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Thank you. Ok I did it. That last sweep felt crazy. Headroom in the red with about 4db to go. I stopped at -5.

Also, these won't look similar to my previously posted sweep. Everytime I setup everything again I get a diff response, it'll be similar but not the same. For example in this one <17 Hz falls much more than the last.
It's not a compression sweep until you find compression in your sweep...keep turning it up but back the increase down to 3db increments once above -5 until you find see compression. Once you have found compression, lower the volume 3db and that is the max clean headroom your subs are capable of in relation to your setup.
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That seems incredibly high.

At what bass frequencies can you hit 130dB? Or is this an SPL measurement of all speakers playing full-range?

REW sweep...132 db @ 32hz is as high as I have seen out of my subs. I have clipped 130db on my SPL meter playing EDM. I had ear plugs in of course. No my subs won't hit those numbers below 30hz, If I EQ my subs so the response is perfectly flat, then 120db from Port tune on up is where they would be with no compression. I leave a +6db peak in the response around 32hz, so movies like FOTP and Pacific rim, I can hit 126-127db peaks pretty easy. I like the added weight in that frequency range.

Either way it is not really relevant to the point I was making in my prior post. The point is we should not compare what is adequate by the type or amount of subs,
but we should compare what is adequate by output numbers since not all rooms are the same and may require more or less subwoofage to reach a specific volume. Imo reference level down to 20hz is a good standard. If you can hit that level with low distortion then you have all you need for 95 % of all source material out there.
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New owner of a pair of S1500(bought them off a fellow AVS member)
Plugged them in last night, and was pleasantly surprised with the amount of low end oomph I got from sealed subs. More than enough for my needs.
The build quality is solid as well. I chatted with Tom about 18 months ago, and was impressed by his unbiased advice, which pushed me towards getting PSA over other brands.

Can't wait to get home and run Dirac to properly dial them in
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Tom was kind enough to send over an XS15 a week prior to our GTG this coming weekend. I spent quite a few hours today listening to various types of music, all of which sounded fantastic. The overall sound is best described as tight, deep, and articulate. I can't help but wonder what 2-4 of these would sound like in my room. The small (relative) size of the sub make it very easy to place in my room. I can easily see 4-6 of them disappearing.

Fit and finish on this sub is pretty much perfect as far as my eye can see and my hand can feel. I really like the textured finish - rugged, yet very pleasing to the eye.

I did whip out the omnimic for a quick set of measurements - here is the result with NO Eq or Audyssey applied.

My room: 16' wide (average) x a total of 44' long. 8' drop ceiling, concrete floors with carpet. Room treatment consist of bass traps in the front corners. Sub is placed mid front wall about 8 inches from the wall. Mic positioning was about 16' back from the sub and 18' from the screen.

Can you say response down to 10hz?? No smoothing was applied in this graph.



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New owner of a pair of S1500(bought them off a fellow AVS member)
Plugged them in last night, and was pleasantly surprised with the amount of low end oomph I got from sealed subs. More than enough for my needs.
The build quality is solid as well. I chatted with Tom about 18 months ago, and was impressed by his unbiased advice, which pushed me towards getting PSA over other brands.

Can't wait to get home and run Dirac to properly dial them in
The XS15 and S1500 were/are the hidden gems in the smaller sealed sub category in the PSA line up, they have always been over achievers in my opinion and will continue to be with the new S1511s. I had to post this comment from five or so years ago by Gorilla83 in regards to the XS15 in his large HT room. He's a DIY'er and probably has too many subs to even count now in his place, this quote coming from him says it all about PSA. Speaking of PSA (Tom & Jim) how fortunate we are to have them still improving product quality and providing unprecedented customer service today. Not to forget exemplary customer loyalty rewards program............... Enjoy your new subs my friend..

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Hi all,

New shop is spraying, back order speaker list is being whittled down a little each day. Give us another 3-5 business days and all speakers orders should be shipped.

Here's a shot of a couple V1811 the customer requested unfinished. Nice contrast.

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New shop is spraying, back order speaker list is being whittled down a little each day. Give us another 3-5 business days and all speakers orders should be shipped.



Here's a shot of a couple V1811 the customer requested unfinished. Nice contrast.



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Any discount for the unfinished ones? They do look good. Ideal for placing behind an acoustic screen or when you don't have worry about hiding them.
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New shop is spraying, back order speaker list is being whittled down a little each day. Give us another 3-5 business days and all speakers orders should be shipped.

Here's a shot of a couple V1811 the customer requested unfinished. Nice contrast.

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Thanks for the update Tom! I just ordered the V1811 a few days ago to replace my starter subs (BiC America 12"). I cannot wait to hear how much better it sounds compared to my old ones. I am prepared to be blown away (literally)! Glad to hear my wait won't be too much longer, a pleasant surprise!
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Any discount for the unfinished ones? They do look good. Ideal for placing behind an acoustic screen or when you don't have worry about hiding them.
Or for anyone that wants to do custom finish themselves.
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New shop is spraying, back order speaker list is being whittled down a little each day. Give us another 3-5 business days and all speakers orders should be shipped.

Here's a shot of a couple V1811 the customer requested unfinished. Nice contrast.

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Can you please post close up photos of the unfinished?

I think I like it better and will go with the living room decor.
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REW sweep...132 db @ 32hz is as high as I have seen out of my subs. I have clipped 130db on my SPL meter playing EDM. I had ear plugs in of course. No my subs won't hit those numbers below 30hz, If I EQ my subs so the response is perfectly flat, then 120db from Port tune on up is where they would be with no compression. I leave a +6db peak in the response around 32hz, so movies like FOTP and Pacific rim, I can hit 126-127db peaks pretty easy. I like the added weight in that frequency range.
Just as a footnote...we actually just got 3 subs identical to bassheads system in trade today. Three Xv15se with base AND with the ICE upgrade already. So they are functionally pretty much the same as a 15V or V1510df.

