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post #8011 of 15116
Thanks a lot guys for all of the replies regarding The PEQ. Looks like I am going to have to get some measuring gear and get to work.
post #8012 of 15116
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Received my sub this morning. Haven't watched a blu-ray yet but for music it's just killer. All my hours of research have finally paid off. Excuse the crappy pic cause I have a crappy camera. Of course I still have some spaghetti to clean up too.

Congrat. Throw in some 5 stars bass movies and feel your jaw drop:)
post #8013 of 15116
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Congrat. Throw in some 5 stars bass movies and feel your jaw drop:)

Thanks, I started a movie but was so tired I couldn't keep my eyes open. Turned it off and crashed. I'll try again tonight. My jaw already dropped from some of the bass heavy music I played.
post #8014 of 15116
Congrats Stanley!! Me and you were probably both crawling around and running wires at the same time. Just hooked up my XPA-5:)


Quick question for my fellow Rythmik fans:

Does Rythmik have a logo? Checked around on their website but didn't really see one. The reason I ask is that I am having some theater signs made and I would hate to leave the crown jewel off of the sign list. Was going to PM Brian but I figured I would ask you folks first.
post #8015 of 15116
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Received my sub this morning. Haven't watched a blu-ray yet but for music it's just killer. All my hours of research have finally paid off.

Congrats on the new acquisition. Time well spent. We'll look forward to your progress reports.
post #8016 of 15116
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Thanks, I started a movie but was so tired I couldn't keep my eyes open. Turned it off and crashed. I'll try again tonight. My jaw already dropped from some of the bass heavy music I played.

Stanley, was that you I heard playing that rap earlier?
post #8017 of 15116
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Originally Posted by K5/SS View Post

Congrats Stanley!! Me and you were probably both crawling around and running wires at the same time. Just hooked up my XPA-5:)


Quick question for my fellow Rythmik fans:

Does Rythmik have a logo? Checked around on their website but didn't really see one. The reason I ask is that I am having some theater signs made and I would hate to leave the crown jewel off of the sign list. Was going to PM Brian but I figured I would ask you folks first.

That would be cool if they did but I've never seen one in all of my research. Hell, I'd even pay extra for one if it looked cool enough.

You could always use a sticky note and print Rythmik on it. biggrin.gif
post #8018 of 15116
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Originally Posted by BeeMan458 View Post

Congrats on the new acquisition. Time well spent. We'll look forward to your progress reports.

Thanks buddy. Appreciate it. smile.gif
post #8019 of 15116
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Originally Posted by Prime316 View Post

Stanley, was that you I heard playing that rap earlier?

Not hardly. biggrin.gif
post #8020 of 15116
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

That would be cool if they did but I've never seen one in all of my research. Hell, I'd even pay extra for one if it looked cool enough.

I have searched also and could not find one. You can visit this site has a lot there, save the pics and upload them to Walmart.com and have a collage made.

http://www.tinstudio.com/gallery/index.php/

I tried doing this in the store and they wouldn't release them to me because of trademarks, but online they did it.
post #8021 of 15116
I found this little guy...

post #8022 of 15116
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Originally Posted by K5/SS View Post

I found this little guy...


Looks cool. Sure would be nice if we could get a metal or even a plastic badge like on some speakers. It would look cool on the front of the sub. With the grill off of course.
Edited by XStanleyX - 1/21/13 at 10:14pm
post #8023 of 15116
I will send the file over to the sign guy and have him make one (once I get the ok from Brian).
post #8024 of 15116
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I will send the file over to the sign guy and have him make one (once I get the ok from Brian).

Man, if I could get a black and gold version of this I would be happier than a pig in you know what.
post #8025 of 15116
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Originally Posted by qguy View Post

What happens if i set the crossover on the F15 at 45 hz and set the PEQ at +3db at 70 hz ?

There will be minimal effect on the the PEQ because the sub has crossover set at 45hz. The PEQ should have been applied to the front speakers to be effective. Our plate amp does not do signal processing on the signal to front speakers.
post #8026 of 15116
Thanks
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Originally Posted by Rythmik View Post

There will be minimal effect on the the PEQ because the sub has crossover set at 45hz. The PEQ should have been applied to the front speakers to be effective. Our plate amp does not do signal processing on the signal to front speakers.
post #8027 of 15116
You know you have a good company (Rythmik) when your customers starts making logos and signs for you smile.gif
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I will send the file over to the sign guy and have him make one (once I get the ok from Brian).
post #8028 of 15116
Well I did some seriously listening today. Moved the sub into the corner and listened to some music by Bass Mekanik. Holey friggen moley. Just excellent deep bass. Can't say enough on how pleased I am. I live in the basement of a house and my son lives on the main floor. He said thanks for the foot massage.
Edited by XStanleyX - 1/22/13 at 10:22pm
post #8029 of 15116
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Well I did some seriously listening today. Moved the sub into the corner and listened to some music by Bass Mekanik. Holey friggen moley. Just excellent deep bass. Can't say enough on how pleased I am. I live in the basement of a house and my son lives on the main floor. He said thanks for the foot massage.

Congrats man...sounds like you got it dialed in pretty good. I too have been messing with placement a little during the week. I really don't have much space to really move mine around, but I have heard making little moves can go a long way in making a sub sound better. I think my biggest issue is I am in a pretty small (1344 ft^3) almost square room (12x14) and I am probably sitting in the null (pretty much in the center of the room). I am hoping by moving the sub as close to the corner as possible it will help out SQ and effect for me.
post #8030 of 15116
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Well I did some seriously listening today. Moved the sub into the corner and listened to some music by Bass Mekanik. Holey friggen moley. Just excellent deep bass. Can't say enough on how pleased I am. I live in the basement of a house and my son lives on the main floor. He said thanks for the foot massage.

