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post #61 of 190
Thanks for the reply Murrel.

I hope the Rumba 12 gets more exposure since it seems to be very well put together and may potentially be a leading contender in the 12" sealed sub stakes. With more reviews and buyer feedback (especially positive ones) it will gain traction.

I remember when I first got a Rythmik sub 2 years back - there were only a few posts on that here. Now it has its own official AVS thread with nearly 6400 posts and many, many satisfied owners. 2 years ago, I was perhaps the first to import a Rythmik into my country - now there's an official distributor here and they are selling well (there's usually a small wait list for the next shipment to arrive). I wish you similar success.
post #62 of 190
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by domingos38 View Post

how is it for movies?
if i buy it will be used 100% movies
my room is 18x25x8' ceiling

sealed
will one work or will i need 2?

I found it great for movies, but one will not be sufficient. Two might though. My room is 1768 CF, while yours is 3600. You have about twice the cubic volume. For me it did very well in the space I have, so if you extrapolate that into twice the room volume doubling the sub may provide all you need. It's not quite that simple though, so you can't do a direct comparison using just that criteria.

Give Murrel a call and see what he has to say. I guarantee he won't tell you something will work merely to sell a Rumba - if he wouldn't do it himself he won't tell you to either. He's running duals in his house, so he can definitely give you first hand experience.

But call him, he loves to talk. Trust me...
post #63 of 190
jchong,

Thanks for the encouragement! It has been a long and sometimes discouraging journey. In fact before Jim came along I was about ready to just hang it all up leave the 7 Rumbas that I had in stock in my home theater!

Yes the wife was ok with that! And it sounded pretty cool!

Murrel






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Originally Posted by jchong View Post

Thanks for the reply Murrel.

I hope the Rumba 12 gets more exposure since it seems to be very well put together and may potentially be a leading contender in the 12" sealed sub stakes. With more reviews and buyer feedback (especially positive ones) it will gain traction.

I remember when I first got a Rythmik sub 2 years back - there were only a few posts on that here. Now it has its own official AVS thread with nearly 6400 posts and many, many satisfied owners. 2 years ago, I was perhaps the first to import a Rythmik into my country - now there's an official distributor here and they are selling well (there's usually a small wait list for the next shipment to arrive). I wish you similar success.
post #64 of 190
Jim is correct I do not believe 1 would be sufficient. But I can and will help you with your decision be it my products or some on else'es.

Feel free to call. Like Jim says I don't mind talking.

Murrel




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Originally Posted by JimWilson View Post

I found it great for movies, but one will not be sufficient. Two might though. My room is 1768 CF, while yours is 3600. You have about twice the cubic volume. For me it did very well in the space I have, so if you extrapolate that into twice the room volume doubling the sub may provide all you need. It's not quite that simple though, so you can't do a direct comparison using just that criteria.

Give Murrel a call and see what he has to say. I guarantee he won't tell you something will work merely to sell a Rumba - if he wouldn't do it himself he won't tell you to either. He's running duals in his house, so he can definitely give you first hand experience.

But call him, he loves to talk. Trust me...
post #65 of 190
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Originally Posted by murrel View Post


jchong,

The graphs on the web site were sent to me by the design engineer. When I first received them I truly thought that they were measurements.

But to be honest with you I think they are simulations. I have asked and asked to have a pro review done so that I could have a third party publish the numbers and graphs. One place even told me that they don't do testing on DIY subs I had almost given up and was tired of asking when Jim came along.

In the next two weeks and when I have a spare sub available I will haul one out back and do a ground plane measurement.

Thank you for your kind words.
Murrel

Send one to Ricci.....
post #66 of 190
Nick you have PM

Murrel



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Send one to Ricci.....
post #67 of 190
I was thinking the same thing -- send one to Josh Ricci --> http://www.data-bass.com/data?page=about
post #68 of 190
Its not quite as easy as you might think guys. Josh is a great guy. And we have discussed this before. There are other factors involved to get a review published and at the time I asked my sub was considered a DIY (not buy Josh).
I am hoping that with a little more press I might be able to get this done.

