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#1 of 20 Eric Eash

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Posted November 12 2003 - 07:35 AM

not dogg digital, the white van scam, but my actual dog is a subwoofer. he's a 100lb Alaskan Malamute who can put out i think a 10Hz bass tone. he's huge but has tons of energy, kinda like the hulk. anyways, sometimes he like to shake off, just like when dogs get wet, but he does it a lot when he's not wet. i just realized it this morning when he did it as i was getting ready only a foot or two away from me, and i felt really low volume, low bass. does this make since. his hair is around 2in long in all places, which i think could make him sorta like that phoenix gold fan sub they came out with a few years back. i just wish he could do it in sync with movies!

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#2 of 20 EdNichols

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Posted November 12 2003 - 08:36 AM

If you can train him to bark at 10 hz. on command then you can sit on him during movies and have a cheap bass shaker!!! Posted Image

#3 of 20 Kevin C Brown

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Posted November 12 2003 - 12:32 PM

I have 3 cats that might be more useful for high frequency effects, and with 3 of them, I can get a three dimensional sound field. But getting them all in phase seems to be a problem. Posted Image
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#4 of 20 FeisalK

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Posted November 12 2003 - 12:54 PM

you'd need two cats and a dog to get a good system Posted Image
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#5 of 20 MichaelDDD

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Posted November 12 2003 - 01:11 PM

Posted Image Cute thread.

I'm a car audio nut...less now than in previous years. Now all my money goes to HT. Posted Image But I DO remember that Phoenix Gold "fan sub". Looked like the drum out of a washing machine. Posted Image
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Posted November 13 2003 - 12:44 AM

I find my self paying more attention to sounds when I’m out and about, to see just how accurate the sound guys are when mixing DVD soundtracks. Well they are dead on the newer DVD's, try it out. 18 wheelers, planes, street traffic, background noise, all sound like they do when watching movies lately. There is a rock quarry near by and when they are doing heavy blasting (very rare) you can hear and feel it, sometimes shakes the house a tad. So the sound engineer’s are pretty close to the real thing.
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#7 of 20 Steve_Ma

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Posted November 13 2003 - 10:52 AM

I'm with FeisalK. However, if you are stuck on dogs, and have no room for cats in the budget, I might suggest getting a smaller dog to cover the upper frequencies. Something along the lines of a poodle or a small terrier should compliment your existing Malamute nicelly.

#8 of 20 Kevin C Brown

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Posted November 13 2003 - 05:25 PM

I "listen" to soundtracks too. Can anyone else sometimes tell how bad a remix is from older 1.0 or 2.0 soundtracks to 5.1? Saw (listened) to one maybe 6 weeks ago that just made me cringe. Usually the panning is over the top.
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#9 of 20 Eric Eash

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Posted November 13 2003 - 05:48 PM

i also have a smaller 20lb mutt. i sorta have 2.1 stereo right now, but the little guy gets tired running back and forth barking the left and right channels! lol! when my mal is not shaking a steady 10Hz tone, he also growls from 20Hz-80Hz and then howls up to around the crossover for my little dog at around 500Hz.

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#10 of 20 Scott Merryfield

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Posted November 14 2003 - 12:24 AM

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My dog is a subwoofer...

That's certainly better than your subwoofer being a dog. Posted Image

#11 of 20 Eric Eash

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Posted November 14 2003 - 07:56 PM

no, once my 530L dual AV15 is finished, i expect it to be more like a bear.

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#12 of 20 Bart

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Posted November 23 2003 - 05:34 AM

I'm just catching up on my HTF reading and I think this is the funniest thing I've ever heard in this forum:

"However, if you are stuck on dogs, and have no room for cats in the budget, I might suggest getting a smaller dog to cover the upper frequencies. Something along the lines of a poodle or a small terrier should compliment your existing Malamute nicely."

Thanks for the laughs, Steve!

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#13 of 20 JessPrice

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Posted November 23 2003 - 10:14 AM

Yeah I had that subwoofer. It was a Phoenix Gold Cyclone. I had 3 actually, and I still got pictures if anyone wants to see them, PM me.

#14 of 20 Eric Eash

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Posted November 23 2003 - 07:44 PM

i also thought it was the funniest thing once i realized it. i so wish one of you guys could be here when he does it. i swear i'm going to put a RS meter to him and get some readings. Jess, how'd those subs sound? i wonder why they discontinued it?

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#15 of 20 Todd Hostettler

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Posted November 24 2003 - 02:32 AM

From the smell in my living room, my Newfoundland must have a ported enclosure...

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Posted November 24 2003 - 06:38 AM

Personally, I've found that a canary makes a better tweeter, but that's just my opinion.

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Posted November 25 2003 - 02:31 AM

"Personally, I've found that a canary makes a better tweeter, but that's just my opinion."

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#18 of 20 John_V

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Posted November 25 2003 - 05:14 AM

From the smell in my living room, my Newfoundland must have a ported enclosure...


If my dog had a sealed enclosure, I'd never need to let him outside!
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More good dog/subwoofer jokes, please!

#19 of 20 Rajeev_s

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Posted November 25 2003 - 05:15 AM

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have a cheap bass shaker!!!


CHEAP !!! They cost probably close to mid to high end Subwoofes over the entire life of the dog.

How about building a Dog Waveguide, Jewel Cube, Lifestyle(patended by BOSE) Subwoofer?

#20 of 20 Tab Nichols

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Posted November 26 2003 - 07:26 AM

I think they discontinued them due to lack of sales.... They sounded really good, just not extremely loud. The sensitivity was horrible, if I recall...
They were common on the Sound Quality circut, as they were VERY accurate.

Id pick one up if I was to get a good enough deal on it....





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