subwoofage -- poised to be gettin' real :-)

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,065
    edited November 3
    Look at the Fs of an Altec 604E some time ;)

    Plus, don't forget -- there's an On/Off switch on the subwoofer plate amp.
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 7,817
    You got switches
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 14,813
    edited November 3
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Look at the Fs of an Altec 604E some time ;)

    Plus, don't forget -- there's an On/Off switch on the subwoofer plate amp.

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,065
    edited November 3
    man, tough room tonight -- all y'all're just jealous.

    :)
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  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 6,569
    edited November 3
    Anybody who puts sub(s) in a two channel is OK in my book. The room decides, mhardy abides.....

    Don't you need a license for that weapon? :)
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  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 6,870
    Doc's gettin a bit of boom boom thump thump??? Has Hell frozen over? :)
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,065
    edited November 12
    So -- bear in mind the only subwoofer I've ever actually owned was a cheap, 'buyout' special from PartsExpress from years back:
    https://www.parts-express.com/10-100w-powered-subwoofer--309-175

    10" "100 watt" Atlantic Technology brand ported subwoofer. The cool thing about it, to me, was a continuously variable "phase" control. Seemed a little more potentially useful than 0/180 degrees in the real world.

    Said subwoofer was capable of fairly prodigious thump, but largely of the one-note kind.

    The new toy is, for lack of better description, far more musical. Capable of some articulation and nuance... but also of great thump. This, mind you, is with the "250 watt" (@ 4 ohm) Class (D or whatever) P/E plate amp with DSP that I got for my birthday :)

    I am pretty happy with it.

    38343492471_963491fc9c_h.jpgDSC_9780 (3) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
    (note my fine hand crafted cabinet for the plate amp!)

    Now I have to find a good home for the "Atlantic" subwoofer.

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  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 4,400
    What sort of Mad Scientist-esque device do you have on top of the hamper-looking speaker?
    I will be mailing you a black power cord for that plate amp. Pearl, bisque, beige has no business in anyone's home.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,065
    I have black cords -- I thought about boiling some down and reclaiming the pigment to make a crude black paint. I could be rich, I tell you, rich beyond my wildest dreams! Hahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaa!!

    ahem.

    Here's an embarrassing confession. That is not even the same cord as the one in the earlier photos. I have two of those "orchard tan" (Apple computer colored) cords. This one in the latter photo was the one that was plugged into the erstwhile subwoofer. I do not remember why I didn't use the black cord that the (black) erstwhile subwoofer came with. Maybe it didn't come with one.

    I think I have been using a tan, beige, or grey power cord on your Reduction during its long captivity, come to think of it. Maybe it's an ecru cord. I'd have to check.

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,065
    Oh, the thing on the left?
    It's the cure for the Common Clip Lead. Partial cure, actually, since I don't actually technically own the Goertz foil inductors in those XOs -- so I thought it'd be kind of rude to go solderin' 'em into my XOs, you know? :|

    I actually thought I'd posted the photos/story here, but (if I did) I cannae find 'em. Maybe I posted them in an electric car thread, thinking "EV" meant "Electrovoice" instead of "Electric Vehicle". The latter, of course, is synonymous with "Deleted Thread". ;)

    http://www.hifihaven.org/index.php?threads/curse-you-o-youth-of-rouge.3093/

    37629795824_0ff460c13c_b.jpgDSC_9782 (3) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    I am down to two residual (atavistic) clip leads. Actually, only one clip lead -- and one disembodied alligator clip, used to hold a stripped wire end in good, tight contact with the inductor foil at one end.

    All strictly audiophile grade... the slotted angle iron, too.

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

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