Originally Posted by DesertDog
Nice! You said it wasn't the SLAPS but the JBLs bottoming out. Do you think it was the addition of the SLAPS to the box though that allowed the JBLs to start bottoming out?
Mentioning the Inuke DEQ reminded me too that I need to look into how to actually set it up. I've never used it before and wanted to start using it to boost my BOSS up a bit at lower levels.
Yes, it was because of converting to "ported". Sending the same 300W pr
driver to them now, is asking for 25mm+ Xmax from them(at the same 15hz the content in question was), so they bottom out. They no longer has the "stiff air spring" a small sealed box is.
The SLAPS is at ~80mm stroke at that power, so it’s still good
So, using the compressor took care of the bottoming, but left all the good stuff in there
In fact the compressor works so seamless and unnoticed, that i actually use Low Shelfs on both the BOSS, JBL/PR
’s and the BK’s to add as much ULF as possible except for those mega bursts that overpower them
Speaking of, after i read
was taking it for a spin, i watched Battle Los Angeles tonight, and O!!!! M!!!!G!!!!!
What a ride!! Holy Moly that movies has a INSANE soundtrack! I used Neural X upmixing for a 9.1.6 config, and altough using even the modern upmixers isn’t a garuantee for a good experience, THIS ONE was ! It had exellent surround and height action and as such was A LOT better than many of the native Atmos/X tracks out there.
And the LFE track...... man it was off the hook! Totally nuts, and BY FAR the best experience i have had in my setup! It was relentless, had very creative use of sounds/effects, guns, bombs, the alien aircrafts, etc.
And it had it all, wobble, punch, sweeps, and all weapons and bombs had different sound signatures, i had such a blast, LOL, i was exhausted after the movie was done, holy cow, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! I have of course seen it before, but a long time ago now, with a much smaller setup, so it was such a cool revisit
After my earlier tweaks on the compressors, this was a perfect test to see how it worked, and i am happy to report no bad sounds from my setup, no popping, bottoming, distorsion(although it is probably there, but nut audiable), so that was cool.
In fact i am so impressed with how well all the components work together now, it is awsome, with so many different components that all have their pros and cons, getting them all to cooperate isn’t easy, but it seems i have made them behave together. It is so dynamic, explosive, the wobbles is just nuts, and it is so tight it is like it is trying to slap you. With a BIIIG hand, LOL. And it sounds and feels so effortless, like the headroom is endless, it just keeps going, there is never a time where you think: oh, that was a little over the top. It’s rather : how the hell can it sound/feel like that, without struggling??
Also, i got the 2x SI18" setup in a NF’ish config, like
has them, to the sides of the MLP along the back wall, and no REW on them yet, just a quick delay and phase setup by ear, but they really seem to "fill out" the LFE better, it sounded more complete and full.
Here is a pic, you can see the SI’s in the outer rear corners. Sorry for the mess, but i was on my way to work, so just a quick pic