Originally Posted by DirtDawg
LFE: Biamped DIY EBS cab tuned to 12Hz w/4 - 15" JBL 2235 below 28Hz XO'd to 2 - JBL 2235 above 28Hz.
Damn, that's some serious sub! I used to use a pair of 2235H's, each in the following alignment
from 100Hz up, and it felt like endless reserves of some of the cleanest bass I'd ever heard outside an I-B Cabasse 55ND. Probably they were even a smidgen better than my current sub, in fact, but also more obtrusive... Here's my setup.Living roomLR:
Tannoy 8" Dual Concentrics in their fiberglass indoor/outdoor cabinets (i8AW) with bespoke crossovers and ports sealed.C:
Dual Concentric driver from a Tannoy Saturn S8iw (same driver as their System 8 NFM pro monitor per Tannoy NA) in bespoke hammer finish silver and white painted MDF cabinet with bespoke crossover.SS:
Tannoy 2046 8" Dual Concentric (same driver as LR) in bespoke octagonal (faceted trapezoid is perhaps more accurate) cabinets with bespoke crossovers.RS:
KEF Q-Compact, unmodified. (Port plugged with included foam bung.)Sub:
Aforementioned twin JBL 2235H's were recently replaced by a Tannoy B475. The B475 is a 6 ft^3 "pro" cabinet that unlike most pro "subwoofers" is tuned reasonably low, about 28Hz by my "eyeball where the driver moves least" guesstimate. The driver very similar to the bass units in Tannoy's multi-kilobuck flagship Kingdom speakers, though the Kingdoms use two of them in inferior locations. Perhaps there will also soon be a supplemental 15" TC Sounds TC2+ motor sub (Oaudio) in a Geddes-style bandpass tower to be added in the future. If I don't sell the driver instead. (I have long-term designs to move the 2235H's to the speakers currently in my study, for a poor grad student's riff on the Tannoy Kingdom 12. Relieving the 12" Dual Concentrics of midbass duties can only make them sound even more glorious in the midrange and up. The 2235H's in low-Qtc sealed enclosures are good to about 60Hz, which is perfect for integration with a monster sub...)
(Powered by Panny XR55, NHT A1 for sub)Study/Computer area
Tannoy CPA-12 (12" Tannoy 3139 driver, which is paper cone/Tulip wavegude Dual Concentric, in a 1 cubic foot well-braced trapezoidal cabinet) with minor crossover tweaks.Surround:
Mirage M590i bipoles.Sub:
Peerless XLS-12 and PR, in an EBS alignment very similar to George Short's North Creek Thunder sub but in a cube shaped cabinet with the PR and active driver orthogonal to one another. Placed in the nearfield. (Mains are mounted high to clear my iMac and 24" widescreen Sun CRT, and they're ~6ft away.)
(Powered by a Pio Elite EX-500/VSX-50 and PE 250W plate sub amp and made to sound better by the Mac and the Herman Miller George Nelson Action Desk on which said Mac sits.)Personal listeningHome:
Sennheiser HD-580 + HeadRoom Total AirHead ampCommuting/air travel:
Etymotic Research for Altec Lansing iM716 + TAH most of the time.Working out:
Koss KSC-75 bodies with KSC-35 earclips, no TAH between iPod/iPod shuffle and earclips.In the closet:
Bespoke bookshelf speakers in Baltic Birch and solid butternut with Vifa M18W0-09-08 and modded Vifa D27TG-45-6 tweeters.
Mass-loaded transmission lines loaded with Aura NS3 3" widebanders.