Originally Posted by Little Chris
With the rate he is adding more and more subs my bet is that he will reach 30 subwoofers by Christmas
Seriously JJ, it looks freaking awesome with that wall of bass. That thing must be like getting a slap in the face every time a deep bass note is being played. I know you haven’t calibrated yet, but can you say something about the sound? Big/small improvement? Is it more the tactile feel than the actual sound that has got a boost, or...?
Keep up the good work my friend!
Hey there my friend!
No, no plans atm moment to reach 30.. not only WAF would fall to ZERO, but I don't know that I have space to fit them anywhere.
Thanks for the feedback! I'm glad you like the look and layout! Not so much a slap in the face, but the audio response is so well rounded in frequency response now, it's really kinda of crazy.
Nulls are there on individual subs throughout the room, as there are with any room, however, with the quantity, they get filled in really nice at the MLP.
The mid-bass now is like WOW! PA-460's I thought were going to be sketch at first, but, after reading through a bunch of VBSS posts and builds, I figured at that price point, even if they are only half as good in sealed boxes, I'd get a nice kick for mid-bass. I built them, and overall, very pleased adding that.
As far as calibration. I've been reading so many posts, and read @AustinJerry
guide , I get the setup and the configuration aspects, but I don't quite get the EQ methods, and why people do what they do..
I guess I'd like to understand the fundamentals of how things work, and what levers I can change to get the enhancements, but I realize there's allot of theory and insight that comes with years of experience.
This is definitely NOT a plug and play system. Definitely still learning REW, and all the value I can get on that.. even after using it for about a year now.
Overall, not overly impressed with the miniDSP software as far as connectivity. You can't have multiple units connected to the same PC via USB. They interfere with each other, as they use the same port I guess. This goes the same with iNukes as well. So you can imagine having to have 2 machines, and keeping track of which unit your working on, can be cumbersome.
As far as the overall sound, Huge improvement on the mid-bass. The Klipsch 12's were on that duty, but they seemed a little anemic. Adding the 460's really rounded that FR out. (50-250...)
The ULF with the Mini-Marty's is awesome. Definitely have missed a bunch of lower-end (17-25hz) prior to having those with only have the 2 sealed UM18's. Don't get me wrong, I love the 2x sealed UM18's. Probably the largest improvement from the get go when I got those installed. And of course, with the 12x12" JBLS right behind the seats, the TR is AWESOME! No plans in adding anything else in TR area. Not a fan of the BOSS TR platform, but I can see why others are. I don't have the space really, and the chairs I have I don't think are really conducive to having that.. also, I had experience D-Box early on, during the build at a local shop, and I was not overly impressed with that type of movement sensation. So I basically wrote that off as any additional design element.
Next up is to get everything calibrated and play around with it a little bit. Several flicks I want to watch are released, so I'm looking forward to sit back and enjoy a little bit before headed back to the job...After I return, is to add the dedicated zone from my HVAC into the room. Since the weather is going to be cooler in attic, I can work up there without sweating bullets to get the new zone installed. And while I'm up there, going to add 3 or more 20amp power circuits to room. I have plan to get them installed. I'd like to get each of the amps on their own dedicated circuits. Not that I have any issues.. just I don't want to have issues at those key moments in a flick.
Anyway, thanks for the kind words and hopefully you all have enjoyed the build thus far.
Take care my friend.. still looking for an update on your build !