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post #121 of 2003 Old 05-01-2015, 05:18 PM
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Congratulations on your launch! Just wanted to check if these are 220/240 volt compatible

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Thanks APRisti!

The standard amps are 120V but I can definitely get 220/240V amps for the subs. At some point I'll need to add that as an option on the website. Thanks for the reminder.

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For my profile picture, should I do my DSS logo or a picture of a sub?
I vote for this logo:

The avatar pics are so small that most detailed pics are near useless. The logo is easy to read and makes your posts easy to spot when scrolling, plus it looks more official.

But, then again, what do I know?
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I do have an opening for a marketing person. Done and done. And for scale, I'm 6'. Thanks Billy!
Do you pay in beer? Even though I am "retired", I can be bought.

In all seriousness you are really selling to the 1%. They live for outdoing the neighbors and friends. Keep your marketing classy but with a bit of swagger. You are selling bragging rights.

I'd do some tribuite pics. Remember the old maxell tape ad


I'd put your sub in place of the speaker and set the chair on its back with someone dressed like the guy sitting in it. "blown away"

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Great minds think alike. I already mocked up the Maxell pict when I was brainstorming about a flagship speaker with a 24" sub, 4 12" mids, and high-efficiency horn.

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I helped out with this part....totally.........

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I helped out with this part....totally.........
I feel like a politician that was just quoted completely out of context.

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I feel like a politician that was just quoted completely out of context.
Hahaha, but I did. My comments for the first 4 hours of the last trip home from DC were invaluable

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I vote for this logo:

The avatar pics are so small that most detailed pics are near useless. The logo is easy to read and makes your posts easy to spot when scrolling, plus it looks more official.

But, then again, what do I know?
I agree...I like this one better. Besides, looking at a picture of me is like listening to my own voice...don't like it one bit.
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Do you pay in beer? Even though I am "retired", I can be bought.
So when are you making the trip down to Knoxville for a demo?

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I agree...I like this one better. Besides, looking at a picture of me is like listening to my own voice...don't like it one bit.
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Heard about your launch and was too excited not to duck in real quick and say Congrats on the launch! Finally, a powerful 24" sub design at a surprisingly good price. It's great to see you bringing this dream to fruition. I wish you the best of luck on this and hope to see your 24"s showing up in more and more theaters and audio systems.

The two styles look great and real wood, too!? Man, the end of the truck bed is nigh. Finally, a real powerful sub with real finishes. With the grill on, those have a really cool minimalistic look to them. One done in white with the black driver and/or grill could be a neat look for those using them beyond the home theater...or it'd end up looking like a washing machine.

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How do these sound with music? I have to assume they rip your face off with movies
Excellent, these aren't just movie subs. While I don't have a Deep Sea Sound Mariana, I have been running a DIY variant using the driver in my system; one of the very first built in fact although I didn't post about it here. It is simply one of the best subs for music I've ever heard both in the past, fairly recently and in direct comparison (for fun). Where other subs are flapping wildly trying to keep up, one of these 24"s just loafs. Where others falter as the frequency dives below 20Hz, the 24" starts to open up and have fun. Listening to music on these big drivers is a new experience and the first time I've heard the low end sound like the real thing, not as in in PA stacks driven by overpowered electronics and high pass filters galore, but the real, real thing, unamplified drums, the body resonances of a bass that are so often missed, the pedal notes of an organ the real, visceral experience of music in the flesh that's lost so often in our attempts at stereo reproduction. I'm talking bass horn palpability and sealed's smoother response and extension. It really is the whole package in one comparatively small box and that's just for my underpowered DIY variant in a box that's a little hinky. Put that driver into a strong, well constructed box with a SpeakerPower amp and DSP and you're looking at something that can very likely challenge the absolute best audiophile subs at everything except their much greater price tags.

Mind you, I come from an audiophile background, not home theater. Music is my passion; movies are just fun. My idea of fun is dropping by a high end audio dealer and listening to a half-million dollar stereo setup. I've no problem finding fault when listening to speakers that cost more than my house, but this 24" driver really impressed me. I was expecting a lot of it as a supersub for movies, but got a lot more when I discovered how well it does music. Any dream systems I come up with now involve a stereo pair of something using them and the Mariana has now topped that list.

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I'd use a picture of the sub with a average height person in the pic and a few common things (soda can, football, etc.) for size comparison.
Or just stick another commercial sub offering into the woofer cutout. Many highly rated subwoofers will fit through the hole the 24" needs, box and all, with room to spare. A JL f110 Fathom, for instance, should happily sit in the hole, which would make a bit of an impression.

