True story: How I brought up the idea of the subwoofer purchase to my wife

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  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,405
    edited January 4
    Joey_V wrote: »
    I agree WLD
    I think I have wanted one for so long.
    I think... no I know the performance can be beat with F18 stack.

    All of these subs are awesome and get low!
    Seaton Submersive F2 > -3dB at 12Hz
    Paradigm SUB 2 > -3dB at 12Hz
    Rythmik F18 > -2dB at 14 Hz
    Rythmik G25HP > -2dB at 14 Hz
    Velodyne DD18 Plus > -3dB at 14.4Hz
    SVS SB16-Ultra > -3dB at 16Hz
    JL Audio Fathom > -3dB at 18Hz
    Rel No. 25 > -6dB at 14 Hz


    Internet Direct
    4 x HSU ULS-15 MK2 - $3310 shipped
    2 x Rythmik Audio F18-SE - $3360 shipped
    2 x Power Sound Audio S3010 - $3399 + shipping
    2 x SVS SB16-Ultra - $3799 Shipped
    2 x Rythmik Audio G25HP-SE - $4505 shipped
    2 x Seaton Submersive F2 + F2 Slave - $4580 shipped
    2 x Funk Audio 18.0 - $5857 + shipping

    Major Brand
    2 x Velodyne DD18 Plus - $7647 Shipped
    2 x JL Audio Fathom f113v2 - $9000
    2 x REL Acoustics No. 25 - $15,000
    2 x Paradigm SUB 2 - $21,000
    2 x JL Audio Gotham g213 - $24,000

    Add in Room Correction of choice for subs that don't have it

    As far as speaker level inputs, many subs don't have it and manufactures reccomend an adapter. https://www.russound.com/products/audio-systems/multi-room-controllers/expansion-devices/adp-1-2-speaker-to-line-level-adapter
    Once could have one custom made using higher quality components.

    Rythmik Audio is located in Cedar Park, TX by the way
    Post edited by WLDock on
    FAMILY ROOM
    HDTV - Sharp AQUOS LC-70LE600U 70" | AVR/Streamer - Onkyo TX-NR3008 | Amp - Parasound HCA-1203A
    Blu-Ray/Media/Gaming - Sony PS3-320GB / Microsoft Xbox One | Broadcast - Xfinity X1 Platform
    Front Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Center Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Rear Spkrs - Artison Portrait LRS
    Sub - DIY Stereo Integrity HT 15 | Sub Amp - Dayton Audio SA1000
    Wire - Audioquest Type 4, BJC Belden 5000 | HDMI - BJC Belden | Power Cables - Pangea | Surge - Monster
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,876
    WLDock wrote: »
    Joey_V wrote: »
    I agree WLD
    I think I have wanted one for so long.
    I think... no I know the performance can be beat with F18 stack.

    All of these subs are awesome and get low!
    Seaton Submersive F2 > -3dB at 12Hz
    Paradigm SUB 2 > -3dB at 12Hz
    Rythmik F18 > -2dB at 14 Hz
    Rythmik G25HP > -2dB at 14 Hz
    Velodyne DD18 Plus > -3dB at 14.4Hz
    SVS SB16-Ultra > -3dB at 16Hz
    JL Audio Fathom > -3dB at 18Hz
    Rel No. 25 > -6dB at 14 Hz


    Internet Direct
    4 x HSU ULS-15 MK2 - $3310 shipped
    2 x Rythmik Audio F18-SE - $3360 shipped
    2 x Power Sound Audio S3010 - $3399 + shipping
    2 x SVS SB16-Ultra - $3799 Shipped
    2 x Rythmik Audio G25HP-SE - $4505 shipped
    2 x Seaton Submersive F2 + F2 Slave - $4580 shipped
    2 x Funk Audio 18.0 - $5857 + shipping

    Major Brand
    2 x Velodyne DD18 Plus - $7647 Shipped
    2 x JL Audio Fathom f113v2 - $9000
    2 x REL Acoustics No. 25 - $15,000
    2 x Paradigm SUB 2 - $21,000
    2 x JL Audio Gotham g213 - $24,000

    Add in Room Correction of choice for subs that don't have it

    As far as speaker level inputs, many subs don't have it and manufactures reccomend an adapter. https://www.russound.com/products/audio-systems/multi-room-controllers/expansion-devices/adp-1-2-speaker-to-line-level-adapter
    Once could have one custom made using higher quality components.

