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post #241 of 9547
Bruce, curt

I am in need of advice on which velodyne sub or subs to get my room dimension are 16x18 with vaulted ceilings peaked at 11 foot and my room is also opened on one side to the kitchen and hallway so I have three walls and then open space. My front speakers are infinity alpha 50 quad wired. I was considering going with a spl 12 mk2 as I can get one for 1,000 or two cht 15 not sure which one would sound better. After reading some threads in here not sure if I need to get two spl 12 mk2 or two cht 15 or a dd 12 given my measurements what do you recommend.


Next question is how much better does the dd12 sound next to the spl 12mk2
post #242 of 9547
Bruce,
thank you for participating here. Can you tell me more about what your model is with the DLS-4000 and what I could expect from that product?
post #243 of 9547
Thread Starter 
Hello....I would like to thank you for keeping this a support thread as it was intended.
post #244 of 9547
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Originally posted by David Bott
Hello....I would like to thank you for keeping this a support thread as it was intended.

AMEN!
post #245 of 9547
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Originally posted by havasuman
Bruce, curt

I am in need of advice on which velodyne sub or subs to get my room dimension are 16x18 with vaulted ceilings peaked at 11 foot and my room is also opened on one side to the kitchen and hallway so I have three walls and then open space. My front speakers are infinity alpha 50 quad wired. I was considering going with a spl 12 mk2 as I can get one for 1,000 or two cht 15 not sure which one would sound better. After reading some threads in here not sure if I need to get two spl 12 mk2 or two cht 15 or a dd 12 given my measurements what do you recommend.


Next question is how much better does the dd12 sound next to the spl 12mk2

Hi,
You have a lot of open space to energize. Two CHT-15's would be the bang for the buck solution. A single SPL-1200 would not be enough, neither would a DD-12. Another possibility would be the servo controlled HGS-15X. In the DD line line look at the 15 or 18.
Curt
post #246 of 9547
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Originally posted by kippjones
Bruce,
thank you for participating here. Can you tell me more about what your model is with the DLS-4000 and what I could expect from that product?

Hi Kipp,
The DLS-4000 is a fairly new design featuring a 200 watt amplifier and a 12" driver with a vented pole piece. It is designed for small to medium rooms and performs very well on music and home theater. It's many features allow setup flexibility. Complete specs and info. are on our website; www.velodyne.com.
Thanks,
Curt
post #247 of 9547
Thanks Curt,
I picked the unit up on 12/13 for my second system in a medium size room. I am running a Pioneer VSX-43TX with Klipsch speakers SF-2's, SS.5's and SC-1. The room is 15x20 suspended above a crawl space with carpeting on top of a wood floor. I have not dialed it in yet. Is there anything out of the ordinary I will need to do to get optimum performance out of the 4000?
post #248 of 9547
Kipp,
Since your speakers are very efficient, we need to maximize the output of the DLS-4000.
1) Use a "Y" splitter into both inputs of the Velodyne.
2) Placement; in or near a corner, away from any openings.
3) Bring the receiver's volume control for the subwoofer jack up to about
3/4's of the way up. It's normally 1/2 way. (It's usually located in the
bass management section).
4) Call all your speakers "small" in speaker set-up.
Thanks,
Curt
post #249 of 9547
Hi,

I currently have an HGS-15 connected to a B&K Ref 20 via a single RCA cable from the subwoofer out on the Ref 20 to an RCA y-cable that plugs into the HGS-15 in both the left and right line level inputs.

In a few days I'm upgrading the Ref 20 to a Parasound Halo C2, which has balanced analog outputs in addition to the standard RCA type. I am planning to use all balanced connections to hook up the C2 to my Parasound A52 (also new), but I'm not quite sure how to hook up the C2 to the HGS-15 via balanced connections.

The HGS-15 has two balanced inputs - a left and a right. The C2 only has one balanced subwoofer out. With the Ref 20 I split the single signal going to the HGS-15; but I'm not so sure that I should do that for the balanced input.

