Say Hello To my little Rythmik Friends!

ThortonThorton Posts: 1,230
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Source: Roon via ethernet to DAC interface
DAC: Bricasti M1SE
Pre/Pro: Marantz AV8805
Tube Preamp Buffer: Tortuga TPB.V1
Amp1: W4S MC-5, AMP2: W4S MMC-7
Front: Salk SoundScape 8's, Center: Salk SoundScape C7
Surround: Polk FXIA6, Surround Back: Polk RTIA9, Atmos: Polk 70-RT
Subs: 2 - Rythmik F25's
IC & Speaker Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, Signal Cable
Power Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, PS Audio
Room Treatments: GIK Acoustics

Comments

  • monepolkmonepolk Posts: 971
    That's great.Nice set up.
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,135
    edited November 2017
    You get a nice goin! I'd like to replace my two NHT 12 inchers with some 15" Rythmik F15's. Salk will build them with enclosures to match my speakers. I have over 10K cubic feet on the main level for my two channel system.
    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  • msgmsg Posts: 4,894
    That was you?!! I'm on the East Coast, can you turn it down a smidge?
    I disabled signatures.
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,790
    Very nice looking set-up.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,123
    edited November 2017
    Wow, that is some serious low end. Great choice , 4-15"ers... WOW.

    What you described is what I felt the last time we went to the movies and saw either Star Wars or Guardians of the Galaxy 2. My memory is not what it used to be...

    The recliner was vibrating and I don't think they have bass shakers mounted on them.
    The bass was POWERFUL !!!! And I liked it !!! B)

    Just like you did and will every time from now on as long as your wife will let you listen the way you want to. Even at lower levels, you won't be missing any frequencies at the lower spectrum at all.

    Very Nice !
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,911
    Dude that is awesome. My friend in Bellingham and I in SoCal have been wondering why we are both getting tremors at the same time..

    Sweet setup man just sweet.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

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    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk CSi-A6
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

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    Sub: HSU STF-2

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  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,444
    Sweet Jesus, I just picked up a pair of their little brothers, the F8’s. I can’t imagine the F25’s!

    “Statement” Bass for sure
    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,230
    SCompRacer wrote: »
    You get a nice goin! I'd like to replace my two NHT 12 inchers with some 15" Rythmik F15's. Salk will build them with enclosures to match my speakers. I have over 10K cubic feet on the main level for my two channel system.

    Rich, I think 2 - F15's would be perfect for you since this is only for 2 channel. Our rooms are around the same size. I felt the 2 F25's would be no problem for music but I worried if they'd be enough for HT. I was at the point that when they arrived if they weren't enough for HT that I'd pick up another one. I never believed that I'd have to turn them down. And I'm not running them hot either.

    I know why Jim partnered with Rythmik. These subs shine in music applications.
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________
    Source: Roon via ethernet to DAC interface
    DAC: Bricasti M1SE
    Pre/Pro: Marantz AV8805
    Tube Preamp Buffer: Tortuga TPB.V1
    Amp1: W4S MC-5, AMP2: W4S MMC-7
    Front: Salk SoundScape 8's, Center: Salk SoundScape C7
    Surround: Polk FXIA6, Surround Back: Polk RTIA9, Atmos: Polk 70-RT
    Subs: 2 - Rythmik F25's
    IC & Speaker Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, Signal Cable
    Power Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, PS Audio
    Room Treatments: GIK Acoustics
  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,230
    Thanks for the comments guys. One thing I forgot to mention. I did check the next day if my wife was exaggerating about every shaking and moving..........she wasn't. I have no idea how some guys put 4 or more 18' ported subs in their theater rooms without knocking down the walls. I'd have to nail down everything in my house.
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________
    Source: Roon via ethernet to DAC interface
    DAC: Bricasti M1SE
    Pre/Pro: Marantz AV8805
    Tube Preamp Buffer: Tortuga TPB.V1
    Amp1: W4S MC-5, AMP2: W4S MMC-7
    Front: Salk SoundScape 8's, Center: Salk SoundScape C7
    Surround: Polk FXIA6, Surround Back: Polk RTIA9, Atmos: Polk 70-RT
    Subs: 2 - Rythmik F25's
    IC & Speaker Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, Signal Cable
    Power Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, PS Audio
    Room Treatments: GIK Acoustics
  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,237
    Sweet looking setup
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,677
    Thorton wrote: »
    Thanks for the comments guys. One thing I forgot to mention. I did check the next day if my wife was exaggerating about every shaking and moving..........she wasn't. I have no idea how some guys put 4 or more 18' ported subs in their theater rooms without knocking down the walls. I'd have to nail down everything in my house.