    Rythmik Audio is located in Cedar Park, TX by the way

    Don't forget JTR...
    Captivator S2
    Captivator 4000ULF

    And as I mentioned above, Jeff from JTR works directly with Jim Salk to customize them if wanted at a very reasonable rate.
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,405
    edited January 4
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    Don't forget JTR...
    Captivator S2
    Captivator 4000ULF

    And as I mentioned above, Jeff from JTR works directly with Jim Salk to customize them if wanted at a very reasonable rate.

    Absolute low bass beast! Internet direct is killing it! So many opportunities for end game bass.

    A couple of custom Salk edition JTR, Rythmik, or Stereo Integrity subs mated with room correction of choice would kill in performance, quality, and beauty of construction. Still, I think Joey wants that REL. :)


    Internet Direct
    4 x HSU ULS-15 MK2 - $3310 shipped
    2 x Rythmik Audio F18-SE - $3360 shipped
    2 x Power Sound Audio S3010 - $3399 + shipping
    2 x SVS SB16-Ultra - $3799 Shipped
    2 x Rythmik Audio G25HP-SE - $4505 shipped
    2 x JTR Captivator S1 - $4798 + Shipping
    2 x Seaton Submersive F2 + F2 Slave - $4580 shipped
    2 x Funk Audio 18.0 - $5857 + shipping
    2 x JTR Captivator S2 - $6596 + Shipping

    Major Brand
    2 x Velodyne DD18 Plus - $7647 Shipped
    2 x JL Audio Fathom f113v2 - $9000
    2 x REL Acoustics No. 25 - $15,000
    2 x Paradigm SUB 2 - $21,000
    2 x JL Audio Gotham g213 - $24,000
    FAMILY ROOM
    HDTV - Sharp AQUOS LC-70LE600U 70" | AVR/Streamer - Onkyo TX-NR3008 | Amp - Parasound HCA-1203A
    Blu-Ray/Media/Gaming - Sony PS3-320GB / Microsoft Xbox One | Broadcast - Xfinity X1 Platform
    Front Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Center Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Rear Spkrs - Artison Portrait LRS
    Sub - DIY Stereo Integrity HT 15 | Sub Amp - Dayton Audio SA1000
    Wire - Audioquest Type 4, BJC Belden 5000 | HDMI - BJC Belden | Power Cables - Pangea | Surge - Monster
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 6,876
    Dual dd18 looks interesante

    Will it be just as fast as the rel 25...
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 19,973
    Go with the REL Joey. They combine elegance and performance better than anyone else in the game. IMHO
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 2,361
    Super choices there, if I had the coin, I would do the JL’s all day.
    SPEAKERS - ELAC ADANTE AF-61, TOTEM RAINMAKER, SONUS FABER SOLO, DEFINITIVE TECH SM350, MIRAGE OASIS, SONOS PLAY 5 & 1'S, SVS SB16 ULTRA

    POWER - PS AUDIO M700, LINN LK240, MARANTZ SR5013

    PRE/DACS - PS AUDIO STELLAR GAIN, CAMBRIDGE AUDIO CXN V2

    SOURCE - DENON 2910, SONY CDX355, JVC XM448, REGA P2 (MODDED) ANIA CART, REGA FONO MC, XBOX 1 S, TIVO BOLT

    POWER/WIRES - AQ NIAGARA 5000, AQ HURRICANE HC 2M, , AQ COLORADO XLR AND RCAs, AQ VICTORIA, ACOUSTIC ZEN SATORI W JUMPERS, ATLAS EOS PC, WW STRATUS X3/AURORA X1 PC, AQ CARBON HDMIs

    MISC- OKKI NOKKI, HARMONY ELITE, SONY XBR900E
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 6,876
    I am tempted Gotham.