How should I hook up the HGS-15 to the C2 via balanced connections? Should I hook up the balanced subwoofer out from the C2 into just the right balanced input of the HGS-15? Or into just the left one? Should I get a balanced y-cable splitter and hook up the HGS-15 the same way I did via RCA cables? Will the balanced y-cable splitter cause noise or other audio problems?

I looked at my manual, but it doesn't go into detail about using the balanced connections; it just says the HGS-15 has them

Thank you.
post #250 of 9547
Omen,
A single balanced cable into either balanced input on the Velodyne will be just fine. You could also use a balanced "Y" splitter into both inputs. A splitter will not add noise. Most users go with a single input when using balanced cable. On the new DD series there is a single balanced input.
Thanks for the question.
Happy Holidays,
Curt
post #251 of 9547
Curt,

Thanks so much for the quick reply!

Have a great holiday!
post #252 of 9547
Curt or Bruce

Hi there!

I have two questions coming from the land down under.

1. I have owned a f1500r for many years now. Bought it in 1996. While on holiday is California and bought it back with my luggage on the plane. The usage is low. I would like to know what usually is the first component to malfunction in this sub? I wish to preserve the life of it buy possibly purchasing a new amp moduel (the whole section that you can remove from the box) Am I still able to purchase this?

2. While I enjoy reading about the many new inovations coming into A.V Very little product makes its way here in Australia. Generally, components made in the USA. If you really want it you have to find a store online in the USA who is willing to ship it overseas. You have no option! The current pricing for the HGS 18 here in Australia is^$6000.00 (US$4440.00) I fear based on the MSRP of the new digital line namely 15"and 18" will top the near $10,000.00 mark. This is only a few thousand off the price of a new small car.
Will we see the new Digital line here?
Yes and I know W C Wedderspoon is the importer into Australia.
post #253 of 9547
Thanks Bruce and Curt. I am about to buy a sub and I think this thread has helped me make my decision. Velodyne has been a dream sub of mine since I was a poor college student in the 80's. My only question now is which subs should I consider? My dedicated room is 25 by 17 with 9 foot ceilings with mass loaded vinyl in the walls and tightly sealed doors, if you open one door the other will try to open. 80% of what I listen to is jazz at moderate levels usually not above 85db except for some peaks.I find movies with outdoor scenes enjoyable especially the sound of waves so I need a sub that can make them sound realistic. My current system has Mcintosh LS-360 speakers which have dual 10 inch drivers and they are powered by a 500 watts a channel California Audio labs amp, so the do a very good job with bass as it stands but of course not what a sub can do. Which sub in the HG series and DD series would you recommend?
post #254 of 9547
Hey, great to see dreams come true. Your dimensions call for a 15 or 18" subwoofer, so in the HGS line it would be the HGS-15X and for the most fun either a DD-15 or DD-18.
Happy Shopping,
Curt
post #255 of 9547
Hi Bruce,
It's amazing what you can find on this forum. I have a question for you regarding power cords. I currently have a F1200R and a F1500R. I have recently been on a power cable upgrading binge. My question...What would be the benefit if any of swapping out the standard lamp cable power cord with one of the upgraded cables available? I know that I would either have to hardwire a cord in or hardwire in a receptacle. I realize this would void any warranty, but then again they're both out of warranty at this point I assume. Would this be worth my time and effort? Your opinion would be appreciated. Thanks Ron
post #256 of 9547
Ron
You asked for an opinion and that's all I can give you. I've been involved in audio for over fifty years and have tried and tested (blind and otherwise) many upgrade paths in audio. I think changing the power cords would offer no benefit.
Thanks,
Curt
post #257 of 9547
The previous response was but one industry insider's attempt at restoring some veracity to the hobby of audio. Let it be an example for other's to follow.

Well said, Curt.

Ran
post #258 of 9547
Thanks, Ran I needed that!

We are closed for the Christmas Holidays and will reopen Monday December 29th. We at Velodyne wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Be good to each other.
Curt
post #259 of 9547
My living room is 15x13 with vaulted ceiling and open to dining room and hall way (see attached floor plan). What velodyne sub would you suggest?