Corner loading enhances the effectiveness of bass sound which can exacerbate the "boomy" sound of other subs. But our subs have the characteristics of being very clean sounding. So corner loading is recommended if one feels the sound is "too clean". If one is not able to use corner loading, the alternative method to make the sound "fuller" is use low damping setting.
Edited by Rythmik - 1/23/13 at 6:04am
post #8031 of 15116
I had my previous sub in the same corner before and ended up moving moving it to the inside of the speaker because it sounded a bit boomy. Helped quite a bit so I naturally figured the Rythmik might sound best there so I started with it there first. Then I tried the Rythmik in the corner and it is not boomy there at all. The results were only better. I may try a couple other spots just for experimentation but I think the corner will be sweet spot for me in my room since I'm definately not sitting in a null at my MLP. I had it with two ports open and will try one port and decide which I like best.

Smirgo- hope that moving it into that corner works for you. The difference of being a few feet away from the corner vs. completely in the corner made a good difference for me. Of course YMMV.

Thanks for the low damping info. You have an awesome product.
Edited by XStanleyX - 1/23/13 at 7:17am
post #8032 of 15116
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Holey friggen moley. Just excellent deep bass.

+1
When I got the Rythmik I was coming from an older Velodyne with a 12in woofer and 15in passive radiator. I really thought the velo was doing an admirable job. Boy was I wrong. The Rythmik SQ absolutely blew the Velo out of the water (extension and output were also huge improvements). It was a massive upgrade. Glad you are pleased, I know I am. This is a seriously fabulous sub.

Now, if we can just get Nolan to do one more batman.
post #8033 of 15116
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

That would be cool if they did but I've never seen one in all of my research. Hell, I'd even pay extra for one if it looked cool enough.

You could always use a sticky note and print Rythmik on it. biggrin.gif

Okay, that was funny. tongue.gif

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Thanks buddy. Appreciate it. smile.gif

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post #8034 of 15116
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Originally Posted by Smigro View Post

I think my biggest issue is I am in a pretty small (1344 ft^3) almost square room (12x14) and I am probably sitting in the null (pretty much in the center of the room) I.

I'm pretty sure there's a "Murphy's Law" which states; The null will always fall where the main listening position is located.
post #8035 of 15116
The usual rule of thumb is to sit about 1/3 from the front or rear wall to avoid the primary (lowest frequency) room mode. Square rooms are the worst, natch...
post #8036 of 15116
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Originally Posted by DonH50 View Post

The usual rule of thumb is to sit about 1/3 from the front or rear wall to avoid the primary (lowest frequency) room mode. Square rooms are the worst, natch...

Which becomes the front/rear wall....longest or shortest? My position is just to the side of the middle of the longest wall, about 1/3 out from the wall.....natch. tongue.gif
post #8037 of 15116
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Originally Posted by BeeMan458 View Post

Which becomes the front/rear wall....longest or shortest? My position is just to the side of the middle of the longest wall, about 1/3 out from the wall.....natch. tongue.gif

I believe the recommendation is the short wall becomes the front/rear
post #8038 of 15116
^^^ Yup, because that usually gives more flexibility in seating placement to get out the deepest (lowest, first) room mode, which is related to the longest room dimension. There are always exceptions, natch, but it is generally true.
post #8039 of 15116
The system has to go on the longest wall as there's a fireplace on one end and a hallway opening on the other and more openings behind where we sit. This all plays into the exception category of, this is the wall you must use and this is where you must sit as the wife's not going let me block up the fireplace with an entertainment system.

The good news, at last REW measurement, the subwoofer null was in the 85Hz - 90Hz range and I was informed this is an inconsequential area of the subwoofer's sound spectrum. as there's little content to lose in the upper third of the LFE channel. All the rest of the speakers are crossed over to the sub at 60Hz, so nothing will be lost below the crossover point.

Happy, happy, hap-pi. biggrin.gif

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Edited by BeeMan458 - 1/23/13 at 11:39am
post #8040 of 15116
Ever since my Velodyne ULD-15 series II finally gave up a few months ago, I have been lurking around the subwoofer forums. I never felt the urge to upgrade after all these years, so I am a bit out of touch. It seems my best and scariest option is to go ID as my local audio dealers are out of business. My room is approximately 20 x 22 X 11 (ceiling vaulted on both sides to flat middle, hardwood with area rug, and large seating furniture.

My listening now has shifted from mostly music to mostly movies (75%) with some music and video game use. My budget is limited to $1,500 right now. My preference is for accurate reproduction and clarity over boominess and extreme volume levels. I can appreciate a good chest thump and have a few placement options in corners and possibly near field. No mid-point wall options are available.

I was wondering if the FV15HP would be an improvement over my ULD-15? I got a sealed servo system originally, so I am biased that way (probably not justified) however it seems the port might be necessary given my room. Looks like it has more output, but there seems to be a big difference between specs and in room performance. I was thinking I could afford two XS-15s or XV-15s (no extra shipping charge makes two affordable), but I may find I prefer a single quality sub and save for another if needed.

Any thoughts?

ed: My mains are ads 1290s, with 4 ADS satelites.
Edited by lennyp - 1/23/13 at 11:58am
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