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SuBXeRo

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  1. Rc-3 II will work really well too but I preferred the rc7 over the rc3ii if you put a gun to my head. The rc3 is a respectable center for sure in my opinion and no slouch. It's a no bullshit sealed center, put it whereever and it sings. Cross it at 80hz and no problems I have my rc7 in a built in and I have both porta plugged and I have my xo set to 80, works perfectly and nothing is muffled
  2. I like the GLS bananas the best of all. I bought knukonceptz speaker wire the last time, very happy with it, I got the blue one, very flexible. I've bought many things from them over the years, quality stuff.
  3. If budget wasnt a concern I would have absolutely put in klipsch but for the money at $130 a pair, I had to jump and get em. I have two more that I don't have a place to mount yet. The pool is 10k gallon play pool that was pebbleteched in 2012. Water is about 82 right now which is nice. The sound is mini coming out of all the speakers and it's pretty uniform in the pool. Its never perfect because of the different distances but the sound is clear. I'm staying away from subs, its what carries and will absolutely piss the neighbors off. It can get really loud but loud wasn't the point. Its supposed to be relaxing, I suppose haha. You put on ambient tropical tracks and you feel like you're in the Caribbean. If any of you have questions or need advice, absolutely ask me. It was a bear of a project but absolutely worth it.
  4. I finally got around to completing my project. I decided to implement a 70v system due to wire runs and simplicity of setup. I did have to buy external step down transformers but that's OK. I have 6 emotiva uom 6.2's connected to an outlaw audio monoblock 200 w RMS @ 8 ohm and an OSD 70v transformer. I plan to build some block enclosures around the speakers for a more finished look and to provide some relief from the elements. I thinking about doing a mesh screen front too but will have to see. I did some pipe trenching albeit just below the surface. The project took me about 4 days of work to get it done and so far it's been worth it. Its all connected to zone 2 on my UMC-1 and thus able to work with my sonos!
  5. So i did some more testing and I am pretty sure there's an air leak behind the port that I can't see or get to which is a source of noise in addition to horrendous port chuffing. I want to think that Klipsch wouldn't have designed a sub with terrible chuffing but anything is possible. At this point I think this has turned into a salvage project. It's disappointing to say the least but hey, the amp and DSP work and the sub too. I was surprised too, the p weighs next to nothing, looks like a bunch of spare parts slapped together. Welcome to class d haha. There's a guy selling another rw12d sub on Craig's for 100 which is ridiculous but would be fun to do a dual sub project.
  6. So i did some more testing and I am pretty sure there's an air leak behind the port that I can't see or get to which is a source of noise in addition to horrendous port chuffing. I want to think that Klipsch wouldn't have designed a sub with terrible chuffing but anything is possible. At this point I think this into a salvage project. It's disappointing to say the least but hey, the amp and DSP work.
  7. Btw, that build you did looks great. Is this sub even a good candidate for downfiring taking into consideration sag?
  8. I love my SVS subs, they hit so clean. The noise I hear is what I would equate to chuffing as a sound but it sounds like air being forced out a different area. Too many variables. I was debating building another box and probably will. Good way to hone my speaker building skills as it's something I'd like to do more of.
  9. I'm hoping that's the only problem which should be reasonably easy to fix but yeah. The glue i used before really fused it together sobthisnis gonna be interesting
  10. Rammat is a mass loading butyl deadening material to eliminate mechanical resonance in a cars frame. It's applied directly to the metal. They also have closed cell foam which takes care of other vibrations and resonances. I applied this to the port tube in the hopes that it would isolate the driver from the tube since they were touching to help eliminate resonance if that was the case. The driver could be faulty but I have my doubts. Suspension feels good and its working, even excursion, didn't see anything loose.
  11. I did that already. It looked like the driver waaa resting on the port tube so I put a few layers of foam damping material on it that's sticky which is what I played on top of my raammat in my car to help absorb any vibration.
  12. I bought a system from a friend that's moving and he had bought a rw12d from newegg a few months ago but this sucker is having an issue. When he first got it the port tube vibrated apart so I glued it together which worked great. Unfortunately that was months ago and now I own the SOB and when I start cranking it it sounds like the sub is bottoming out but isn't, you know, sort of the limiting noise. It sounds like cabinet resonance in the plastic or the front joints butnincamt pinpoint in and I can't get the front fascia off to remove the port tube to see if there is an air leak. One would think no biggie because it's already ported but I don't know what else it could be. Thoughts???
  13. My temp setup at work. Need new isolation pads, longer speaker wires, longer monitor wires and a torch to help clean off my desk so I can find my keyboard
  14. with the speakers close to the wall you get that hollow bass sound from time to time which is kind of irritating but i'm sure some acoustic foam behind could help. I go my black ones in my office and my desk is mid room so no bass issues and they are just wonderful. Only bad part is people keep leaning on them when they talk to me, i go RARARARARARA. I am trying to hock some other klipsch gear that i have that is extra and being unused, i want to get another pair for home use before they are gone. I love their looks. The new 220's just aren't as pretty.