    But no hi level is what stops me.
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 2,361
    They are stunning though. Just heard them again at the dealer I purchased the Elacs from. Amazing subs.
    SPEAKERS - ELAC ADANTE AF-61, TOTEM RAINMAKER, SONUS FABER SOLO, DEFINITIVE TECH SM350, MIRAGE OASIS, SONOS PLAY 5 & 1'S, SVS SB16 ULTRA

    POWER - PS AUDIO M700, LINN LK240, MARANTZ SR5013

    PRE/DACS - PS AUDIO STELLAR GAIN, CAMBRIDGE AUDIO CXN V2

    SOURCE - DENON 2910, SONY CDX355, JVC XM448, REGA P2 (MODDED) ANIA CART, REGA FONO MC, XBOX 1 S, TIVO BOLT

    POWER/WIRES - AQ NIAGARA 5000, AQ HURRICANE HC 2M, , AQ COLORADO XLR AND RCAs, AQ VICTORIA, ACOUSTIC ZEN SATORI W JUMPERS, ATLAS EOS PC, WW STRATUS X3/AURORA X1 PC, AQ CARBON HDMIs

    MISC- OKKI NOKKI, HARMONY ELITE, SONY XBR900E
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 6,876
    For sure.
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • SIHABSIHAB Posts: 767
    I was looking at these as I can pick them up and afford them
    http://www.audiokinesis.com/the-swarm-subwoofer-system-1.html
    Gotta have at least two sub IMHO. :)
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 7,617
    SIHAB wrote: »
    I was looking at these as I can pick them up and afford them
    http://www.audiokinesis.com/the-swarm-subwoofer-system-1.html
    Gotta have at least two sub IMHO. :)

    Artwork stands. <3 Sticky tape probably would be needed though. ;)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • 98Badger98Badger Posts: 292
    Sounds like you want the REL Joey. If high level inputs are a must have, My bet is that is where you will land. WLDock pretty well covered the major players. Based on personal experience, forget the SVS sealed. JTR, Seaton and Rhythmik are all solid. If you are considering JL, they are nice, but aren’t in the same league as Funk Audio. I can’t speak to the other brands. I have owned a pair of Funk subs for years. They replaced JL’s. They are the only components in my system I haven’t had any desire to upgrade. I don’t play at your level of gear, but you should at least check them out.
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,405
    edited January 5
    Joey_V wrote: »
    I am tempted Gotham.
    But no hi level is what stops me.
    You're a bad man Joey!

    Two Gothams might be end game subs even at your level. Don't let the lack of built in speaker level inputs stop you if this is what you really want. High level to line level is something that was more prevalent when integrated amps did not have preamp outputs. Many have preouts and balanced outputs now. For sure its the reason that the mighty Gotham does not have them. Speaker level to low level is nothing magical. Audio amplifiers that have this built-in simply have an attenuation circuit on the input to reduce the signal. There are off the shelf products to do this. In the pro audio world for example, there are boxes to adapt just about any source level down to a usable preamp level, Balanced inputs, etc. https://www.parts-express.com/jensen-iso-max-sp-2sx-2-channel-speakon-speaker-level-to-xlr--line-level-converter-adapter--246-0131

    http://www.jensen-transformers.com/home-theater/audiophile/

    Please talk direct to the technical department at JL and discuss the speaker level vs. line level conversation. Let them know what you are trying to do. Maybe they can recommend something or put together something for you. Do you still have the mega watt Boulder amp?



