Slightly OT... how deep does gamecube go?

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  1. Dave Milne

    Dave Milne Supporting Actor

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    Santa brought my boys a Nintendo Gamecube for Christmas. The system it's playing on includes some DIY 3-ways with Vifa P17WJ woofers (don't ask why three-way... I had leftover midranges and I wanted to experiment... and yes, the crossovers were a total pain and probably cost more than the drivers). Anyway, the little vented boxes are good to about 55Hz. Does the Gamecube generate low enough information to justify a subwoofer? I'm thinking something in the 60 liter range with a PE plate amp. Suggestions for a not-too-expensive little sub?
    Thanks
    "No, boys... trust me... it's simply not possible to connect the Nintendo to the theater system..." [​IMG]
     
  2. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    I don't have the Gamecube, but my wife got me a PS2 for X-mas and I was playing Lord of the Rings last night and there were some scenes that had some decent bass to them. I would build one.. a cheap one even.. just to give the kids the total experience.
    I built this sub for around $100 with some scrap MDF and it performs quite well for an 8" sub. The driver has doubled in price since I built it, however.
     
  3. Jack*Mains

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    Hey Dave, just a question: Why don't you think that its a good idea to hook the gamecube up to the home theater system? Sound like that would be pretty sweet to me [​IMG]
     
  4. Scott Simonian

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    It is really up to the developers of the game. There could be subsonic bass in any game on pretty much all the recent systems that I know of.
     
  5. Greg Yeatts

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    I have my PS2 hooked up to my HT. Sounds really good. Socom, Navy Seals is really good in DPLII. My wife and son were playing Dance Dance Revolution last night and the bass really had the place hopping. Even the crowd effects on my son's FIFA soccer game are fun in DPLII. Give it a try.
     
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  7. Dave Milne

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    Exactly Wayne.

    Three reasons, really:
    1) Possible damage to expensive high-end audio gear.
    2) Extra hours and possible burn on CRT FP (also expensive).
    3) Kids tying up the theater when someone wants to watch a movie (OK, call me selfish).

    Thanks for the replies. I think I'll go ahead a build a little sub. Heck, I don't need much of an excuse to build more speakers. Ya know, come to think of it, my dad could also use some better speakers for his modest theater... maybe the AV-1 or AV-1+...

    Dave
     
  8. Rory Buszka

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    I have had a friend hook his gamecube up to my HT system and it really does have lots of sub-bass information. In fact, in games I think I would really appreciate the extra tactile rumble of the explosions and throobing bass in the music, as well as other effects the subwoofer would deliver.

    Do this for a subwoofer: Use the Parts Express 120-watt plate amp and the 10" Ultimate shielded subwoofer that Parts Express has for $20. It should give your kids all the bass they will want.
     

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