I got my Ultra13 today. Its like a smaller black hot water heater, very large and makes you smile right off the bat.
I have never had a sub before and obviously dont know what I am doing in setting it up for a "ear only" test. I dont have a SPL meter and its not going to stay in the upstairs living room, but the theater is far from done and I just had to hook it up. It will be placed back in the box after I play with it for a while and stored for the theater use. (just like the 49tx and the M&K's)
I put in Darla scene and played around with it for a little while. Also the lightning scene in WOTW. I obviously dont have it set up right because I was sitting right next to it on the floor and I wasnt getting the "scare the s out of you bass". Maybe I didnt have the receiver up loud enough.
I will be playing with it tommorow. I dont think my receiver is completely set up right. Or the controls on the sub arent set correctly.
Where should the gain, phase, crossover knobs be set on? My receiver only goes down to 100 on the lowest crosover setting.
The currect receiver is an older Pioneer 508 and normally we listen to movies with the volume set at about -35. Still low enough to carry on a conversation. This will change once the theater is built.
On the build quality. I though that this monster would be pretty ugly, but it is pretty decent looking. If I hadnt planned for hidden speaker set up in the new theater I would not object to it being exposed. BUT keep in mind to those concidering, regarding size, ITS HUGE!
and yes I smile ever time I turn my head and star at it.