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post #331 of 983
Thanks Reddig, Matthew and TMcG. I wish you guys were there too. I just got my brains scrambled not to long ago and feared for my life for a few moments..eek.gif I guess RTRose and Big will explain soon..eek.gif

Thanks for helping out today RT!
Edited by vikgrao - 12/9/12 at 3:27pm
post #332 of 983
Thread Starter 
Highlights from today's seminar:

RTrose and Vik get to know our subject



It's destination



At this point one might say we had our doubts



Not to worry it fits



You can't go to the effort without a little sample




Observations

the sub actually had the three layers of 5/8 OSB on the riser flapping in the breeze with me standing on it.. Shorty after I decided to leave the room. Vik kept saying but the amp isn't even clipping yet with this grin on his face, The sub plays insanely loud. Not sure the house could withstand a constant diet of similar abuse. Just sorry I didn't bring my sound meter.

Big thanks to RTrose for making this day possible!
Edited by BIGmouthinDC - 12/9/12 at 5:30pm
post #333 of 983
Vik, Big,

Thanks for a great seminar and my back doesn't even hurt! I'll be expecting to see my graduation certificate in the mail in a few days.

Well first things first. I have to admit that even with measuring I wasn't sure the sub was going to fit where Vik and Big said it was going to go. Before we started moving the behemoth Big double checked the measurements and reassured me (and himself I think) that this was actually going to fit behind the screen.

Vik and I under the close supervision of Big moved the sub into the theater without any issues. All of us then in a multistep process lifted the sub up and into position and with some slight persuasion, fenegleling, and a wiggle here and there the sub slid neatly into place, just like Big and Vik said it would. So what does one do with a newly place sub in awesome theater? Stand back and admire your work. No! Not by a long shot. What you do is hook it up and give it a test run!

After Vik went about and gathered the appropriate home theater paraphernalia and brought it into the theater we hooked it up and boy did we ever give it a test run!

This is one of those types of subs that is actually an experience or an event, it is truly impressive and it is hard to actually put in words what the experience is like. Now mind you with only the sub running and no other audio is it extremely difficult to figure out just how loud we were playing the sub and with no other reference or calibration except the LFE track it was hard to get a true perspective how this sub will integrate with the other components of his system, but let me tell you that the low end of the spectrum will be well covered with this beauty.

We sampled quite a few examples of heavy LFE scenes from Cloverfield, Black Hawk Down, Inception, Terminator Salvation, and maybe a couple of others that I can't think of now.

Holy Mother Mary of Pearl! This thing really ROCKS! The LFE washes over you in waves and it physically hits you in the chest to say the least. Like I said this is an event. The riser had insane vibration as Big, Vik and I noted and many of the construction supplies were vibrating about. The will not be a need for butt kickers in this theater, that vibration will translate right up the chair and to your backside! Well all were grinning like kids at Christmas with the results. The whole thing actually has to be experienced to be appreciated! IU has a seismometer on campus and I'm sure if they look at the drum on today's date at sometime around 4 or 4:30 they will see a slight seismic shift in the Earth's crust! That I'm sure of.

As Big stated the sub plays insanely loud and we had no idea how loud we were really playing it. A walk through the house indicated (at these volumes) Vik will be sharing with the family and his neighbors his love of LFE! I will say that I think at this point we were at or above reference in my estimation and according to Vik the sub was dialed all the way back. This thing is a beast and with the other components coming together and some good calibration Vik is going to have an incredible sounding and capable setup for sure.

Getting together with Vik, and Big it continues to remind me how great this forum is. In my experience there are few areas of life where people come from so many different walks of life and backgrounds and yet can sit down, share, contribute, and enjoy this passion that is home theater.

Regards,

RTROSE

All I can say about Vik's sub is I want one!
post #334 of 983
That thing is MASSIVE! Nice work. I guess you hand out ear plugs at the movies?
post #335 of 983
Well explained RT. Blynk I think after what i experienced today it will be safe to hand over full body armor along with the ear plugs biggrin.gif
post #336 of 983
Wow! That sounds awesome.

Nice work guys!
post #337 of 983
Sorry if i missed it but what sub IS it? I see that its big, but I never read who made it or what model it is.

Wait let me guess...model # Holy S**** made by OMG?!

eek.gifbiggrin.gif
post #338 of 983
It is a JTR Orbit Shifter. Vik contacted me shortly after I bought mine and now he is going to complete his theater before my drywall is even up! So jealous.

You can check out my blinded impressions of this sub in the KC blind sub GTG. It is an absolute beast.

Everything looks great Vik. Can't wait to see the final product. We have had a little setback here in the form of our third child being born on thanksgiving day. So that is 3 kids under 18 months. Yikes! I am doing what I can with the 3 minutes per week I have free.
post #339 of 983
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Originally Posted by jedimastergrant View Post

It is a JTR Orbit Shifter..........snip

So named because during its use planets orbits actually "shift" slightly. After experiencing the sub first hand I could easily believe that could happen! biggrin.gifeek.gif

Regards,

RTROSE
post #340 of 983
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It is a JTR Orbit Shifter. Vik contacted me shortly after I bought mine and now he is going to complete his theater before my drywall is even up! So jealous.
You can check out my blinded impressions of this sub in the KC blind sub GTG. It is an absolute beast.
Everything looks great Vik. Can't wait to see the final product. We have had a little setback here in the form of our third child being born on thanksgiving day. So that is 3 kids under 18 months. Yikes! I am doing what I can with the 3 minutes per week I have free.

thanks! Wow...18" horn loaded woofer...yowza!
post #341 of 983
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It is a JTR Orbit Shifter.

