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post #1021 of 10024
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Originally Posted by suresh6877 View Post

My impressions :
The bass is very well controlled, tight and deep. To my ears, the bass sounds natural and clean. For instance, when there are movies scenes where it rains, I could literally feel the rain. Explosive sound effects have great tactile feel. Most of the times, I did run the subs at reference level. The floor above my basement vibrates like crazy. Knocked off a few pictures off the family room right above my basement. Note that my basement theater is about 6000 Cu Feet and these dual subs nicely pressurizes my theater. I crossed my speakers at 80 Hz and I could never localize where the bass is coming from. The cabinet is completely inert. Not even once the subs bottomed out. I believe they really have tonnes of headroom. Not even once I sensed any distortion. I never realized what
I was missing all these years until I got these dual XS30s.

I got to tell you, these subs are my first true subs. Previously, I was using JBL Venue Sub 12. I had always known I need to upgrade to better subs. I did look at a few other subs like XV15, dual Rythmik FV15HP, Epik empire, HSU VTF-15H. At one point I was also contemplating JTR Caps and Seaton SubM, but they were out of my price range. That was when I got in touch with Tom and after exchanging a few emails, decided to take his (Tom) recommendation and ordered my dual XS30s. I am really very glad I did. I absolutely love them.

suresh6877,

I'm sure it would hard to answer this question in an unbiased way now that you have experienced dual XS30's in your room, but I have to ask.

Have you tried running just one of the subs by itself or have you only ran both of them at the same time?

The reason I'm asking is that my basement room is very similar in size to yours and I and the finanial planner in the family is taking issue with that large of a dollar amount going out at once. My initial plan was to buy one now and then add another at a later date as I could probably get that to happen. My only reservation with that is if one XS30 does a really decent job in that large of space, then I will have a much more difficult time convincing her that we really need another one. wink.gif

Nice room BTW. My 100" screen is jealous!
post #1022 of 10024
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Originally Posted by SmokenAshes View Post

Lol, yeah I didn't know how long I wanted to go so I kept it short. I'm trying to think of other scenes to do.

Also that was at -10db on the AVR.

You can always duplicate the T-Rex scene from JP. biggrin.gif

I was quite surprised how entertaining looking into a vibrating cup of water could be. eek.gifbiggrin.gif
post #1023 of 10024
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Originally Posted by CRAZYKAT View Post

I should get mine tomorrow also, I have 2 smaller HSU's now and I'm excited to see how the XS30 performs over my ported subs.smile.gif

My current sub is a HSU VTF 3 and I can't wait to see how it compares to the XS30---although it prolly isn't a fair fight. Perhaps the VFT 15H would be a more worthy opponent----but I would still bet on the XS30 wtih the additional driver and more powerful amp.
post #1024 of 10024
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Originally Posted by BeeMan458 View Post

You can always duplicate the T-Rex scene from JP. biggrin.gif

I was quite surprised how entertaining looking into a vibrating cup of water could be. eek.gifbiggrin.gif

If only I had the JP on bluray. Heck I don't think I even have it on dvd.
post #1025 of 10024
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Originally Posted by SmokenAshes View Post

If only I had the JP on bluray. Heck I don't think I even have it on dvd.

Our copy is a VCR tape. eek.gif
post #1026 of 10024
Just got my XV15 today and wow. I can't beleive the 1 sub alone can do what it does in my large room.
I have not had a lot of time to play with it, but approx 17 feet from the main seating area my pant legs are fluttering and I can feel the low freq in my chest during the "bass I love you" tune.(I know I know, but I just had to try it)
I can't wait till I actually dial it in and get more time to play with it.
I have to say...When FedEx showed up with the box I was both scared and exited at the same time smile.gif
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post #1027 of 10024
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Originally Posted by RickMa View Post

Just got my XV15 today and wow. I can't beleive the 1 sub alone can do what it does in my large room.
I have not had a lot of time to play with it, but approx 17 feet from the main seating area my pant legs are fluttering and I can feel the low freq in my chest during the "bass I love you" tune.(I know I know, but I just had to try it)
I can't wait till I actually dial it in and get more time to play with it.
I have to say...When FedEx showed up with the box I was both scared and exited at the same time smile.gif
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RickMa, Congrats on your new toy. Sounds amazing. Keep the updates coming.
post #1028 of 10024
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Originally Posted by Brent A View Post

suresh6877,

I'm sure it would hard to answer this question in an unbiased way now that you have experienced dual XS30's in your room, but I have to ask.

Have you tried running just one of the subs by itself or have you only ran both of them at the same time?

