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post #91 of 663
Happy with my HT setup. This will probably change when I move to a house with a dedicated room but probably far down the line.

I would like to upgrade my music system sub to the Velo DD10+ to get the nice EQ functions and higher quality driver.
post #92 of 663
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Originally Posted by desertdome View Post

I know I bought the Altec Lansing 2.1 system in 1996 becasue I purchased it just before moving to California. I lived in apartments for the next 7 years and kept them the whole time. I have all my e-mail going back to 2003. I looked up all the shipping notices for the rest. My oldest e-mail just happens to be the Klipsch ProMedia 4.1 system purchased directly from Klipsch on 12/10/2003 for $129.99. biggrin.gif

I had an acquaintance that was a professional musician and I had him over after setting up the Klipsch 4.1 system so he could hear how great it was. redface.gif I still feel embarrassed every time I think of it. He probably thought I was a total idiot.

I don't keep receipts for the reason I would cry if I ever added up how much my theater project has cost me over the years. eek.gif

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Originally Posted by edoggrc51 View Post

No, besides the guy was REALLY happy about it. No sense in bursting his bubbles, plus im sure it sounded better than his tv speakers! biggrin.gif

Ignorance is bliss. I was content with my $300.00 Sony sub I bought ten years ago.....................then I found this forum and I've been chasing audio nirvana, and my money down the drain ever since. biggrin.gif
post #93 of 663
Ah the subwoofer timeline:

2003: Altec Lansing Subwoofer
2004: Zenith HTIB Subwoofer
2005: Panasonic HTIB Subwoofer
2006: Infinity PS-12
2010: SVS PB-13Ultra
2012: Dual Seaton Submersive F2

The subwoofer journey was pretty small-scale until I stumbled onto AVS in 09...
post #94 of 663
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Originally Posted by edoggrc51 View Post

I was at the gym last night and this dude starts talking about how AWESOME his new soundbar was. This guy was completely jazzed about it so I just went with it. lol

Wife and I attended my company's holiday party a few weeks back. I met a co-workers husband and we were talking about hobbies. I mentioned that I was into all things Home Theater. Then he started raving about his projector (he couldn't give me the model # or even the brand) and how small it was, but could throw a 100" screen and how good it looked. Then he started going on about his "THX" speakers and proceeded to tell me that I haven't heard sound until I've heard HDMI speakers... Yes, HDMI speakers.

I just smiled and said, that's awesome man. I felt compelled to leave him an open ended invite to come checkout my space anytime.

Funny thing was that he was saying all of this to me in front of my wife. After the party she said that when he started talking all of that nonsense my eyes got a little wider, head tilted and I started rocking back and forth. She cold tell that I was biting my tongue.

You and your wife have "IRENE, F'in IRENE."

Anytime the wife wants to make me smile she'll just randomly blurt out "THXaaahhhh, HDMI speakers."
post #95 of 663
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Originally Posted by BrolicBeast View Post

The subwoofer journey was pretty small-scale until I stumbled onto AVS in 09...

Yes, forums are well known for punching a hole squarely in the middle of rational fiscal thought.

I few days ago I upgraded the drivers in our subwoofer's box. Now, I have cables and microphone stands all over the living room as I measure and play with the room's acoustics.

(I spent three hours yesterday trying to figure out what computer switch needed to be flipped in order to get REW to listen to the microphone. Ended up needing to unplug and replug in the USB powered Phantom Power Supply. D'oh!)

"Honey, you can't sit there right now, I'm taking room readings."

"Can you hold it down in the kitchen, I'm trying to get a reading here."

"I'm sorry, can you wait on the laundry, I'm trying to get some readings here."

"Don't worry, hopefully I'll do a wrap by three."

"Honey, I'll have the measuring gear set up for the next few days and please don't trip on the cables, it's hard on the measuring gear. tongue.gif

Nope, I'm perfectly in control of my faculties......why? tongue.gif

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Edited by BeeMan458 - 1/25/13 at 4:39am
post #96 of 663
HDMI speakers, now that is funny.
post #97 of 663
HDMI speakers??!! HAHA!! No way I would have held back on that one bro!! lol
post #98 of 663
I saw this post and had to offer my 2 cents worth !!!My journey so far with a little back and forth over the years started really in the late 90's and there was not nearly as much information via internet for research and I only stumbled upon this hobby by walking into a small local audio store so I picked up what subwoofer sounded good with sales suggestion and went from there. Looking back I was running my first sub off a yamaha receiver that only had the bass and treble controls cranked heavy of course and a ton of the simulated DSP environments essentially making for a big boom box like sound when I was demoing for people great dvd's back then like Independence day lol!!

