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  • Onix Rocket RS1000 Ninja Elite Upgrade

    Greetings!

    Finally got around to gutting my old Onix 1000's. Prepping for my new Ninja Elite Upgrades to arrive. My old XO's are finally ready to be sent off for the Ninja to work his magic! Getting a cabinet overhaul as well.

    Can't wait!!!!!






    Here are some more pictures of the removal for your enjoyment.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dwaylan...7625577919782/



    More pictures when the upgrades arrive!

    Cheers,

    Derek

  • #2
    Thanks.
    Interested RS1000Sig owner here watching...

    I always thought it would be easier to have a high quality XO and cabinet damping put in BEFORE the speaker was built!
    :)

    Mike
    HT Gear (AVS Link)
    Rk: MA WR-37-32
    Pwr: 20A, Surge-X SEQ, M1500-UPS
    Proj: JVC RS20, 128" 2.4:1 CaradaBW, ISCOIIIL, CineSlide, RadianceXE
    Cbl: DirectTV C31/700 Genie receiver
    Rec: 5308CI + XPA-3
    BR: Oppo BDP-103
    Gm: 360 Pro
    LR/C: RS1KSig/RSC200Sig
    S/R: RSS300/RS250MkII
    Sub: SVS PB12-Ultra/2
    Off: HRT MS DAC, USP-1, UPA-2, ERC-1, Ultra10, WAF-1 Ninja+No-Rez
    Off2: Gizmo, WAF-1
    TCA: 3x Gizmo 1.0or,5x v1.0M; 5xWAF-1

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mike_TX
      Thanks.
      Interested RS1000Sig owner here watching...

      I always thought it would be easier to have a high quality XO and cabinet damping put in BEFORE the speaker was built!
      :)

      Mike
      While I have always been pleased with these, after hearing the new ACA Trinity LCR's, I had the itch to add a touch of high end to these big guys.

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      • #4
        I always thought it would be easier to have a high quality XO and cabinet damping put in BEFORE the speaker was built!
        :)
        Those stock XO's don't look too bad.

        While I have always been pleased with these, after hearing the new ACA Trinity LCR's, I had the itch to add a touch of high end to these big guys.
        I am looking around at speakers too, getting bored with my 602S3's. Have fun with the upgrade, Dwayland!

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        • #5
          I was also thinking that the the crossovers didn't look too bad. You would hope so on a product at this price point.

          On the other hand, those pointed nipple tweeters look fabulous. "thumbsup:

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 1BionicEar
            On the other hand, those pointed nipple tweeters look fabulous. "thumbsup:
            Yeah, it was pretty chilly in the house today. ;-)

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            • #7
              What is the woofer/sub section like (pics)?

              Mike
              HT Gear (AVS Link)
              Rk: MA WR-37-32
              Pwr: 20A, Surge-X SEQ, M1500-UPS
              Proj: JVC RS20, 128" 2.4:1 CaradaBW, ISCOIIIL, CineSlide, RadianceXE
              Cbl: DirectTV C31/700 Genie receiver
              Rec: 5308CI + XPA-3
              BR: Oppo BDP-103
              Gm: 360 Pro
              LR/C: RS1KSig/RSC200Sig
              S/R: RSS300/RS250MkII
              Sub: SVS PB12-Ultra/2
              Off: HRT MS DAC, USP-1, UPA-2, ERC-1, Ultra10, WAF-1 Ninja+No-Rez
              Off2: Gizmo, WAF-1
              TCA: 3x Gizmo 1.0or,5x v1.0M; 5xWAF-1

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              • #8
                Originally posted by tesseract
                I am looking around at speakers too, getting bored with my 602S3's.
                Maybe we can get some ACA Trinity's out your way for a gtg/demo sometime soon...


                I'm curious to see how much of a difference the Ninja upgrades make for you Derek. Thanks for documenting the upgrade.
                Angel City Audio
                East Street Audio

                ACA, Melody, Onix, NuForce, KR Audio

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mike_TX
                  What is the woofer/sub section like (pics)?

                  Mike
                  The powered driver is fully enclosed within the cabinet, so it was easier to simply de-solder those connections from the network, hence no removal of the driver.

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                  • #10
                    You didn't opt for the Blackhole dampening material in the sub chamber? I put it in mine along with the no-rez in the upper chamber.
                    There's a fine line between gardening and Madness.
                    -Cliff Clavin

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mike_TX
                      What is the woofer/sub section like (pics)?

                      Mike
                      Mike -

                      It's just a seperate chamber with the driver shooting out the side of the box, take a look at very last post in my thread on performing the upgrade. Not a great pic, but something.

                      Gene

                      http://www.ninjasreview.com/forum/sh...o-Ninja-Master
                      There's a fine line between gardening and Madness.
                      -Cliff Clavin

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by etcarroll
                        Mike -

                        It's just a seperate chamber with the driver shooting out the side of the box, take a look at very last post in my thread on performing the upgrade. Not a great pic, but something.

                        Gene

                        http://www.ninjasreview.com/forum/sh...o-Ninja-Master
                        Thanks.
                        I didn't read your full thread, but how noticeable was the upgrade(s)?

                        Mike
                        HT Gear (AVS Link)
                        Rk: MA WR-37-32
                        Pwr: 20A, Surge-X SEQ, M1500-UPS
                        Proj: JVC RS20, 128" 2.4:1 CaradaBW, ISCOIIIL, CineSlide, RadianceXE
                        Cbl: DirectTV C31/700 Genie receiver
                        Rec: 5308CI + XPA-3
                        BR: Oppo BDP-103
                        Gm: 360 Pro
                        LR/C: RS1KSig/RSC200Sig
                        S/R: RSS300/RS250MkII
                        Sub: SVS PB12-Ultra/2
                        Off: HRT MS DAC, USP-1, UPA-2, ERC-1, Ultra10, WAF-1 Ninja+No-Rez
                        Off2: Gizmo, WAF-1
                        TCA: 3x Gizmo 1.0or,5x v1.0M; 5xWAF-1

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by etcarroll
                          You didn't opt for the Blackhole dampening material in the sub chamber? I put it in mine along with the no-rez in the upper chamber.
                          I will be replacing the material in the powered driver chamber as well, I just didn't need to fully remove it yet. Waiting on the goods to arrive.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Mike_TX
                            Thanks.
                            I didn't read your full thread, but how noticeable was the upgrade(s)?

                            Mike
                            Well Mike, I bought the upgrade under the assumption BD music disks were going to be the media type that supplanted redbook cd, where SACD, DVD-A and others had failed. As that never happened, I began building a dedicated 2 channel system after the upgrade, so I really never used them as I thought I would.

                            With that said, I found upgrading my center had a more noticeable impact than the L and R mains did for HDTV and Movie watching.
                            There's a fine line between gardening and Madness.
                            -Cliff Clavin

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by woofersus
                              Maybe we can get some ACA Trinity's out your way for a gtg/demo sometime soon...
                              I've heard rumblings of a GTG here someday. Keep me posted, I might actually have some CHT subs by then I could bring.

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