in my opinion lol

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by oscarmadfish, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. oscarmadfish

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    i read the thread about what films people use to show of there subs
    comments like it made pictures fall off the wall -shook the windows-scared the kids lmao
    in my opinion a sub should make bass sound awesome
    smashing pictures and rattling the house to me is not what i want a sub for
    i would be intrested in your opinions
     
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    depends if you want REAL bass or not i suppose .. if a real sub can make cracks in the walls bigger .. then a few pictures on the walls havent got much hope of hanging on :D

    all down to personal preference at the end of the day :smashin:
     
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    IMHO bass should integrate seemlessly with the lower end of the other speakers and in so doing the sub should be invisible in the array. As should all the other speakers.

    I think many folk over cook the bass just because you can but it hardly makes for good overall effect.

    Having said that if the director intends you to hear very deep bass, then you need a system that can deliver. But very deep doesn't have to mean loud.
     
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    I agree, a well integrated sub will do what the material requires, whether that's the subtle notes in a song or the full on blast of a nuclear explosion :devil: Mine shakes the floor nicely when you give it some stick but it doesn't sound overly "loud" or imposing
     
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    hi, was a bit rushed during my first reply this morning

    right, im not a fan of over cooked bass .. i like mine no more than 2db louder than the mains.

    and also i am unable to let my sub rip too much .. as im in a flat at this present time .. so windows rattling and shaking the entire building is a :nono: .. but, knowing that i have a sub capable of doing so .. is enough for me .. until i move ;)

    i personally, am not keen on watching movies at too loud a volume .. about -10 (cal. @ 72db) is fine by me, and that way i dont upset the woman upstairs :D

    at the end of the day .. as long as your happy with the way your sub sounds .. thats all that should matter :smashin:

    oscarmadfish .. do you have a sub ? or are you thinking of getting one ?

    paul
     
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    :rotfl:


    -10/72db doesn't upset the woman upstairs? If I wound mine up that loud... well, I have... when I wind mine up that loud and walk out into the garden it sounds like the house is being demolished from the inside out :)
     
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    you got me questioning my calibration now :rolleyes: :D .. its these arcams :)

    avr300 amp volume goes from 0 - 100

    75 on the amp = 72db @ listening position for all speakers (74db for the sub) .. so watching @ 65 on the amp is the equivalent of ... ??

    :lease:
     
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    a lot less :)
     
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    now im confused :)

    if i had calibrated 75 on the amp @ 75db on the sound metre .. then any number below that will be that number below reference level ???

    sorry about the off topic, just confusing myself atm
     
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    Depends if the amp's volume control is linear or logarithmic. Someone else will be able to explain it better but basically a 3db increase in volume should theoretically double the loudness. If the amp doesn't count the volume in dB, just a scale from 0-100 say, then the sound won't vary the same amount in dB
     
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    im gonna enquire in the arcam owners bit :)

    thanks

    mods feel free to delete any off topic :smashin:
     

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