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post #571 of 663
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What did it take to be satisfied? Dunno, not there yet. The good news is I don't think I'll ever get there so I am comfortable with this being a lifelong journey.

+1 It’s more of a quest/hobby kind of thing some of us flow along with.
post #572 of 663
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Originally Posted by beastaudio View Post

What did it take to be satisfied? Dunno, not there yet. The good news is I don't think I'll ever get there so I am comfortable with this being a lifelong journey.

Just have Funk Audio build you a quad 18" in whatever finish tickles your fancy & be done with the endless upgrades:



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post #573 of 663
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Originally Posted by henrich3 View Post

Just have Funk Audio build you a quad 18" in whatever finish tickles your fancy & be done with the endless upgrades:



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That would not do it. We can build those ourselfs and still would be thinking of our next build in a week or two wink.gif maybe a day or two..

Awesome sub though.
post #574 of 663
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Originally Posted by MemX View Post

Was that the PB2, later the PB12-Plus/2, with two downfiring drivers and three vents next to the amp plate that you could plug to change the tuning point?

I have one, it was a great buy smile.gif

Yes that's the one!
post #575 of 663
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Originally Posted by henrich3 View Post

Just have Funk Audio build you a quad 18" in whatever finish tickles your fancy & be done with the endless upgrades:



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Beautiful, and Funk does some killer stuff. But I already have that...times 2.
post #576 of 663
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Originally Posted by henrich3 View Post

Just have Funk Audio build you a quad 18" in whatever finish tickles your fancy & be done with the endless upgrades:



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Geez man. Funk is an artist. That might be the beefiest looking HT sub I'he ever seen built by an ID company. Hate to see the final bill on that beast.

Beautiful sure though!
post #577 of 663
carbon fiber cones and high end furniture appearance just don't seem a typical match to me. Nice product to be sure - but definitely custom.

IIRC that unit was $8k.

Looks like UXL-18s eh?
post #578 of 663
Just upgraded from dual rw-12d's to dual Elemental Designs a2-300's. I will be putting TC Sounds Epic 12" drivers in them and feeding them 1200 watts RMS. Oh hell yeah. After that, I will be getting two more eD a2-300's. Good lord.
post #579 of 663
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Originally Posted by henrich3 View Post

Just have Funk Audio build you a quad 18" in whatever finish tickles your fancy & be done with the endless upgrades:



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post #580 of 663
Wow yeah funky waves makes amazing subs.. Probably the sexiest in the industry and though I've never heard one I'm sure with those frequency response graphs they are incredible... but damn for $8k per cabinet it is definitely a big price point (literally months of working income at least for me to cover just one dual sub cab) and one has to ask themselves how much is their personal time worth to them vs how much of their wallet are they willing to part with. I'm thinking anyone that doesn't have a high six figure income to just build their own. It's not that hard and very rewarding.
post #581 of 663
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Originally Posted by Archaea View Post

carbon fiber cones and high end furniture appearance just don't seem a typical match to me. Nice product to be sure - but definitely custom. IIRC that unit was $8k.
Looks like UXL-18s eh?

The drivers are Funk Audio's TSAD18v1: Carbon fiber/paper composite cone, Neodymium magnet, 3" peak-to-peak excursion, low distortion.

The finish I chose isn't going to be everyone's cup-O-tea, but FA can do pretty much whatever you want.
post #582 of 663
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Originally Posted by henrich3 View Post

The drivers are Funk Audio's TSAD18v1: Carbon fiber/paper composite cone, Neodymium magnet, 3" peak-to-peak excursion, low distortion.

The finish I chose isn't going to be everyone's cup-O-tea, but FA can do pretty much whatever you want.

