sub, is set to 50hz/24 with thexover knob up all the way, peq all the way down at around 50hz. I have tried different setting before and the current setting sounds best. I know is odd but im a little suprised too.
Some people are relactant to try because it wasnt said to be recommend but in all honesty there is nth wrong in trying.
post #7756 of 15100
Just placed an order for an FV15HP in piano black. This will be my first subwoofer and I'm looking forward to it. Now I just have to wait. smile.gif
post #7757 of 15100
Congratulations vertigo4!!
post #7758 of 15100
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Originally Posted by vertigo4 View Post

Just placed an order for an FV15HP in piano black. This will be my first subwoofer and I'm looking forward to it. Now I just have to wait. smile.gif

No doubt you will like it. I got one a few weeks ago and am loving it.
post #7759 of 15100
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Originally Posted by vertigo4 View Post

Just placed an order for an FV15HP in piano black. This will be my first subwoofer and I'm looking forward to it. Now I just have to wait. smile.gif
First sub? and it is the fv15hp? You will be thrilled. You have made the right choice with your first sub purchased as for most folks including myself, it took a few upgrades before I got here with the fv15hp.
post #7760 of 15100
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Originally Posted by dstew100 View Post

Did you submit an email with the order? I got an email with the UPS tracking number via email before it even left Rythmik. There's a tracking number somewhere, give them a way to get it to you and I'm sure they will.

Yep, that was the tracking info (UPS still doesn't have the box yet, dang). Today I got the invoice from Enrico, but I'm still twitching in my seat waiting to rattle my house apart!! cool.gif
post #7761 of 15100
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Originally Posted by vertigo4 View Post

Just placed an order for an FV15HP in piano black. This will be my first subwoofer and I'm looking forward to it. Now I just have to wait. smile.gif

LOl you're first, very smart guy my first sub, and I say sub loosely tongue.gif was an Infinity vented fart box eek.gif that probably went down to 58hz rolleyes.gif this was back 93 or so..After that I moved up to some truly potent subs biggrin.gif Hopefully I'll be an owner of a few of these soon enough.

Good luck

Djoel
post #7762 of 15100
Thanks everyone! I really appreciate the encouraging comments.

So, subwoofer newbie question time... I've read over a lot of the information on Rythmik's site and this forum. I understand that this is potentially a very potent subwoofer. So, having said that, how concerned should I be that my wife's china cabinet is in the next room (no door between the rooms)? If I crank up the volume am I really likely to do any damage to anything? Mind you, I have a 2.5 year old and another child on the way, so listening to anything at higher volumes is becoming an increasingly rare opportunity. Just curious.

Also, for those who own one, do these subs come with decent setup instructions? From what I can tell there seems to be a bit of an art to setting up a subwoofer properly.

Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
post #7763 of 15100
Piggy backing on vertigo's question,

Ive read that the fv15hp can be tricky to set up and there are many controls in the back.

Any tips on even where to start, or some baseline settings to go off of?

Thanks
post #7764 of 15100
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Originally Posted by Skerlnik View Post

Yep, that was the tracking info (UPS still doesn't have the box yet, dang). Today I got the invoice from Enrico, but I'm still twitching in my seat waiting to rattle my house apart!! cool.gif

Totally understand, UPS took a break over the past few days. In a day and a half mine made it from Austin to Knoxville, since then (12-29) it hasn't moved for 4 days. yet they claim it'll get from knoxville to my family room by COB tomorrow. Rythmik was speedy on their end though. In UPS's defence the original estimated delivery date has not changed, I just got hopeful when the box came 2/3 of the way so fast.

I get so excited waiting for a new toy :-)
post #7765 of 15100
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Originally Posted by Puredr1ve View Post

Piggy backing on vertigo's question,
Ive read that the fv15hp can be tricky to set up and there are many controls in the back.
Any tips on even where to start, or some baseline settings to go off of?
Thanks
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Originally Posted by vertigo4 View Post

Thanks everyone! I really appreciate the encouraging comments.
So, subwoofer newbie question time... I've read over a lot of the information on Rythmik's site and this forum. I understand that this is potentially a very potent subwoofer. So, having said that, how concerned should I be that my wife's china cabinet is in the next room (no door between the rooms)? If I crank up the volume am I really likely to do any damage to anything? Mind you, I have a 2.5 year old and another child on the way, so listening to anything at higher volumes is becoming an increasingly rare opportunity. Just curious.
Also, for those who own one, do these subs come with decent setup instructions? From what I can tell there seems to be a bit of an art to setting up a subwoofer properly.
Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Please check out this:
http://www.rythmikaudio.com/amplifiers.html

Download the quick guides related to your amp. It may not be the 100% identical to your amp, but it's similar.
post #7766 of 15100
2nd Rythmik FV15HP (600w cuz my first is) arrived this morning...wife "put away" my minidsp, a.k.a it's not able to be located AHHHHHHH. Whatever, I'm not waiting.

