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post #8281 of 15139
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Originally Posted by BDP24 View Post

It was in the 70's here (California low desert) today. Eat yer heart out, the rest of ya's!

Well, maybe not everybody. wink.gif
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Cheer up Stanley. I'm sure you have plenty of rain over there and quite a bit of coffee to drink.biggrin.gif

That's right, rub it in you merciless bastage. biggrin.gif Now back to my coffee.
post #8283 of 15139
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Originally Posted by laulau View Post

Well, maybe not everybody. wink.gif

I hope your friggen island sinks.
post #8284 of 15139
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

I hope your friggen island sinks.

That is not good. I love Paradise.
post #8285 of 15139
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Originally Posted by Rythmik View Post

That is not good. I love Paradise.

Unfortunately it doesn't arrive in Seattle til July 5th. I could sure use a little Hawaiian getaway. After that the island can sink. tongue.gif
post #8286 of 15139
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Originally Posted by JT78681 View Post

I think the chuffling might be due to placement. I just moved it yesterday nearfield by where my wife and I always sit, but there is a full wall on one side and a small portion of a wall on the other. The sub is corner loaded, so maybe I need to move it back to being next to the tv in the corner with two full walls. I'm going to try that when I get home today and see if that helps.

My subs are corner loaded but the rear port is 23" away from the back wall and 8" away from the side wall and no port chuffing here and I run mine at about 2 o'clock (hot). War of the Worlds, Tron and Cloverfield and are all good to go!! smile.gif
Edited by Shift - 2/8/13 at 9:37am
post #8287 of 15139
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Originally Posted by Shift View Post

My subs are corner loaded but the rear port is 23" away from the back wall and 8" away from the side wall and no port chuffing here and I run mine at about 2 o'clock (hot). War of the Worlds, Tron and Cloverfield and are all good to go!! smile.gif

Oh wow 2 o'clock dude. When I crank mine up to that on certain heavy bass scenes I get the amp light flashing at me. Okay I am going to move mine out further from both walls.
post #8288 of 15139
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Originally Posted by Shift View Post

My subs are corner loaded but the rear port is 23" away from the back wall and 8" away from the side wall and no port chuffing here and I run mine at about 2 o'clock (hot). War of the Worlds, Tron and Cloverfield and are all good to go!! smile.gif

You don't get any clipping running it at 2 o'clock? And is this at high volumes or modest?
post #8289 of 15139
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Originally Posted by Rythmik View Post

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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

I hope your friggen island sinks.

That is not good. I love Paradise.

There was a time in my youth I believed Sydney Australia was the greatest town on this planet. But I was wrong, San Diego is paradise. But if you west coast boys need a smack back to reality, at least the beach I live on has water that is warm a third of the year. 80 and sunny, everyday still rules. Virginia Beach on the mouth of the cheasaFreak bay is good. Not paradise though. The warm water issue kills west coast for me though.

High skewl buddy in Pacific beach declairs the perfect trifecta. Dawn surfing, mountains snowboard through the afternoon, skate PB after sundown. I've got a good jobby job but suspect I'd live a happy life washing dishes in the back of a crappy bar in pacific beach, san diego.

Sydney, Awesome.... San Diego, Paradise... Virginia Beach, I've been to places that suck much worse, plus the water gets warm.
post #8290 of 15139
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Originally Posted by JT78681 View Post

You don't get any clipping running it at 2 o'clock? And is this at high volumes or modest?




No clipping at all smile.gif

You're not to far from me, come by and i'll show ya?

I run at volume right at around -10 , which is about 70% of volume.

If your getting port chuffing get with Brian and make sure they installed the "port cap' (which I am sure they / he did).

+ The only other reason why you may be getting clipping is your room may big too big for the sub and not pressurizing. I am in a closed in HT room, so my bass is tight and clean.

Good luck.
post #8291 of 15139
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Originally Posted by Rythmik View Post

This is tricky. Only fire up the sub after the sub is brought to room temperature for over a day (let us be safe). There can be condensation on the eletroncis. Last winter I had a sealed sub delivered to a customer northeast in a big storm. That one was a DOA. I cannot quite figure out the reason. But let us just play safe. If the package was left to freeze outside, broght the sub into the house and unpack it and make sure it is room temperature for sufficient amount of time.

