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#385703 - 11/15/12 08:50 PM Re: Russian Maple vs Sorreal Pear vs Warm Cherrywood [Re: DanielBMe]
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Originally Posted By: DanielBMe
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.......



Amps have different gain levels internally by manufacturer so the fact that the control is set differently than your Hsu makes no difference, so long as output SPL is the same. Axiom used to have a very sensitive control and it used to be set at about 1/4 instead of the nearly 1/2 on the dial it takes now, makes fine tuning a little easier IMO.
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#385704 - 11/15/12 10:10 PM Re: Russian Maple vs Sorreal Pear vs Warm Cherrywood [Re: DanielBMe]
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Daniel, Jason's reply is right on as far as the setting on that control goes. Incidentally, it isn't a "gain" control; audio amplifiers have a fixed gain, typically in the 25-30dB area, which boosts the incoming voltage around 30 times. That level control is a variable resistor which can let in almost 100% of the incoming voltage to be amplified or let in almost none.

How quickly the control "opens up" can be varied widely and doesn't have anything to do with the maximum power available. My EP500 has the older control which used a typical setting about 1/4th of the way up, but this certainly doesn't mean that it has more power than yours which uses about a half way setting.
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#385709 - 11/16/12 08:45 AM Re: Russian Maple vs Sorreal Pear vs Warm Cherrywood [Re: DanielBMe]
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Thanks guys!

Can't wait for the weekend to give the subs a bit of a workout with the Avengers, after of course the opening tripod scene from War of the Worlds smile
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#385782 - 11/17/12 02:03 PM Re: Russian Maple vs Sorreal Pear vs Warm Cherrywood [Re: DanielBMe]
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Well, here are a few photos of my new speakers. I thought I'd share some pics so others can get a good idea of what Russian Maple looks like.

Just ran the full Audyssey setup for all 8 positions and I'm quite surprised to find that I prefer the sound with Audyssey on rather than off. Usually I found it the other way around.









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#385783 - 11/17/12 02:06 PM Re: Russian Maple vs Sorreal Pear vs Warm Cherrywood [Re: DanielBMe]
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I think I prefer the look with the grills on. What do you think?







I wish the colour was closer to this...played with the light a little..



Edited by DanielBMe (11/17/12 02:07 PM)
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#385785 - 11/17/12 02:15 PM Re: Russian Maple vs Sorreal Pear vs Warm Cherrywood [Re: DanielBMe]
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LORD ALMIGHTY! I just played the opening tripod scene from WOTW. It honestly felt like my floor was going to collapse lol. I've never felt such deep earth trembling base before. I couldn't stop giggling for about 5 min. smile
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#385786 - 11/17/12 02:50 PM Re: Russian Maple vs Sorreal Pear vs Warm Cherrywood [Re: DanielBMe]
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Originally Posted By: DanielBMe
LORD ALMIGHTY! I just played the opening tripod scene from WOTW. It honestly felt like my floor was going to collapse lol. I've never felt such deep earth trembling base before. I couldn't stop giggling for about 5 min. smile


grin

I love these posts. That is a very nice setup you have there. As to which way looks better, The news anchor looks a little put off by the naked speakers, but I'd say Barack really likes the look. wink
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#385802 - 11/18/12 12:06 AM Re: Russian Maple vs Sorreal Pear vs Warm Cherrywood [Re: DanielBMe]
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The news anchor looks a little put off by the naked speakers


That's probably cause she was surprised by the size of my tweeter... lol
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#385809 - 11/18/12 09:52 AM Re: Russian Maple vs Sorreal Pear vs Warm Cherrywood [Re: DanielBMe]
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Daniel, I know the finish is not what you hoped for, but your speakers look rather elegant in Russian Maple. Really like the grain pattern.

Glad you love how they sound!
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#385810 - 11/18/12 10:05 AM Re: Russian Maple vs Sorreal Pear vs Warm Cherrywood [Re: DanielBMe]
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Daniel, don't feel bad. I actually got samples, but we looked at them in bad light, and bought a color that doesn't match the furniture they were next to at all. But I like the finish anyway.
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