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post #20161 of 35288
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Originally Posted by U2Edge View Post

Gents, I come to you -- the experts -- with some questions. Some are Pioneer receiver related, but I think in one way or another, most of them come back to Polk Audio stuff.

I sold my Pioneer Elite VSX-50 tonight. I had it and my Pioneer SC-1522-K (new in box) both listed on Craigslist. The 50 sold first, so I guess that means I'll have to open the 1522 (darn!).

Got it hooked up to my 70 IIs / CS2 II / 40 IIs...it is 99% of the way set up...but a few Q's.

What would you set the speaker crossover to in the receiver menu? 80? 100? I did 80. I assume that is correct.
When it asks my speaker size, "small" and "large" are my options. Technically, they aren't small, but I've heard setting them as such will delegate more of the low frequencies to the sub. Do you agree with that approach?
Along those lines, there was an option to set my subwoofer to "yes/no/plus". I have one (BIC F-12), so I know my options are "yes" or "plus". "Plus", as I understand it, will make my subwoofer carry the majority of the low-end workload. It is currently what I set it to so that the Monitor 70 II's could focus more on the other stuff. Or should I just set it to "yes" and let my 70s do at least a little bit of the work?

Non-Polk Audio related Q. The receiver is 9.2, but I only see one subwoofer output -- the black one on the left third of the black panel as seen below.



Do you just run some kind of splitter cable? I know...complete noob question.

That's not the subwoofer output you need for the MAIN ZONE, that's for ZONE 2. Your 1522 has two subwoofer outputs on the PREOUT section. They are labeled as SUBWOOFER 1 and 2. Look at the picture below in the yellow box:

post #20162 of 35288
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

Man, you really scared me right there..............eek.gif

Seriously, you are more than welcome to tell my wife about how much power the system is pushing at our house..........that is not an issue. But, don't dare to have a conversation with her, not even a hint about about the "real" price of these babies..............tongue.gif


Yeah, the Ultras are indeed monsters!!! The cabinet is huge and that helps a lot with the performance of the sub itself. Yes, you really need to have enough space at your room to accommodate them, each puppy has an estimated weight of 155 lbs., and therefore, having someone else at home to help you moving them around (when needed) is a must. Funny thing is just the weight of the driver itself is around 60 lbs. Here is a pic of this beauty:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Life is good here, but with the XS30 things will be getting even better.............biggrin.gif

Holy crap, that thing is bigger than the Apollo reentry vehicle... eek.gifeek.gifeek.gifeek.gif
post #20163 of 35288
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Originally Posted by climber07 View Post


Holy crap, that thing is bigger than the Apollo reentry vehicle... eek.gifeek.gifeek.gifeek.gif

 

You know how the saying goes. A big sub is just an extension of your wanker. I think that's UK talk for something or other.

post #20164 of 35288
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

Your receiver is a 9."2" and I think I'm seeing three sub connections. In the middle panel of pre-outs, it looks like there is two dedicated sub ports.

Don't worry about "newbie" questions, just not too long ago, I was asking how to connect my amp to my AVR biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by BIG INJUN CHIEF View Post

The SC-1522 has 2 sub outs (main) and one sub out for zone 2 (think). No need to split. These are not independent outs, just split internally.
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Your eyesight is a darn sight (pun intended) better than mine. Had to get my magnifying glass out to see two of them.
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Originally Posted by enricoclaudio View Post

That's not the subwoofer output you need for the MAIN ZONE, that's for ZONE 2. Your 1522 has two subwoofer outputs on the PREOUT section. They are labeled as SUBWOOFER 1 and 2. Look at the picture below in the yellow box:


Wow. I'm really glad I asked the question...and even more glad you answered it. While I was awaiting a reply, I was MCACC'ing the receiver. It wouldn't detect my sub/send audio to it. I knew the sub was fine since it just worked Wednesday night when watching a movie...and if I touched the tip of the plug, the sub would react. I got nervous and thought that perhaps my BRAND NEW receiver had issues with the sub out. Once I saw your post, I just moved it to the "L" of the sub outs. Re-ran the MCACC and it would send calibration audio to it. WHEW!

I should have looked harder. I just made a HUGE assumption. On my VSX-50 that I just sold, it had one black port for one sub (7.1 receiver). My VSX-60 (7.2 receiver) that I kicked to the upstairs level so that way my 1522 could play with my Polk setup had TWO black ports for the two subs. So I was mentally trained to look for black outputs. I would NOT have slept well tonight. eek.gif

I owe you guys a cold beer. Think it would ship well? biggrin.gif
post #20165 of 35288
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Originally Posted by BIG INJUN CHIEF View Post

The SC-1522 has 2 sub outs (main) and one sub out for zone 2 (think). No need to split. These are not independent outs, just split internally.