I just got my FV15HP Wednesday night. We were in a cold snap (about 18F or so) so I left it overnight to acclimate. Played with it Thursday night a couple hours, I need to figure out the PEQ better. It's replaceing a Hsu VTF3mk2 and it acts similar to that in the different places I had it except the frequency response is smoother, much cleaner and much deeper. Room is 14'x18'x8'.
Watched Battleship last night, really really like the sub, finally the smooth response I've wanted is within reach, good already but I do want to address a dip near 60-70Hz, need to play with the crossover and phase to blend with my PSB stratus Gold mains.

But the NE blizzed has hit us in New Brunswick this morning so I had to unplug all my equipment for a likely power outages and the power surges that come with them. So it's wait time again...

I'll post a review after a few days, I can say already that the FV15HP is far better sounding, far deeper, and far flatter and less boomy than the Hsu VTF3mk2 it replaced... I'm very very happy already and I haven;t gotten into the PEQ and crossover/phase adjustments to blend into the mains yet. The immediately noticeable improvement is that the sub now acts like a natural, smooth extension from the mains and provides killer bass when called on without affecting the upper frquencies.
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Just received my LV12R yesterday and I'm mighty impressed with the build quality and degree of control. Shipping was also super fast!

A few questions for anyone that might know (which I'm guessing would be Brian/Rythmik at this point)...

1) Is there a trick to using the center Auto Power setting? It does not seem to come on automatically when I use that setting (the rear light stays red and I don't believe I'm hearing any sub output).

2) On this particular sub, what would be my best setting for combined Music (70% maybe) and home theater with regard to input use on the rear of the sub? From what I gather, LFE input will offer a wider frequency range above 100hz but will defeat all direct controls for phase and crossover (which would then strictly be handled by the AV Receiver and one would loose the preferred control of LPF slope, with the 24db being the better setting?) but using one of the L/R inputs restricts the higher end of the frequency response to 100hz? Also, you don't really want to use Low bass extension with music? Is that because of distortion near 19hz or why?
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A quick question (and I know I mostly need to just experiment a bit more):

On the extension filter settings, what exactly do FREQ and DAMPING do? Is frequency a cutoff point where the sub will not reproduce notes below the setting? Is hi damping best for music ("clean" sound) and low damping best for movies ("full bodied HT" sound) and mid a compromise between the two? I read the manual and looked at the graphs, but I'm just not quit understanding these two settings.
post #8294 of 15139
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Originally Posted by woody777 View Post

A quick question (and I know I mostly need to just experiment a bit more):

On the extension filter settings, what exactly do FREQ and DAMPING do? Is frequency a cutoff point where the sub will not reproduce notes below the setting? Is hi damping best for music ("clean" sound) and low damping best for movies ("full bodied HT" sound) and mid a compromise between the two? I read the manual and looked at the graphs, but I'm just not quit understanding these two settings.

Similar to my questions but from what I read, you are correct with regard to the damping settings. The FREQ cutoff though is the opposite. The sub will not reproduce frequencies ABOVE what you set (it reproduces everything below the setting). The big caveat is that the FREQ setting has no effect if the LFE input is used I believe.

From the manual: "When using LFE IN, phase control and crossover control have no function."
post #8295 of 15139
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Originally Posted by Flatliner View Post

Similar to my questions but from what I read, you are correct with regard to the damping settings. The FREQ cutoff though is the opposite. The sub will not reproduce frequencies ABOVE what you set (it reproduces everything below the setting). The big caveat is that the FREQ setting has no effect if the LFE input is used I believe.

From the manual: "When using LFE IN, phase control and crossover control have no function."

Thanks for the reply, but I'm talking about the frequency switch, not the knob. The settings are 14, 20, or 28. This setting is still usable even if you're using the LFE input.

I'm using the LFE input, so much of the other controls are defeated. I'm still a novice, but I believe this is the preferred setting if you're using an AVR for bass management.
post #8296 of 15139
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Originally Posted by woody777 View Post

Thanks for the reply, but I'm talking about the frequency switch, not the knob. The settings are 14, 20, or 28. This setting is still usable even if you're using the LFE input.

