I wasn't able to get over here to give you guys an update yesterday, it was a pretty busy day. I was actually able to make some noise yesterday, but that is getting ahead of myself. Lets start with moving the box into is actual home
She's big and heavy, but sturdy
After I got it moved, and wired up I spent pretty much the rest of my time fighting issues. First I was thinking that the amp wasn't putting out the right power. There was a lot of checking and messing around. Just as I was about to swap the amps to see if it was a bad amp I decided to try EoT and see what it did with a actual movie. The wife freaked out, I grabbed the camera and convinced her I had to do it again...
Yes, I know it was over doing it (by a lot) but its OK so no harm. Anyway, after I knew the amp was working right and I was just overthinking (as usual) I tried to set up for some REW. That is when I ran into an issue with the mic and my HTPC not wanting to work together. I have always done it the same way, so not sure why it suddenly didn't want to work, but I spent a bunch of time on it before I abandoned all hope and grabbed the lap top. This was my first sweep with just the 21, no filters or EQ.
I am fairly sure this was the 21 with my two rear subs turned on (with whatever EQ they normally have)
That was all, I was out of time. I had cookies to bake, and I was bouncing between that and moving/wiring the other two subs to the back of the room. I got it all done just in time to leave for the night.
On to today where I spent the morning getting things a little more finalized. Nothing too exciting, just cleaning up some wiring, and whatnot. It was then time to start getting this flattened out. I decided to work on the the rears first. Here is the before, with no filters or EQ, just all 4 subs on.
This was the after (the second time, more on that in a sec)
Like I said, I started on the rear and I had gotten it really good. I moved to the front got that decent and then tried to do both. That was when I realized that all of the settings the amp cleared out! I spent another hour dialing it all in again (the chart above) and saved it all (and took pics). It all got wiped out AGAIN, but it was saved this time so it was OK. No idea why it did that, but now it seems fine so whatever I guess. I also rolled the 12's off at 20hz since the 21 was so strong on the low end. I figured that was probably a good way to go about it?
Moving on, lets look at the front (21") before
And here was the after.
I actually tweaked this quite a bit after I brought the rears back into the mix. Unfortunately I never ran it alone after I had it dialed in, but you get the idea.
Here is the final result of hours of sweeps
Here is my before and after for all of the sub
I am not thrilled with the drop off down low, so I will probably try to get that back next time I mess with it but it is good enough for now. Here are a few pics of everything before I give my opinion.
(so beat looking)
The black is SO MUCH better! I am going to pull apart the other one and paint it soon
I still need to make feet for the new box so it can down fire (and screw up all my settings), which I will probably tackle this week/weekend since I want my center back! Overall its BAD ASS!!!! It is adjusted pretty close to how loud I ran my old subs, so it isn't drastically different for a lot of things. When it gets low though, watch out! So much more authority down low, and a LOT more tactile response across the board. I have a lot more headroom, so one of these days I will really crank it up and see what it can do. When I made that EOT clip the screen was going crazy, and my wife heard the neighbors say "What the hell was that?!"
I need to get my demo settings to that level.
Thats long enough for now, thanks for following along! There is still more to come with this box, and the new box for the 12's in the back of the room!