So there I was...it was the wee hours of the morning when I got all but my Hsu sub up and running. The sub cable wasn't long enough to reach the other side of the couch where it now lives. Had to buy a set of RCA couplers to extend it at RS today ($9!
). I know I could've ordered some for way cheaper but I was anxious to get it done. Mmmmm...dual subs.
Last night I ran one mic position to get the new sub, which I'm dubbing the Rockbiter, going. Set it to my usual 5db hot and played some test tones, then some tunes and later watched Snowpiercer. The wife was at her folks' house for the night so I had free reign, plus I had the day off.
As I started with the test tones, things got weird. A few bass sweeps and I started tasting numbers and hearing colors. I think I hit negative hertz. It was like wonderland over there
It was loud, strong and authoritative rattling different things at different frequencies. The Hsu extends to 16hz, but the rockbiter plays it much harder.
I moved to my music demo playlist as well as some bass heavy stuff. I'm proud to say that I finally heard Bass I Love You for the first time. The Hsu never really did anything on that track, but now I see what the fuss is about. Justin Timberlake's What Goes Around has some great low stuff that was even more impressive through the rockbiter.
Snowpiercer was a decent flick and had some good LFE from what I could tell, though again, everything wasn't really dialed in.
Today I got both subs hooked up and fully ran audyssey. I love dual subs!!! I had to cross the Hsu over pretty low, 40-60hz, to keep it from being localized since it was right next to me. Now I can cross them at 80hz with no worries.
Music and movie clips sound awesome and the bass just ensconces me. The demo disk was fun. I heard/felt a bunch of goodness that was new to me, particularly the Hulk, HTTYD and even Irene scenes.
There definitely seems to be a difference in sound between my sealed and ported subs. I can't really put my finger on it, but the ported seems more in your face while the rockbiter feels more subdued. At least until it's cranked anyway. More listening may pinpoint what I'm trying to figure out.
Anywho, many thanks to everyone for their help. Special thanks to beastaudio, Chalugadp, dgage, Scott simonian and popalock, couldn't have done it without yall. Here's some pics.
Silver bolts for a little bling
Really like this look. The surrounds are flush with the baffle.
With the new sofa and chair. Damn near broke my hand moving those in yesterday.
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