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Now I need a facebook account....argggg. I just canceled my Myspace account to boot.
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ok, so what are the ported subs tuned to?? has anybody actually found out yet??
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Originally Posted by adio View Post

ok, so what are the ported subs tuned to?? has anybody actually found out yet??

I measured the port tuning at 18hz.
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Originally Posted by crazy joe divola View Post

I measured the port tuning at 18hz.

and thats for the conquest, dynasty and the phoenix and sentinel??

how anyone even asked chad what the're tuned to and he just didn't respond?
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Originally Posted by adio View Post

and thats for the conquest, dynasty and the phoenix and sentinel??

how anyone even asked chad what the're tuned to and he just didn't respond?

Sorry, I measured 17-18hz port tuning for the Phoenix. I'm not sure of the tuning of the others.
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and thats for the conquest, dynasty and the phoenix and sentinel??

how anyone even asked chad what the're tuned to and he just didn't respond?

The site has all the info. Is that what you are talking about? The specs. are pretty much on point. If you are referring to in room tunning/response, then it's different. I think subs are tuned to a certin FR, it's the output that makes it different. Am I making any sense?
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and thats for the conquest, dynasty and the phoenix and sentinel??

how anyone even asked chad what the're tuned to and he just didn't respond?

The Phoenix is the lowest tuned ported sub in the Epik line. The other ported subs are around 19-20hz according to Chad
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Still no one has any offerings on the Sentinel sub. I'm on the verge of placing the order for this, but part of me is considering jumping to the Dragon or Phoenix. This might not be too good for the WAF factor, but I know I'll have more than enough output.

I'm hoping to hear how WormInfested likes his, although I think his listening area is smaller than mine. From the discussions with Chad and seeing the comments on here from him about the Sentinel, I should just buy it and be done with it. Of course if I can get the output I want out of it, why spend the extra money.

One thing I'm wondering about though is a sealed room vs. open room. I'm considering my room to be sealed even though there is an exit from it, in the form of a hallway to the kitchen. This hallway is off one of the side walls, at the rear of the room. There is no door in front of the hallway. However, it is not open as some have described with counters instead of solid walls.

Am I right in considering this to be a sealed/semi sealed room?
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Originally Posted by SharpOne View Post

Still no one has any offerings on the Sentinel sub. I'm on the verge of placing the order for this, but part of me is considering jumping to the Dragon or Phoenix. This might not be too good for the WAF factor, but I know I'll have more than enough output.

I'm hoping to hear how WormInfested likes his, although I think his listening area is smaller than mine. From the discussions with Chad and seeing the comments on here from him about the Sentinel, I should just buy it and be done with it. Of course if I can get the output I want out of it, why spend the extra money.

One thing I'm wondering about though is a sealed room vs. open room. I'm considering my room to be sealed even though there is an exit from it, in the form of a hallway to the kitchen. This hallway is off one of the side walls, at the rear of the room. There is no door in front of the hallway. However, it is not open as some have described with counters instead of solid walls.

Am I right in considering this to be a sealed/semi sealed room?

You could always go for the Phoenix and have more headroom, mine should be here next week, I'll be sure to post impressions.
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Alrighty folks, in my place is this subwoofer...
haven't gotten to setting it up and testing it. had some things come up that i had to be tooken care of. but here is a pic of it and the old one next to it.
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Nice Worminfested. I think you might be the first post about it.
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worminfested, which sub is that?
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Looks like the Dynasty
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worminfested, which sub is that?

It's the Sentinel

Wooo Hooo finally and just in time. I'm making a decision soon, can't wait to hear your impressions. Looks better in that pic than on the website. I'm sure it'll only look better once it's unbagged.
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Sentinel.
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No dings?
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Originally Posted by leroyjr1 View Post

What are you guys using to plug the ports on the Phoenix?