  15. seas is supposed to make some good drivers albeit they are all pretty spendy. They look pretty good, i'd be interested in hearing them too
  16. I tried oh so hard to find some good near-field speakers for my work computer and finally settled on some wharfedale 10.2's on closeout. My office got moved recently and i had to shift around speakers and couldnt accommodate the Forte II's i had. I tried using my RB-5's but as i remember for long ago and trying it again, they are tough to image being so close. I couldn't find any wb-14's like i have at home which are awesome for near field but i also wanted something larger and with more bass extension. Unfortunately, klipsch just didn't have a solution for me this time . Alas, I am OK with that as i wanted to try something new. I bought a pair in rosewood but just sent them back yesterday because i just didn't like the color like i did online and bought another set in black, black is always good. Listening impressions: Excellent clarity and bass extension. They have a bit more of a laid back sound vs klipsch but i can't reinforce enough the clarity they have. I was expecting a much more laid back top end but was pleasently surprised at how sharp it still was. Although less sharp than the RB-5's i have or wb-14's, i noticed some extra clarity to the music i listen to across the board. British speakers are often described as much warmer but with this pair, i get a sense of neutrality with a tinge of warmth whereas klipsch is typically neutral with a tinge of sharp to extremely sharp depending on the model. I was expecting the laid back top end to bother me a good deal but it's actually quite soothing to me, i suppose its just nice to hear a different sound that's clear as can be. One thing that was important was that these things had some bababababassssssss. They do and they have bass that keeps giving and doesn't get nasty sounding when you turn it up. You put these suckers against a wall, within reason of course and you get a nice fluid bass foundation. I had mine kind of crunched against my wall at home well testing on my computer there and the bass was a bit much so i recommend you let them breathe a tad. I will take some photo's of the setup when the new speakers arrive and i get them setup. for those who want to know specs http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004AQFE42?keywords=diamond%2010.2&qid=1453998020&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1 Specification Bass Driver - Bass/Mid Driver 165mm Midrange Driver Tweeter 25mm Suitable Amplifier Power 20-100 Watts Impedance (Nominal) 6Ω A/V Shield Yes Sensitivity 86dB Nominal Frequency Range 40Hz - 24kHz HF Limit (-10dB) 44kHz Crossover Frequency 1.8kHz Dimensions (H*W*D) 364*223*301 (mm)
  17. I tried oh so hard to find some good near-field speakers for my work computer and finally settled on some wharfedale 10.2's on closeout. My office got moved recently and i had to shift around speakers and couldnt accommodate the Forte II's i had. I tried using my RB-5's but as i remember for long ago and trying it again, they are tough to image being so close. I couldn't find any wb-14's like i have at home which are awesome for near field but i also wanted something larger and with more bass extension. Unfortunately, klipsch just didn't have a solution for me this time . Alas, I am OK with that as i wanted to try something new. I bought a pair in rosewood but just sent them back yesterday because i just didn't like the color like i did online and bought another set in black, black is always good. Listening impressions: Excellent clarity and bass extension. They have a bit more of a laid back sound vs klipsch but i can't reinforce enough the clarity they have. I was expecting a much more laid back top end but was pleasently surprised at how sharp it still was. Although less sharp than the RB-5's i have or wb-14's, i noticed some extra clarity to the music i listen to across the board. British speakers are often described as much warmer but with this pair, i get a sense of neutrality with a tinge of warmth whereas klipsch is typically neutral with a tinge of sharp to extremely sharp depending on the model. I was expecting the laid back top end to bother me a good deal but it's actually quite soothing to me, i suppose its just nice to hear a different sound that's clear as can be. I will take some photo's of the setup when the new speakers arrive and i get them setup. for those who want to know specs http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004AQFE42?keywords=diamond%2010.2&qid=1453998020&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1 Specification Format Standmount Bass Driver - Bass/Mid Driver 165mm Midrange Driver - Tweeter 25mm Suitable Amplifier Power 20-100 Watts Impedance (Nominal) 6Ω A/V Shield Yes Sensitivity 86dB Nominal Frequency Range 40Hz - 24kHz HF Limit (-10dB) 44kHz Crossover Frequency 1.8kHz Dimensions (H*W*D) 364*223*301 (mm) Height on feet/spikes (mm) -
  18. i use spotify everyday and have the premium. At work i have the high res sound option selected and i just play it through my HK receiver without issue. I also play it through my car on BT and for what its worth, it sounds awesome
  19. I am trying to wrap my head around this. It seems like all stereo receivers do not have any kind of bass management/crossover settings aside from the base knob which messes with the EQ but most don't give you a base point of how it changes the bass settings. Are there any cheap external crossovers for something like this or is it just easier to buy a filter to do it? You would think that they would allow you to digitally change the crossover like in multichannel avr's but they don't. I am looking for a stereo setup for a friend of mine for her tv and just trying to keep options open. I saw a nice pair of WF-34's for sale but giving them full range signal is always terrible and they sound like garbage unless its crossed properly. also note, this is a sub-less setup Any help would be great!
  20. rotel is a quality brand. my rotel is currently a paperweight because of the channel doesnt gain right on the knob on the receiver is not so awesome anymore, needs a new POT. Other than those issues, its a heavy beast and i like it.
  21. me thinks you have lots of options. you have a really big room with those cathedral ceilings. I think that cornwalls or their pro counterparts would do you well. With a big room not only do you need a lot of sound but BIG sound. RF-7's would do you well too if you went reference for the setup. I mean, the room is big but with proper power to the 7's and its counterpart surrounds, no problems. I would probably cut the 7's off at 80hz or 60hz and let the subs do heavy lifting. Again, similar concept for the Pro stuff but most of those aren't designed for the lows anyways.
  22. The ps4 is still a very new player overall. Don't does 3-4 iterations of each new line so it'll be interesting to see what the next version does in the next few years. It's disappointing to hear that they seemingly shortcutted things on the 4. Happy to hear you found a good bluray plaayer though
  23. They are neat speakers for sure and i look forward to using them somewhere! I don't even have enough equipment to run them all.
  24. Thanks! I didn't find many pics on the web so I thought I'd contribute to the mishmosh
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