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Author Topic: EXTREME SUBWOOFER SETUPS  (Read 62263 times)
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« on: June 13, 2007, 06:48:19 pm »

Thank GOD I am not alone.................
There are more crazy people than myself........

After a Very LOUD Viewing of Black Hawk Down last night, today I replaced the JBL D145's I destroyed, well they have been hurting last summer and this year one of the two blew.
A nice replacement with a new pair of Electro Voice EVM 15B 400 WATT Woofers inside a vintage ALTEC LANSING A2 Bass bin . Running off a CROWN PB3 Mono blocked. The sand in the fire pit shifted at 20 HZ
Anybody have a nutty sub system?

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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2007, 07:54:34 pm »

Well.....................  Nutty?  I don't think I would classify mine as nutty as much as it was premeditated  :-)

I am using a JBL JRX118SP a powered sub that rings in at 300 watts continuous and 500 watts peak.  It has enough thump to get me friendly with the police.  It does sound good when there is a big explosion or some deep effects.

Crazy?  Nahhhhhhhh

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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2007, 08:22:41 pm »

Welcome JonÖ..and yes you are not alone.
That looks like one kickiní system you have there. I donít have anything close to that. I do use vintage quad amps from the early 70ís though. We canít get too loud here without a visit from the police. I see you are in Armada. Iím just a little south of you in Fraser. Looks like you have a lot of room to spread out and get loud. Whatís the rest of your system? Any pics?  You can tell us all about it by starting a thread in the showcase section here.
http://backyardtheater.com/forums/index.php?board=14.0
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2007, 11:42:55 pm »

Welcome aboard Jon! 

No, youíre not alone.  I canít say Iíve ever made sand shift (yikes!) but my twin ButtKickers and JBL sub have definitely ruined the evening for a few raccoons who took up residence under my deck this spring.

Thereís strength in numbers.  See, weíre all normal again!  Now what are we gonna do?

Thatís some BIG low end, Jon.  Very cool!


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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2007, 08:58:43 am »

I have a pair of HF26 oudoor rock subwoofers from www.outdoorspeakerdepot.com and I'm driving them with a Crown XLS402 amp.  They're 500 Watt speakers and I'm driving them with a 300 Watt per channel amplifier.  You can feel my deck shake when you're standing on it.
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2007, 09:39:27 am »

All Hail Crown!!!  Grin

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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2007, 11:11:40 am »

IT'S SHOW TIME

Web Site will up and running SOON

Friends always welcome..........

Jon Martin


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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2007, 12:08:02 pm »

Thank you all for the kind emails.

Yes, our inside theatre setup also has a extreme Sub setup.........

Below is a photo of the subwoofer set we have inside.
New Infocus 7510 DLP has just been installed / Highest 5 Star rating on this unit
Vultec screen frame seen in photo, screen removed to show backline drivers.

Please note the pair of hand painted Tiki Lamps bought in Cuba soom years ago on one of my  *** CIGAR RUNS***
Custom flicker candle lights inside, simply outstanding to watch

The backline speaker set up includes 3 sets of Electro Voice TL 606 DW subs
228 lbs each loaded. a pair of JBL 4045 Cabinets loaded with original Altec Lansing 515 drivers. Altec 291 Mid Drivers and a pair of JBL Bullet Tweeters. Center channel, two  JBL MR 802's.
Rear channels driven by four Mach  Twos, yes that is a 1956' Electro Voice Rengency on the bottom, love my tube HI FI set


 COON CREEK


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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2007, 02:24:27 pm »

CC, I think I speak for everyone when I say...
 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked HOLY CRAP!  Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

I wanna come over for a movie/internal organ massage. I think you could help break up kidney stones with that setup!

Seriously, that is just freakin' awesome.

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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2007, 02:26:30 pm »

My GAWD!

The only thing I have going through my mind as I read this is the first part of Back To The Future when he turns on that guitar amp and strikes his first chord.......lol

If you were a woman I think I would be in love!

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« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2007, 03:51:31 pm »

Coon Creek,

Nice setup bro.  Where you located?  Washington?

I'm currently running a Gemmy screen, BenQ projector and a Kenwood amp/Boston speakers.. Works good.   In my next backyard, looking to ssetup something close to what you did.

Later.

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« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2007, 05:33:32 pm »

CC, I think I speak for everyone when I say...
 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked HOLY CRAP!  Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

Yeah, that's pretty close to what I was thinking!   Grin

So Jon, you have some history in rock music?  Sound reinforcement?  Is EVERYTHING in your home velcroed to its shelf?

That's an eclectic mix of BIG gear that you don't just happen upon at the neighborhood garage sale.  (And if you do, you need a roadie and a moving van to get it home.)

Looks like you've been collecting for some years.

I love gear.  I can't help but smile.  Makes me want to go blow something up.  Wow!

<drool>

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« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2007, 09:33:03 am »

As a friend of mine said, you know that your sound system is just about right when your neighbors start complaining that they're afraid that the sound system is going to crack the foundation of their houses!  I think that you're there!
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« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2007, 10:38:52 am »

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Yes, I have ran FOH sound for a few sound companies. I collect Vintage Speakers and RECORDS I have over 4,000 Records for sale on EBAY. Over 200,000 in my Collection. Been playing Bass for several known groups since 1976' / DAD & THE BOYS , BLUE ROSE & THE SAX MANIACS
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I would like to discuss the importance of  proper SUBWOOFER levels. My setups are not set to dismantle foundations rather inhance the full response of the program material. Most audiophiles I think would like to Blow listeners right out of the water, this I think is a common MISTAKE and will shorten the life span of the drivers. This is also not a true playback of the final mixes intended. Sound meters only will help if you are knowledgeable in there use, they are a good starting point. If you can tell when your Sub's are kicking in, chances are they are set way too High
Also outboard Equalizers are very helpful. I run a 10 db boost at 20 hz and 80 hz. A 20 db CUT in the 200 hz range. This helps the low end not becoming over bearing.
A couple excellent movies to check out proper sub settings are: war Of The Worlds ( New Version ) And "SKY CAPTAIN & THE WORLD OF TOMORROW" not only an excellent movie but the 5.1 surround mixes are outstanding. One of the best, I Think in sound mixing. Check out the sound when the robots are walking........A great film for all ages and the prints are in soft film which is true to the Comic book styles intended.
Oh Yeah, Gwyneth Paltrow stars in this film.

 Regards, Jon J Martin


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« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2007, 08:45:34 am »

Hi Jon,

Did someone say subwoofers?   Roll Eyes    Grin

Now that's more in line with my idea of adequate bass for an outdoor theater.  I do think it's time I uploaded the pics I have of the system I helped Keith Yates assemble, which he then of course added more to each year.  Cool  This will be his 4th season with the BIG backyard theater system, 5th or 6th season since he first propped up a projector, screen and some speakers in the backyard.  Cool

While the subs Jon has are quite impressive and amazingly efficient, note that they generally give up the bottom end below 30-40Hz in lew of their high SPL capability.  In my oppinion/experience, the sweet spot for outdoor home theaters somewhere between the better home and pro audio subwoofers.

Great to see fun adventures in bass!
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