I am using the foam / packing material that comes with most receivers, etc. Not styrofoam but the other better quality stuff. DIY cut to fit just right. Works like a charm.
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Originally Posted by WormInfested View Post

Alrighty folks, in my place is this subwoofer...
haven't gotten to setting it up and testing it. had some things come up that i had to be tooken care of. but here is a pic of it and the old one next to it.

Looks absolutely beautiful worm, let us know how she sounds.
Seeing that is getting me more excited for my Phoenix!
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Right now it's all unbagged and connected. it's like a mini dynasty for the looks minus the aluminum woofer which is the only thing that looks different. If my wife gets called to work saturday than i'll test it out and get my receiver re calibrated for it.
On the dings and damage? hmmm. absolutely none. it was actually well packaged. the corners were protected too which was nice. custom made foam pieces to fit the shape of the sub. unlike the one pic i saw a few pages back where the foam was a thick flat piece for top and bottom. the fed ex guy was nice too. he came by at 10am or so in the morning and used a dolly up to the front porch and he helped me carry it into the house. very nice and no attitude from him. just warned me it was quite heavy. how about that for service.
The other sub in the pic is my JBL 100 watt sub from the 90's. big difference from one to the other. from lightweight cheaply made to well braced, solid, rubber surround, 600 watts and 85 pounds. i'm happy. now to hear what it does. Chad told me it goes down to 15hz and does well in a good sized room. sure it's tuned to 18hz but it actually goes lower. until next time....
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one more thing. the back of the room is all open to the kitchen minus a five foot wide wall from floor to ceiling and a hallway to the left of that. and of course angled ceiling. where you see the woodstove at is where my surround is at. right in front of it. so the theater takes a bit less width of the room. the sentinel is the right size for me
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First impressions are always good. Glad it survived the transit without a hitch.

I just watched "The day the earth stood still" K. Reves. and let me tell you, it was amazing. This movie had really good LFE. The sub shook my house. The tight deep bass was very impressive. I'm loving it! I can not stress how important placement is.
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Received my Sentinel 5/07/09, needed a second sub to compliment my MFW-15 but space constraint was an issue. Chad stated it would take almost two MFW-15 to equal the 20Hz output of the Sentinel, but the Sentinel would lose a slight edge to the MFW-15 in the 30-45Hz range. After several hours of testing i found it to be an extremely great musical sub just like the MFW-15. I never had the opportunity to do a direct A/B comparision, but on certain movie scene the MFW-15 does seem to have an edge in the mid bass [slam], while on certain scene the Sentinel does seem to dig deeper [extention]. Considering the Sentinel is 40% smaller than the MFW-15 ;[which I consider to be one the best sub in its price range]; its a great engineering feat. Once I have a dual set up with both sub it will make for a formidable combination.
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Glad you're both enjoying the Sentinels. Odd request, but please take a picture of the new packing setup since that's been a bit of a bone of contention here.
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i was wondering on the mid range. but if it's slight than that's not too bad then. i wanted the mfw 15 but the size was a bit big. knowing i'm coming from an old sub that sucked i won't notice the slight loss.
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Alright guys. I finally stopped being lazy and uploaded these.

I was pretty worried when I saw the hole in the side of the box. But the sub wasn't damaged at all. I'm enjoying it so far and think it was a very good way to spend $1200(shipping).

Oh... and please ignore the tape, had to mark some studs.




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Wow. Was not expecting the distance from the ports to the ground to be so close. The Phoenix looks really compact and powerful. Like a pitbull. Thanks for the pics. Nice setup btw .
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Looks good acpmadness. Your going to love the sub. The 18" driver is really amazing.
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Great pictures, acpmadness. Out of curiosity does the Phoenix rattle or vibrate on the hardwood floor when you push it hard? It seems like the four small feet might let it vibrate against a hardwood floor. The only owner I've heard from extensively regarding the Phoenix has thick carpet, so I'm interested to know how it fares on hardwood.
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I now have my Phoenix on a piece of granite and the feet fair very well on it when pushed hard. I am interested if he has any inside cabinet rattle when pushed hard
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