Help please. SVS Ultra and ART Equalizer

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  1. John Cain

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    I have dual CS Ultra SVS subs. I have a Crown K1 amp, and I have an ART Equalizer I bought from SVS.

    I have finally gotten around to tuning my subs and I want to connect the ART Equalizer.

    I cannot find the ART Eq's manual.

    Can some kind sould please help me connect the ART so I can tweak my Subs??

    Many thanks for any help here!!

    -- John
     
  2. John Cain

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    Many thanks..

    Unfortunately they do not have the manual on-line..

    -- John
     
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    John,

    I've had the long suffering task to take the ART 351 manual and create an on-line .pdf file of it. In our discussions with ART as a dealer we discovered even they didn't have one!

    I accidentally left my copy at our photo studio yesterday, if you are still in a pinch by Monday (I assume yours is misplaced?) e-mail me and I'll do all I can to scan it and get it up on our site.

    That EQ is probably one of the most underated pieces of HT gear on the planet IMO. I think Tom is already working with you to make sure you are wired up right, but between the manual and a bit of experimentation I think you'll find it's both easy to use and quite powerful in terms of adjustability. It's no Rane PE17 (the high end Made-in-the-USA parametric EQ we're also dealers for) but in some ways I like it better given its simplicity.

    Ron
     
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    Thank you Ron, he is and I really appreciate it.

    My problem so far is its gain is so low that even with it at the highest setting, it is waaaaaay lower sub output than without it.

    It is at least 15-20 dbs down.

    I had to take out of the loop for tonight's movies.

    I'm sure we will get this worked out.

    Thanks!!

    -- John
     
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    I haven't licked it yet, but have not had much time this week.

    I'll fiddle with it soon, probably this weekend and let you know.

    -- John
     
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    Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I am planning on getting a pair of Ultras and I don't understand why an EQ is needed. Why is it "probably one of the most underated pieces of HT gear on the planet" as Ron states?

    Inquiring novice minds want to know.[​IMG]
    Ed B.
     
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    Ed-

    Most rooms will have peaks in bass response that can benefit from an equalizer. You can improve the response by trying different placements but sometimes the last resort is equalization.
     
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    Actually to truly get the most out of any sub requires both an eq and bass traps, but eqs are not the eye sore that most traps usually are.
     
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    Ok, why are you 20dB down??? Is it attenuating (you said low GAIN though, which I would assume this is just unity gain). Should I not buy an Art equalizer?
     
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    Maybe something is wrong with the EQ because I don't have that problem with my Art 351. I have not began tweaking yet as I don't know where to start, but my Art is hooked up and it did not have the same effect described in this thread.
     
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    Maybe you guys are hooking it up differently? There are RCA, 1/4 and balanced inputs right? Could that cause the change?
     
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    John C.-- did you ever resolve your problem with the ART?
     

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