I'm using the LFE input, so much of the other controls are defeated. I'm still a novice, but I believe this is the preferred setting if you're using an AVR for bass management.

I don't have those settings on my sub, the LV12R.
post #8297 of 15139
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Originally Posted by Flatliner View Post

I don't have those settings on my sub, the LV12R.

Oh, I didn't realize that. I'm talking about the FV15HP.
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For those of you that have already received their LV12R subs, can you post pics if you have a matte version? I am curious to see how it looks before deciding to go with the matte or black oak version.

Thanks!
post #8299 of 15139
Sorry to be off-topic. Just had to share this as I wait for my FV15HP. NE blizzard hit and we got close to the 30". My snow blower ( belt too loose ) couldn't handle this. To increase tension I wrapped flat speaker cable around a pully held with duck tape and managed to clear the snow. Talk about getting the most out of your Audio! Wife is amazed lol
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Originally Posted by Flatliner View Post

Just received my LV12R yesterday and I'm mighty impressed with the build quality and degree of control. Shipping was also super fast!

A few questions for anyone that might know (which I'm guessing would be Brian/Rythmik at this point)...

1) Is there a trick to using the center Auto Power setting? It does not seem to come on automatically when I use that setting (the rear light stays red and I don't believe I'm hearing any sub output).

Just a quick update to my own question about the Auto function...indeed, it does work perfectly. Turns off after a period of non use and comes on when a low frequency is received (not just when the music is playing initially but when it actually receives the lower frequency signal), just as it is supposed to. Very cool!
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What finish did you choose? If it is matte black could you post a pic.
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Originally Posted by turbosol16 View Post

What finish did you choose? If it is matte black could you post a pic.

I chose Black Oak, which I find to look really nice. Here is a quick shot of this finish, though it looks much more subtle in real life as the flash really brings out the texture. There is also a reflection seen in the finish - the finish itself is perfect.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4n2zgchsveo0wdw/2013-02-09%2016.57.28.jpg
post #8303 of 15139
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Originally Posted by raaj View Post

For those of you that have already received their LV12R subs, can you post pics if you have a matte version? I am curious to see how it looks before deciding to go with the matte or black oak version.

Thanks!

I don't believe the matte version is being shipped until Monday; I had selected that finish on the website when I ordered on Tuesday, but Brian emailed me (quite promptly, which was nice) to let me know they wouldn't have the matte version ready to be shipped until next week, so I opted for the black oak finish.

Sorry for the quality of the pictures - bad lighting and location, but I'm still getting everything set up where the new HT components are going. The build quality is very impressive. (The white dust on the grille cloth was just a bit of dust from the table, not a problem with the grille itself).




post #8304 of 15139
Thanks for the pictures, I will be ordering one Monday. Need to call and see if I can get a picture of the matte black before I do. Oak does look good.

Thanks for the email contact.
Edited by turbosol16 - 2/9/13 at 3:53pm
post #8305 of 15139
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Originally Posted by raaj View Post

For those of you that have already received their LV12R subs, can you post pics if you have a matte version? I am curious to see how it looks before deciding to go with the matte or black oak version.

Thanks!

Sure. Matte version of the LV12R







post #8306 of 15139
Maybe these pics be little better:


Sorry for the old projector sitting on one of the subs. I just took that projector down to and installed my new one smile.gif




post #8307 of 15139
Shift,

Thank you! Great pics. Looks like the matte finish fits better in your setup. I am really torn now. I didn't expect the matte finish to look that good.. and my monitors and most of the furniture have espresso/black oak texture, so the sub might blend in better. Hmm.. decisions... decisions!!
post #8308 of 15139
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Originally Posted by turbosol16 View Post

Thanks for the email contact.

We assemble LV12R normally during the weekend. We needed to guess the mix of matte vs black oak quantity. It turn out customers order more matte than we already done. We will assemble more matte this weekend.
post #8309 of 15139
Thanks Brian. One more order for the matte version coming your way shortly. It's a beaut !!
post #8310 of 15139
Thanks for the update. I'll be ordering one this week.
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