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Velodyne CHT-15 Vs Mackie HRS120

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by JSW, Nov 26, 2003.

  1. JSW

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    As above anyone any experience?

    I'm tempted to change my CHT15 for a mackie which is why I ask

    Thanks
     
  2. buns

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    Surely the 2 subs arent really in the same category? I think adz is the only one who knows the mackie

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    That Mackie looks damn impressive. I notice Spligsey put his up for sale recently but got no interest whatsoever. Crazy!!! :eek:

    They are about £1k new and probably decent at that price, so you'd think that s/h they'd be an absolute steal.

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  4. Ian J

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    You can't live that far from me. Why not pop down and hear what all the fuss about SVS subs is about for yourself.
     
  5. JSW

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    Hi Ian,

    Not to sure about the tube design of the SVS subs.

    Thanks for the offer may take you up on it.

    Bry
     
  6. buns

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    are they not well over £1k new? Problem is i guess that it is hard for someone to spend money on an unknown sub when there are plenty of well known good performing subs at the same money

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    Hi jsw
    SVS make box subs also with similar performance to the tube designs and in wood veeneers they do cost slightly more but are still good value,have a nip to Ian Js and have a listen youve got nothing to lose.
    Cheers Gonzo.
     
  8. Phil Hinton

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    I heard Adz's Mackie during my demo when I bought his actives, it sounded damn good to me. It wouldn't work in my room as it's main driver is a downward firer with a forward passive radiator. I didn't listen for long, but was impressed enough that it made an impression.
     
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    So THX 1138,

    What were your impressions of the HR624's and how do they compare against the M&K 750's that you had and the 850's that you have briefly listened to?
     
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    Hope the journey home was ok Phil:)

    The HRS120 is an undiscovered gem.

    It is a superb subwoofer, approaching HGS type performance.

    I hear that many people were mighty impressed by the Genelec sub(s) @ the Event II a few weeks ago.

    There are some seriously good subs from the pro market.

    They certainly should be added to the shortlist;)

    I think the HR624's totally blow the 750THX set outta the water.

    Haven't heard the 850's, so cannot comment.

    Adz
     
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    Nope. £100 or so over, maybe.

    Yeah, that's exactly it. Bit of a shame, really.

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  12. Spligsey

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    Mufu, the HRS120 did have a retail of £1299.00, but it looks like the price has gone down a bit.

    For £1149.00, it's a bit of a bargain:smashin:


    The bigger HRS150 is approx £2250.
    I'm reliably informed that this is an absolute monster of a sub, capable of huge drops into the fear zone.


    Adz
     
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    I have heard the same, its the sort of thing that will run at literally (i mean that!) ear bleeding volumes

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  14. MuFu

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    Indeed.

    15" downward firing driver with 2 x12" side firing passive radiators, powered by 900w amp.

    The HRS120 is quite a big sub (in size terms)

    The HRS150 must be quite an imposing sight:smoke:

    Having owned the HGS-18 i know the characteristics of clean, low distortion bass.

    The Mackie has these traits.


    Adz
     
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    Got stuck in traffic on the M1 northbound so it was quite late by the time I got to Matt's place in Milton Keynes for a curry.
    Nice to finally meet a few more Forum buddies in the flesh. Finally got home at about 4am.
    The mackies are very impressive indeed, but it is going to be next week before I have my system back up and running again due to cash flow and needing stands and cabling. I have run each speaker to check they are all working and have been very impressed with their midrange which is really punchy with music, something the 750's never were.
    Was well impressed with Matt's little cinema room, very cosy and very low with those Servos:eek: went outside the house for a tab and it was like T-Rex coming down the street!!!!:eek:

    Slept all day Tuesday:boring:
     

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