I personally think they are sexy. Just can't stomach the price tag as I don't want to look at the sub just hear the bass but I can see why so many demand the speaker look like heirloom furniture.
post #583 of 663
Okay, just saw the carbon fiber and thought ist.
http://www.istonline.ca/mach5_uxl_18.html
post #584 of 663
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Originally Posted by Archaea View Post

Okay, just saw the carbon fiber and thought ist.
http://www.istonline.ca/mach5_uxl_18.html

Cool. I think I've seen that website in another post. Is that really what funky waves is using? How do you think those compare to SI or HO's? Power handling seems a bit higher but so is the price tag.
post #585 of 663
I have been seriously thinking about building the dual PR 18.3, most likely a 15” version though?? http://www.funkaudio.ca/15.3_Overview.html

The 18.3, the King of Subwoofers.

The 18.3 now comes standard with all Funk Audio components; designed and built in house, and purposed to work seamlessly together. This subwoofer provides the amazing sound quality, low distortion, and dynamic headroom of our 18.0, in a package that gives greater output in the 14 - 40 Hz range; as much as two 18.0s, for less cost. The 18.3, being a passive radiator design, will give you the best of both the sealed and ported designs.


Edited by steve nn - 11/2/13 at 3:59pm
post #586 of 663
Do IT!!!!eek.gif
post #587 of 663
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Originally Posted by Archaea View Post

Okay, just saw the carbon fiber and thought ist.
http://www.istonline.ca/mach5_uxl_18.html

So is there realy a difference between this sub and say the SI 18? obviously price and that generally says its better but could we hear a difference?
post #588 of 663
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Originally Posted by steve nn View Post

I have been seriously thinking about building the dual PR 18.3, most likely a 15” version though?? http://www.funkaudio.ca/15.3_Overview.html

The 18.3, the King of Subwoofers.

The 18.3 now comes standard with all Funk Audio components; designed and built in house, and purposed to work seamlessly together. This subwoofer provides the amazing sound quality, low distortion, and dynamic headroom of our 18.0, in a package that gives greater output in the 14 - 40 Hz range; as much as two 18.0s, for less cost. The 18.3, being a passive radiator design, will give you the best of both the sealed and ported designs.

Do you feel safe building a design by someone who seems to think that a PR is not just a mechanical vent as opposed to an acoustical vent? The statement "The 18.3, being a passive radiator design, will give you the best of both the sealed and ported designs." looks pretty strange to me.
post #589 of 663
Hahaha, I've been watching your posts, arnyk. You don't like a pot until you've stirred it up first wink.gif
post #590 of 663
Hi all,

I have reached the level of satisfaction that I think will last me until I'm out of university and in a position to afford the next big steps in audio equipment. This is the story of me and my first subwoofer, the SVS SB12-NSD. I don't even count the cheap Logitech 2.1 system I had a few years ago. I have had the SVS sub for 3 months now and I love it! We live in an apartment but on the first floor and the adjacent apartments have kitchens etc on the other side of the wall so we have never heard even a notion from them (and I know our upstairs neighbour would give one if needed). I would categorize myself as a music enthusiast who also knows good sound. I'm not a professional in the sound department, though.

When I got the sub, I still had my old Onkyo HT-R548 receiver with Audyssey 2Eq. To tell you the truth I wasn't so impressed in the beginning. Of course, I loved the bass in movies but with some music I noticed that the bass is "muddled". At this point I should point out that our livingroom is "as is" and I have no power to move furniture around due to WAF. Also, our main listening position is in a slight acoustic null (for example, in Alicia Keys - "No One" you can't hear the lower one of the two bass notes at all while the upper is normal), but fortunately it is only a slight one at certain few frequencies. A friend of mine has terrible nulls in his living room and this is not certainly that bad, but still noticeable. If I want to experience audio to the fullest, I have to move up in the couch toward the audio system or with music I go standing behind the couch and let myself go with the flow.