    Post edited by WLDock on
    FAMILY ROOM
    HDTV - Sharp AQUOS LC-70LE600U 70" | AVR/Streamer - Onkyo TX-NR3008 | Amp - Parasound HCA-1203A
    Blu-Ray/Media/Gaming - Sony PS3-320GB / Microsoft Xbox One | Broadcast - Xfinity X1 Platform
    Front Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Center Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Rear Spkrs - Artison Portrait LRS
    Sub - DIY Stereo Integrity HT 15 | Sub Amp - Dayton Audio SA1000
    Wire - Audioquest Type 4, BJC Belden 5000 | HDMI - BJC Belden | Power Cables - Pangea | Surge - Monster
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 6,876
    98 - thx for the info, I will look into it. I’m not into diy so I hope it’s not that.

    WLD - yes I still have the Boulder and while I plan on getting a tube amp at some point for variety, I won’t be replacing the Boulder unless I can afford a bigger Boulder.

    Interesting you bring up the balanced inputs of the Gotham.

    Can you look at this preamp and see if it works with the Gotham.

    I don’t have that ARC anniv pre but it’s on my radar for the next 18 months.

    http://kahlaudio.com/products/audio-research-40th-anniversary-edition-reference-preamp-26000-msrp/

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    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,405
    The Gotham wants true Balanced inputs not unbalanced to balanced adapters. That AR pre looks good to go with two sets of balanced outputs.

    So you are not familiar with Funk Audio? I listed one of their subs in the internet direct list I put together. They are a Canadian custom sub maker. Their subs have furniture quality finishes and they are expensive even with the USD to CAN exchange rate.
    https://www.funkaudio.ca/
    https://www.facebook.com/funkaudio.ca/


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    FAMILY ROOM
    HDTV - Sharp AQUOS LC-70LE600U 70" | AVR/Streamer - Onkyo TX-NR3008 | Amp - Parasound HCA-1203A
    Blu-Ray/Media/Gaming - Sony PS3-320GB / Microsoft Xbox One | Broadcast - Xfinity X1 Platform
    Front Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Center Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Rear Spkrs - Artison Portrait LRS
    Sub - DIY Stereo Integrity HT 15 | Sub Amp - Dayton Audio SA1000
    Wire - Audioquest Type 4, BJC Belden 5000 | HDMI - BJC Belden | Power Cables - Pangea | Surge - Monster
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 2,361
    That’s a beautiful looking sub
    SPEAKERS - ELAC ADANTE AF-61, TOTEM RAINMAKER, SONUS FABER SOLO, DEFINITIVE TECH SM350, MIRAGE OASIS, SONOS PLAY 5 & 1'S, SVS SB16 ULTRA

    POWER - PS AUDIO M700, LINN LK240, MARANTZ SR5013

    PRE/DACS - PS AUDIO STELLAR GAIN, CAMBRIDGE AUDIO CXN V2

    SOURCE - DENON 2910, SONY CDX355, JVC XM448, REGA P2 (MODDED) ANIA CART, REGA FONO MC, XBOX 1 S, TIVO BOLT

    POWER/WIRES - AQ NIAGARA 5000, AQ HURRICANE HC 2M, , AQ COLORADO XLR AND RCAs, AQ VICTORIA, ACOUSTIC ZEN SATORI W JUMPERS, ATLAS EOS PC, WW STRATUS X3/AURORA X1 PC, AQ CARBON HDMIs

    MISC- OKKI NOKKI, HARMONY ELITE, SONY XBR900E
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 6,876
    It is a good looking sub.

    I browsed Funk's website.
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • SIHABSIHAB Posts: 767
    Either the guy is a figit or...
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,405
    edited January 6
    I remember you were talking REL or SVS dual 2-3 stack awhile back...

