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post #991 of 1007
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Originally Posted by shockemags View Post

I am on the verge of ordering one of these for my 13 ft 10 in by 12 ft 4 in with a angled ceiling starting at 8ft to 12 ft... I would appreciate some pics of the new finish bc that is my only real hang out...

I could cover it with some cloth... hmmm

heres the finish of my eD A5-350
LL
post #992 of 1007
I've read that ED switched to a finer texture paint so their new subs should look better if thats the case.
post #993 of 1007
Didn't change the finish...just got a guy in there who is insanely good at being perfectly consistent
post #994 of 1007
I am a week away from ordering my A2-300 to match with B&W 685 bookshelf speakers and am wondering if anyone has any opinions on pairing these together? Will I have enough highs and mids to go with the low rumble of the A2-300 monster?..... My AVR is yamaha HTR-5650 which auto crosses at 90 Hz..... and should I go with the line level crossing at AVR or speaker level? If I go speaker level I can put the A2-300 on my fronts set to large and put my B&W 685 on rear channels set to small even though i would be using them as fronts of course. This unit has a 6 channel stereo mode which i use now instead of 2 channel stereo because the sound is better IMO. The B&W 685 would then play down to 90 Hz and i could adjust crossover at A2-300 instead of at AVR. So to line level or not to line level........

Oh ya and many thanks to the guys at Ed for answering all my questions too....
post #995 of 1007
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Originally Posted by Chris Schempp View Post

Didn't change the finish...just got a guy in there who is insanely good at being perfectly consistent

Hi All, I just received my A2-300 yesterday, and I Think it is a very good product as a whole, I haven't played to much with it yet. It will definitely shake my condo with ease! Packaging was good, except they don't provide any paperwork at all with the sub woofer. No receipt of purchase, no manual, no warning material, nothing. Seems like a professional product would have some of this. Here is mine.


Also I quoted Chris above because I have a problem which I haven't yet brought to their attention (even though I'm sure they could see it before they shipped it to me) Their perfectly consistent finish isn't so perfect. It's hard to get a good shot because of the flash, but the front right top corner instead of being the consistent tiny bumpy texture, looks as if someone rubbed the texture while it was still wet. This smoothed it out, almost like it was sanded down. (probably in the worst spot possible cause it will always be seen)



Also on left side, another what looks like scuff marks...


I'm not disappointed that I purchased the A2-300 in the least, for $315 shipped you do get one hell of a Sub. And I knew it wasn't the prettiest sub out there by any means. But I am disappointed that they would allow such an obvious blemish get shipped.

And one question that I think I already know the answer of... Plugging one RCA wire from receiver pre-out Sub to either of the Right or left "line-in" on the sub is sufficient right? No type of splitter needed? (that's something a manual could say if it had one)
post #996 of 1007
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Originally Posted by Damarcman View Post

Packaging was good, except they don't provide any paperwork at all with the sub woofer. No receipt of purchase, no manual, no warning material, nothing.

Yeah, that's kind of a drag I think. They have some information on their site, and some at ICIX, but it's not easily collected in one place online. On the plus side, you can call them and they'll walk you through anything you need.

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Originally Posted by Damarcman View Post

I'm not disappointed that I purchased the A2-300 in the least, for $315 shipped you do get one hell of a Sub. And I knew it wasn't the prettiest sub out there by any means. But I am disappointed that they would allow such an obvious blemish get shipped.

I have to say that might be the first pic I've seen of a blemished sub on here, non-shipping related. I know they do QC the finish, because i bought a B-Stock sub from them. Not sure what happened with yours.

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Originally Posted by Damarcman View Post

And one question that I think I already know the answer of... Plugging one RCA wire from receiver pre-out Sub to either of the Right or left "line-in" on the sub is sufficient right? No type of splitter needed? (that's something a manual could say if it had one)

Should be sufficient, yes. Once it's calibrated, if you run into any oddities, like the AUTO/ON not kicking on, or a bit low on SPL, try a splitter.
post #997 of 1007
I have had mine a couple of weeks now and performance wise I love it. It makes my entire set up sound ridiculously better and the next time I buy a sub eD is definitely at the top of my list.

That said, the finish on mine is fairly poor. It looks like the substance was put on too thick in some parts, and it looks pretty bad on some of the edges. That said, I don't really care. The finish, even if done perfect, is ugly. I knew that going in.

But as I said, I will probably still go eD in the future. Even if things change and I don't want an ugly sub I will stick with them as the price to performance ratio is ridiculous.

And oh, I too had trouble with the auto on feature. I went with a 'Y' splitter and turned down the volume on the sub while jacking it up on the receiver. Worked like a charm. Thanks again to whomever recommended the volume thing to me. So simple and obvious but people don't seem to think about it.
post #998 of 1007
I've pretty much decided on an A2-300 as the sub for my HT setup, because the thing is just clearly the best option for the price range. How much does shipping run? Just trying to budget.
post #999 of 1007
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Originally Posted by erwos View Post

I've pretty much decided on an A2-300 as the sub for my HT setup, because the thing is just clearly the best option for the price range. How much does shipping run? Just trying to budget.

Shipping is included in the price in the US 48 states. Outside that, give them a call to get a quote.
post #1000 of 1007
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Originally Posted by corwiniii View Post

Shipping is included in the price in the US 48 states. Outside that, give them a call to get a quote.

Really? That's phenomenal, given the size of the sub!
post #1001 of 1007
That is correct.

Free shipping in the US 48.

As corwiniii said, give us a call if you live outside that area, we then discount the cost of the subwoofer a little, but charge you shipping costs.

Thank you.
post #1002 of 1007
*sniff* I didn't hear about these till now, they're not sub $300 anymore
post #1003 of 1007
I hear yea, someone pass the kleenex.
post #1004 of 1007
hey Mr. eD guy, if I drive to Iowa, will pricing be cheaper?

figure I'd ask

wouldn't mind a tour of the facilities either
post #1005 of 1007
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Originally Posted by mikeloxlong View Post

hey Mr. eD guy, if I drive to Iowa, will pricing be cheaper?

figure I'd ask

wouldn't mind a tour of the facilities either

Mike,

Drop us a e-mail directly at sales@edesignaudio.com. My email there is bmilne@edesignaudio.com as well.

It's not very respectful of us to use the board for stuff like this. I'm sure something could be worked out and we love giving tours!
post #1006 of 1007
sorry, will do from now on...thanks!
post #1007 of 1007
so Ive decided that I'm going to get the a2-300 my only decision left is how many my room is about 225-250 sq ft and the sub(s) are going to be paired with some paradigm monitor 7s and a cc-290. its my first sub(s) but i love rap and hip hop and bass in general. what do you guys think?
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