    Thick walls or good eq lol...

    But yes my 18” was making everything move in my house... and I loved it
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,841
    Hello, nice very nice.
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,161
    Freakin Sweet!!!
  • machonemachone Posts: 1,108
    Very nice!
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  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,135
    edited November 2017
    Thorton wrote: »

    Rich, I think 2 - F15's would be perfect for you since this is only for 2 channel. Our rooms are around the same size. I felt the 2 F25's would be no problem for music but I worried if they'd be enough for HT. I was at the point that when they arrived if they weren't enough for HT that I'd pick up another one. I never believed that I'd have to turn them down. And I'm not running them hot either.

    I know why Jim partnered with Rythmik. These subs shine in music applications.

    I agree on all counts! My little NHT's do a good job. Best sub placement for me was between the speakers and against the wall, speakers about three feet into room. My room is a great lesson about bass waves. Low bass sounds great in the sweet spot, walk toward the middle of room and bass cancels out then returns.

    Have you heard the Salk Exotica 3's? Nice speaker but a bit genre niche for me. The SoundScape 8's can handle anything and sound fantastic while the Exoita's mostly shine with the softer stuff.

    High marks on your setup!
    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ & Pro 11+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS* Twisted Pear Buffalo III Dual Mono ESS Sabre32 DAC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *

  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,951
    Very nice Mr. Thorton!
    I take it those are SS 8BEs with matching center channel?
    Curious minds need to know…
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  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,230
    SCompRacer wrote: »

    I agree on all counts! My little NHT's do a good job. Best sub placement for me was between the speakers and against the wall, speakers about three feet into room. My room is a great lesson about bass waves. Low bass sounds great in the sweet spot, walk toward the middle of room and bass cancels out then returns.

    Have you heard the Salk Exotica 3's? Nice speaker but a bit genre niche for me. The SoundScape 8's can handle anything and sound fantastic while the Exoita's mostly shine with the softer stuff.

    High marks on your setup!

    I know what you mean. Placement in the room is critical. I have the SS8's father in the room than the wife likes but they're there for the best sound and response. The subs I have outside the mains. Location was dictated by the doorwall and cabinet set-up but I'm able to get the best sound, low end and blending with the mains at their current location. One thing that is nice is that you can walk around the room and not really lose anything or have too much low end in one location. I do have it really dialed in for MLP though since this is where I mostly listen at.

    I've only heard the Exotica 3's once for not very long. I thought they were nice but I just really love the RAAL and accuton midrange and overall presentation of the SS8's. I loved them the first time I heard them and my feeling hasn't changed to this day. Although it would be nice to swap them in my set-up to do a nice comparison but I don't see that ever happening.
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________
    Source: Roon via ethernet to DAC interface
    DAC: Bricasti M1SE
    Pre/Pro: Marantz AV8805
    Tube Preamp Buffer: Tortuga TPB.V1
    Amp1: W4S MC-5, AMP2: W4S MMC-7
    Front: Salk SoundScape 8's, Center: Salk SoundScape C7
    Surround: Polk FXIA6, Surround Back: Polk RTIA9, Atmos: Polk 70-RT
    Subs: 2 - Rythmik F25's
    IC & Speaker Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, Signal Cable
    Power Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, PS Audio
    Room Treatments: GIK Acoustics
  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,230
    GlennDog wrote: »
    Very nice Mr. Thorton!
    I take it those are SS 8BEs with matching center channel?
    Curious minds need to know…

    These are the standard SS8's and C7. I purchased them used before the BE's were launched. I really like the RAAL tweeter and accuton midrange combo since the first time I've heard the SS8's.
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________
    Source: Roon via ethernet to DAC interface
    DAC: Bricasti M1SE
    Pre/Pro: Marantz AV8805
    Tube Preamp Buffer: Tortuga TPB.V1
    Amp1: W4S MC-5, AMP2: W4S MMC-7
    Front: Salk SoundScape 8's, Center: Salk SoundScape C7
    Surround: Polk FXIA6, Surround Back: Polk RTIA9, Atmos: Polk 70-RT
    Subs: 2 - Rythmik F25's
    IC & Speaker Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, Signal Cable
    Power Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, PS Audio
    Room Treatments: GIK Acoustics
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