Velodyne SMS-1 added to my HT

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by RAF, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. RAF

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    As a point of information: I've updated my web site to include a lot of material discussing my experiences and impressions of the Velodyne SMS-1 Subwoofer Management System. There is a link in my signature.

    In addition, we've created a new "MEMBERS HOME THEATER AREA" here that we are encouraging you to use to discuss details of your own personal home theaters and its equipment if applicable. Check it out and read the "Welcome" message to see how it fits in to the entire HTF experience. Enjoy!
     
  2. RAF

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    OOPS! Seems like I may have jumped the gun a bit on the new MEMBERS HOME THEATER AREA. The new area has not yet been opened to the general membership (only moderators can see it until it's finalized.) If you can't get to the link I posted in my previous message try again a little later.

    But my HT web site is up and running.

    Sorry about any confusion.
     
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    Robert,

    I visited your site and see you have an m&k 350thx. I used to own a mx-200 and it was an excellent sub. What is your opinion of the 350? How does it compare to the svs sub you own?
     
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    They both have their good points. The SVS is clearly superior in the area of the lowest end. (~16Hz) The 350 seems better in the upper end of the sub 80Hz range. And the SMS-1 verified this when I saw a need to use the 350 to flatten out the 16-80Hz subwoofer curve at 63Hz. With the SMS-1 coordinating everything I now have much nicer tuned room.

    Having two subs that each handle a different part of the subsonic frequency spectrum works out very well, as long as you have a convenient way to manage the equalization curve (in other words, the Velodyne SMS-1). It's almost like bi-amping the subs, or making it a 2 way system for LFE.

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    If I was forced to have only one of the two subs I'd personally choose the SVS PC-Ultra because of the stronger low end (for maximum "wow" effect.) However, there are people who prefer the smoother response of the M&K MX350THX, although you don't get the bottom "punch" as much. I'm now able to use both of them for maximum effect and it's the best they've ever sounded since they enhance each other, if I'm making myself clear.
     

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