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Originally Posted by JChin View Post

Hi Blackmambakila, curious and help me understand how you're getting this reading. Are you disconnecting the speakers to allow the sub to play only?

When I tried a song I just unplugged my sub to see what the front towers were at, then I'd watch the meter as the bass was hitting. These frequency sweeps I'm checking out go from 20hz-80hz. They vary but now that I'm trying these out my sub seems to be reading a lot higher. When it was hitting 126-129dbs only the sub was playing the whole time. Not sure if this is even how you test anything though, I'm probably doing something wrong. It does sounds like the house is falling apart though
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Originally Posted by Blackmambakila View Post

It does sounds like the house is falling apart though

Sounds like you're at the right volume at least biggrin.gif
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man with dual XV-30s i could get only 105db and they would poop out, and that in my small ass room.
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Sounds like you're at the right volume at least biggrin.gif

Lol! I guess my setup suits my room, I don't know why I was always stressing about not having enough power, it must of been in my head this whole time. I'm glad everyone talked me into getting a sound meter, it's actually pretty fun. smile.gif
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man with dual XV-30s i could get only 105db and they would poop out, and that in my small ass room.

I knew that front right corner was the sweet spot. Man, atleast with the Triax you'll be much higher. I never seen anyone measure the trinity, there's not many made but I guess I got lucky paying $1500. Plus I got a brand new spare subwoofer just in case. I can't wait to measure the Triax though!
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When the Triax gets here and I make a video of my setup, I'm going to video tape some freq sweeps that show the hertz going across the tv screen with the sound meter showing what it's reading, I think that'd be pretty cool to add in. So let's say you were running 40 hz for example and you had the sound meter at the center of the room or at MLP, at how many DBS is the room considered pressurized? Is this a matter of taste or is there an actual ideal scaling system?
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Watching a video with the TRIAX
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Originally Posted by ellisr63 View Post



Watching a video with the TRIAX

Lol! That might actually happen with the people that ordered 2 or more Triaxs, that would be awesome to be that guy!
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Originally Posted by Blackmambakila View Post




I just tried another bass sweep, the trinity was at 126dbs-129dbs for the whole 30 seconds, sub at 12 o'clock and receiver at 0dbs with the volume at -15 DBS, man that shook the crap out of my house! I think a need a stronger sound meter for when the Triax gets here eek.gif

I can get between 126-130db across the entire room not just the LP. tongue.gif

My mains are turning 113-115db and the subs set 15db hot.(only for max output testing)

From what I have measured with Rew the Rat shack meter actually reads low once you get above 120db especially below 30hz.

Wait till you get the Triax, you will fill more area of your room with that kind of output and some! I have knocked pictures off the wall, cracked dry wall, and the cross hatches fell out some of my windows lol....These are just entry level PSA subs. I couldnt imagine what it would be like with 3 Triax's eek.gif
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Originally Posted by steve nn View Post

Never saw that one, looks kind of spiffy!
I have the same one
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I can get between 126-130db across the entire room not just the LP. tongue.gif

My mains are turning 113-115db and the subs set 15db hot.(only for max output testing)

From what I have measured with Rew the Rat shack meter actually reads low once you get above 120db especially below 30hz.

Wait till you get the Triax, you will fill more area of your room with that kind of output and some! I have knocked pictures off the wall, cracked dry wall, and the cross hatches fell out some of my windows lol....These are just entry level PSA subs. I couldnt imagine what it would be like with 3 Triax's eek.gif

eek.gif I think your neighbors are also very grateful you don’t have 3 Triax’s.
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REEF..I have the same one

Cool!
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Originally Posted by basshead81 View Post

I can get between 126-130db across the entire room not just the LP. tongue.gif

My mains are turning 113-115db and the subs set 15db hot.(only for max output testing)

From what I have measured with Rew the Rat shack meter actually reads low once you get above 120db especially below 30hz.

Wait till you get the Triax, you will fill more area of your room with that kind of output and some! I have knocked pictures off the wall, cracked dry wall, and the cross hatches fell out some of my windows lol....These are just entry level PSA subs. I couldnt imagine what it would be like with 3 Triax's eek.gif

My mains can't go that high but that would be nice! I'm moving my trinity around to see where I'm going to put it once the Triax arrives, let's see what I can find out.
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It works great, but I'm going to buy another one that can go past 130dbs, just in case I need it for when the Triax gets here.
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Originally Posted by Blackmambakila View Post

It does sounds like the house is falling apart though

Holy Moly Blackman!!! just saw the pics and you're going add another beast ... Triax eek.gif
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My mains can't go that high but that would be nice! I'm moving my trinity around to see where I'm going to put it once the Triax arrives, let's see what I can find out.

Hey Black, you're going to have so much headroom! You're gonna be sitting good man..
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Originally Posted by Blackmambakila View Post

It works great, but I'm going to buy another one that can go past 130dbs, just in case I need it for when the Triax gets here.

Your setup is going to be insane... wish I could get a demo! I have been thinking about getting a better spl meter that will go past 130db as well, but really there is no need. Its not tolerable to listen that loud for any duration of time, so really if you hit 130db you know you have lots of head room! I also had no idea that Trinity was such a beast of a sub...129db is doin work in 4500^3! Now you need some JTR speakers that will be able to keep up with all that bass.
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My mains can't go that high but that would be nice! I'm moving my trinity around to see where I'm going to put it once the Triax arrives, let's see what I can find out.

