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Topic # 157478 2-Dec-2014 15:17
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Hi.

Based in Wellington.

Have some really nice hifi gear, but to get the performance i want from a subwoofer im looking at spending >2k.

Im looking at spending around 1200 for one huge subwoofer that will go down to 10hz wiyh a 17hz tune. Its the kjnd of subwoofer that makes things fall off walls at max volume. If you want to go cheaper you can cut the spend about 800 to 1000. This would get you something similar to svs pc13 ultra. You could build better than dual pc13 ultras for around 1500 a pair at a guess.

Im looking at the following for my build.
15 or 18" dayton ultimax driver. 200 to 280usd plus postage.
Behringer inuke 3000dsp $650 local
sonotube $150ish less if split a tube with someone.
Wood for end caps.
cabling and connectors $50.

Anyone want to join me?





HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter


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  Reply # 1187163 2-Dec-2014 15:18
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Ps. Forgive the spelling. I'm on my phone.




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter


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  Reply # 1187471 2-Dec-2014 21:24
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Damn, I would of been real keen to join in this. But I have paid for and waiting delivery of my second PC13 end of the month.
Keep us posted on how the project goes, I am keen to hear how you get on.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1187599 3-Dec-2014 02:27
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Oh nice.

I really like the look of the PC-13s, I would of bought some but the price is a bit high for me.  They had a 15% off sale last month.  You must of been quite impressed with the PC-13 to order a 2nd one.  Are you in Wellington?




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter


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  Reply # 1188257 3-Dec-2014 20:47
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Yep, I am in Wellington.
I only purchase when the 15% sales are on.

If you want to come round and take a look let me know. Once the second one arrives they will probably be hidden behind the screen so can't be seen. Right now the single one is out in the room for a more even frequency response.

I recently picked up a calibrated mic to measure with REW. I recommend this for anyone wondering where to put their sub.
Also got a Mini DSP to allow for better tuning.



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  Reply # 1188278 3-Dec-2014 21:22
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Oh yeah. Should totally come over for a visit. I've been looking at getting the rew mic too umik1 i think it's called. I'd love to check out your massive speakers my new speakers are pretty big too. Would be interesting to see how they compare. I've finally figured out how to use my new amp it's so complicated. I only have 5 speakers at the moment but the virtual rear right and rear left sounds really good that in pretty happy with the 5.1 layout.




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter




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  Reply # 1188280 3-Dec-2014 21:26
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Edit: it was you who bought the 5x svs with the huge side mounted woofers right?




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter


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  Reply # 1188974 4-Dec-2014 22:06
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kiwijunglist: Edit: it was you who bought the 5x svs with the huge side mounted woofers right?

No, that wasn't me. I have energy speakers, nothing special. Focusing on the bass at the moment (hence the second sub)
The mic you mention is the one I got. Took a bit of playing around to get it going, probably because I am using it on a Mac not a PC. The mini DSP is pretty cool, but I haven't had time to compare before and after sound yet when using it.



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  Reply # 1311190 25-May-2015 11:33
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How are the new subwoofers going?




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter


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  Reply # 1311584 25-May-2015 20:35
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Pretty good.
I think I can make them sound better with more tuning, just got to find the time.

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  Reply # 1311894 26-May-2015 11:12
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looked at secondhand factory built subs ?

pop around to or call wt audio (high st lower hutt) or the toolbox (lowerhutt somewhere), they suually have some good subs in store.

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  Reply # 1311907 26-May-2015 11:32
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Made one myself years ago with the help of an outfit who did fitting & turning so managed to get it made to a unnecessarily high standard with a powder coated box. I'm kicking myself that I sold it eventually.

Would be interested in seeing what you've done here. Any build pics?






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  Reply # 1311939 26-May-2015 12:22
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I bought
4x jbl gto1514 svc 4ohm 15inch drivers
inuke 3000dsp. 2x 1500w into 2ohm.

Designed in cad 2x sealed 230L stackable dual driver enclosures 100 x 45 x 55cm apprx size.

That's as far as I've got.




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter


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