1-Polk PSW-300
2-Mirage HTiB
3-Panasonic HTiB
4-Polk PSW-10
5-Elemental Designs A3-300
6-HSU Research ULS-15 Dual Drive

Since then my progression have been much more educated and slower but doubt my journey will end completely.Room correction software such as Audyssey and Room Treatments make me wonder how much better the original offerings would have sounded if I had them back then lol!!!
post #99 of 663
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Originally Posted by ironhead1230 View Post

Nice and short list.

Klipsch KSW12
SVS PB10 ISD
Seaton Submersive HP
Seaton Submersive F2

When I was researching an upgrade to the SVS, I started with a much lower budget than the Seaton. After a lot of research, I started looking into duals. But, the more I thought about it, the more I realized if I didn't go right to the top tier, I would probably just be upgrading again in a couple years. Gonig with the Seaton, I wouldn't have to worry about selling anything to upgrade, I could just add another. In the long run, going with the Seaton probably saved me money and time. At least that's what I keep telling myself. biggrin.gif

-Mike

Mike, do you have both the F2 & the HP? Or did you sell off the HP when you purchased the F2?

FYI. I am "attempting" to finish my build this weekend on that box I was telling you that has very similar dimensions to the HP. Maybe we could meet up in the next couple of weeks.

Still down?
post #100 of 663
Logitech 5500 sub
Quest 8 inch sub
Polk Audio PSW505 12"
DIY LMS-R 15" with ep4000

next upgrade hopefully 2-8 lms-ultras off a couple LG fp14000 clones
post #101 of 663
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Originally Posted by WagBoss View Post

Logitech 5500 sub
Quest 8 inch sub
Polk Audio PSW505 12"
DIY LMS-R 15" with ep4000

next upgrade hopefully 2-8 lms-ultras off a couple LG fp14000 clones

Ah, the ol DIY spring board...lol

Thumbs up for (at least) quad Ultras!
post #102 of 663
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Originally Posted by WagBoss View Post

Logitech 5500 sub
Quest 8 inch sub
Polk Audio PSW505 12"
DIY LMS-R 15" with ep4000

next upgrade hopefully 2-8 lms-ultras off a couple LG fp14000 clones

Damn this site. See what happens. Was just 3 weeks ago I thought that having 2 subs was completely insane. Now here I am about to take delivery of subs #-4-8 on Friday.
post #103 of 663
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Originally Posted by SeaNile View Post

Damn this site. See what happens. Was just 3 weeks ago I thought that having 2 subs was completely insane. Now here I am about to take delivery of subs #-4-8 on Friday.

lol. Preach brother preach. biggrin.gif
post #104 of 663
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Originally Posted by SeaNile View Post

Damn this site. See what happens. Was just 3 weeks ago I thought that having 2 subs was completely insane. Now here I am about to take delivery of subs #-4-8 on Friday.

ehhh, don't blame the site :P Audio gear holds value pretty well, if you ever change your mind you can sell it all back for like 70%! wink.gif
post #105 of 663
Doesn't help that Gorilla83 is 5 minutes from me. If I didn't hear his system, and especially the subs, I'd still have my 2 Caps and that's it.
post #106 of 663
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Originally Posted by SeaNile View Post

Doesn't help that Gorilla83 is 5 minutes from me. If I didn't hear his system, and especially the subs, I'd still have my 2 Caps and that's it.

Friends don't let friends weak out with only 2 subs. biggrin.gif
post #107 of 663
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Originally Posted by SeaNile View Post

Doesn't help that Gorilla83 is 5 minutes from me. If I didn't hear his system, and especially the subs, I'd still have my 2 Caps and that's it.

I bet if we did a poll, demoing someone elses system would be the number one reason people upgrade.

One can do all of the research in the world, but there is nothing like sitting down to experience ridiculousness for yourself...
post #108 of 663
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Originally Posted by popalock View Post

I bet if we did a poll, demoing someone elses system would be the number one reason people upgrade.

One can do all of the research in the world, but there is nothing like sitting down to experience ridiculousness for yourself...

Yup. Been there done that on more than one occasion. Horsepower is another expensive hobby. smile.gif
post #109 of 663
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Originally Posted by bass addict View Post

Yup. Been there done that on more than one occasion. Horsepower is another expensive hobby. smile.gif

Ain't that the truth! Cars, boats, jetskiis, I'm a sucker for toys.
post #110 of 663
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by SeaNile View Post

Ain't that the truth! Cars, boats, jetskiis, I'm a sucker for toys.

