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#406227 - 07/17/14 02:07 PM Re: Dual/triple SUb Choice [Re: TroyD]
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I hear ya, but this is primarily a HT system & this is why I went with bigger subs to try to keep up with everyone else, ha!

I'll try the Carpenter SACD this afternoon. I have several other pipe organ CDs as well from TELARC that I will dust off...

TAM

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#406236 - 07/17/14 04:57 PM Re: Dual/triple SUb Choice [Re: TroyD]
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#406239 - 07/17/14 10:32 PM Re: Dual/triple SUb Choice [Re: TroyD]
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This PM, I listened to the surround mix 'Revolutionary' SACD. In my medium size room, I found that I could tolerate only a -10 Db level as any louder, it became brutal during intense passages. I both heard & felt the tremendous power of that impressive electronic organ.

I finally have a system that can do justice to these classical works. I now must try a CD featuring a pipe organ recital in a cathedral...

TAM

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#406240 - 07/18/14 03:02 AM Re: Dual/triple SUb Choice [Re: exlabdriver]
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Tom, you might try this one .
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#406251 - 07/19/14 11:59 AM Re: Dual/triple SUb Choice [Re: TroyD]
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Tom,

If your interested i have the below SACD that i'll send you. I can't listen to it.. With dual 600's it literally gives me a headache... Careful with the pipe organ stuff, you may be getting in over your head.. It sounds like a good idea, until you're picking the dishes up off of the floor.... smile

http://www.amazon.com/Revolutionary-Came...meron+carpenter

PM me your address if you want the above disk.

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#406252 - 07/19/14 01:03 PM Re: Dual/triple SUb Choice [Re: TroyD]
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John:

Thanks for the suggestion. I have some of TELARC's CDs of Micheal Murray from the past. So, much of the material on 'Organ Blaster' I already have.

dak:

Thanks for your kind offer. I already have the 'Revolutionary' SACD & even at -10 Db level, it does impress.

One thing about pipe organ music, cathedrals can handle the power much better than most homes, ha!

BTW, I suggest 'Tylenol #3s' for bass headaches, ha!

TAM

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#406255 - 07/19/14 04:21 PM Re: Dual/triple SUb Choice [Re: TroyD]
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I've been fussin with Audyssey for the last week trying to get it 'right'.

My main concern was level matching of the EP800s with each other. I don't have a SPL Meter & am reluctant to spend a bunch of bucks on one for what I would think would be minimal use.

Recently my phone company gave us a cheap, free Android smart phone (Huawei) so I decided to try to download a free SPL Meter App. It was a frustrating exercise, but I finally got it installed. I then roughly calibrated it using my Denon's Test Tones. For my usage, 'absolute' accuracy isn't as important as 'relative' accuracy.

My last Audyssey run gave a -11 Db SW setting so the Subs' Gains were too high. I ran the Denon's SW Test Tones & close-miced the output of each sub individually. Output averaged 85 Db each so I tweeked each Sub's Gain down to 80 Db (Gains now at about 10 o'clock).

I ran Audyssey again & it set the Sub Level at -8.5 Db & Distance of 24' (double the actual). I ran some dynamic music through it & it is now just fine.

Interestingly, I watched the SPL Meter during the pinging of the automatic calibration process. For normal speakers, the meter bounced around 75 Dbs & the SW around 65 Dbs (understandable given the little mic in the phone). So, for my purposed this little freeware app worked wonderfully & saved me some money so that I can Trade Up more speakers, ha!

TAM

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