Q: Seattle SVS (or sub) expert?

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  1. Patrick Zapatka

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    Folks,

    Is there any kind soul in the Seattle area (specifically Federal Way) that considers themselves an SVS or subwoofer expert and would like to come play with my setup?

    I am having a heck of a time getting enjoyable response from my SVS 20-39PCi, and would really appreciate a second set of ears and know-how in re-calibrating the sub.

    Of course, refreshments would be provided...

    Cheers,

    Patrick
     
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    Patrick,
    Have you read through the HTF FAQ entry that explains calibration? What are the current problems with the sound?
     
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    I could try and help out I'm in Everett but always down to play around.
     
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    Hey Patrick,

    What seems to be the problem?

    There are a few of us in the Puyallup, Spanaway area that have SVS subs.

    Jeff Aguilar
     
  5. Patrick Zapatka

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    Guys,

    The quick answer - it is bottoming out and sounds awful...

    Present settings:

    Phase at midpoint (though I have tried points all around the dial).

    Power - On.

    Crossover bypass - Off.

    Crossover - All the way to the right.

    Boost - 0 db.

    Receiver set to control crossover, and calibrated via SPL meter.
     
  6. Patrick Zapatka

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    Jeremy,

    I am STOKED about Comcast announcing SEATTLE MARINER games in HI-DEF!

    Patrick
     
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    Would any of you guys like to come over and play on Tuesday evening, June 17?

    That is almost two weeks notice (and my wife is on a business trip). Cheers,

    Patrick
     
  9. Patrick Zapatka

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    Edward,

    No, mine has a dial going from 0-180.

    It was an original 20-39PC that was upgraded to PCi.

    Patrick
     
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    Patrick, I live in Auburn and have two of the passive 20-39 SVS. Are you using a receiver or Preamp/Processor? Do you have a copy of Avia and a SPL meter? Give me a e-mail at [email protected]. Maybe we can get together.

    Where did you see the information on the Ms on Comcast in HD? I called the idiots up last week to find out any new news on locally broadcast in HD and all they said was that there were still in negotiations. But, no date! I've been thinking of adding a Samsung 165 HD receiver. But, if Comcast start broadcasting something more than just HBO and Showtime soon. I'll hold off for a short time.
     
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    hehe me to though I dont have an HD yet but gives me more reason to get one[​IMG] hehe. I think I'm gonna check some games out on our HD at work, we've got a really nice Mitsubishi Diamond 55" 16:9 HD upstairs we can play with[​IMG] hehe.
     
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    Patrick, my buddy Jeff (see above) and I could probably swing on by Tuesday night and check things out with you? [​IMG]

    I'm in the Puyallup South Hill area (Jeff's just 10 or so minutes from me in Spanaway).

    Where exactly in Federal Way are you?

    E
     
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    I might be game in coming over to take a look. I have 2 of the 16/46 pc's with improved drivers. Hopefully we can figure things out.

    It is the day before I go on vacation.

    Where abouts are you in Federal Way. I work in Bonney Lake so it would not be a long trek for me to come on out. It is in the opposite way of home though.

    Jeff Aguilar
     
  15. Patrick Zapatka

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    I am in the Twin Lakes Country Club area.

    Basically, take the 320th St. exit and head west about four miles.

    As far as Mariners in HD, they will begin broadcasting them next week (June 10-11) on channel 100. I may be incorrect, but it looks like ALL the home dates will be HD.

    Patrick
     
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    Thanks Patrick on the Ms info.

    With all of the Seattle area people here. We need a HT meeting!
     
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    I've got a BBQ going this Saturday check out the local meets forum farther down in the main forum area.
     
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    Yes, I confused myself - bypass is ON, allowing the Onkyo 989 to control crossover...

    Thanks for the tip though!
     

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