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Subwoofer: Can they cause structural damage to your house?

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by tk2001, Jan 17, 2003.

  1. tk2001

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    Now and then when the whole family are out, I like to treat meself by watching my DVD movies at reference levels.

    As you can imagine the sheer volume at this level is extremely loud (to me sounds really enveloping) and the sound of the LFE effects pretty much shakes the whole living-room:eek:

    Can these really high volume levels and low-frequency really cause structural damage to my house as sometimes I'm really concerned:(
     
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    I've heard of cracks appearing in plasterboard walls/celings, and damage being done by objects dropping from shelves but not what i'd call actual structural damage.
    Put it another way my sub makes things vibrate...but nothing like the constant procession of trains passing up and down the Liverpol street line. ;)

    spence
     
  3. Nic Rhodes

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    Structural damage 'can' occur if you have the right beast
     
  4. tk2001

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    Are you refering to the mighty 'Godzilla'?:eek:
     
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    If the Beekeeper is thinking of the same story as me it's the one with 2 Servo 15's and a cracked concrete lintel :D :D

    Cheers

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    Hmmm I wouldn't be bothered about structural damage to my house but to my ears.. after all these are vital for a HC :D
     
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    Wasn't a shaggy dog story was it? :D
     
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    I would be too. 'Bloor' built my house and the wind nearly blows it over so God only knows what a decent LF blast would do to it!!
     
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    When setting up/integrating the addition 2 servo's to my existing pair my good(???) friend (and i ???) thought it would be a good idea to run the 4 at reference level 15hz, you would be well advised to if not heed at least respect my thoughts on this matter as someone who lives in a 100 year old house and that this sort of thing really is not a very good idea if you have any regard for the well being of your property/belongings. This is something that i will not under any circumstance be repeating.

    I like the next man find humour in such "idiocy" but will be happy to read about from it from others in future.

    Absolutely Definately NOT recommended (no joking)


    Steve - (stupid)
     
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    Nice one,Steve....I had a set of Linn Keltiks that I recently sold for just that reason.....far too deep a bass response in a very old timber framed house...no amount of fiddling with the crossovers could tame the upper bass hump,and the low end reinforcement was just shaking things off the telly and mantelpiece!.....had to go.
    :(
     
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    Gotta say, that these 'Servo' design subs are capable of frightening bass levels.

    Despite having only 1 HGS, it does output some fantastic low end stuff, & can well believe that multiple Servo designs can cause some damage inside a house.

    I've just finished installing my new room, so i'll give it a few years before i decide to put it under multiple Servo strains!

    Spligsey
     
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    Just slightly off topic, but of all the cinemas I've been to, I never been to one that can get anywhere near the performance of my CHT-15 - in terms of sheer thump and the fact that you can actually feel the LFE :eek:

    Anyone know of any cinema's that offers really good LFE?
     
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    UGC in Sheffield has some THX screens, I've been in one of them when I watched X-Men and the LFE was definitely more pronounced than an "average" cinema. The THX auditoriums are smaller though so the speakers probably have more effect, £10 per ticket though :eek:
     
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    Just out of curiosity, do you know on average how many subwoofers are placed in a single auditorium?
     

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