The reason I'm asking is that my basement room is very similar in size to yours and I and the finanial planner in the family is taking issue with that large of a dollar amount going out at once. My initial plan was to buy one now and then add another at a later date as I could probably get that to happen. My only reservation with that is if one XS30 does a really decent job in that large of space, then I will have a much more difficult time convincing her that we really need another one. wink.gif

Nice room BTW. My 100" screen is jealous!

thanks Brent !

During calibration I did run just 1 Sub briefly. When I ran the test tone from my receiver, I noticed a drop of about 4 to 5 db. Fyi., I used a radio shack digital SPL meter. However, I did not fully test them with movies. I could run a few movies with a single XS30 this weekend and let u know.
post #1029 of 10024
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Originally Posted by atabea View Post

My current sub is a HSU VTF 3 and I can't wait to see how it compares to the XS30---although it prolly isn't a fair fight. Perhaps the VFT 15H would be a more worthy opponent----but I would still bet on the XS30 wtih the additional driver and more powerful amp.

I was going to upgrade with-in the HSU line, but changed my mind after reading all the info and background of Tom and Jim and the outstanding subs their new company is producing.
Went over my needs and set-up in quite a few Emails with Tom and he suggested the XS30 as my best option. biggrin.gif
post #1030 of 10024
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Originally Posted by RickMa View Post

Just got my XV15 today and wow. I can't beleive the 1 sub alone can do what it does in my large room.
I have not had a lot of time to play with it, but approx 17 feet from the main seating area my pant legs are fluttering and I can feel the low freq in my chest during the "bass I love you" tune.(I know I know, but I just had to try it)
I can't wait till I actually dial it in and get more time to play with it.
I have to say...When FedEx showed up with the box I was both scared and exited at the same time smile.gif
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congratulations!
enjoy :-)
post #1031 of 10024
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Originally Posted by suresh6877 View Post

thanks Brent !

During calibration I did run just 1 Sub briefly. When I ran the test tone from my receiver, I noticed a drop of about 4 to 5 db. Fyi., I used a radio shack digital SPL meter. However, I did not fully test them with movies. I could run a few movies with a single XS30 this weekend and let u know.

If you would be so kind to indulge my curiosity, it would be much appreciated.
Thanks!
post #1032 of 10024
Got my duals today, had a little time to set up and listen to a few things. I have an electrician coming to run two outlets on their own 20 amp circuit, so I'm really not going to push them until then. Already put my emotiva amp into protection mode once. I'll post more Sunday or in the coming week. Here's a few pics.


post #1033 of 10024
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Originally Posted by mmarki View Post

Got my duals today, had a little time to set up and listen to a few things. I have an electrician coming to run two outlets on their own 20 amp circuit, so I'm really not going to push them until then. Already put my emotiva amp into protection mode once. I'll post more Sunday or in the coming week. Here's a few pics.




Congratulations buddy.smile.gif
They do look huge, and I should be all smiles tomorrow..biggrin.gif
post #1034 of 10024
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Originally Posted by mmarki View Post

Got my duals today, had a little time to set up and listen to a few things. I have an electrician coming to run two outlets on their own 20 amp circuit, so I'm really not going to push them until then. Already put my emotiva amp into protection mode once. I'll post more Sunday or in the coming week. Here's a few pics.




that looks great
enjoy !
post #1035 of 10024
Thanks. After running audyssey and listening to a few things my emotiva amp keeps going into protection mode. I get a static sound out of my right speaker them it shuts down. Tried unplugging it, unplugging the subs and then powering on and the same thing happens. I have no idea what's going on, but a sh$@!y end to a good day. Gonna try a hair dryer in case it's static electricity.
post #1036 of 10024
Unplugged everything did the hair dryer thing and so far everything is ok. Just afraid to push it, it sucks but I'll wait till Sunday when the electrician is done. Just a few more days, hope I can make it
post #1037 of 10024
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Originally Posted by mmarki View Post

Unplugged everything did the hair dryer thing and so far everything is ok. Just afraid to push it, it sucks but I'll wait till Sunday when the electrician is done. Just a few more days, hope I can make it

You can always run an extension cord from another outlet that's on a separate circuit breaker until the electrician gets there on Sunday.
post #1038 of 10024
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Originally Posted by RickMa View Post

Just got my XV15 today and wow. I can't beleive the 1 sub alone can do what it does in my large room.
I have not had a lot of time to play with it, but approx 17 feet from the main seating area my pant legs are fluttering and I can feel the low freq in my chest during the "bass I love you" tune.(I know I know, but I just had to try it)
I can't wait till I actually dial it in and get more time to play with it.
I have to say...When FedEx showed up with the box I was both scared and exited at the same time smile.gif
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congrats!! MINE comes today smile.gifbiggrin.gif:D:D
post #1039 of 10024
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Originally Posted by mmarki View Post