Outside box a bit banged up, inner box perfect, sub gorgeous, not a single delivery nick.
Gain matched obsessive compulsively in the center of the room off Y cable
Placed equidistant (on each side of the center channel up front), spikes installed and on furniture sliders
XT32 calibration run (on onkyo 818, no subEQHT, Y splitter), distance was right, level good
14hz ext, Hi Damp, switched to Line in cuz I thought I'd need phase but haven't touched it yet, AVR/12, Rumble off, Limiter On, power auto

Music sounded very good, tried a wide variety for about 30 min
Brought Immortals up just before the Tidal Wave scene at -5

YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES!!!!!!!!!!
It was like a fan turned on, pictures falling off mantel, Hits hard in the chest, tactile, tight, fun, no audible distortion I can pick out by ear.
This is by far the best my system has ever sounded.

Brian,
I like the way you roll. This is awesome; I am so pleased!!! Thank you kind and talented sir.


Still need to break out my mic+REW set-up, optimize the crossover range, take some measurements, toy around, maybe incorporate the minidsp... Will prolly enjoy this a few days first though.
post #7767 of 15100
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Originally Posted by dstew100 View Post

2nd Rythmik FV15HP (600w cuz my first is) arrived this morning...wife "put away" my minidsp, a.k.a it's not able to be located AHHHHHHH. Whatever, I'm not waiting.
Outside box a bit banged up, inner box perfect, sub gorgeous, not a single delivery nick.
Gain matched obsessive compulsively in the center of the room off Y cable
Placed equidistant (on each side of the center channel up front), spikes installed and on furniture sliders
XT32 calibration run (on onkyo 818, no subEQHT, Y splitter), distance was right, level good
14hz ext, Hi Damp, switched to Line in cuz I thought I'd need phase but haven't touched it yet, AVR/12, Rumble off, Limiter On, power auto
Music sounded very good, tried a wide variety for about 30 min
Brought Immortals up just before the Tidal Wave scene at -5
YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES!!!!!!!!!!
It was like a fan turned on, pictures falling off mantel, Hits hard in the chest, tactile, tight, fun, no audible distortion I can pick out by ear.
This is by far the best my system has ever sounded.
Brian,
I like the way you roll. This is awesome; I am so pleased!!! Thank you kind and talented sir.
Still need to break out my mic+REW set-up, optimize the crossover range, take some measurements, toy around, maybe incorporate the minidsp... Will prolly enjoy this a few days first though.

Congrats! Dual FV15HPs....awesome! smile.gif Need pics!

post #7768 of 15100
On the verge of selling my Quad Outlaw LFM1 EXs for a set of dual E15s. Don't have the money yet to replace quad for quad. Heard the E15s at a friends and thought it was some of the best sounding bass I had heard in awhile. Definitely excited!
post #7769 of 15100
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Originally Posted by pokekevin View Post

On the verge of selling my Quad Outlaw LFM1 EXs for a set of dual E15s. Don't have the money yet to replace quad for quad. Heard the E15s at a friends and thought it was some of the best sounding bass I had heard in awhile. Definitely excited!

I say go for it, and let me know if you need another audition wink.gif.
post #7770 of 15100
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Originally Posted by dominguez1 View Post

Congrats! Dual FV15HPs....awesome! smile.gif  Need pics!

Please ignore those wires, trash, shoes, poor photography use of flash making the tv image horrible, and further gear movement that needs to be done rolleyes.gif

Focus on the Rythmiks smile.gif




dominguez1, I'm not ready to toy with this yet but I may take a stab into incorporating a sealed sub as a Geddes style helper (FR flattening) sub in my system. Don't you have sealed and ported mix? What is your approach to getting the phase right / getting them playing nicely together? Any recommended reading for if I go down that path? I do have measurement gear, REW, and a minidsp.
Edited by dstew100 - 1/3/13 at 3:13pm
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