Best sub name ever
post #342 of 983
+1

Orbit Shifter, FTW!
post #343 of 983
Thanks guys. I wish all of you were there yesterday when the sub was let loose. Both RT and Big are over 6 feet and it was bouncing them on the raiser at the other end of the room biggrin.gif. Jedimastergrant is also a proud owner. Here is the link below for the Sub. What i have is the LFU (low frequency upright version)

http://jtrspeakers.com/home-audio/orbit-shifter-lfu/
post #344 of 983
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Originally Posted by vikgrao View Post

Thanks guys. I wish all of you were there yesterday when the sub was let loose. Both RT and Big are over 6 feet and it was bouncing them on the raiser at the other end of the room biggrin.gif. Jedimastergrant is also a proud owner. Here is the link below for the Sub. What i have is the LFU (low frequency upright version)
http://jtrspeakers.com/home-audio/orbit-shifter-lfu/

How does it hookup? Is it a Coax out? XLR? or does it do a speaker wire passthrough?

Nevermind... I saw it is XLR... missed it the first time i read the link.... and now I want one. I think though it would make my screen rattle wink.gif
Edited by damelon - 12/10/12 at 10:37am
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Edited by aaustin - 12/10/12 at 11:44am
post #346 of 983
Too funny aaustin! Funny but true!

Regards,

RTROSE
post #347 of 983
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LMAO biggrin.gif
post #348 of 983
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Originally Posted by RTROSE View Post

Well first things first. I have to admit that even with measuring I wasn't sure the sub was going to fit where Vik and Big said it was going to go. Before we started moving the behemoth Big double checked the measurements and reassured me (and himself I think) that this was actually going to fit behind the screen.
Vik and I under the close supervision of Big moved the sub into the theater without any issues. All of us then in a multistep process lifted the sub up and into position and with some slight persuasion, fenegleling, and a wiggle here and there the sub slid neatly into place, just like Big and Vik said it would.

Ouch! Doubting the plans. This is why we draw to 1/8th of an inch! smile.gif Unless, of course, Big or Vik changed things. wink.gif
post #349 of 983
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Ouch! Doubting the plans. This is why we draw to 1/8th of an inch! smile.gif Unless, of course, Big or Vik changed things. wink.gif

Well you know what they say measure once cut twice just to be safe! biggrin.gif

Not that we doubt you, but you weren't there to help pull it back and place it on to the floor on the off chance it did not fit. wink.gif

Regards,

RTROSE
post #350 of 983
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That's exactly what happened!!! eek.gif Thanks for posting it aaustin biggrin.gif
post #351 of 983
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Originally Posted by RTROSE View Post

Well you know what they say measure once cut twice just to be safe! biggrin.gif
Not that we doubt you, but you weren't there to help pull it back and place it on to the floor on the off chance it did not fit. wink.gif
Regards,
RTROSE

Lol! Very true! wink.gif. Course, my backside would have been tanned had that been the case by both the master and Vik! biggrin.gif. So, I'd be feelin' the pain!
post #352 of 983
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Lol! Very true! wink.gif. Course, my backside would have been tanned had that been the case by both the master and Vik! biggrin.gif. So, I'd be feelin' the pain!

Lol! smile.gif No it wont! Your the man!
post #353 of 983
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How does it hookup? Is it a Coax out? XLR? or does it do a speaker wire passthrough?
Nevermind... I saw it is XLR... missed it the first time i read the link.... and now I want one. I think though it would make my screen rattle wink.gif

You should get one and your theater name will change automatically to Bacon Bass Theater! biggrin.gif
post #354 of 983
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You should get one and your theater name will change automatically to Bacon Bass Theater! biggrin.gif

How about "Shakin' Bacon Theater"?
post #355 of 983
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How about "Shakin' Bacon Theater"?

Yep that works too! smile.gif
post #356 of 983
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Best sub name ever

Agreed! Man that thing looks so intimidating setting behind the screen. What an incredible sub! Ive read plenty about the Orbit Shifter but ive never actually seen one with a size perspective like that, WOW!! Nothing like having plenty of headroom on tap for when you really wanna cut loose. Thats what its all about. I want one badly but I think it would rattle my screen a bit.
Edited by Reddig - 12/10/12 at 11:04pm
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LMAO thats great!!biggrin.gif
post #358 of 983
Way too long without an update. Stop holding out on us and get to posting some updates!

Regards,

RTROSE
post #359 of 983
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Way too long without an update. Stop holding out on us and get to posting some updates!
Regards,
RTROSE

Here goes,

We did light panels beside the screen wall yesterday. Today we installed the procella surrounds and finished the columns and switches in the room. Also miscellaneous work for the theater door entrance and finishing of the final panels in the room was done. Big will post most of those pictures later. The color of the speaker columns face is medium grey, the pics i took were taken with can lights dim with no camera adjustments and so the color is not showing correctly.


post #360 of 983
Wow!! Looks outstanding!!! A+++
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