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post #1771 of 2212
Watched Jack Reacher last night. I thought the overall sound was fantastic. The bass feel during the car chase was some of the best I've heard, sounded so real. The 68 Chevelle (or something close to that) was in the room, my wife even commented about it. Also some of the gun shots had amazing feel to them, especially Robert Duvall's rifle. Love these subs.

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post #1772 of 2212
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Originally Posted by carp View Post

Watched Jack Reacher last night. I thought the overall sound was fantastic. The bass feel during the car chase was some of the best I've heard, sounded so real. The 68 Chevelle (or something close to that) was in the room, my wife even commented about it. Also some of the gun shots had amazing feel to them, especially Robert Duvall's rifle. Love these subs.

Nice car chase, huh?

Interesting comments wrt the sound, bass etc, ... we saw it in the theater. Your comments inspire me to view it at home.

WRT the gun shots, it would seem to me, most all the most recent films we've enjoyed here on the big system, have had well executed (read over the top), energy and effect. (clearly evidenced upon viewing a film w/lame ass gun play)

The last three evenings, we've enjoyed Black Hawk Down, The Last Stand, and Snitch. Oddly, the latter two surprised me for the genre, I thought they were a fun romp, good film-making...like I said, for the genre. The Last Stand car chase was a bit much rolleyes.gif , but the dynamics were crushingly breathtaking at times. The house was moaning and groaning,.. no doubt. BHD, my kids hadn't seen (nor had my wife and I for years). What an outstanding film, in many regards. Although it had a few inaccuracies (only a few), what a significant event historically. I'm a history/military/political junkie,...anything thusly that's transpired over the last 30-40 years, I'm well aware of all essential key elements. What a film .. a great documentation of the event.


Been listening to more and more music,..as I've slowly experimented and tweaked the sub placement and acoustics. In the current scenario, I've found a no EQ, fantastically smooth yet gently rising LF response. I've been evaluating two alternate bass trapping techniques (from my normal, outstanding traps), and just a combo of things came upon a synergy that makes music listening just wonderful.

All too often we get caught up in the gear, tech side of things,... one primary reason for this endeavor (music), oft gets relegated to the back burner. Feel like a kid again.


Thanks for the heads up reminder on Jack Reacher. After an evening at the County Fair, that may just be in the queue. cool.gif
post #1773 of 2212
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Originally Posted by FOH View Post

Nice car chase, huh?

Interesting comments wrt the sound, bass etc, ... we saw it in the theater. Your comments inspire me to view it at home.

WRT the gun shots, it would seem to me, most all the most recent films we've enjoyed here on the big system, have had well executed (read over the top), energy and effect. (clearly evidenced upon viewing a film w/lame ass gun play)

The last three evenings, we've enjoyed Black Hawk Down, The Last Stand, and Snitch. Oddly, the latter two surprised me for the genre, I thought they were a fun romp, good film-making...like I said, for the genre. The Last Stand car chase was a bit much rolleyes.gif , but the dynamics were crushingly breathtaking at times. The house was moaning and groaning,.. no doubt. BHD, my kids hadn't seen (nor had my wife and I for years). What an outstanding film, in many regards. Although it had a few inaccuracies (only a few), what a significant event historically. I'm a history/military/political junkie,...anything thusly that's transpired over the last 30-40 years, I'm well aware of all essential key elements. What a film .. a great documentation of the event.


Been listening to more and more music,..as I've slowly experimented and tweaked the sub placement and acoustics. In the current scenario, I've found a no EQ, fantastically smooth yet gently rising LF response. I've been evaluating two alternate bass trapping techniques (from my normal, outstanding traps), and just a combo of things came upon a synergy that makes music listening just wonderful.

All too often we get caught up in the gear, tech side of things,... one primary reason for this endeavor (music), oft gets relegated to the back burner. Feel like a kid again.


Thanks for the heads up reminder on Jack Reacher. After an evening at the County Fair, that may just be in the queue. cool.gif

I'll have to check out The Last Stand and Snitch, I haven't heard of either.

Listening to lot of music lately, eh? Welcome to my world!! biggrin.gif It sounds so good it's hard to stop to watch a movie. smile.gif
post #1774 of 2212
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ I can't agree more. So many nights I go downstairs to the theater in mind to watch a movie, and I never make it past the music that had already been playing biggrin.gif
post #1775 of 2212
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Originally Posted by beastaudio View Post

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ I can't agree more. So many nights I go downstairs to the theater in mind to watch a movie, and I never make it past the music that had already been playing biggrin.gif

Ha, doing that exact thing right now.