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Any discount for the unfinished ones? They do look good. Ideal for placing behind an acoustic screen or when you don't have worry about hiding them.
I'm working that on a case by case basis right now as we don't have exact figures I can look at to know what the costing difference is to us yet. I'd say a good guessimate is $50(for the smaller products) to $300 or so for the largest products.

If anyone was planning on "hiding" them anyway and didn't need grills that would be an additional discount too.

Best to pop into chat or email me with any specific inquires though.

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Can you please post close up photos of the unfinished?

I think I like it better and will go with the living room decor.
Here's a couple more I just got.

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Can you please post close up photos of the unfinished?

I think I like it better and will go with the living room decor.
You would want to put some type of finish on it if it was out in a living room environment. Anything that would protect it from a liquid spill for example.

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REW sweep...132 db @ 32hz is as high as I have seen out of my subs. I have clipped 130db on my SPL meter playing EDM. I had ear plugs in of course. No my subs won't hit those numbers below 30hz, If I EQ my subs so the response is perfectly flat, then 120db from Port tune on up is where they would be with no compression. I leave a +6db peak in the response around 32hz, so movies like FOTP and Pacific rim, I can hit 126-127db peaks pretty easy. I like the added weight in that frequency range.

Either way it is not really relevant to the point I was making in my prior post. The point is we should not compare what is adequate by the type or amount of subs,
but we should compare what is adequate by output numbers since not all rooms are the same and may require more or less subwoofage to reach a specific volume. Imo reference level down to 20hz is a good standard. If you can hit that level with low distortion then you have all you need for 95 % of all source material out there.
Very impressive! Now I truly understand why adding an additional sub is pointless in your room.
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Thanks for the update Tom! I just ordered the V1811 a few days ago to replace my starter subs (BiC America 12"). I cannot wait to hear how much better it sounds compared to my old ones. I am prepared to be blown away (literally)! Glad to hear my wait won't be too much longer, a pleasant surprise!
@Ruppgu , prepared to be blown away, as I had a bic 12 with polk 505's and they are great for what they are, but then I got a couple of XV15's and WOW!!You won't believe it, and guaranteed to put a smile on your face! Happy 4th everyone!
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You would want to put some type of finish on it if it was out in a living room environment. Anything that would protect it from a liquid spill for example.

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Anyone who can recommend a finishing coat that will retain this color. Basically just to protect the cabinet.

By the way, what kind of wood of the cabinet?

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Anyone who can recommend a finishing coat that will retain this color. Basically just to protect the cabinet.

By the way, what kind of wood of the cabinet?

It will darken slightly with any coating. I would use Minwax water based oil modified polyurethane. It is super hard and durable. Spray on four to five coats with sanding in between and buffing compound at the end.



https://www.lowes.com/pd/Minwax-Oil-...hane/999914355


You can go with satin or gloss depending on your preference.
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Anyone who can recommend a finishing coat that will retain this color. Basically just to protect the cabinet.

By the way, what kind of wood of the cabinet?
I used this for many years on all kinds of projects especially wood, easy to apply and has NO odor at all, the cabs are made of MDF........

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Varathan...Fa-jswodz6QA5A
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I used this for many years on all kinds of projects especially wood, easy to apply and has NO odor at all, the cabs are made of MDF........

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Varathan...Fa-jswodz6QA5A

That is a great product and it is bullet proof. Just a little pricey. MDF is notoriously hard to get an even finish on without a base primer coat. It is like a sponge. The thicker coatings may work better, like the floor poly you mentioned.

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It will darken slightly with any coating. I would use Minwax water based oil modified polyurethane. It is super hard and durable. Spray on four to five coats with sanding in between and buffing compound at the end.



https://www.lowes.com/pd/Minwax-Oil-...hane/999914355


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I used this for many years on all kinds of projects especially wood, easy to apply and has NO odor at all, the cabs are made of MDF........

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Varathan...Fa-jswodz6QA5A
What would the color be like? I would like it to look something like this.

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What would the color be like? I would like it to look something like this.

I would go down to your local home improvement store, buy a small piece of MDF, and experiment with pint size samples of coatings and maybe even a light stain. MDF is tricky when not primed.
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I believe its MDF for all subs exept the s7201 which is birch plywood. As Tom mentioned you need to protect the mdf from any moisture, a non water-based polyurethane would do the trick.
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I would go down to your local home improvement store, buy a small piece of MDF, and experiment with pint size samples of coatings and maybe even a light stain. MDF is tricky when not primed.
I believe this is his best option with using a light stain, plain raw MDF will not look very smooth but rather uneven and rough with spots of discolorations...that's why PSA's finish is so much to my liking, perfectly even and a breeze to keep clean..........
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I agree with those who recommend a light stain. A clear finish works best to enhance the underlying wood but MDF is not something that would lend itself to enhancement. Paint may be better than stain because it would hide what is underneath. Perhaps some kind of whitewash?? I find it hard to believe any non professional finish would look good.


What about a carefully selected piece of fabric draped over a standard finish?




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By the way, what kind of wood of the cabinet?
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I agree with those who recommend a light stain. A clear finish works best to enhance the underlying wood but MDF is not something that would lend itself to enhancement. Paint may be better than stain because it would hide what is underneath. Perhaps some kind of whitewash?? I find it hard to believe any non professional finish would look good.


What about a carefully selected piece of fabric draped over a standard finish?
Or a “wrap” ?
Wonder if that’s feasible?

Maybe I should ask a buddy that does that kind of stuff.
I’ve never looked at them up close.
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