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post #151 of 20355
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They've got plenty of punch in the 60-80 Hz range.

Any THD numbers?

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post #152 of 20355
i really want to see how these compare to one another.. I'm guessing the lowest model would be plenty for my needs but if the high excursion driver puts out a lot more bass i may jump up to the castle.. I don't think i'd pay $200 more for a little bit bigger box but i'll pay $300 more for a better driver/amp combo.. Although thats a bit of a stretch too.. I'm sure the best value sub is the knight.
post #153 of 20355
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Originally Posted by Chad Kuypers View Post

SoundsGood,

Our single sealed 15 inch subwoofers (both models...) are well within those dimensions. Hopefully I can get some pictures up on the website by Thursday or Friday.

Hey Chad, how's it comin' ?
post #154 of 20355
I just had a lengthy conversation with Chad, and look to get a subwoofer here for testing in the near future. I left it to Chad to pick out which he wants tested, and to email me his answer later today or tomorrow.

As soon as I get his answer, it will be posted.
post #155 of 20355
<-- Praying for it to be the Conquest or one of his sealed prototypes

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Originally Posted by craigsub View Post

I just had a lengthy conversation with Chad, and look to get a subwoofer here for testing in the near future. I left it to Chad to pick out which he wants tested, and to email me his answer later today or tomorrow.

As soon as I get his answer, it will be posted.
post #156 of 20355
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Originally Posted by crackyflipside View Post

<-- Praying for it to be the Conquest or one of his sealed prototypes

Sealed, sealed, sealed!!!
post #157 of 20355
Great,another company with what looks like very very solid performing subs! So many to buy now...so little space.

Looks like one large Epic,one SVS Ultra 13,one ED (dual 18") and the DefTech Trinity will have to be mine.


Ssabripo...good thread.

Why are we so pulled by subs...? These toys are sure a load of fun.
post #158 of 20355
I had a great talk with Chad yesterday, what a cool dude and extremely passionate about building quality subs. I have to admit, the huge Conquest w/18" driver is calling my name and I may not be able to resist ordering one. I am finally realizing that to really feel the pressure from subsonics - the kind encoded on DVD's like WotW that properly reproduced will scare the crap out of you - a sub that can play in the deep teens at very high levels cleanly without port noise is required, so I am drooling over Tom Nousaine's in-room test number of 103.9db at 12.5hz with only 3.4% distortion The subs I have cannot even pretend to come close to that kind of performance...

Cheers,
Ross
post #159 of 20355
Do it Ross, do it!
post #160 of 20355
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Originally Posted by Willd View Post

Do it Ross, do it!

I am by no means a Craigsub or TheEAR, but with a total now of 7 subwoofers on hand, many of which I had promised the wife many months ago would already be sold on eBay , I am in need of new excuses for any additional sub purchase..."But honey, some forum dude named Willy told me to buy it, I had no choice!"
post #161 of 20355
Ross ... Go for it ...

I did not hear from Chad today, but I am sure he was pretty busy. He thinks the Castle @ $1199 is a good match for my PB-13 Ultra.

This is why we talked about getting one... then, should it work out that well, look for a few subs to get sold and a dual set of Conquests to take up residence here ...

post #162 of 20355
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Originally Posted by craigsub View Post

Ross ... Go for it ...

Craig, you've been a VERY bad influence on me the past few months

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I did not hear from Chad today, but I am sure he was pretty busy. He thinks the Castle @ $1199 is a good match for my PB-13 Ultra.

Yeah, I believe he was gone today and sounds like he's just swamped.

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...look for a few subs to get sold and a dual set of Conquests to take up residence here ...

DUAL Conquests would simply be ridiculous excess!!! And I mean that in a very good way
post #163 of 20355
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craig....dual conquests will blow your mind, even for you!
post #164 of 20355
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Originally Posted by ssabripo View Post

craig....dual conquests will blow your mind, even for you!

ssabripo, where have you heard dual-conquests?
post #165 of 20355
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ssabripo, where have you heard dual-conquests?

doesn't take rocket science my friend...

a single conquest measurement bested anything in Noussaine's list.... and comments about its visceral qualities as well as acoustical signature that are "not too far" from his very famous Infinite baffle, gives mountains of hints about just how well this thing will perform.

I've seen prototype GP measurements of the conquest, gracefully shared by Chad, and it bested my avalanche 18" sonotube from 20-60hz.....which is pretty hard to believe.

My twin sonotube DIY ava18's have blown away everyone who's listened to them....a pair of conquests will surely blow away any bass fanatic, Craigsub included.
post #166 of 20355
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Originally Posted by ssabripo View Post

I've seen prototype GP measurements of the conquest, gracefully shared by Chad, and it bested my avalanche 18" sonotube from 20-60hz.....which is pretty hard to believe.