Murrel



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Originally Posted by jw00dy View Post

I was thinking the same thing -- send one to Josh Ricci --> http://www.data-bass.com/data?page=about
post #69 of 190
I have somewhere around 2700 CF in my cave and the Rumba 12 does fine. However, I think that somewhere down the road I'll be getting a 2nd one. I have too much other stuff to buy first (like tile for my 4 year bathroom remodel).

I still have to borrow the Radio Shack meter from work and get the test tone CD. I got rid of the Comcast ground loop hum per the ground loop isolator that Jim recommended (~$20 shipped).

I can't compare the Rumba 12 to anything in my house, but I like it and I like the fact that it was made just up the road by a guy who appreciates good beer (it's hard for me to trust someone who can't enjoy a good beer). I was just running my 1992 Polk RTA11TLs before. Now I have them crossed-over at 80 Hz and everything sounds better. It is definitely better than most of my friends' Infinity or Klipsch subs, but I'm comparing apples and oranges. Theirs all cost the same or less and are ported.

BTW Murrel, what is the origin of the name for that sub?
post #70 of 190
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Originally Posted by Uncle_Big_Green View Post

I have somewhere around 2700 CF in my cave and the Rumba 12 does fine. However, I think that somewhere down the road I'll be getting a 2nd one. I have too much other stuff to buy first (like tile for my 4 year bathroom remodel).

I still have to borrow the Radio Shack meter from work and get the test tone CD. I got rid of the Comcast ground loop hum per the ground loop isolator that Jim recommended (~$20 shipped).

I can't compare the Rumba 12 to anything in my house, but I like it and I like the fact that it was made just up the road by a guy who appreciates good beer (it's hard for me to trust someone who can't enjoy a good beer). I was just running my 1992 Polk RTA11TLs before. Now I have them crossed-over at 80 Hz and everything sounds better. It is definitely better than most of my friends' Infinity or Klipsch subs, but I'm comparing apples and oranges. Theirs all cost the same or less and are ported.

BTW Murrel, what is the origin of the name for that sub?



I glad you are enjoying your sub! Hopefully with a Dales Pale Ale in hand

I would love to tell you all of the reasons I chose Latin style names for my subs. Here are just a couple...... whats better than a Latin beat? Latin women! Really I am just a fan of the Latin culture and the Caribbean area!

Murrel
post #71 of 190
Good answer.

Also, I hope that I didn't offend the people who don't enjoy a good barley soda.
post #72 of 190
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Uncle_Big_Green View Post

Also, I hope that I didn't offend the people who don't enjoy a good barley soda.

Is there such a person?
post #73 of 190
Wow this looks like a great sub, if I didn't just order an sb12-nsd I'd probably have ordered this one(when in stock). My sub is going in a cabinet and the max size sub I could put in there would be about 16x16x16 so this seems tailor made.. I'm sure the sb12-nsd at 14" will be fine too though
post #74 of 190
Remember, So Cal people, you can come to my place and listen to the Rumba before you buy
post #75 of 190
I wanted to thank everyone for the HUGE demand and interest in the Rumba 12! I appreciate it.

I will have subs back in stock later this week! All of the amps and drivers have been tested. The cabinets were painted last week and I am just waiting for them to harden.

I am also excited to have two of the Calypso 88 subs in house this week. This is a very cool little ported, twin eight driver, 500 watt sub. I need a couple of weeks to do some final testing just to make sure it performs like the proto types.
Look for more information on this little gem in the near future.


Thank you
Murrel
post #76 of 190
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Originally Posted by murrel View Post

I wanted to thank everyone for the HUGE demand and interest in the Rumba 12! I appreciate it.


I will have subs back in stock later this week! All of the amps and drivers have been tested. The cabinets were painted last week and I am just waiting for them to harden.


I am also excited to have two of the Calypso 88 subs in house this week. This is a very cool little ported, twin eight driver, 500 watt sub. I need a couple of weeks to do some final testing just to make sure it performs like the proto types.

Look for more information on this little gem in the near future.



Thank you

Murrel

Any update on those Rumba 12's? Ok, so I am slightly impatient. smile.gif
post #77 of 190
I can't wait to hear more about the dual 8" and a future 15" sub.
post #78 of 190
Installation of the T-Nuts to hold the driver in place (on cabinets that were already finished) is successful! From here on out all Rumba's will have the T-Nuts.