You need some JTR speakers or a good power amp. I am running a Adcom GFA-555II (260watts per channel @ .007% thd) on a pair of Polk RTI-A7's.

http://www.kenrockwell.com/audio/adcom/gfa-555-ii.htm
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Originally Posted by Blackmambakila View Post

My mains can't go that high but that would be nice! I'm moving my trinity around to see where I'm going to put it once the Triax arrives, let's see what I can find out.

Sell the Trinity and get yourself some JTR speakers for your mains!....lol
They shouldn't have any issues keeping up with the Triax.
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Originally Posted by JChin View Post

Holy Moly Blackman!!! just saw the pics and you're going add another beast ... Triax eek.gif

My tolerance to loud sounds is high from all the car audio systems I've had, I didn't realize my room was this loud, other people have to leave sometimes when I put on music. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by steve nn View Post

Hey Black, you're going to have so much headroom! You're gonna be sitting good man..

Man I was worried for a moment but now I'm finding out more detail with this sound meter, I'm glad that everything still sounds clear when I play it loud smile.gif
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Originally Posted by basshead81 View Post

You need some JTR speakers or a good power amp. I am running a Adcom GFA-555II (260watts per channel @ .007% thd) on a pair of Polk RTI-A7's.

http://www.kenrockwell.com/audio/adcom/gfa-555-ii.htm

I would love to have JTRs! But I promised myself to stop buying more stuff for my room. I'm going to save money to buy a house and spend around $100k on a new setup! This time I'll hire pros to construct me a dedicated ht room from scratch.
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This was interesting, so I tested the trinity in other places to see what it would do since I'm putting the Triax in its spot. Using measurements from the right front corner being the ideal location, this is what I found. Putting it to the left corner just as I expected, made it lose 8dbs. Putting it in the center of the large room behind the center listening point away from walls only dropped it 2dbs, and it was an awesome feeling when the chair rock like a roller coaster! So I think I'll have the trinity behind my seats where it still has strong output in the low range and rocks the seats at the same time. Meanwhile the Triax will go in the right front corner and keep the room even more pressurized. Off course until I get some room measuring I won't know if they'll work yet in harmony but I have my hopes up.
Edited by Blackmambakila - 10/12/13 at 10:29pm
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Originally Posted by basshead81 View Post

I can get between 126-130db across the entire room not just the LP. tongue.gif

My mains are turning 113-115db and the subs set 15db hot.(only for max output testing)

From what I have measured with Rew the Rat shack meter actually reads low once you get above 120db especially below 30hz.

Wait till you get the Triax, you will fill more area of your room with that kind of output and some! I have knocked pictures off the wall, cracked dry wall, and the cross hatches fell out some of my windows lol....These are just entry level PSA subs. I couldnt imagine what it would be like with 3 Triax's eek.gif

It seems like cracking of dry happens somewhat often. Or at least more than it should. Where you able to repair it?

I seriously wonder how some of you guys aren't getting noise ordinance calls from the police.ROFL
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Originally Posted by Joshjp View Post

man with dual XV-30s i could get only 105db and they would poop out, and that in my small ass room.

Something is wrong if that's the best a pair of XV30's can do. We're getting 108dB with three twelve inch drivers in the lower end Klipsch subwoofers.
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Originally Posted by oneeyeblind View Post

It seems like cracking of dry happens somewhat often. Or at least more than it should. Where you able to repair it?

I seriously wonder how some of you guys aren't getting noise ordinance calls from the police.ROFL

My room is in the basement set on concrete so as loud as I play it, you can't hear anything outside. The only thing I noticed is when I went outside the front driveway shakes but other than that I hope the neighbors don't notice anything unusual biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by oneeyeblind View Post

It seems like cracking of dry happens somewhat often. Or at least more than it should. Where you able to repair it?

I seriously wonder how some of you guys aren't getting noise ordinance calls from the police.Rlol

Ya its repairable....no biggie. Fwiw I have only turned the system up that loud mid day during my days off out of respect for my neighbors. I dont listen anywhere close to that loud 90% of the time anyhow. I guess Its one of those things you do until the newness wears off then its back down to sane levels. lol
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Update: The prices on the PSA website have been updated for the Triax.

The Textured black Triax is now $2,999. The veneered version of the Triax is still $3,749.


Still a pretty good deal. I can only assume the veneered version is so expensive because of the angles and complexity of the enclosure. I think PSA also had to raises prices as their cabinet shop increased their costs.
Edited by oneeyeblind - 10/12/13 at 11:05pm
post #269 of 3312
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Originally Posted by BeeMan458 View Post

Something is wrong if that's the best a pair of XV30's can do. We're getting 108dB with three twelve inch drivers in the lower end Klipsch subwoofers.
Yea i dont know what was wrong with that, i hope the Triax is better.
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Originally Posted by oneeyeblind View Post

Update: The prices on the PSA website have been updated for the Triax.

The Textured black Triax is now $2,999. The veneered version of the Triax is still $3,749. Still a pretty good deal. I can only assume the veneered version is so expensive because of the angles and complexity of the enclosure.

$3k is still an awesome deal! I bet plenty of people will jump on it once the initial reviews are in
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