Oh, okay. When you said "dual conquests will blow your mind", I got the impression you had heard them.
post #167 of 20355
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Originally Posted by ssabripo View Post

I've seen prototype GP measurements of the conquest, gracefully shared by Chad, and it bested my avalanche 18" sonotube from 20-60hz.....which is pretty hard to believe.

Who has measured your AVA sono?
post #168 of 20355
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Originally Posted by Richard Mayer View Post

Who has measured your AVA sono?



cleaning up some possible mishaps, and will try to "duplicate" the measurements with chuck's help, and will post them soon!

but you know my cheap @ss ............I'd take my dual sonotubes with the crown K2 for $2500 anyday!
post #169 of 20355
Well we all know one thing, this is going to force subwoofer manufacturers to work extra hard to bring prices down .
post #170 of 20355
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Originally Posted by thuway View Post

Well we all know one thing, this is going to force subwoofer manufacturers to work extra hard to bring prices down .

oh, but there is more......give it a couple of weeks!
post #171 of 20355
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Originally Posted by ssabripo View Post

oh, but there is more......give it a couple of weeks!

Like some smaller sealed subs???
post #172 of 20355
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Originally Posted by Chad Kuypers View Post

We have sealed versions of all of the Epik drivers designed already. The drivers feature suspension modifications that result in more output in a sealed setup versus ported.

We were originally going to wait a little bit to release these, but the interest has been growing quite a bit. With absolutely no sealed 15" subwoofers in the direct online market to offer something cheaper than the popular (yet expensive...) JL and Velodyne products, I feel that this would be a great thing to just get out there ASAP. We have designs for single 15" sealed, dual 15" sealed and even 18" sealed designs waiting in the wings.

If the interest is there, we could honestly start selling 1000 watt dual 15" sealed subwoofers next week.

Chad, any updates on this?
post #173 of 20355
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Chad, any updates on this?

Sorry about the wait. In the next two days we will have updates on several things. It seems like every day that passes we are discovering more parts of this market that we can cater to online. With our ability to make a new cabinet design available overnight, it is very tempting to start running wild with ideas.

We built a pair of single sealed subwoofer cabinets that I am trying to make time to photograph and test. We even tried out a couple extra cabinet shapes/sizes to see what looked and performed best. The version that we built ended up being 16.5 inches wide and it seems to fit into rooms very well. Even a pair of them look more than reasonable.

Like I said, updates will be up soon. One update should make everybody VERY happy...
post #174 of 20355
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Originally Posted by Chad Kuypers View Post

One update should make everybody VERY happy...

oh indeed!............can you say GAME OVER?!
post #175 of 20355
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Originally Posted by Chad Kuypers View Post

The version that we built ended up being 16.5 inches wide and it seems to fit into rooms very well. Even a pair of them look more than reasonable.

Awesome.

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One update should make everybody VERY happy...

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oh indeed!............can you say GAME OVER?!

Can you say GIVE US A HINT?!
post #176 of 20355
Chad, call me, I am dying to give you my credit card number for a Conquest order!
post #177 of 20355
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Originally Posted by rossandwendy View Post

Chad, call me, I am dying to give you my credit card number for a Conquest order!

Me too.

I am real close to cancelling my order of the eD A5-350 an just going all out and getting the Conquest. It just might be the end of all subs.
post #178 of 20355
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Originally Posted by SoundsGood View Post

Oh, okay. When you said "dual conquests will blow your mind", I got the impression you had heard them.

Ah ha Ssabripo is estimating,deducting based on his subs...this is valid IMO.

I can guess...estimate pretty much any sub on the market based only on specs(providing they are accurate).Knowing todays top of the line subs are quite linear and add little colorations...the output and linearity offer a very clear picture of the performance.

A single 18" with a 3" P to P in a ported cabinet = massive output down to tuning point.


Just gave them a call...I will have a quote on shipping...\\


Something is brewing...the Conquest and the big eD from Elemental...HE HE

Soon I have a feeling ground will shake...even more.
post #179 of 20355
I have a strong feeling this company will make our other internet-only companies readjust their pricing structure if all the 'claims' fall into place.


I'm sure one of these three rules apply:
1. They have brilliant engineers who have figured out the perfect driver, for the perfect box, with the perfect amount of amplification.
2. The margins are becoming smaller and smaller.
3. They plan to STAY.

Good luck chad- My Avalanche 15 in a 6 cu ft box says Hi .

(BTW - as a former ascendant owner what are the possibilities I could have to test one of these babies .)
post #180 of 20355
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Just gave them a call...I will have a quote on shipping...\\


Something is brewing...the Conquest and the big eD from Elemental...HE HE

Soon I have a feeling ground will shake...even more.

Whaaat? Didn't you promise not to buy commercial subs anymore?

How's the DIY front btw?
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