    Maybe you're probably not interested but here are four Seaton F18 passive slave units that you could pick up for $3600 plus shipping. They are normally $1295 each. The 4000 watts amp to drive them is $1350 shipped.http://seatonsound.net/product/f18-subwoofer/


    https://www.avsforum.com/forum/209-audio-gear/3032128-seaton-f18-passive-slave-units-4-available-price-below-each-unit.html

    Should provide low distortion impact and low end body to any mains out there. Here is a dual three stack example:
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    FAMILY ROOM
    HDTV - Sharp AQUOS LC-70LE600U 70" | AVR/Streamer - Onkyo TX-NR3008 | Amp - Parasound HCA-1203A
    Blu-Ray/Media/Gaming - Sony PS3-320GB / Microsoft Xbox One | Broadcast - Xfinity X1 Platform
    Front Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Center Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Rear Spkrs - Artison Portrait LRS
    Sub - DIY Stereo Integrity HT 15 | Sub Amp - Dayton Audio SA1000
    Wire - Audioquest Type 4, BJC Belden 5000 | HDMI - BJC Belden | Power Cables - Pangea | Surge - Monster
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 2,361
    Wow. That’s a setup
    SPEAKERS - ELAC ADANTE AF-61, TOTEM RAINMAKER, SONUS FABER SOLO, DEFINITIVE TECH SM350, MIRAGE OASIS, SONOS PLAY 5 & 1'S, SVS SB16 ULTRA

    POWER - PS AUDIO M700, LINN LK240, MARANTZ SR5013

    PRE/DACS - PS AUDIO STELLAR GAIN, CAMBRIDGE AUDIO CXN V2

    SOURCE - DENON 2910, SONY CDX355, JVC XM448, REGA P2 (MODDED) ANIA CART, REGA FONO MC, XBOX 1 S, TIVO BOLT

    POWER/WIRES - AQ NIAGARA 5000, AQ HURRICANE HC 2M, , AQ COLORADO XLR AND RCAs, AQ VICTORIA, ACOUSTIC ZEN SATORI W JUMPERS, ATLAS EOS PC, WW STRATUS X3/AURORA X1 PC, AQ CARBON HDMIs

    MISC- OKKI NOKKI, HARMONY ELITE, SONY XBR900E
  • minerminer Posts: 1,168
    REL makes the best musical subs but I will admit I am happy with my B&W DB1D that I use with my 805D3 in my family room setup - took a bit of dialing in. I also use a REL B1 with my Cremeona Auditor Ms in the listening room.
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  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 6,876
    Update

    I believe I will be going with JL and the CR1 crossover

    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 294
    Congratulations, Joey. That took some self control. Now I direct your gaze to the two-page ad by YG Acoustics for their “Invincible” subwoofer in the latest issue of The Absolute Sound (pages 6-7).
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 19,973
    You will always wonder about those REL’s... what I like about them is they can be as smooth as silk or tremendously aggressive, depending on what you ask them to do,
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 2,361
    Yes!! Awesome choice.
    SPEAKERS - ELAC ADANTE AF-61, TOTEM RAINMAKER, SONUS FABER SOLO, DEFINITIVE TECH SM350, MIRAGE OASIS, SONOS PLAY 5 & 1'S, SVS SB16 ULTRA

    POWER - PS AUDIO M700, LINN LK240, MARANTZ SR5013

    PRE/DACS - PS AUDIO STELLAR GAIN, CAMBRIDGE AUDIO CXN V2

    SOURCE - DENON 2910, SONY CDX355, JVC XM448, REGA P2 (MODDED) ANIA CART, REGA FONO MC, XBOX 1 S, TIVO BOLT

    POWER/WIRES - AQ NIAGARA 5000, AQ HURRICANE HC 2M, , AQ COLORADO XLR AND RCAs, AQ VICTORIA, ACOUSTIC ZEN SATORI W JUMPERS, ATLAS EOS PC, WW STRATUS X3/AURORA X1 PC, AQ CARBON HDMIs

    MISC- OKKI NOKKI, HARMONY ELITE, SONY XBR900E
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 6,876
    I heard dual rel 212 and it did not push me to rel. I know the 25 would be better, but I believe that the main issue will not be hi level or low level inputs, it would be whether I have control of the subwoofer ecosystem relative to my speakers.