This "muddled" sound got me to realize that maybe getting the cheapest possible AV receiver that supports 4 HDMI ports wouldn't be enough in the long run. Of course I also knew that room acoustics had a great effect, but as I said that can't be helped now. So I went and purchased a Denon X-1000. Still of course in the low budget region but I thought it would be a step up with its Audyssey MultEq XT. And it was! After running Audyssey, the sub was definitely more "open" and clear. I had a couple of songs that had great bass but didn't sound so good before, and suddenly now they did. For example, in "Limit to your love" the wavering of the mega bass wasn't audible before, it all sounded like one big note. Not it was clear as day!

After getting the new receiver my SB12-NSD came to life and all my worries about making the right choise disappeared. Before this, I was very sceptical of better receivers because I wasn't sure if I could hear the difference. As it turns out, I could, and even my Wharfedale 10.2 + 10.CM sounded better. As a bass player myself, I have always liked bass, but didn't realize that I love it so much. I don't even listen to bass-heavy music like hiphop/rap/dubstep (I listen to salsa, timba, jazz, "percussion music", some R'n'B etc), but this sub made the low frequencies really hit home. One of my favourite songs with this setup is the slow and smooth "Plato de segunda mano" (Havana d'Primera) with its crisp horns, clear percussions and all-around great sound. With 15 musicians, the bass isn't mixed in high volume but it's really present. And the couple of moments where the bass player uses pedal points or the slides and hits typical of timba music... I'm in love.

So, for now I'm extremely satisfied. I know the limitations of my setup and system and will pursue to work them out in the future, but that will not stop me for a moment from closing my eyes and letting the bass float me.

Peace, I'm off to bassland smile.gif
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post #592 of 663
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Originally Posted by MKtheater View Post


Nice!
post #593 of 663
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Originally Posted by MKtheater View Post


Woe... MKTheater what are those? Seaton f2's? And what are you using for your mains/surround to level match all those subs?
post #594 of 663
That is a Baffle wall/IB system. The speakers are BFM DR-250 arrays and the woofers are Fi car audio IB318's.
post #595 of 663
so you are back up and running then MK?
post #596 of 663
Yes I am.
post #597 of 663
Very nice! How does the capability compare to the old system
post #598 of 663
Well, Not really dialed in yet but my only air into the theater(HVAC) is a tunnel going to the projector through the soffit cooled by a fan. The fan is held in by nails and duct tape and I knocked it out of the hole!
post #599 of 663
1. Cambridge 5.1 (don't know which model) (trashed)
2. Klipsh Promedia 5.1. ( gave away)
3. Def Tech dual SC II (currently using 1 for my MB and 1 for my PC)
4. Def Tech dual SC Reference (back in the box in the storage)
5. JTR 4 Captivator S2 (current)

Hey bass heads,
Let see.. My sub journey begins with PC type of speakers with subs. Watched all my movies through a computer when I was a hardcore PC builder. Did this for 8 years till I got my real entertainment with Def tech subs in 2008. I thought OK that was it I have the baddest system ever! Never really hung out in the subwoofer forums. Until 2013. I started to learn about sub EQ. Trying to get a smooth FR. Never even knew 5 hz existed. Lol.. So I got very curious. I wanted to experience ground shaking ,chest slamming bass. So since I was comfortable with Def Tech subs. Because I was a previous owner of dual SC II I went with the same line. Got dual SC Reference. Thought that was it.. That it was the sh!t.. Until I got my first EQ and seeing the response that I'm not even getting 20 hz. Damn!! Few months later, after hanging out in the JTR thread and forum. Also hung out at the Seaton forums. Finally pulled the trigger 4 JTR Captivator S2. Now the the question is will I want more. I dunno I'm having to deal with a cracked ceiling now ATM. If anyone is on a sub journey. And is total bass heads. Go as big or as much as you budget allows. So that way you don't have to upgrade for awhIle or never. And oh yea, hang out in the bass forums and learn as much as you can before taking the plunge. Because experiments can be costly.. smile.gif
post #600 of 663
No one else wanna share their sub journey?
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