I recently built a riser and so now my side surrounds need to be moved forward since my main LP has been moved up. However, I'm lacking motivation to do it since I spend the vast majority of my time with 2 channel music.
post #1776 of 2212
Im with you on that too. I was just talking with Rilla today about how my surrounds are more than ample for the amount of 7.1 I listen to. At this point in the year I am close to 95% stereo music listening. I crank my movie viewing up in the cold months but I am still only at a solid 80/20 mix at worst.
post #1777 of 2212
My SIs in 4 cu. sealed flat packs have been thumping happily, but I noticed an issue the other day when doing low frequency sweeps. At high spl and low hz I get a loud chuffing/whistling sound in one sub. It's likely there at higher frequencies too but masked by the overall sound.

I traced it to the surround being slightly detached and leaking at one spot. If I peek under the outer gasket while it's pumping I can see it puffed up and wheezing away. I can quiet it completely with one finger, but I'm not sure how to sneak some glue/etc. in there to hold it down permanently as the area is very tight. How does one normally fix these surround issues? I'd really rather not pull the whole driver and disassemble. Maybe I'm lazy, but it was hellish getting things bolted and sealed in there properly the first time, and I'm worried each disassemble/reassemble is going to make the seal less robust.
post #1778 of 2212
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Originally Posted by andy497 View Post

My SIs in 4 cu. sealed flat packs have been thumping happily, but I noticed an issue the other day when doing low frequency sweeps. At high spl and low hz I get a loud chuffing/whistling sound in one sub. It's likely there at higher frequencies too but masked by the overall sound.

I traced it to the surround being slightly detached and leaking at one spot. If I peek under the outer gasket while it's pumping I can see it puffed up and wheezing away. I can quiet it completely with one finger, but I'm not sure how to sneak some glue/etc. in there to hold it down permanently as the area is very tight. How does one normally fix these surround issues? I'd really rather not pull the whole driver and disassemble. Maybe I'm lazy, but it was hellish getting things bolted and sealed in there properly the first time, and I'm worried each disassemble/reassemble is going to make the seal less robust.

If you don't want to take it apart I'd suggest trying rope caulk. Just pull off as much as you need and press it into place. However, I doubt it would be a permanent fix.
post #1779 of 2212
Some good info in this thread smile.gif
post #1780 of 2212
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Some good info in this thread smile.gif

now I see how you got to 12,000 posts biggrin.gif Haha just messin'
post #1781 of 2212
Sometimes when I read a good thread I am interested in I like to comment so I can subscribe and follow along in the future. eek.gif

You have more posts since your join date than I I bet tongue.gif
post #1782 of 2212
Perhaps biggrin.gif I guess you took a hiatus since I hadn't really seen you around for my short (relatively) time here! Glad you liked the thread, the subs you would like even better.
post #1783 of 2212
Surprised we aren't seeing all the new build threads or hear about purchases now that they are back in stock.
post #1784 of 2212
I am just waiting on the 24's. lol
post #1785 of 2212
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Originally Posted by beastaudio View Post

Perhaps biggrin.gif I guess you took a hiatus since I hadn't really seen you around for my short (relatively) time here! Glad you liked the thread, the subs you would like even better.

You haven't seen him because he's been balling out of control in the HTPC forum!!!

I'm catching up on his "SVP + 1080p Animation = OMG" thread now.

He's probably discovering DIY audio just as I have been stumbling into the HTPC world recently...

It's like an entirely different world.

I hate this hobby. Way too much time consuming fun stuff to learn.
Edited by popalock - 7/11/13 at 5:16am
post #1786 of 2212
^. That.

I found two Soundstream SPL170s 15" subs in my dads garage up on a shelf covered in dust. They were relics from when I lived at home with my parents. *I bought my house in 2001.

I stumbled into this forum to ask about making a sub box; it's been a while since I've done it. Discovered DIY, SEOS, WinISD and a whole entire new world.
post #1787 of 2212
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Originally Posted by chrapladm View Post

I am just waiting on the 24's. lol

The parts to make the IB 24's should be here within this month. The customer that grabbed the other 24" IB that we were able to make is super happy with its performance so we are definitely going to put them into production.

