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  • So...any advice?

    Life comes at you fast...let's just say that changes in my life won't allow me to shoehorn a used set of LS6's into my place. I can't use that WAF term for my situation...but GFAF is half way accurate. Oh...and uhhh...I can't even play my minis too loud anymore.

    Problem: The woofers in the minis will not play low enough...so I need a sub that will dig deep at low volume levels...and stay flat up to its crossover point. Huge db peaks will not be tolerated.

    Solution: I'm thinking Velodyne DD series...used of course? I figured I can use the EQ to get a flat response to includee the lower hz area. Very little boosting of frequencies will be done...but I'm willing to cut em all day to get flat. So...that's why I'm ok with the lower ouput comments re the DD sries that I keep running into.

    End result: I want bass that's labeled: accurate, clean, fast, quality, low. It has to be damn good at music and good at HT. By the way...I don't care about slam.

    What do you ladies and gentlemen think?

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    Will the Rythmik Servo Subwoofers with a SMS-1 get me there?

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    • #3
      I am having a similar problem with db peaks are you trying to limit in room, adjacent room, or exterior peaks?
      http://www.tweakcityaudio.com/forum/...ead.php?t=1433

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      • #4
        Originally posted by atltx
        End result: I want bass that's labeled: accurate, clean, fast, quality, low. It has to be damn good at music and good at HT. By the way...I don't care about slam.

        What do you ladies and gentlemen think?
        I just got a pair of Rythmik F15s and am running them in stereo...and first impressions are as described above. I have yet to dial these in properly though and use the on board parametric eq.

        I don't listen at high levels (although I turn the volume up occasionally) and these do not leave me wanting anything more for music in regards to extension and output. For comparison, they sound less warm/rich than the UFW-12, but sound much more clean and precise.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by dvenardos
          I am having a similar problem with db peaks are you trying to limit in room, adjacent room, or exterior peaks?
          http://www.tweakcityaudio.com/forum/...ead.php?t=1433
          All the above...I personally hate too much oomph in front of or behind any bass note...Give me the meat of it and then it needs to shut off. I know it sounds weird...but it's just my taste....almost like you don't know where it's coming from. And also that oomp will irritate the hell out of a neighbor (didn't know I was gettin back into this hobby before I settled on a condo).

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          • #6
            Originally posted by keenween
            I just got a pair of Rythmik F15s and am running them in stereo...and first impressions are as described above. I have yet to dial these in properly though and use the on board parametric eq.

            I don't listen at high levels (although I turn the volume up occasionally) and these do not leave me wanting anything more for music in regards to extension and output. For comparison, they sound less warm/rich than the UFW-12, but sound much more clean and precise.
            You know...it's just something about those Rythmiks that's pulling at me...sealed, parametric eq, servo... Do you have any regrets so far?

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            • #7
              I don't have one of the rythmik subs, but I've read quite a few accounts of them on GR-Research's audio circle (http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?board=16.0) and what I've read says they would be exactly what you need. You may even want to do a DIY version of one of the "made for GR-Research" paper cone servo subs that Rythmik is making. There are a number of people there who can build you a box.

              Comments I've read include "clean" "accurate" "sounds just as good quiet" "won't load the room/shake the walls" and "you'll never go back once you've heard servo bass."
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              • #8
                Originally posted by atltx
                You know...it's just something about those Rythmiks that's pulling at me...sealed, parametric eq, servo... Do you have any regrets so far?
                No regrets yet.

                I quickly dialed them in by ear, I'm sure they are running a tad hot...since my volume is usually reasonable I like a few extra dbs on the bass to get a bit more in room feel. I also set the crossovers at 100hz which is a little higher than it should be. Considering how little I've done so far, I'm amazed at how well they blend and disappear with my mains.

                I've thrown all my favorite music bass heavy tracks at them...it all sounds great so far. I watched the Dark Knight pretty loud and they didn't leave me wanting anything more HT-wise. I also tested War of the Worlds pod emerging, I didn't hear any break-up or clipping at my testing volume, and this was with the 14hz XO and high dampening setting.

                I'm not sure if these are beasts for midbass...I'll reserve judgement until I have them more properly dialed in.

                Good luck on your decision making...your post sounded like what I was looking for when sub shopping.

                BTW, I don't know if you are looking at a single or pair, but buying a pair of 15" from Rythmik's website knocks $200 off the total price. I didn't see this advertised anywhere.

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                • #9
                  I picked up the package deal Danny was offering. You'll get a good idea of how the sub will perform from the reviews, but I was not prepaired for the accuracy.

                  This is a very musical sub that will also go low enough to make the HT crowd happy.

                  But there are bass heads out there that will need more.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by woofersus
                    Comments I've read include "clean" "accurate" "sounds just as good quiet" "won't load the room/shake the walls" and "you'll never go back once you've heard servo bass."
                    And if you can get it 3' away from the rear boundary the open baffle is supposed to be all that and more so. I am strongly leaning towards trying to squeeze one in my setup.

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                    • #11
                      Don't own a Rythmic, but the 4 subs I've experienced in my system (different brands, at different times) were all subject to localization until I could shove them around the room a bit to get them dialed in to seamlessly blend with my mains. I don't know if it's necessarily sub dependent as much as it is placement dependent.
                      About a pubic hair away from being banned!

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