The Mighty DLS, back in stock!

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  1. Jim Williams

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    After a false start of being told my DLS was being shipped two weeks ago, the Mighty DLS is finally back in stock. I should be receiving mine soon, I hope, and I can hardly wait to hear the $99 sub that has received so much adulation. When so many small subs sell in the $300-500 range, it is hard to believe that a $99 sub gets the kind of praise that is usually given to the higher dollar competition.
     
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    Jim, sure hope yer right. I ordered mine, geez, early January like the 4th or 5th and almost forgot about the Mighty Little DLS...off to check my status [​IMG]
     
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  4. Geoff L

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    Jose

    Did you get your server figured out?

    Hows the measuring and placment going?

    Hope things are going well and you where able to control or get rid of them nasty peeks...?

    I've sent a few emails and some threw the forum server did you receive them???

    Jim
    The DLS is a mighty little sub and is quite an astonishing performer at it give away price point. In the budget relm, it is a heck of a sub. Usable output to a solid 28-hz is very impressive. But when moving into the 500.00 price range it is not fair to the DLS or the many "very capable competitors".
    It is NOT an HSU or SVS!
    People "must keep in mind" that when most speak of the DLS they are speaking of a SMALL ENTRY LEVEL sub, (a great sub in it's price range which is basicly entry level) but dose seem to perform above that amazing price..

    After about 300.00-350.00 there are comercial subs that offer better performance/spl/extension if you really look.
    Seems the 3 winners currently in the entry level of price to performance, is the Sony-40, the DLS-10, and the "very BIG in size" Audio Source-15.
    Of course the Sony and Audio Source have been said to need to be modded to get their best performance. Where the DLS is straight out of the box, a decent performing sub with out modding.

    Regards
    Geoff
     
  5. Brian Bunge

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    Yes, it should compete with just about anything in the $300-$350 range. But once you hit $400 then you're in the Adire Audio Rava range. If you have $400 to spend, it's definitely the way to go.
     
  6. Geoff L

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    Brian

    That Rava thing is just a terriable piece of junk...[​IMG]

    Brian speaks words of truth, the Adire Rava-12 sealed, is most definitly a good step UP in all respects. Very nice music sub especialy, though it's no slouch at HT.

    Regards
    Geoff
     
  7. Chuck Bogie

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    Well, I just ordered mine... Let's hope they've got a few truckloads...
     
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    You can't really compare this sub to other direct to consumer subs like SVS and HSU. Because it's $99 direct and the SVS or HSU subs are at least $500 direct. If the SVS or HSU subs were at retail stores you would pay over $1000 minimum. What does that tell you for this $99 sub?
     
  9. Jose G

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    Geoff
    The email issue is still at hand- making me nuts. I did PM you a bit back explaining my current position since the email wasn't running correctly. FIY- Using your suggestions- the peaks are down and I'm more flat except for at 45-56Hz where I get a 10dB drop, but I haven't had a chance to move the sub and play with positioning since my daughters b-day bash, where it was a big hit for her party by the way- even with the 10dB drop[​IMG] - what do they care, though- they're 7 year olds.
     
  10. Geoff L

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    Jose

    I did get your PM and sent a email threw the forum back. Obviously you did not get it. There is really nothing you can do about the suck out except work on placement which you made mention of already.

    Sorry to semi highjack the thread though we are dealing with the Tiny Mighty DLS-10....

    Hope that working on the subs placement helps get you closer to that flater frequency response. With the tools and information you have now your well on your way to getting the most out of it!
    Keep at it, as this is part of this amazingly enjoyable hobby that can (some times drive us insainly nuts).

    Regards
    Geoff
     

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