Dual SVS owners. I have a question (or four).

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  1. Steve Stogel

    Steve Stogel Supporting Actor

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    I've got a few questions. When you go with dual SVS's, do you place them "hip to hip" and right against the wall? I've got a single 31CS, and it's in the corner about 9" from each wall. Could you place them diagonally in a corner, side by side, and each up against one of the walls? How would that affect the sound? Is there a general distance that seems to work best in most corners? Could I ask any more annoying questions...wait, don't answer the last one. Thanks.
    Steve
    P.S. I posted this question in a thread that is all but burried, so I just put it in its own thread. It's not something I've ever seen discussed, and I was just curious as to what people's experiences are with dual SVSubs. I have seen Obi's tower of power, and I think it's pretty awesome. I think perhaps SVS should maybe sell an attachment that would allow for this to be done easily (hint hint). Seems like it could be pretty simple, and I wouldn't mind paying $20-$40 for a similar contraption [​IMG].
     
  2. SkiingNinja

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    Steve,
    You can do pretty much anything..it all depends on your room. I've tried a few different placments...one in front of the other in the front left corner as seen from the couch; that was nasty...bad bad response...then side by side in that same corner...much much better...response is still kinda ragged, but a nasty 20dB null @ 63Hz was alleviated.
    Next I tried one on either side of my RPTV. I was actually able to get (well EQ in) the flattest response with this configuration. I'm still not sold on it though...the SW:TPM THX intro had more slam in the corner loaded position than spread out position...I'm going to keep experimenting [​IMG]
    S
     
  3. LarrySkelly

    LarrySkelly Stunt Coordinator

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    I just re-arranged my room to get the subs back into a corner, and I have to say that I have dramatically more bass than ever before. I must have found the 'sweet spot' in this room, its better than the other corner I had them in. I have them right up against each other, out about 18" from the corner diagonally. I'm using an external xover so I was able to adjust the phase to minimize cancellations with my mains, which I run as large, sub=no, run the main pre-amp out to the xover for the subs.

    I have a pair of 16-46CS's, Samson 700, 8000 cubic foot rectangular room. Much more bass than before. The light sabers in TPM makes my couch vibrate and I don't recall that before. In fact that whole movie makes my furniture dance. I've ordered the driver upgrade so once those are installed it will be downright scary.
     
  4. Jeff Savage

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    Steve -
    I have three SVS's arranged in a triangle shape in the corner (pic's on my web site). I played around a bit with placement using test tones and the RS meter and this combo seemed to give me the best response. I kept the receiver level the same and the meter in the same location then just noted if the dB readings changed as I moved the subs around. Perhaps you could place your subs in different configurations and do the same thing?
    Also here is a link to a discussion over on the Klipsch forum from someone who took what Obi did to the next step. HornEd's Tower of Power
    Laters,
    Jeff
     
  5. TedO

    TedO Stunt Coordinator

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    LarrySkelly,

    Do you have a center or surround speakers?

    I think the way you have your speakers set, the center and surround speakers would also get a full frequence signal and if they could not reproduce it, this would be lost.

    My fronts have a good bass punch down to about 44hz, but when I set the crossover to 80hz and the fronts to small I lose this punch. If I set the fronts to large I loose all the bass below 44hz from the fronts.

    The only solution I can see is to get an outlaw 950 that has a triple crossover so I can set the front crossover at 40hz and the center and surrounds at 80hz. My sub is a 16-46cs+

    TedO
     
  6. gomez_a

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    Jeff.

    3 SVS's? WOW!
     
  7. Steve Stogel

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    Thanks for the link, Jeff. Good read, and interesting result. Seven plus foot of SVS Ultra. Yikes. Of course, talking to someone with three SVSs, you've got a very good idea of what it sounds like (maybe even more performance). Thanks again [​IMG].
    Steve
     

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