I would suggest running MCACC it determines the best crossover based upon the room. MCACC is the Pioneer calibration program. You can then tweek to your liking. The manual offers a great deal of valuable info. This thread is also a great resource.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1112470/official-pioneer-mcacc-thread/4280_40#post_23551347

Big Injun is correct about the 3rd sub output for zone 2. The output for zone 2 is for sending a composite video source to a TV, L/R audio out to to another amp, and the sub out to the line level input of the sub in zone 2.
post #20166 of 35288
Quick update:

I received my Cherry RTi A5, and CSi A6 a couple days ago, and was super impressed with the quality of the Polk Direct refurbs. Everything was packaged in the retail boxes, with detail to shipping care. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought they were new.

Even though I haven't been able to use the speakers extensively yet, I could tell immediately this LCR sounds way better than my Yamaha NS-555 setup. I'm glad I listened to most of you and went with the bigger A6 center, matched with the same size drivers across the front. Once the Cherry A3 comes in at Polk Direct, I'll be grabbing them for the back SR.

Also real quick, I would like to thank the members of this forum for all of the helpful suggestions.

Thanks!
post #20167 of 35288
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Originally Posted by jfoul View Post

Quick update:

I received my Cherry RTi A5, and CSi A6 a couple days ago, and was super impressed with the quality of the Polk Direct refurbs. Everything was packaged in the retail boxes, with detail to shipping care. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought they were new.

Even though I haven't been able to use the speakers extensively yet, I could tell immediately this LCR sounds way better than my Yamaha NS-555 setup. I'm glad I listened to most of you and went with the bigger A6 center, matched with the same size drivers across the front. Once the Cherry A3 comes in at Polk Direct, I'll be grabbing them for the back SR.

Also real quick, I would like to thank the members of this forum for all of the helpful suggestions.

Thanks!

Glad you are enjoying them and that we could be of help.
post #20168 of 35288
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Originally Posted by U2Edge View Post


I owe Geoff a cold beer. Think it would ship well? biggrin.gif

Sure, I'll take a beer, bring your receiver too, we'll put in my system and see how it rips biggrin.gif
post #20169 of 35288
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Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 5 View Post

SVS makes nice subs. All of our customers have been very happy with them. You are right the driver in the Ultra is an impressive driver.

+ 1000 wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

Pretty impressive for a 13" driver..........with mine being 120lbs, I can only imagine the presence of dual ultras eek.gif

Yep, they look majestic at my room. Now, go and have a look at the PSA XV30f or even better the Triax! eek.gif
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

Don't worry about "newbie" questions, just not too long ago, I was asking how to connect my amp to my AVR biggrin.gif

You asked that back in 1970.........tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by climber07 View Post

Holy crap, that thing is bigger than the Apollo reentry vehicle... eek.gifeek.gifeek.gifeek.gif

Isn't she a beauty?
post #20170 of 35288
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Originally Posted by jfoul View Post

Quick update:

I received my Cherry RTi A5, and CSi A6 a couple days ago, and was super impressed with the quality of the Polk Direct refurbs. Everything was packaged in the retail boxes, with detail to shipping care. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought they were new.

Even though I haven't been able to use the speakers extensively yet, I could tell immediately this LCR sounds way better than my Yamaha NS-555 setup. I'm glad I listened to most of you and went with the bigger A6 center, matched with the same size drivers across the front. Once the Cherry A3 comes in at Polk Direct, I'll be grabbing them for the back SR.

Also real quick, I would like to thank the members of this forum for all of the helpful suggestions.

Thanks!

Congrats on the new speakers!

I'm positive you will be enjoying them a lot. So, what is your take on the cherry veneer?
post #20171 of 35288
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post


You asked that back in 1970.........tongue.gif

OUCH!!!! Yes Jfoul, congrats, I was distracted by that huge a** spear that just went through my back biggrin.gif Tell me where you live, I want to come hear those A5's

And no Carlos, I'm pretending the Triax doesn't even exist, I don't want to know anything about it's three 15" drivers and it's demolition capabilities.
post #20172 of 35288
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

OUCH!!!! Yes Jfoul, congrats, I was distracted by that huge a** spear that just went through my back biggrin.gif Tell me where you live, I want to come hear those A5's

And no Carlos, I'm pretending the Triax doesn't even exist, I don't want to know anything about it's three 15" drivers and it's demolition capabilities.

And the 4000w amp
post #20173 of 35288
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

OUCH!!!! Yes Jfoul, congrats, I was distracted by that huge a** spear that just went through my back biggrin.gif Tell me where you live, I want to come hear those A5's

And no Carlos, I'm pretending the Triax doesn't even exist, I don't want to know anything about it's three 15" drivers and it's demolition capabilities.

