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Shall I do a review of the Gemini sub?

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Kazman, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. Kazman

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    If there is enough interest in one, I'll give BK a call and see if they can deliver a review sample.

    I'll try and do some frequency sweeps too, but I'm more concerned with how it sounds for a baby sub.

    I know a lot of people are interested in this new little baby, so wouldn't mind doing a review for those that are interested, provided BK are ok with sending me a review sample.
     
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    It would be very useful for me, especially how it compares to REL Quake, MJ Ref 100 and possibly REL Stampede.
     
  3. Falp

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    Yes! :thumbsup:
     
  4. eviljohn2

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    I would be more interested in a detailed report of how easy it is to set up and use the dual settings within different system in the same room (stereo & multichannel).

    I'm reasonably confident that performance-wise it will perform at least as well as anything else in it's category and probably better. :)
     
  5. Kazman

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    Thanks guys.

    Requests noted EJ2 :)

    I want to do a comparison of it against its bigger brother as well, see how it holds up to it.

    Does anyone have a Rel Quake they are willing to donate for this?

    Any more requests for the review? Anything people want/need to know in particular?
     
  6. Ian J

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    Isn't blind faith wonderful :rotfl:
     
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    I'm interested if there's a button which will turn the LED displays a different colour. :)
     
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    Didn't I put enough maybes and probablys in for you Ian? ;)

    I do have several BK products all of which perform exactly as I described. :)
     
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    Too bad I had limited time with the Gemini. :(
    I would have loved to try it out more thoroughly even if I don't have any other baby subs to compare it with.
    It's a good way to extend the bass responce of small speakers.
    The thought of having two of them hidden close to my speakers for music almost makes me drool.
     
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    I thought you only had 2. :)
     
  11. eviljohn2

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    Plus a headphone amp. :)
     
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    Can't 2 be classed as several? :D
     
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    No, that would be a couple :)
     
  14. Kazman

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    Right, just got confirmation that BK will be sending me a review sample in Cherry shortly.

    eviljohn2 has volunteered his services as well, so should be able to get some decent techie results too :D

    Will post back with pics and initial impressions once it arrives :).
     
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    I'm just waiting for the review to see if I order a BK Gemini or not...! :D
     
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    Any news? :D
     
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    I´m also interested in the BK Gemini! Any review soon?
     
  18. Kazman

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    I should get the gemini on Tuesday..... will arrange times and dates once it has arrived and post initial thoughts :)
     
  19. Kazman

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    The Gemini arrived at work today, will probably set it up tomorrow and have a play.
     
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    :thumbsup: :D :clap:
     
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    Thanks Kazman! :thumbsup: Hope hearing from you soon! :clap:
     
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    Hurry up, i'm ordering either a gemini or XLS200 on Friday :D
     
  23. Kazman

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    I can do the Gemini vs XLS200 review fairly soon, but I'm fairly certain the XLS200 will win that hands down.

    The Gemini could surprise me, but as far as I know, the Gemini is more a rival for the Quake.

    Whether or not the Gemini gets close enough to the XLS200 to make it look rather expensive in comparison is another story :) But the ickle BK XLS200 is so good that I think it will hold its head fairly high, and probably give an appreciative shake of the hands to its little brother.
     
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    What is the Frequency Response of the BK Gemini...?
     
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    :hiya: Kazman, I'm looking forward to your review of the Gemini.

    I hope your conclusions will help me with my choice between the Gemini and the XLS200. I would like a modest addition to the lows of my front speakers wich according to specs go down to 55Hz. I'd like the lows to be a bit lower and more pronounced when listening to music. (jazz, electronic, drum&bass)

    When it comes to watching movies, of course I would like to join in on all the mad fun you guys are having with LFE but I do have some neighbors to consider. As one poster put it, or my interpretation thereof: worrying about the neighbors' glasses rattling in the cabinet, their picture frames falling from the walls, etc. will spoil all the fun for me ;) But then again, there's weekends and daytime :devil:

    Of course my budget is an issue otherwise i'd go for the XLS200 and turn it down a bit:)

    Cheers.
     
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    Here here - exactly what I want, just to add a little more depth to the lower end on my hi-fi set up.

    Will be very interested in the results...
     
  27. Kazman

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    Hi guys

    sorry there has been a delay, I've been very busy recently :(.

    I should get some time this weekend to put the Gemini through some subjective tests.

    Will be sorting out the date for the Quake match up a little later :). should be done in November though, so not too long to wait :).
     
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    That's a poor excuse. Work can wait as subwoofers are much more important :D
     
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    Ian :p :p :D

    I'm in the process of arranging dates for the test, just thought I'd let everyone know.

    It will be a match up between a BK XLS200, BK Gemini and a REL Quake :), real world subs for real world living rooms :)

    Will keep everyone posted on progress and final date. I'm pushing for this or next weekend.
     
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    This or next weekend should be OK for me as things stand. How about inviting some of the BK Team up for it since they had a hand in desigining all 3 of the subs on trial and can't really lose? :)
     

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