My setup:
Paradigm Studio 100 v.3 fronts
Paradigm studio cc570 center
Paradigm cinema 90 for surrounds
Anthem mca-20 amp
yamaha rv-x2400 receiver.

70% movie, 30% music.

Thanks in advance,

Hung
LL
post #260 of 9547
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Originally posted by curt c
Ron
You asked for an opinion and that's all I can give you. I've been involved in audio for over fifty years and have tried and tested (blind and otherwise) many upgrade paths in audio. I think changing the power cords would offer no benefit.
Thanks,
Curt

I've been through a couple of power cord demos, one made the sound bloated compared to the standard cable and the other improved things making the sound more "musical". Good or bad the sound was certainly different in both cases. I don't think anyone at either demo thought the power cable didn't make any difference.
post #261 of 9547
Let keep the objective/subjective/DBT/BS power cord debate out of this thread please.
post #262 of 9547
Agreed!!!!
Let's make it the season not to debate wire.

Merry Christmas.
Curt
post #263 of 9547
>>Let's make it the season not to debate wire.<<

Why not?? Don't we all want to know who the master debater is?

Ran
post #264 of 9547
1st i hope you all enjoyed the holidays..i know i have

A quick question for Bruce/Curt and co if i may

Is there a possiblity of a stand alone unit to plug into a HGS series sub that would give EQ to these subs.I know yo can get a BFD but something with the graphic ease of the DD EQ would be a nice addition.

As a hgs18 user i'd like some slidy knobs to play with
post #265 of 9547
Monkeee,

Keep an eye out for an upcoming product from **********. It's called the R-Des and is probably what you're looking for. It's a sub eq. that interfaces with your PC. It'll be at CES and released fairly soon afterwards.

Ran
post #266 of 9547
Hi Curt,

Glad I found this thread.

My room is 22 X 22 with vaulted ceilings and several large openings to other rooms. Would a single DD-15 be adequate? How about a single DD-18? I could go for two DD-10s but I don't think I would get the ULTRA deep bass extension I like for movies.

Secondly, I currently have a PB2-Plus from SVS. Any idea how this would compare to the DD-18 in terms of max extension and SPLs?

Thanks!

-Brian
post #267 of 9547
I have been trying to figure out which DD sub I should get based on room dimensions but I have been unable to find a basic guideline anywhere. I have searched this forum, Velodyne website, etc., and I cannot find the information. Could someone please list a basic guideline for each DD sub and the acceptable room dimensions.

Also, there has not been much discussion at all about the DD-10. I was hoping that this sub would be right for me. Anyone out there using the DD-10 or do most people buy a 12 inch minimum? Help! The last part of my HT setup is the subwoofer (60/40 movies/music).

Thanks.
post #268 of 9547
In general, most dealers try to steer folks away from the tiny DD-10 and towards the DD-12 if they can accomodate it in their living space. Personally, I liked the little HGS-10, but folks had a nasty tendency to overdrive it and blow it up.
Velodyne then upgraded the amp to the HGS-10II, but I don't know it that model had the same reliability problems. The new DD-10 is 33% larger than the older HGS-10, so perhaps that may help a little to prevent overdriving it, but the bottom line is really "how big is your room?", and "how loud do you like to play stuff?". I live in a condo and my room is about 15x30x8 and open to a galley kitchen and hallway and never really lacked for volume with that tiny guy, but then again, I wasn't trying to rearrange the furniture by cranking the sub. I'm actually considering getting the little DD-10(at cost), but am trying to figure out if the cost difference is worth it as compared to the ********** UFW-10 which is one heck of a lot cheaper, but doesn't have all the eq bells and whistles and might not extend quite as low in the bass.
We'll see......

Ran
post #269 of 9547
Does anyone know the retail prices for the DD line of subs?

Mine posting them?

-Brian
post #270 of 9547
DD-10 $2499
DD-12 $2999
DD-15 $3999
DD-15 $4999
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