Glad (most) all of my high horsepower friends live back home in Texas.

I blame it all on testosterone and peer pressure...lol
post #111 of 663
TImeline
1) Polk PSW 125 (currently moved to computer system)
2) Outlaw LFM-1 EX
3) DIY 18" PAP 1K (added to Outlaw for dual)
4) ?????? TC Sounds LMS Ultra 5400 X2

Journey
I started off about a year ago with buying a good receiver and piecing together a small system for computer and TV use, mostly some polk stuff, hence the PSW 125. It was a good system, and fit for my bedroom in the apartment I shared with a buddy of mine. Fast forward about 8 months and I started working full time, was adding and subtracting equipment the more I learned. I found the Outlaw on ebay for a good price, plus it had good reviews so I bought it and loved it. I still do, but I also added some other new stuff and the subwoofer department was starting to fall behind. In looking at a subwoofer made by a small company I saw the driver was made my Pierce Audio Products so I ended up ordering one and built my first DIY sub. It turned out great, although it's still in need of a little finishing love. Performance wise, it came out better than I hoped it with and I no longer felt like I was a little light bass wise. However, ever since seeing a dual opposed build here on AVS, learning about the Seaton Submersive, and seeing the new Funk Audio subwoofer I've wanted to try a dual opposed. Which leads me to my next step, which I hope to be a dual opposed with TC Sounds LMS Ultra subs.

Lessons Learned
If I had to do it over, I would forgo both of the purchased subs, and some other equipment. I'd go DIY right from the start because the performance is so good for the money. DIY subs can be much harder to integrate into a system, but the benefits are sky high.
post #112 of 663
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by fuzz092888 View Post

Lessons Learned
If I had to do it over, I would forgo both of the purchased subs, and some other equipment. I'd go DIY right from the start because the performance is so good for the money. DIY subs can be much harder to integrate into a system, but the benefits are sky high.

Preach brother...

I got the shipping labels...wink.gif
post #113 of 663
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Originally Posted by popalock View Post

Preach brother...

I got the shipping labels...wink.gif

Sweet, step one complete. Hopefully the pickup goes as smoothly smile.gif
post #114 of 663
I'm there, satisfied but it took 8 18" drivers to get me there. 2 CHT 18.2 and 4 CHT 18.1. Not dialed in yet but still sounds and even feels awesome.
post #115 of 663
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Originally Posted by fuzz092888 View Post

Lessons Learned
If I had to do it over, I would forgo both of the purchased subs, and some other equipment. I'd go DIY right from the start because the performance is so good for the money. DIY subs can be much harder to integrate into a system, but the benefits are sky high.

Yep.. I feel the same way..
post #116 of 663
Spot on fellas! And even more so now with these Dayton HO's & SI drivers. Talk about bang for the buck!! cool.gif
post #117 of 663
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Originally Posted by SeaNile View Post

I'm there, satisfied but it took 8 18" drivers to get me there. 2 CHT 18.2 and 4 CHT 18.1. Not dialed in yet but still sounds and even feels awesome.

Octo club... Seriousness man.

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Originally Posted by ack_bk View Post

Yep.. I feel the same way..

Spread the word.

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Originally Posted by edoggrc51 View Post

Spot on fellas! And even more so now with these Dayton HO's & SI drivers. Talk about bang for the buck!! cool.gif

Hey, did you and your friend ever get to that SI vs HO comparison?
post #118 of 663
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Originally Posted by WagBoss View Post

ehhh, don't blame the site :P Audio gear holds value pretty well, if you ever change your mind you can sell it all back for like 70%! wink.gif

Unless it is made by elemental designs. Then you cannot sell it for anything... (at least in my current experience!)
post #119 of 663
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Originally Posted by popalock View Post

Hey, did you and your friend ever get to that SI vs HO comparison?

Not yet bro. The 3 of us wanna get together and do an SI (dual opposed) vs HO (dual opposed) vs Submersive HP vs LMS (single) comparison. Its just that finding a date when everyone is available is proving to be a beeatch!

We'll get it done though....... at some point. smile.gif
post #120 of 663
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Originally Posted by edoggrc51 View Post

Not yet bro. The 3 of us wanna get together and do an SI (dual opposed) vs HO (dual opposed) vs Submersive HP vs LMS (single) comparison. Its just that finding a date when everyone is available is proving to be a beeatch!

We'll get it done though....... at some point. smile.gif

i'd be interested in those results
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