Understood. I will not talk about the massive high performance proprietary 15” driver with dual 3" diameter voice coils, 25 lb heavily vented motor, 3" peak to peak excursion and assembled in the USA. I will not discuss also about the twelve spoke cast aluminum frame for a rigid foundation, under spider venting for increased cooling and quiet operation. No word on the 7 Hz - 11 Hz typical in-room extension. Who wants to talk about that?
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Originally Posted by SupaKats View Post

And the 4000w amp

Yeah, Geoff doesn't want to know about the amplifier with its 4000W RMS (continuous), 8000W Peak (dynamic). Innovative post-filter feedback class-D topology, achieves ruler-flat frequency response, low distortion and very high damping across the whole audio band. Latest generation power MOSFET transistors and highly optimized output stage for up to 95% efficiency, allowing quiet fan-less operation up to unprecedented power levels
Full featured protection: DC, overload, low impedances, shorts, under/over-voltage, overheating, etc. Very low idle power consumption (<20W typ.), saves electricity in comparison with most pro-audio and class AB amps
Includes gentle soft-start and long-term power limiter to reduce the chances of tripping breakers. 120VAC only
Inputs: Balanced XLR input and balance XLR loop output. Two user selectable DSP programs for optimization in almost any room size.
LED indicators for circuit protection, clipping, AC power, and signal

And of course, don't tell him about the beautiful cabinet (enclosure) with the multiple finish options (real wood veneers).

Good think that we are not talking about that.................tongue.gif
post #20174 of 35288
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post



Good think that we are not talking about that.................tongue.gif

 

The only thing I don't wanna talk about is the price. biggrin.gif

post #20175 of 35288
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

The only thing I don't wanna talk about is the price. biggrin.gif

That is not an issue for Geoff Rockefeller Kennedy III.

tongue.gif
post #20176 of 35288
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post


That is not an issue for Geoff Rockefeller Kennedy III.

tongue.gif

 

If that sub also powered a crotch rocket he'd probably buy it. No doubt in my mind.

post #20177 of 35288
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

If that sub also powered a crotch rocket he'd probably buy it. No doubt in my mind.

It might do something crotch related but I don't know all the rules of the forum so I guess I'll stop there eek.gif
post #20178 of 35288
Does involve only yourself?
post #20179 of 35288
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Does involve only yourself?

Depends on what your significant other is into.
post #20180 of 35288
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Originally Posted by SupaKats View Post


Depends on what your significant other is into.

 

Ha! biggrin.gif

post #20181 of 35288
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

The only thing I don't wanna talk about is the price. biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

That is not an issue for Geoff Rockefeller Kennedy III.

tongue.gif

Since we're not talking about price lets not mention the 5% off Duals.

Ałso:

Ultra-low bass (20-31.5 Hz): 116.4dB
Low bass (40-63Hz): 127.1dB
*Add 6dB for an equivalent value for a 1m measurement distance. biggrin.gif
post #20182 of 35288
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

The only thing I don't wanna talk about is the price. biggrin.gif
So, maybe I should stop recommending it on the budget sub-woofer thread?
post #20183 of 35288
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

Congrats on the new speakers!

I'm positive you will be enjoying them a lot. So, what is your take on the cherry veneer?

I really like the premium finish of the cherry, and they don't have the grainy look of most black speakers. They're a lot darker than the marketing pictures, and a lot more inline with owner pictures... which is a good thing for me. I didn't know if the cherry was going to work with my front room, but it seems to look really nice and my girlfriend thinks they look "pretty", so that's a bonus.
post #20184 of 35288
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Originally Posted by jfoul View Post

I really like the premium finish of the cherry, and they don't have the grainy look of most black speakers. They're a lot darker than the marketing pictures, and a lot more inline with owner pictures... which is a good thing for me. I didn't know if the cherry was going to work with my front room, but it seems to look really nice and my girlfriend thinks they look "pretty", so that's a bonus.

Sweet man! That is a done deal, you like how they sound, they look good at your room and you have the Ok from the GF......3 out of 3.....perfect record.

Last question: where are the pics?
post #20185 of 35288
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Originally Posted by PretzelFisch View Post


So, maybe I should stop recommending it on the budget sub-woofer thread?

 

That I would like to see. Have at it. tongue.gif

post #20186 of 35288
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Originally Posted by PretzelFisch View Post

So, maybe I should stop recommending it on the budget sub-woofer thread?

The day the Triax is a "budget" purchase will be awesome.
post #20187 of 35288
Trying to find a hobby different that this that I hope will last 6 months so my mind can rest in peace till I have the money to upgrade my speakers to LSiM... but you guys make things very very very very difficult....mad.gif
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Buy a checker set to tide you over.Processed By eBay with ImageMagick, R1.1.1.M2b

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THANK YOU, BAD MONKEY!!!!
post #20190 of 35288
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Buy a checker set to tide you over.Processed By eBay with ImageMagick, R1.1.1.M2b

Chess set might occupy more time.
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