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Port blocking with the PB2+...WOW


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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   DonnyD

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Posted November 24 2004 - 01:05 AM

I've had my PB2+ since the first of the year but due to some chronic family illness, we haven't been able to enjoy it loud as much as we did the 20-39pc that it replaced. Having kinda grown accustomed to the 20 hz response of the the pc, I just threw in one port block and set it to the 20 hz level and let her rip.
As I said, we haven't been able to turn this monster up much at all but I did note that it wasn't as thunderous at the sweet spot as I thought it would be. Moving around the room showed me that it was definitely thunderous elsewhere but I am limited with placement so I just learned to live with it.
My GFs illness has got somewhat better and allowed us to watch a few movies a little louder lately and I've got back into messing with my system more. The other night I got a wild hair and plugged another port and set the switch to 16hz. WOWOWOWOW... what a difference! Dramatic change in "pressure" at my sweet spot and my house is shaking a LOT more!!!
It's hard to believe the difference that another port block made. It makes me wanna go back through my huge collection of movies that I bought just for the audio!!!
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#2 of 7 OFFLINE   TonyWright

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Posted November 24 2004 - 01:22 PM

Sweet! I am going to try it tonight! My in-laws are coming over for Thanksgiving and they have yet to hear my new toy. I have an opportunity to leave a serious impression. Posted Image

I think I am going to test out the 16Hz tuning on them! My wife is going to hate me... :b


Coincidentally, can anyone suggest some good DVD's with which to test the 16Hz setting? Is there much material out there that has bass information that goes that low?


Thanks.


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#3 of 7 OFFLINE   DonnyD

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Posted November 24 2004 - 02:14 PM

I was watching some of the Band of Brothers dvds when I noticed the significance of the 16hz change..... makes me wanna check out Saving private Ryan.... that tank near the end has gotta be quite a treat! U571 is another that comes to mind.
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#4 of 7 OFFLINE   NicholasL

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Posted November 25 2004 - 09:50 AM

Lord of the Rings, when Sauron drops his ring in the first scene. MAJOR LFE content there. Also Gladiator's colliseum scenes are good for a bass demo, as is Master & Commander, Monster's Inc., and Terminator 2, when the machine crushes the human skull in the opening battle scene.

#5 of 7 OFFLINE   AlanZ

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Posted November 25 2004 - 11:15 AM

Don't forget the infamous scene in "The Haunting".....I think it's called "creaky pipes" or something.....but it's the one where all the knocking on the bedroom door takes place......I love this scene cause it's all nice and quiet (and kinda creepy), and then you hear the first knock, which is nothing unusual.........then all of a sudden BAM BAM BAM!!!!!!!! lol......I've literally scared the crap out of several unsuspecting people (including myself!) with that scene......the best was when I played it for my 89 y.o. grandmother lol
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#6 of 7 OFFLINE   Eddie Horton

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Posted November 25 2004 - 11:38 AM

Try Black Hawk Down. In the "Irene" scene when they fire up the choppers there is some heavy LFE content at around, I think, 17Hz and also into the single digits.....not that any subwoofer I know of could pick that up and play it with authority.
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#7 of 7 OFFLINE   NicholasL

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Posted November 25 2004 - 05:31 PM

Ah yes, Black Hawk Down. That one scene where the soldiers are being lowered into the urban battlefield for the first time (the scene where Orlando Bloom dies), the propellors of the chopper send literal LFE ripples through your floor and bones. That is a true test of your subs ability. The PB2+ performs beautifully.