I will picking up some of the cabinets this afternoon! Let the sub building begin! Now that I have all of the pieces I will open up the ordering later tonight!

Thank you all for being patient!

Murrel


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Originally Posted by pressedmeat View Post

Any update on those Rumba 12's? Ok, so I am slightly impatient. smile.gif
post #79 of 190
Hello Steve!

Hope your cabinet arrives safely!

I should have all of the parts for the Calypso 88 next week. I need to rerun all of my testing. All of the amps and drivers are ready to go. I just want to make sure it sounds and performs correctly.

Murrel


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Originally Posted by SteveSatch View Post

I can't wait to hear more about the dual 8" and a future 15" sub.
post #80 of 190
Well, it's been a few weeks now, and I have my two Rumba 12s set up just behind my main Paradigm 100 studios. Having my old Paradigm PW2200 and then my new Rumba originally set up along my side wall, I could always detect where they were. Now my new set-up, the subs vanish into the music and become a part of my main speakers. And then of course, there is the ease of which these subs are working by having two. I put on Pink Floyd "Time" on 5.1, or should I say 5.2, and the low notes want to displace my house on the foundation, while at the same time be utterly clean with nary a harmonic. Most other speakers would play the second harmonics of these deep notes. Can't wait to shake some teeth loose of my friends. All I have to say is HEE HEE. These drivers assimilate the atoms of air around them.
post #81 of 190
Thread Starter 
I'm glad it work out so well for you. Hopefully more owners will post their feelings.
post #82 of 190
I have 2 of these subs. They are not bad little performers for sure.
post #83 of 190
db029936,

I'm glad the Rumbas are rocking your house! Thanks for the update.

Murrel





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Originally Posted by db029936 View Post

Well, it's been a few weeks now, and I have my two Rumba 12s set up just behind my main Paradigm 100 studios. Having my old Paradigm PW2200 and then my new Rumba originally set up along my side wall, I could always detect where they were. Now my new set-up, the subs vanish into the music and become a part of my main speakers. And then of course, there is the ease of which these subs are working by having two. I put on Pink Floyd "Time" on 5.1, or should I say 5.2, and the low notes want to displace my house on the foundation, while at the same time be utterly clean with nary a harmonic. Most other speakers would play the second harmonics of these deep notes. Can't wait to shake some teeth loose of my friends. All I have to say is HEE HEE. These drivers assimilate the atoms of air around them.
post #84 of 190
PE!

Thanks for chiming in! I hope all is well in your world my friend.

Murrel





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Originally Posted by Pure-Evil View Post

I have 2 of these subs. They are not bad little performers for sure.
post #85 of 190
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Originally Posted by murrel View Post

PE!
Thanks for chiming in! I hope all is well in your world my friend.
Murrel

I'm great buddy! I am enjoying the subs for sure. I have them right behind my seating position. I have to crank the gain up to 10 but I think that it's an issue with my AVR...and not the subs. I have similar issues with my eD sub not getting a hot
enough signal for bass. I love my Onkyo 1007 but...the bass line seems to be an issue since I got it.
post #86 of 190
I hope no one minds. Below are a few shots of the Calypso 88. Twin 8" drivers (made in the US!) with a down firing 3" port flared at both ends.

Murrel








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post #87 of 190
Interesting. What made you choose eights? Looks like there is plenty room to go bigger. It looks great though.
post #88 of 190
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Originally Posted by drewTT View Post

Interesting. What made you choose eights? Looks like there is plenty room to go bigger. It looks great though.


Hello drewTT!

I wanted to add a ported sub to the line up. If you look closely at the Rumba and and the Calypso they use the same base cabinet. This makes the production and assembly at the cabinet shop much easier and much more streamlined. Thus keeping my costs down.

In no way did this compromise the sound as we designed the drivers and the amp to work in this configuration.

Have a good night!
Murrel
post #89 of 190
Looks good. The drivers do look lonely with all that space though.
post #90 of 190
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by murrel View Post

I hope no one minds. Below are a few shots of the Calypso 88.

Mind? No - it's your thread, post whatever you'd like. I started it for all the SSA products/questions/discussions, not just the Rumba.

So how does the Calypso sound? Did it turn out the way you hoped?
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