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#147952 - 09/20/06 01:26 PM Re: LFE Issues. [Re: Robot]
Lorenzo1000 Offline

Registered: 02/07/04
Posts: 537
Loc: Winterpeg
Ok my question is this? Without getting into too much detail. how have you set up the crossovers and have you done this in your receiver or are you using the sub?
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#147953 - 09/21/06 04:14 PM Re: LFE Issues. [Re: Robot]
WhatFurrer Offline

Registered: 12/02/03
Posts: 692
Loc: Round Rock, Texas

You mentioned putting the sub in differing locations...How did you determine the locations to put the sub?

Have you done what is called the "sub crawl"? In simple terms, physically place the sub in the listening position, play a bass heavy selection (the menu from Godzilla works good as well as the beginning of Renegade by Styx) and then literally crawl around the perimeter of the room listening for the best bass response.

When you find the best "sounding" place (which may not be the best physical location), place the sub there and then re-calibrate. Make sure to note the other locations which have substantial bass response as the "best" location may not be feasible. Make sure to strive to get the phase right during calibration as that will detrimentally affect the "punch in the chest" sensation.

Another observation: What are the dimensions of the room the HT is in? Does the room open to other locations?

I have a SVS PB12-Plus/2 and it smokes the old subwhimper it replaced...this one even is better than the SVS 20-39 PC Plus I had previous to this one...I also purchased mine before the Axiom subs came into their heyday.

I tend to agree with everyone else that it is probably related to location and / or setup...That SVS should literally make the KLH whimper in fear.

Hope this helps.

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#147954 - 09/21/06 04:33 PM Re: LFE Issues. [Re: Robot]
LightninJoe Offline

Registered: 10/28/05
Posts: 558
Loc: Portland, OR
A couple of questions to help narrow things down:

1) What receiver do you have? Does it have an adjustable crossover? How do you have the sub hooked to the receiver?

2) Doesn't sound good how? Weak? "Farty?" Distorted? Boxy? Hollow, like it's in a dead spot?

NO question the SVS should stomp the KLH into little splinters.

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#147955 - 09/21/06 04:49 PM Re: LFE Issues. [Re: LightninJoe]
Hutzal Offline

Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 2102
Loc: Hollywood. (Canadian @ <3)
Well this thread kind of scares me as I was thinking baout getting the PB10 or the PB12 (most likely the PB10).

If the EP350 could be effective down to 18hz, i would vouch for it in a second.

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#147956 - 09/27/06 03:10 PM Re: LFE Issues. [Re: LightninJoe]
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Registered: 12/02/03
Posts: 692
Loc: Round Rock, Texas
So...I wonder if he sent the SVS back or did some more tweaking...?

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#147957 - 09/27/06 03:50 PM Re: LFE Issues. [Re: WhatFurrer]
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Registered: 10/03/05
Posts: 852
Loc: Toronto
Looks like someone else had a similar problem with the PB12-NSD.

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