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#405977 - 07/06/14 11:35 PM Re: Dual/triple SUb Choice [Re: exlabdriver]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
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Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: exlabdriver
Penticton was hot & dusty for the whole week - my car showed that it was 33C on Thurs afternoon...

Meh, that's a middlin' temperature for Penticton in the summer. I remember some days up around 40 to 42C. That was getting toasty warm.
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#405980 - 07/07/14 07:11 AM Re: Dual/triple SUb Choice [Re: TroyD]
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Registered: 06/14/02
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Here are my results after a last attempt of calibration with the Anthem ARC for the ep500 sub, First off if you have ARC, never use the same settings for movies as for music, this means doing 2 x 5 position test, this said, with the volume on the ep500 v4 at 12 o'clock I finally have some decent bass (passed the angry wife on second floor test). I was going to pull the trigger on a seaton submersive HP, now I'm confused if I'm going to keep this sub or not or ad a second sub, these rusults having me re-think my setup a bit, I have some space to put only 1 ep800 up front (tight fit next to the m100) along with the ep500 hummmm....

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#405981 - 07/07/14 08:56 AM Re: Dual/triple SUb Choice [Re: TroyD]
JBG Offline
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Registered: 06/14/02
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I have to add that in my listening tests it felt like the bass was coming from one side (not enveloping) so adding a second sub on the other side shuld correct things, I was woundering if you can add a ep500 on one side and an ep800 on the other or should I have the same sub on either side.

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#405982 - 07/07/14 11:06 AM Re: Dual/triple SUb Choice [Re: TroyD]
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Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 1269
Loc: Quebec, Canada
i can think of 2 reasons that your bass comes from one side;
1: your x-over is set at too high a freq.
2: some of the bass freq. you refer to contain some higher frequencies (higher harmonics?) that are directional because they are higher than around 80 Hz or so.

try it again with pure tones around 30-60 Hz.
those should be omni directional.

about having 1 or 2 subs: 2 subs are ok if they are not very dissimilar.
you should not have any trouble using a 500 and a 800.
check my gallery for that.


Edited by J. B. (07/07/14 11:08 AM)
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#405989 - 07/07/14 06:00 PM Re: Dual/triple SUb Choice [Re: exlabdriver]
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Registered: 05/06/14
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Loc: Oakville, Canada
Originally Posted By: exlabdriver
Matt gave them both up in the end - great for me!

They do match in Rosewood...

TAM


I had the realization once I started to place pieces of tape on the floor and put in the cardboard boxes for the LFT1100 into the room that there would be little space to move. Those subs are pretty big so I think that I'd better re-think where and what size and get the room working for me before adding in new subs.

I know TAM will love them, and he is right.. His gain.
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#405990 - 07/07/14 06:19 PM Re: Dual/triple SUb Choice [Re: TroyD]
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Registered: 03/28/14
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Loc: PEI, Canada
Cool idea to map it out first with tape. Who needs to move when you can have huge subs! grin are you in flooring mode yet? Almost done?
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#405994 - 07/07/14 11:17 PM Re: Dual/triple SUb Choice [Re: Serenity_Now]
oakvillematt Offline
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Registered: 05/06/14
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Loc: Oakville, Canada
Originally Posted By: Serenity_Now
Cool idea to map it out first with tape. Who needs to move when you can have huge subs! grin are you in flooring mode yet? Almost done?


The project is still in the startup stages. I have learnt that it's best to figure out what you need before you start building, then trying to append the design when you figure out half way through that it simply won't work.

I have my cables hopefully coming in the next few days. The cork flooring is on order and will be picked up in the next few weeks. I am working on deciding how much I spend on the outside walls for insulation.

I taped out where everything was planned to go to make sure it all will fit and to figure out where I need to put in cable drops for speakers, networks, electrical, lighting, conduit runs etc.

I find it far easier to do it visually in the room than theoretical on paper as real life space is far different than on paper.
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#406002 - 07/08/14 01:48 PM Re: Dual/triple SUb Choice [Re: TroyD]
exlabdriver Offline
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Registered: 09/07/11
Posts: 1014
A large EP800 carton was sitting in front of my garage this morning looking in good shape. It was delivered while I was still in the rack & I was up earlier than normal for an ophthalmology appointment. UPS Tracking was virtually nil; however, it arrived out here on the west coast in 6 days, so I can't complain about that. Eagerly awaiting the second one early next week.

I do have a dilemma - my second cataract surgery is unexpectedly scheduled now for tomorrow. No heavy lifting allowed for two weeks following. What to do???

TAM

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#406003 - 07/08/14 01:52 PM Re: Dual/triple SUb Choice [Re: TroyD]
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 10878
Loc: Central NH
And the wife? Is she having cataract surgery too? wink
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#406004 - 07/08/14 02:02 PM Re: Dual/triple SUb Choice [Re: TroyD]
exlabdriver Offline
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Registered: 09/07/11
Posts: 1014
Hmmm - never thought of that...

TAM

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