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I'd do some tribuite pics. Remember the old maxell tape ad

I'd put your sub in place of the speaker and set the chair on its back with someone dressed like the guy sitting in it. "blown away"




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I'm incredibly far from making this a reality but was brainstorming in the shower. Does anyone think a speaker with a 24" sub in the base is too over the top?
Over the top?? Wrong group to be asking.

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Great minds think alike. I already mocked up the Maxell pict when I was brainstorming about a flagship speaker with a 24" sub, 4 12" mids, and high-efficiency horn.
Some months back, I drew up a speaker design while thinking along those same lines.

Behold! The Ancalagon



SEOS 24 with dual concentric compression driver, four 12"s, two 24"s and bass towers because if there's anything consistent in high end audio it is that statement speaker systems must come with bass towers. Why? Why not? They're too cool to skip.

How would you enjoy hauling that setup to shows?
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ErasmusDarwin - Wow! Oh my! Uh, gosh! Where do I begin?

First, thanks for the kinds words and support. I have really enjoyed the support I've received and I'm going to need it as starting and running a business isn't going to be easy.

Second, love your description for music. You reminded me of some additional points that I have stated before but forgot to put in the FAQ about using the 24" for music.

Third, I really love that picture of the man flying...can I use it or a variant of it?

Fourth, do you have a copyright on the Ancalagon design? Because that looks like a flagship if I've ever seen one...and the bass towers too. That is some serious firepower and worthy of high end home theaters and studios. I love that...absolutely...and I don't care...I would carry those to every show. The cases would have frequent flier, er frequent ground status.

Great stuff! Thank you!

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Just found out about this company 20 minutes ago while reading through @shadyJ 's Axpona thread, and all I have to say is "HOLY CRAP" *drool*....

Edit: just saw you and your subs might be in the LA area this month... If that is the case I might try to road trip over there and see what these monsters can do....

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I plan to be at T.H.E. Show Newport (http://theshownewport.com) in Irvine, CA at the end of this month, May 29-31. I'm sure it will be a great show so you should plan to attend. And definitely stop by room 413 to say hi and get an audition of the best home theater subs at the show.


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An AVSer asked me about providing an end table option on the smaller Mariana 18s...I thought it too small but there is no real reason not to offer it so I added it to the website.

Further discussions with this AVSer gave me the idea to offer a more end table sized 18" offering, in this case a Mariana D18S. This dual opposed 18" offering would use a single 4,000w amp so each sub would get 2,000 watts. Size wise it would be end table sized around 28-30" x 28-30" x 21-22" tall (+4" for end table option). Any thoughts on this offering?

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You are seriously making life interesting for us....drooling...drooling right now at that option. Now this will be a true end table with opposing design making it "still under pressure" even with objects on top.
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I'll be at the show on Friday. Cya there!
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End table option is intriguing. Can allow placement away from boundaries, which would be a big problem for lessor subs but can assist with room smoothing without requiring 4 subs.

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Or just stick another commercial sub offering into the woofer cutout. Many highly rated subwoofers will fit through the hole the 24" needs, box and all, with room to spare. A JL f110 Fathom, for instance, should happily sit in the hole, which would make a bit of an impression.
You mean like this? This is the RE XXX18 in all its glory, happily camping out in the 24 box

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Magnets at the end of 4 spacer dowels. And magnetic knob handles are used to remove it.
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You mean like this? This is the RE XXX18 in all its glory, happily camping out in the 24 box

It's so cute in there, I want to take it home, call it George and cuddle it. Who's a good little driver, you are
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Magnets at the end of 4 spacer dowels. And magnetic knob handles are used to remove it.
David, any pictures to show it?
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David, any pictures to show it?
You can see a picture of the grill in the first picture (post #1 ) posted by Coach. I'll work on getting a detailed picture of the reverse side of the grill.

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I think it looks like Brandon after 50 double expresso's. Scary!

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Way more facial hair than I could ever manage to come up with to say the least....

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I was @COACH2369 checking out his Dual DSS 24" subs and holy smoke, size DOES matter. For the first time, I said 'too much bass' and the driver was barely moved. This is a serious sub if one can accommodate its size or placing them behind an AT screen. My ears was ringing after all and we didn't even get close to reference. Let me rephrase, we wouldn't dare to crank it up further as Coach was worrying about damages to his house. I enjoyed the evening as always. Too bad Coach didn't feel well. I would like to thanks @COACH2369 and @dgage for hosting the demo.



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I was @COACH2369 checking out his Dual DSS 24" subs and holy smoke, size DOES matter.

WOW. That second pic really does put the size in perspective!
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