A good bass test cd needed fast!

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  1. Jose G

    Jose G Supporting Actor

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    I've ordered the stryke test disk- a long time ago! The disk was sent to the wrong address- could have been my typo (I don't think so but could have been). The disk was resent last tuesday- not this tuesday that just passed- and still no disk. [​IMG] Now I'm a pretty patient man, but if there isn't a disk in the mail tomorrow, I'm going to blow! So...sorry about the rant...I need to buy a test disk that I can get fairly quickly. I've looked to the SVS site but can't find anything there. I want this disk specifically to tweak my sub- warbles and such. What else is out there?

    Note: I'm sure stryke does a great job for the most part and they did get back to me quickly each time I inquired, but still no disk after today bugs me...and it could be a mail problem, but....anyway- you get the point! What else is out there?
     
  2. DaveVan

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    Heres a quickie [​IMG]
    Bass Test MP3

    Shows how bad my computer sub is anyway, starts to fall off at 150Hz, all but gone at 90Hz :b
     
  3. Khoa Tran

    Khoa Tran Supporting Actor

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    My minis took it down to around 70 and went down hill from there....for some reason when i was sitting in the room, i could barely hear or feel the bass...but at the same time my brother was out in the living room and he said that he could hear and feel a lot of it...either my senses are really bad right now or the positions of my speakers are really bad....
     
  4. Sebastian

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    I feel ya,
    the same thing happened to my CD with Stryke. It took almost a month to get it. Try electronic stores or car audio shops. Good luck!
     
  5. Kevin C Brown

    Kevin C Brown Producer

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  6. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Khoa,

    No your senses are not off (nor are your brothers) the bass
    is more powerful in the adjacent room because the sound
    waves are hitting the walls and gaining amplitude from the
    room boundries.

    I can run my rig at 30 (that is around 70Db) and it's nice
    and smooth in the living room no overpowering bass. Go into
    my computer room and you can barely stand it (feels like a
    20Db gain in that room!)
     
  7. Cam S

    Cam S Screenwriter

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    I get the same effect in my computer room Brett, and my computer room is 40 feet from my sub!! All my pictures in here shack and rattle, it's awsome! haha
     
  8. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Cam,

    Yep it's like twice the volume and you get it for free..
    Hey maybe it's a good idea to place the sub in a whole other
    room than where your Mid and Tweets are.. Your certain to
    get lots of gain [​IMG]

    P.S. I checked out your web site.. Great photography!
     
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  10. Edward J M

    Edward J M Cinematographer

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    Go here and burn your own 1/12 octave mp3 disc. 10-100 Hz Each tone is 10 seconds. Leaves plenty of time to read meter and write down SPL.

    I have a custom Excel spread sheet already done for my 20-39PC+. I can e-mail it to you and all you need to do is plug in the data.

    You also need to include the RS Correction Factor if that is your meter. The spread sheet does not include that, because I use a B&K SPL meter which needs no correction factor.

    http://www2.markfitzsimmons.com:8000/gomer/

    Regards,

    Ed
     
  11. JimmyK

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  12. Jose G

    Jose G Supporting Actor

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    Unfortunatley, I don't have a burner- I actually have the tones on my computers hard drive, but don't have a way to burn them[​IMG] That's why I need to buy the disk- much less than upgrading the hardware [​IMG] Hey, thanks for all the suggestions everyone- I'm going to go click on those links now.
     
  13. Jose G

    Jose G Supporting Actor

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    Kevin,
    If you don't mind telling, what specific "different things" do you like the Autosound and Stryke test disks for?

    Brett,
    Does the "bass gaining amplitude from the room boundries" mean that my neighbors hate me? [​IMG]

    Cam,
    Are you doing what I think you're doing to that poor cow?
    (please don't answer) [​IMG]

    Edward
    I'll take you up on the Excel spread sheet e mail

    Thanks to all-have a great day!
    José
     
  14. Brian Bunge

    Brian Bunge Producer

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    Jose,

    Parts Express sells all 3 Stereophile Test CD's. I have the third one and it's a great disc along with my Stryke CD.
     
  15. Jose G

    Jose G Supporting Actor

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    Thanks, Brian. Do you think I should get that 3rd disk or is the pack of three worth having- I'm assuming I will eventually end up with the Stryke disk, too. I went to PartsExpress and also found CD's such as the BASS MEKANIK CD's with 14 test tone tracks, 20 test tone tracks including a 20 kHz to 20 Hz sine sweep, tones from 20-99Hz individually indexed, 74 testing tracks with pink noise, tone sweeps and separate test tones, etc. SO MANY CHOICES! Can you or someone give me a heads up to which of these to choose from. Or is the 3rd stereophile disk all I need. Sorry if I'm displaying my anxiety over not having received my stryk disk yet.

    This is the link: PartsExpress

    Note: you have to write in Test CD in the search on that page.
     
  16. JimPeitersen

    JimPeitersen Second Unit

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    Jose,
    All the above mentioned discs will be fine for your needs. While I don't have the Bass Mekanik CD myself, I do have a few friends who do and from what I have seen it is actually quite useful. It is aimed at the car-audio crowd, but can be used to dial-in your HT.
    JP
     
  17. Khoa Tran

    Khoa Tran Supporting Actor

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    that still doesn't matter even through my speakers are front ported?
     
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  19. Jose G

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    Really? That's strange! I'll look right into that- it shouldn't be. Thanks.
     
  20. Jose G

    Jose G Supporting Actor

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    Edward, you were right. I must have done that by mistake somehow. I've altered the profile- Thanks again.
     

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