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#145168 - 09/25/06 03:53 PM Re: And the winner is... [Re: dllewel]
SirQuack Offline
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Registered: 01/29/04
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Loc: Iowa
Simply awesome Dave. What the heck are you going to do with your extra speakers.
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#145169 - 09/25/06 04:02 PM Re: And the winner is... [Re: medic8r]
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Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8290
Loc: Tacoma
Hey, JP's back!

Which kind of reminds me of a NW childrens TV icon, JP Patches. But I digress.

Dave, how could you resist the urge to at least hookup all four of those EP500's?
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#145170 - 09/25/06 04:28 PM Re: And the winner is... [Re: tomtuttle]
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Loc: Utah, USA
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Dave, how could you resist the urge to at least hookup all four of those EP500's?



I don't know what came over me. Looking back I wish I had just tried it once. Although the 2 of them in room will hit 115 dB, and I don't think my ears would want more than that (even for short periods).

I was motivated to hurry and move the old ones out of the way, so I could wire the VaSSallo ones up and take a first listen and see how the room looked.

Was I anxious? AFL!!!

Randy, I already had a new home lined up for the boston cherries before I decided to upgrade. So I'm back to the "normal" number of Axioms (9).
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#145171 - 09/25/06 05:04 PM Re: And the winner is... [Re: dllewel]
alan Offline
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Registered: 01/29/02
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Loc: Toronto/New York/Dwight
dllewel,

Fabulous room! I'm deeply envious (isn't that a sin?). Here I am with my standard Light Maple M80s and Light Maple EP500 (just one, sob. .). and QS8s. But they sound great nonetheless, as I'm certain yours do.
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#145172 - 09/25/06 07:11 PM Re: And the winner is... [Re: dllewel]
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Registered: 05/01/02
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Loc: Davenport, Iowa, USA
Fabulous choice you've made! However, I love your room so much that I'm almost sick with envy!
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#145173 - 09/25/06 07:19 PM Re: And the winner is... [Re: alan]
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Loc: Utah, USA
Thanks for the compliments Alan. They do sound great, as I'm certain yours do too. I think it is safe to say that many of us would give anything to be in your place; highly respected in your field, and working for none other than our favorite audio company.

As stated earlier, my reasoning for getting dual subs was for bass uniformity in the room, and I initially had one in the front and one in the back of the room.

But now that I have them both up front (based upon my in room tests with the SMS-1), there really isn't much difference between running one or two. In my current placement arrangement, I find that I'm getting about 4dB of additional headroom. This is only a benefit at the extreme loud points in most soundtracks. With the levels properly calibrated, 99% of the time I am hearing the same as if I was running with one sub.

However, with 2 subs there is more driver area- which do provide a larger "sense" of realism by moving more air during the high impact scenes or explosions. I would guess that this plays a big part in why sub enthusiasts prefer more subs/larger drivers.

Is it worth it for 4 dB? It totally depends on the person, and is subjective. There are some here with 4 subs, even 600s.

Do the dual subs look cool up front? AFL!!!

I wonder if Mark is getting his AFL phrase trade-marked so I can pay him $1 every time I use it? If I keep it up, I'll need to send him one of the 500s as payment
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#145174 - 09/25/06 07:22 PM Re: And the winner is... [Re: sonicfox]
dllewel Offline
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Registered: 06/20/05
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Loc: Utah, USA
Thank you Mary. Get to feeling better soon, okay?
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M80s VP150 QS8s EP500s
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#145175 - 09/25/06 07:41 PM Re: And the winner is... [Re: dllewel]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6720
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

Man oh man is that one SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET room. Super set up Dave, just super.
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#145176 - 09/25/06 09:12 PM Re: And the winner is... [Re: dllewel]
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Registered: 05/11/02
Posts: 10395
Dave, a beautiful room for you to enjoy beautiful sound in your beautiful state.
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#145177 - 09/25/06 09:45 PM Re: And the winner is... [Re: dllewel]
Ajax Offline
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Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6251
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
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I wonder if Mark is getting his AFL phrase trade-marked so I can pay him $1 every time I use it?



I think Mark has created a monster.
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