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Adding a subwoofer ... to CF-3's ... or not?

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Man, that's a long time to wait.  I think you should just leave wherever you're at and head home to make sure the new amp is good to go.  Come on....head out.  Now.  ;)

 

 

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OK; replacement amp installed. Played Grofe's Grand Canyon Suite, "Cloudburst," WITH thunderstorm effects.  Think it was impressive ... but still have to dial the sub in. Haha ... sub is NOT in the closet yet - wife is out of town for a couple of days :D 

 

"Cloudburst" (w/o thunderstorm effects) below

 

 

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I'll be down to pick it up before she discovers it... thanks

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25 minutes ago, billybob said:

I'll be down to pick it up before she discovers it.

Have to run some more experiments before you can have it :D  

 

Played some various classical music and it seemed to be an improvement, but wasn't sure since the CF-3's dig fairly deep :)  OK; switched to a Santana compilation CD ... JEEZ ... heard these strange sounds ... our washer and dryer and all cabinets in the next room were shaking :)  Windows in the stereo room were vibrating, but no "extra" sounds.  Haha, were getting new hurricane windows anyhow ... think those can take a beating.  But ... had to turn the sub down a bit :( 

 

OK; put it 3/4 way in the closet ... still sounds good :D Volume really seems to come straight from the woofer and the slot :) 

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Yes thinking that you may be liking sub by the time you get tweaking in done with time...those subsonic can really test an environment... cool...😊

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21 minutes ago, Emile said:

Have to run some more experiments before you can have it :D  

 

Played some various classical music and it seemed to be an improvement, but wasn't sure since the CF-3's dig fairly deep :)  OK; switched to a Santana compilation CD ... JEEZ ... heard these strange sounds ... our washer and dryer and all cabinets in the next room were shaking :)  Windows in the stereo room were vibrating, but no "extra" sounds.  Haha, were getting new hurricane windows anyhow ... think those can take a beating.  But ... had to turn the sub down a bit :( 

 

OK; put it 3/4 way in the closet ... still sounds good :D Volume really seems to come straight from the woofer and the slot :) 

Probably getting the straight from woofer effect from having nearfield due to room size,as you know... maybe right volume will not overwhelm the room with reflection s... cool

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With a sub.....less is more when it's dialed in right. In the process of getting it dialed in you'll probably have to run it on the hot side to get an idea of what it's doing but in the end you want to go easy on the gain.

Stuff vibrating in or adjacent to the room will be counterproductive no doubt. Location of the sub is key. Congrats on the sub!

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You'd be surprised how much cleaner your CF3's (any speaker, really, especially ported ones) will sound if you can cross them to 50Hz+ and run all the lower stuff through the sub. Getting all that wasted cone motion & port delay/slop out of your sound makes a huge difference.

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