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#1 of 12 OFFLINE   FeisalK

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Posted December 29 2004 - 01:43 PM

If anyone has ever eq'd a PS-1000 with a BFD before, please post your experiences?

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#2 of 12 OFFLINE   BrianWoerndle

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Posted December 30 2004 - 04:35 AM

I have. The BFD was much needed with the PS-1000. I was able to even out the response and get rid of some of the boomyness.
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#3 of 12 OFFLINE   FeisalK

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Posted December 30 2004 - 05:11 AM

Brian,

thanks.. thats good news indeed Posted Image my BFD is on order. should be interesting
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Posted December 30 2004 - 10:27 PM

You should get interesting results from the BFD. I used to have the same PS-1000 but I felt is was boomy on its own..... but try to sock the sub. Sometimes helps to curb the boom.

#5 of 12 OFFLINE   FeisalK

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Posted December 30 2004 - 11:18 PM

'Boomy' is a common comment on AudioReview about the PS1K ~ I bet none of them were EQ'd.

Ming, thanks for reminding, I'll try the sock - Would any of the ports be ok, or a specific one/two? I saw this mentioned on xtremeplace and should have tried it first
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Posted December 30 2004 - 11:43 PM

When I used to have my PS-1000, I found that blocking 1 port appealed to my ears. It may not be necessarily better, it appealed to me.

You could try blocking 2 ports too, but not all 3 ports for obvious reasons.

But the PS-1000, being a bandpass subwoofer design could be naturally boomy. I've not measured it, but thats just my assumption.

#7 of 12 OFFLINE   FeisalK

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Posted December 31 2004 - 12:42 AM

Blocked 1 port. Sounds tighter, if that could be a description. 2 ports reduced the volume too much. Mind you this is all playing by ear, literally.
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#8 of 12 OFFLINE   MingL

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Posted December 31 2004 - 02:31 AM

Bass sounds "tighter"?

Care to elaborate "tighter"?

#9 of 12 OFFLINE   FeisalK

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Posted December 31 2004 - 02:41 AM

less boomy i guess.. hard to say. it could be psychological.. my ears hearing what I am expecting to hear because I've plugged the port. I'll run it for a few days still, until the BFD arrives.

I'm just testing with music tho, and most of the time it's ok except on certain recordings which produce the boomy sound. after plugging the boom is somewhat less.
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#10 of 12 OFFLINE   Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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Posted December 31 2004 - 03:49 AM

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Bass sounds "tighter"? Care to elaborate "tighter"?
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To see what I mean, pick up Basia’s CD The Sweetest Illusion. The track “Drunk on Love” features a bass line with a very prominent “growl” or texture. Since there is a lot of mid-bass energy in the recording, it will come through on both the subs and mains. Turn off the mains and listen to it. If the sub is tight, the texture is very distinct and defined, just like it was in the mains. If not, it kind of “runs” together.

Another toughie is the opening track on Basia’s London, Warsaw, New York CD. The bass line has a very subtle texture. You’ll hear it if the sub is tight and well defined. If not, you won’t hear it at all.

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#11 of 12 OFFLINE   FeisalK

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Posted December 31 2004 - 05:08 AM

Wayne, thanks for the definition Posted Image I think i meant less boomy and can't tell if it's really tighter :b .. yet
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Posted December 31 2004 - 11:55 AM

yeah, thats what I mean....... Tight to different people take on different meanings.