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now how does that work? is all the speakers wired in phase? i don't see it working to well.
 

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This is the third or fourth time the Dodecasub has been brought up. I have yet to hear from anyone who has one. I think most consider it a novelty sub. Notice, even eD has nothing to say about it. Though it would make a nice conversation piece.
 

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This is the third or fourth time the Dodecasub has been brought up. I have yet to hear from anyone who has one. I think most consider it a novelty sub. Notice, even eD has nothing to say about it. Though it would make a nice conversation piece.

Yes, that is not something readers here have expressed any real interest in. If you want to see something really impressive (as far as performance) check this one out. It only has 4 drivers:

http://www.genelecusa.com/ht/products/subwoofers/hts6/


Even though the Genelec is quite an impressive monster, I am not aware of anyone on this Forum who owns one, but you can read about it here:
http://www.ultimateavmag.com/feature...ay/index5.html
 

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Few have mentioned having Genelecs but I doubt it was this monster. Most here are more practical, but some do have sub well beyond most people's budgets.


I still believe that even if the Dodecasub was a tremendous performer, as it should be, it is still a novelty and won't garner a following. Even from those that can easily afford it.
 

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It may have its uses. Perhaps for an outdoor event or in the middle of a very large room, like an auditorium? Anyway, it would be pretty cool to have, although I'm not going to shell out $5,000 for it. Maybe if I win the big jackpot in the lottery.
 

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Yes, that is not something readers here have expressed any real interest in. I

All the buyers have just called and asked for a little more explanation. If your looking for you can find all kinds of goodies here :

http://forum.edesignaudio.com/showth...ight=dodecasub


here :

http://forum.edesignaudio.com/showth...ight=dodecasub


here :

http://www.icixsound.com/vb/showthread.php?t=11769


here :

http://forum.edesignaudio.com/showth...ight=dodecasub


here :

http://forum.edesignaudio.com/showth...ight=dodecasub


There's a lot more but I think it may get redundant
The dodecasub isn't really a subwoofer which we get "buy now" button purchases for. Their always different, always customized, and few and far between.


I highly suggest a very long phone call for a extended amount of information and applications. It's not your typical subwoofer obviously.

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now how does that work? is all the speakers wired in phase? i don't see it working to well.

Monopole - Single massive sealed subwoofer. Huge output.


Dipole - Essentially things become directional. Ultra low distortion.

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Even from those that can easily afford it.

100% true. It takes a very special person



Most people opt for a pair of A7-900's or a quad of A7-450's if nothing else due to the more market friendly design and obscene output that sort of sub stage presents you for roughly similar cost.
 

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Yes, that is not something readers here have expressed any real interest in. If you want to see something really impressive (as far as performance) check this one out. It only has 4 drivers:

http://www.genelecusa.com/ht/products/subwoofers/hts6/


Even though the Genelec is quite an impressive monster, I am not aware of anyone on this Forum who owns one, but you can read about it here:
http://www.ultimateavmag.com/feature...ay/index5.html

I am not a big believer in this sub. Not saying its not a killer, it does have crazy output, but from a quad subwoofer system it should do a lot better than advertised. Sure they're only 12's, but there are 4 of them and I would think better drivers would provide better power handling. These are only getting 250 watts each. There are better pro sound subwoofer for a lot cheaper. You can get a Danley TH-Spud for less than half the price, equal it's performance and have better placement options to boot. And you have to figure in that the spud only has 2-8" drivers, better power handling, and weighs over a hundred pounds less than the genelec. You could even go a step up to the TH-50 and get better output, better power handling, and amazingly all from a single 15" driver while still saving money.
 

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idk...the genelec is a bit creepy looking, looks like 4 big eyes staring at me


 

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I am not a big believer in this sub. Not saying its not a killer, it does have crazy output, but from a quad subwoofer system it should do a lot better than advertised. Sure they're only 12's, but there are 4 of them and I would think better drivers would provide better power handling. These are only getting 250 watts each. There are better pro sound subwoofer for a lot cheaper. You can get a Danley TH-Spud for less than half the price, equal it's performance and have better placement options to boot. And you have to figure in that the spud only has 2-8" drivers, better power handling, and weighs over a hundred pounds less than the genelec. You could even go a step up to the TH-50 and get better output, better power handling, and amazingly all from a single 15" driver while still saving money.

I haven't gone out of my way to try to hear the Genelec, it's way out of my price range. But I know that Craig Chase has heard the HTS6 and he said it is pretty impressive (not his exact words). Anything that Craig praises is something to think about.


Not to put too fine an edge on it but the pro version is not the HTS6 (if you can believe that!). The pro version is the 7073A:


The design for the Genelecs is probably 5 or 6 years old. To be fair you should compare that to the Danley's from the same time period.


As a matter of fact Keith Yates included the Danley Servodrive Contrabass in the comparison. While the Contrabass had some of the highest output measured, it suffered from mechanical noises due to its unique design.
 
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