Lord it seems like a coon's age (as the country boys down here in Atlanta would say) since I've posted here. Well actually... it's been AT LEAST that long.
Since I was last active I've retired, (back in 03) and haven't really been keeping up with the whole HT scene anymore (as it relates to customers, latest and greatest gear, etc.).
In any event.... a month ago we came home to find a fairly major lightning strike had hit the back yard. Took out a tree, travelled across the yard about 60' and found the underground (invisible) dog fence then tracked it through about 75'~80' of wire, up and over a rollup door, blowing the transmitter apart, and of course causing all sorts of havoc from the basement to the main system upstairs.
It actually BLEW A TRENCH 40' across the back yard from where it hit the wire all the way to the house!!!!!
But that's not why I'm here, or maybe it is?
As the title above says, I've pulled the trigger on dual SB13 Ultras. That along with a new RX-A3060, a MX-A5000, Furman Elite 15Pfi, Samsung UN78KS9800, (with free Samsung UBD-K8500 4K player).
Needless to say, the lightning strike was fairly devastating. Took out a 42" DLP downstairs, as well as my son's custom built PC. Then upstairs most of the stuff here including my WONDERFUL old friend, my Mitsubishi WS-73 series with the tried and true 9" guns, circa 2004. She's been a good ol' girl, but this hit snagged the convergence board, AND THE SET WAS OFF!
Even got the antenna preamp in the attic!
Came home, the system was off (left sound on for the dog while we were gone
), turned the system on and POP, no joy. Turned the TV on and the RGB overlay was a good ¼" for each color! Keystoning, overscanning, and picture shift (to the right) is as bad as I've ever seen. Lost the antenna inputs as well. Of course it still 'plays', and actually isn't a bad looking picture, (as long as you reset the 72 point convergence twice a week) but with nobody to repair them, (the convergence board) anymore plus no parts, such as the antenna board, it was easier for the "on your side" insurance company to just pay for the set.
As much as I hate curved screen TV's, the 9800 really is the only game in town about now short of the $25K LG OLED, which mean's I'd have to go to Rio and sell a kidney! LOL
Originally Posted by baron2
I have a question concerning dual SB13 Ultra's. Up to what size cubic foot room can dual SB13 Ultra's operate efficiently for H/T? This room
would be for movies and music.
Yeah me too.
Thing is, my main room is 18.5 x 24 with a 14' cathedral ceiling. TV is on the long wall, 14' brick fireplace to the left, flanked by French Doors on each side. There is a hallway behind that TV wall (3x10x8), then the right wall has a 6' opening to the foyer, (another 18.5 x 10 8T-Shaped opening), then the back right of the wall has a 6' opening to the kitchen, which is 24' (behind the long wall at the back) and extends to the garage. Making that total length from the left placement of the sub and main speaker almost 40 feet!
Doing a quick calculation on the CF I'm getting over 7900 in the main room, and almost 17,000 overall.
Of course it sounded great at the Magnolia showroom (yeah... Best Buy), but that was a MUCH smaller room cubic feet wise. (But it was only 1 sub as well.) Truthfully, I was shocked to see the SVS sub in there at all. Even more shocked at what a KILLER freaking deal I got on the pair!
(Needless to say, couldn't have matched it AT ALL from SVS
Originally Posted by AJPeacock
I installed the new sub on Wed (nice fast delivery from SVS!).
Audyssey 32xt volume setting is -14db. I expected a low setting, since my Thiels are not very loud.
I have since bumped it up to -13db.
The sub completely disappears while listening to music, it fills in beautifully for the missing low frequencies of my Thiels. I'm really impressed with the 'speed', as it is perfectly integrated sound.
In fact, it sounds as if my main speakers are actually providing all the bass!
I watched a few scenes from the recent Star Trek movie and the explosions great, but not mind shattering. I wasn't listening at anywhere near reference levels, but could still hear/feel the low rumble when the enterprise scraped on the wreckage around Vulcan. Watched a couple of the Star Wars movies on BluRay and am thoroughly impressed with the subs performance.
I have the Soundpath isolation feet on the sub.
Negatives (all minor):
1) I don't like the user interface, as it just isn't intuitive to me. It seems like I get stuck in the menu and have to click/double click/cycle through ... Might be a training issue.
2) It's tough to see the display (with my 50+ year old eyes) when the Sub is positioned near a wall (about a foot). It would be great if the display swiveled upward to be seen from above; or was mounted at a 45 degree upward angle.
All in all, I'm very pleased with the sub.
I too wonder about my almost 60 year old eyes when it comes to walking through all the click, turn, click, back turn, forward turn, double click, OMG did I go too far clicks. LOL
I did go last night and download the manual and read through it, the flow chart should help quite a bit. Luckily though the new Yamaha has dedicated adjustments to not one, but both sub ports that YPAO will handle. Even has PEQ down to 15.6Hz which truthfully.... is why I didn't go for the CX-A5000. (As well as the HD GUI and the other small differences
I'm using a Cinema Grand for external amplification, but ordered a MX-A5000 to go with the 3060. FWIW, the 3060 is replacing a 3010 that got hit by the lightning. Been a HUGE fan of Yamaha DSP machines since the original DSP-1 that was only a processor (no amps), through the early processors that had amps, but didn't have tuners, all the way to the current stuff.
That of course and I've had more of their 2-channel stuff than I can remember. Still have the highly regarded PF-800 dual tonearm turntable with both a V15-MR and a Dynavector Karet 23RS in fact.
Any-whoooo.... just wondering if anyone has been working with this many CF with a pair of the sealed Ultras? I can always change to the ported one(s), or maybe one of each.
Actually, I *was* before the lighting, running a ported Paradigm, along with a Paradigm Seismic (the square one, not the weird tube one). Worked decent, but nowhere near what I reckon the SVS's will do.
Hey, anyone have the Excel file and stuff that SVS mentions in their manual for tuning their subs? Caught that when reading it but it's not on their site anymore.