Unplugged everything did the hair dryer thing and so far everything is ok. Just afraid to push it, it sucks but I'll wait till Sunday when the electrician is done. Just a few more days, hope I can make it

remember emo amps are very sensative to loose interconnect connections...so make sure those are all secure...you might have pulled one a tiny bit loose putting your PSA in place...just a thought..no need to get worried
post #1040 of 10024
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Originally Posted by BeeMan458 View Post

You can always run an extension cord from another outlet that's on a separate circuit breaker until the electrician gets there on Sunday.

That's true. Maybe I'll give that a shot over the weekend.
post #1041 of 10024
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Originally Posted by Brian Fineberg View Post

remember emo amps are very sensative to loose interconnect connections...so make sure those are all secure...you might have pulled one a tiny bit loose putting your PSA in place...just a thought..no need to get worried

Thanks. I checked all connections last night. All good. I did watch a few things last night at lower levels, I was impressed, can't wait to turn them loose.
post #1042 of 10024
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Originally Posted by mmarki View Post

Thanks. I checked all connections last night. All good. I did watch a few things last night at lower levels, I was impressed, can't wait to turn them loose.

Sounds good !
Please do post your impressions..
post #1043 of 10024
Out for delivery!
post #1044 of 10024
Not sure if this link was posted before. Here is the preview of XS30 from Audioholics site.
http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/speakers/subwoofers/power-sound-audio-xs30
post #1045 of 10024
hi... first post

for a sealed 3000 Cu Feet room, 80% movies 20% music which sub recommend to pressurizes my room? LP is 15Ft and the sub can be placed in any position...
post #1046 of 10024
^^^

I've got about 3500 cu.ft. unsealed, and my 2 XS30s work very well. wink.gif
post #1047 of 10024
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Originally Posted by banyar View Post

hi... first post

for a sealed 3000 Cu Feet room, 80% movies 20% music which sub recommend to pressurizes my room? LP is 15Ft and the sub can be placed in any position...

I would seriously consider a single XS30 for now and see how well that pressurizes your room, you may be content with just one, but you know how we are:D
My XS30s will be here tomorrow. I had dual XV15s in my close to 3000 cf room and they really did well. But I kept thinking what if, so instead of always wondering I went with the XS30s, will post my impressions soon, they should be here tomorrow. I think you will be quite impressed with a single XS30 unless you listen very loud. PSA subs are not a one note wonder, plenty of clean output, articulate and not easily confused, if that makes sense.wink.gif
Cheers Jeff
post #1048 of 10024
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Originally Posted by banyar View Post

hi... first post

for a sealed 3000 Cu Feet room, 80% movies 20% music which sub recommend to pressurizes my room? LP is 15Ft and the sub can be placed in any position...

One XS 30 might do it, depends on how loud you normally listen, and what you expect to get out of the sub. I went with duals so I wouldn't question myself down the road.
post #1049 of 10024
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Originally Posted by banyar View Post

hi... first post

Welcome to AVS.

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... 80% movies 20% music.....

As a suggestion, don't look at it as a percentage as subs don't see things in human terms. Pick one, Home Theater or Music and let the rest of it fall where it may.

As to which sub, what's your budget? Knowing that goes a long way in determining what "PAIR" of subs will serve you best. Two subs are better than one because the acoustics of your room is out to defeat the sound waves produced by a single sub. Having a second or more subs in place, helps fill in the sonic holes created when sound waves run into each other, having the affect of cancelling each other out to various degrees.

The recommended PSA subwoofer above (The XS30 recommended by Alan P), in my opinion hits the middle ground squarely. From the XS30, the question becomes, based on a stated budget, what are your realistic expectations and how does the wife approval factor (WFA) figure into the equation?

Hope the above helps get you started in the right direction.

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post #1050 of 10024
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for a sealed 3000 Cu Feet room, 80% movies 20% music which sub recommend to pressurizes my room? LP is 15Ft and the sub can be placed in any position...
One sub? No budget? Without going *too* crazy, I'll suggest:
- PSA XS-15 or XV-15
- Rythmik FV15HP
- SVS PB12-Plus
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As a suggestion, don't look at it as a percentage as subs don't see things in human terms. Pick one, Home Theater or Music ...
Picking either HT or Music is just another way of saying 100% of one and 0% of the other. And, y'know, subs don't see things in human terms... wink.gif
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