Note that we are still working on tweaking the design of the 24" driver. We are tooling up a few new additions to help lower the Qts and make the driver more sealed/vented friendly before we unleash...oh wait...too soon. Sorry guys. cool.gif

Austin, keep your mouth shut!! biggrin.gif You should be happy with your eleventybillion SI HT 18's. wink.gif I wonder if you're the displacement-room king? (AKA: how many other people out-displace what you have - sixteen eighteens with ~23mm of linear stroke)
Edited by Electrodynamic - 7/12/13 at 7:04pm
post #1788 of 2212
I dont know how many he has but it seems like there are quite a few with 8x18's lately. Japan Dave and his XXX's, Ricci with his XXX, Notnyt with Ultras, Popalock with SI's.eek.gif. I would have done the same but shipping was to dear. SO I have to just go with a pair of the biggest and thats it. So I am VERY MUCH looking forward to seeing these lower QTS 24's please.biggrin.gif
post #1789 of 2212
I think the 8 XXX's win the displacement battle. 104 liters of displacement rules! Except you only use about 20 liters! I might go the same direction but my little room already has at least 10 dBs of headroom.
post #1790 of 2212
Now let's start seeing some mains with balls to go with all these such.... capable subwoofer systems.

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That's right.... come at me..... bros!
post #1791 of 2212
LOL. Maybe someday I will for my outdoor setup. biggrin.gif
post #1792 of 2212
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Originally Posted by Scott Simonian View Post

Now let's start seeing some mains with balls to go with all these such.... capable subwoofer systems.

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That's right.... come at me..... bros!

Sure. biggrin.gif



Beast - Where are pics of the new Danleys installed?
Edited by Gorilla83 - 7/13/13 at 7:18am
post #1793 of 2212
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Originally Posted by Scott Simonian View Post

Surprised we aren't seeing all the new build threads or hear about purchases now that they are back in stock.

Are these speakers in stock, specifically the 18D4? I sent an email to Si but haven't heard back and they were closed when I called so I'll have to try again.
post #1794 of 2212
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Originally Posted by donivan View Post

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Originally Posted by Scott Simonian View Post

Surprised we aren't seeing all the new build threads or hear about purchases now that they are back in stock.

Are these speakers in stock, specifically the 18D4? I sent an email to Si but haven't heard back and they were closed when I called so I'll have to try again.

 

 

Their order website does not say anything that they are not in stock, so I would assume that they are available.

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Axel

post #1795 of 2212
New shipment I believe is all available at the moment, unless they have already been spoken for smile.gif
post #1796 of 2212
still lovin mine. listening to some older jazz on vinyl. Bob James. sounds great. they are very detailed with a nice beefy sound to them.

if these do not sell with my house, im thinking i might use them in a IB setup in the new house.

anyone used the 18's in a IB yet?
post #1797 of 2212
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Originally Posted by donivan View Post

Are these speakers in stock, specifically the 18D4? I sent an email to Si but haven't heard back and they were closed when I called so I'll have to try again.

Yes they are in stock. Our web site is updated daily. If the drivers are not in stock it will be reflected on our web page. Basically if you can't order the drivers they are not in stock. smile.gif
post #1798 of 2212
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Originally Posted by Electrodynamic View Post

Yes they are in stock. Our web site is updated daily. If the drivers are not in stock it will be reflected on our web page. Basically if you can't order the drivers they are not in stock. smile.gif

Any discounts to return customers who are craving some more insanity? biggrin.gif
post #1799 of 2212
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Originally Posted by bass addict View Post

Any discounts to return customers who are craving some more insanity? biggrin.gif

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post #1800 of 2212
I'm hoping to have enough scholarship money left over this fall to build a pair of DO SI 18's this fall. I'm going to have to do a bit of research on how to design and build some decent cubes for the job. I could use a bit of advice on what kind of internal volume I should be shooting for.

I don't need a lot of power in my very small 1700cu ft apartment, but I want to be able to go very low without clipping or excursion issues. I've been thinking about the iNuke series for one. My first idea was to run 1500 per cab at 2 ohms each with the inuke 3000dsp. The other amp I was looking at is the crown xti 4002, running 1600 per cab. Do any of you guys think the crown is worth the extra coin? And do you think that either option would provide sufficient power to hit reference levels at 10Hz, or better yet 5Hz? And if those power levels would be sufficient, could it be done with say 26" cubes?

I do get pretty some decent room gain that helps my SB13-Ultra hit about 97dbs at 10Hz so I'm hoping that a pair of DO's would get me where I want to be, for now. Any advice is appreciated and if nothing else this will bump this thread. I at least have to do that knowing how long it took me to read the entire thing.
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