    With the JL Audio, I can add the JL Audio CR1 crossover, fully analog unit.

    I can control high pass (where I cut the speakers low extension off at) and I can control low pass filters (where I introduce the subwoofers). In addition, I can control slopes at 12db or 24db per octave at those frequency points.

    I can also run the JL Audio subs' DARO room correct to truly improve and control the room response.

    I believe I will not be going with the Gotham 213 as I would like to have dual subs. Dual Gotham might just be enough to break the bank for me at this time... sad.

    Plus, I don't know how I'm going to lug 700lbs of subwoofers into my room.

    I believe the final set up with be the JL Audio CR1 combined with dual JL Audio Fathoms 113v2.

    Wish me luck

    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,405
    edited January 21
    Joey_V wrote: »
    I believe the final set up with be the JL Audio CR1 combined with dual JL Audio Fathoms 113v2.
    Seriously! That's still $12,400 retail worth of clean impacting reference class bass. You're doing alright Joey!

    I'm sure you've see Steve Williams system.
    https://www.whatsbestforum.com/threads/doctors-orders-part-two-the-new-listening-room-of-steve-williams.10535/page-2
    IMG_0005_zps564ab091.jpg


    IMO, I would expect to see dual Gotham subs in the homes of a multi-millionaire record executive or music artists. Just saying...

    The subs are only 19.25x19.25x16.5 and 133lbs each. If you don't have this, get yourself a good hand cart and some large sliders and you can move all of your heavy gear around no problem.
    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/AMG500--krane-amg-500-utility-cart
    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/harper-trucks-steel-tough-700-nylon-convertible-hand-truck#productDetail

    Good Luck!

    Post edited by WLDock on
    FAMILY ROOM
    HDTV - Sharp AQUOS LC-70LE600U 70" | AVR/Streamer - Onkyo TX-NR3008 | Amp - Parasound HCA-1203A
    Blu-Ray/Media/Gaming - Sony PS3-320GB / Microsoft Xbox One | Broadcast - Xfinity X1 Platform
    Front Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Center Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Rear Spkrs - Artison Portrait LRS
    Sub - DIY Stereo Integrity HT 15 | Sub Amp - Dayton Audio SA1000
    Wire - Audioquest Type 4, BJC Belden 5000 | HDMI - BJC Belden | Power Cables - Pangea | Surge - Monster
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 2,361
    I hefted my SB16 into my house by myself!!


    I have not been able to stand up straight since
    SPEAKERS - ELAC ADANTE AF-61, TOTEM RAINMAKER, SONUS FABER SOLO, DEFINITIVE TECH SM350, MIRAGE OASIS, SONOS PLAY 5 & 1'S, SVS SB16 ULTRA

    POWER - PS AUDIO M700, LINN LK240, MARANTZ SR5013

    PRE/DACS - PS AUDIO STELLAR GAIN, CAMBRIDGE AUDIO CXN V2

    SOURCE - DENON 2910, SONY CDX355, JVC XM448, REGA P2 (MODDED) ANIA CART, REGA FONO MC, XBOX 1 S, TIVO BOLT

    POWER/WIRES - AQ NIAGARA 5000, AQ HURRICANE HC 2M, , AQ COLORADO XLR AND RCAs, AQ VICTORIA, ACOUSTIC ZEN SATORI W JUMPERS, ATLAS EOS PC, WW STRATUS X3/AURORA X1 PC, AQ CARBON HDMIs

    MISC- OKKI NOKKI, HARMONY ELITE, SONY XBR900E
  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,202
    I placed 2 - F25's in my basement. Furniture sliders are a must.
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________
    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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