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#384702 - 10/25/12 01:22 PM Re: Russian Maple vs Sorreal Pear vs Warm Cherrywood [Re: DanielBMe]
DanielBMe Offline
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Registered: 02/08/07
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Loc: Toronto - ON
Well for one, I have to work...I'll already be taking a day off to drop off my M80's next week. Plus it's about a 3hr drive up and then another 3 back down.

I'm good with the Russian Maple. My next choice would have been a real wood finish but the cost is just too prohibitive.
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#385667 - 11/14/12 05:39 PM Re: Russian Maple vs Sorreal Pear vs Warm Cherrywood [Re: DanielBMe]
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Loc: Toronto - ON
Received all my speakers today. I have to be honest, the Russian Maple looks nowhere near as brown as the picture in the Customize section. It looks more like Beech to me.

The colour sticks out like an eyesore in my place. Colour wise, it was a mistake. Should have gone with the Warm Cherrywood or paid the $25 for a sample. I just didn't expect the colour to look so different. Oh well you live and learn frown

Now to hook it all up and bring the smile back to my face..
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#385668 - 11/14/12 06:24 PM Re: Russian Maple vs Sorreal Pear vs Warm Cherrywood [Re: DanielBMe]
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I'd CALL Axiom; maybe they will work with you on a solution. They want you to be happy.
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#385670 - 11/14/12 07:13 PM Re: Russian Maple vs Sorreal Pear vs Warm Cherrywood [Re: DanielBMe]
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Monitors don't display colors accurately unless they're calibrated.... and even then....

It's ALWAYS recommended to order a sample....
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#385675 - 11/14/12 08:48 PM Re: Russian Maple vs Sorreal Pear vs Warm Cherrywood [Re: DanielBMe]
tomtuttle Offline
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Right and right.

And I think Axiom applies the cost of the sample to your order. They might even refund the sample cost if you return it.
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#385683 - 11/15/12 09:41 AM Re: Russian Maple vs Sorreal Pear vs Warm Cherrywood [Re: DanielBMe]
CatBrat Offline
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I have a VP150 in warm cherrywood. I really like that color. It's a decent brown color.

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#385685 - 11/15/12 10:20 AM Re: Russian Maple vs Sorreal Pear vs Warm Cherrywood [Re: CatBrat]
DanielBMe Offline
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I'll try to post a photo in a few days. I don't think I'll call Axiom though. It was my mistake and really don't expect them to do anything about it, especially such a big order. Plus I'd probably have to pay a fortune to ship them back.

I plugged everthing up last night and matched my sub levels both from the exact same spot, then ran Audyssey with only one sub plugged in. It was set to +2.5. I then did the same thing with the other sub which Audyssey also had it to +2.5. So put the subs in their respective locations, ran Audyssey with both plugged in, and it set them to -.5. I upped the level by 2db then turned off Audyssey and watched a few movies with good bass.

All I can say is "HOLY SHITAKE"! Wow, the bass felt really really good! smile Way better than my M80's and HSU sub by far!
I also listend to some music and I can definitely hear the difference from my old setup. Definitelly the best decision I could have made!
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#385687 - 11/15/12 10:34 AM Re: Russian Maple vs Sorreal Pear vs Warm Cherrywood [Re: DanielBMe]
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Registered: 01/19/11
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Loc: Quebec, Canada
Daniel
did you check the phase on your subs.

when i installed my second sub, i put the SPL meter at the MLP and rotated the phase knob on one of the subs, from 0 to 180 Degr.
while playing the sub tone in the AVR.

as a result i gained at least 6 dB's in total output, just by adjusting the phase on one sub.

did you "turn off Audyssey" for real (out of circuit path) or do you mean you turned off Audyssey calibration?


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#385693 - 11/15/12 12:43 PM Re: Russian Maple vs Sorreal Pear vs Warm Cherrywood [Re: DanielBMe]
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Well I just left the phase set to 0 on both subs. I ran Audyssey with only one sub plugged in and it didn't detect a phase problem. I just noticed that with my HSU sub I only had to turn the gain to about 1/4 of the way up so was a little surprised that on the EP500 I had to turn it up almost half way, I would say it was set at about 11 o'clock compared to about 7 o'clock for the HSU.

I did each EP500 separately and they both were exactly the same.

I could try to set them both to 180 and see what happens I guess. I'm not so sure it matters as this point. When I finally ran Audyssey with both I knew they levels would be higher since I have two and sure enough they came down to -.5. Which seems in line I guess.

Does it matter if the gain is set lower on the back of the sub? do I gain anything by it?

Oh and I set Audyssey to Off in the settings after I calibrated it. I just wanted to get the measuremenets at this point.


Edited by DanielBMe (11/15/12 01:16 PM)
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#385694 - 11/15/12 01:46 PM Re: Russian Maple vs Sorreal Pear vs Warm Cherrywood [Re: DanielBMe]
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Loc: Tacoma
Daniel, I don't think there is anything wrong with how you have it set up. On the contrary, your measurements indicate a gain of 3db with the second sub, which seems spot-on to me.
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