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Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by JUS, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. JUS

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    Out of interest what speakers has everyone got to compliment their SVS? ;)

    I'm interested to see the variety. Does everyone have large main speakers or have some gone for WAF satellites to complement their NON-WAF sub...(I'm sure this last little comment will raise a few eyebrows :D )

    Regards,

    Justin
     
  2. Ian J

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    M&K for me

    I don't have "wife problems" as we share a home.
     
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    Well I have mission 780s all round, little speakers that enjoy the bass boost, my wife is very tolerant, she has accepted a pb2+ and pc+25-31 in the same room!
    She prefers the dustbin's looks, so much so, I even considered swopping the pb2+ for a pc ultra?
    This seems just the kind of post that would be ideal for the new svs forum :smashin:
     
  4. JUS

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    Ian, Your M&K's are full size speakers aren't they...I Don't think you have K's.
     
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    See below, floorstanders all-round apart from SB's :thumbsup:
     
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    Bluesky Active monitors for me:)

    Ian's M&Ks aren't full size, they're the MPS1510s from M&Ks pro range; satellites which cut off at around 80hz, so obviously they work well (and need) a good subwoofer to go with them.
     
  7. Ian J

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    as Smurfin said, but I do have a pair of K4 at the rear which I think are excellent given their relatively small size and they are a pretty good tonal match for the fronts.
     
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    JM Lab Electra 926
     
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    Mordaunt Short 914's, and a Quad L Centre at the front, and Mordaunt Short 506 THX Dipoles at the rear.

    The MS914's will soon be replaced by a pair of Quad 21L's though.
     
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    Kef Q series in Cherry. To my ears the best sound I've heard with the SVS at any show or demo room. :D
     
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    7 x mackie 624 actives.
     
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    KEF TDM23F's front and back, TDM23C at the centre, and TDM34DS at the side.
    Bloomin' awsome. Can't see me ever changing speakers or sub now :)
     
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    That's what we all say;)
     
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    not sure am allowed to answer, as technically my svs has only been ordered and not delivered....Kef 9000s

    and yes my wife hates everything electrical (except one item called the big one)

    so she hates the speakers, amp, tv...the lot.... so am sure she will hate the sub!!
     
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    KEF Ref 2.2's front L/R and Ref 100C with mine, stayed the same for 18 months plus now :)

    In ceiling KEF's for rears for the moment.

    Steve (AV Forums first SVS Sub buyer?)
     
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    Definitive technology Mythos 2 front, Mythos 3 centre, Mission M7DS rears
     
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    Wharfedale Pacific Evo 30s F L/R, B&W HTM7, a pair of M5DS for the sides and rears are Accoustic Energy 3Bs. Bit of a mishmash, but it makes me happy (for today anyway :D )
     
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    We use a pair of Mission 753Fs (Freedom) for stereo only. Going 'surround' would be very expensive to match present sound quality.

    The speakers run full range. (38Hz -3dB)

    The 16-46PCi is treated as if it's bi-wired. With stereo speaker cable direct from my Naim power amp using high level connections. 6 metre pairs of cables to single banana plugs were soldered in place then shrink wrapped by my Naim dealer.

    Balancing with the main speakers was initially done by ear and completely effortless. I was utterly amazed at the ease with which the big SVS matched my speakers. The normal 'flat' gain setting is midway between 2 and 3. The sub roll-off setting is now 60Hz after extensive tone testing.

    For action films the sub gain control is usually raised to 11-12 o'clock for more impact. Though it sounds fine set to 'flat' on most films. With this setting I've seen 107-8dB (C-slow-uncorrected) on films like the Matrix and LOTR with the dialogue still at a comfortable level. Our listening room is a 30 foot long attic with sloping walls and seems to be devoid of peaks and troughs.

    Nimby
     
  19. JUS

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    So you have the lounge and she has the kitchen...that kind of sharing? :laugh: ;)

    Unfortunately we've had a long running dispute with my builder. So I wasn't able to buy my new speakers this year. I think/hope it's all about to end and I can start spending on av again :clap: Speakers & sub first on the list :devil:
     
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    Whafedale Evo 8s for the front, DFS for the back, and the matching center. When I finally get to redo the lounge next year I'll be moving up to Evo 30s or may be 40s for the front and putting the 8s as the surround back speakers.
     
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    What svs is that Mr Bond?
     
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    Looks kinda small and fat Mr Bond?
     
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    M&K for me. Work a treat :thumbsup:

    PS Stuff what her-in-doors says. I just went and bought my entire HC setup without her knowing :devil: But then again I am in desperate need of a :censored: right now :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    I'm not Mr Bond, but I think it's PB12-ISD. Looks quite small though...
     
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    ya, its a pb12-isd, but at 80 lbs, small was not the first word I would use to describe it, especially when lifting it. I'm in the process of upgrading to a smaller/lighter pc-ultra which will be much eaiser to move around because at least I can wrap my arms around it.
     
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    Without wishing to alter your desire to own a PC Ultra you shouldn't have to move the sub around that much. Well, not once you have it calibrated properly.

    But there are much easier ways to move heavy, awkward objects. If you roll it onto an old blanket, rug or eiderdown you can move very heavy objects easily on carpet or any other smooth surface. You simply drag the blanket by the corners. Don't try and push the object itself.

    The thing to watch out for is damaging or marking the object being moved if it should rub through the transporting rug (or blanket or whatever) Multiple layers of blankets or rugs will help here. Don't blame me if you damage something through your own carelessness.

    If feet are easily removable then do so. That puts the invisible side of the heavy object downwards where it is least likely to show damage. You can put the feet back on when the object has found its new home.

    Moving the cylinders is a piece of cake in comparison. You just tip it slightly and roll it around. With a little practice you could get work in a brewery.

    While the cylinders may have a smaller footprint they are much taller and obviously more noticeable. I favour placing a table lamp on top when not in use if you have partner acceptance problems. It makes the cylinder look like it has a furnishing purpose rather than to simply act as a bass megaphone.

    Creative use of cloth draped over or around the cyclinder can add a touch of drama to a room. The sub needs to breathe freely when in use though. So the cloth (and lamp) need to be removed or a large hole cut in the cloth where it fits over the top.

    Do not place pot plants on top. Water spills will be very costly.

    A scottish version could have the clan tartan wrapped neatly round and pinned. Sporans and dirks are optional. :)

    I think that's enough rambling for one post. ;-)

    Regards
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  28. JUS

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    Blimey! You never know what type of advice you ganna get here. All I need now is for grandma to come on-line and tell me how to knit a sub warmer :laugh: :clown:
     
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    That'll be Nimby :) ;)
     
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    I am your grandmother! :devil:

    You obviously missed our Barbie-insired SVS cylinder dressmaking class. :D

    My sympathies are always with those who aspire to a subwoofer in the maturer sizes. Any advice I can offer to allow people to fulfill that desire isn't a complete waste of effort. There are those amongst us who also have to satisfy the nestmaking needs of a partner.

    So if the better 'arf gets bolshy you should always have a fallback Plan B ready and waiting. Even if it involves pink chiffon bows and lace doilies. :cool:

    Regards
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