World's smallest powered subwoofer!

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  1. Rick Pay

    Rick Pay Stunt Coordinator

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    Just had the Pinnacle subsonic (7 7/8" square) delivered and hooked it up last night, WOW!, what power from a little cube! Any other Subsonic owners out there? This is my first subwoofer and my first home theater, never knew how good it could be until now. Here's my setup...

    Panny PT47WX49
    Onkyo 600
    Axiom M3t fronts
    Axiom VP-100 center
    Axiom QS-4 rears
    Pinnacle Subsonic subwoofer
    A/R interconnects

    all I need now is to get a progressive scan dvd player and get the Panny ISF'd in a couple months.
     
  2. felix_suwarno

    felix_suwarno Screenwriter

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    well i suggest you stay away from this forum. in no time you will realize that you NEED more bass, and upgraditis comes. i was trying to stay away from here, but couldnt resist.

    i bought my first ht system last november, and now i found my self upgrading to a bigger set of speakers!
     
  3. LowellG

    LowellG Stunt Coordinator

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    I am looking at the Subsonic as well. How do you set it up since it is bipolar? I mean which way to you face it and where does it set in relation to the rest of your system? Is it able to handle all the bass from the tuff movies like T2, Gladiator, etc, the ones known for bass. Were you able to find it discounted anywhere? I was also looking at the Baby Boomer as well if that one doesn't have enough bass.

    I also agree with the comment about not being satisfied. Try and be happy with what you have. I am struggling with that problem.
     
  4. peter_anderson

    peter_anderson Stunt Coordinator

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    Rick Pay: did you buy it from a brick&mortar? i noticed the list price is $699, which is pretty pricey for such a small amount of material. is this supposed to be a really mid to hifi piece of equipment?

    i am interested in one for adding the necessary OOMPH to classical music (without taking up a lot of space)
     
  5. Brian Bunge

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    Unless you have serious space and/or WAF issues, I can't imagine why anyone would want such a small "sub", if you can even call it that.

    I'd much rather spend $400 on an Adire Audio Rava.

    Brian
     
  6. Rick Pay

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    I got it for $549 from a Mom and Pop specialty dealer in Chicago. Yes, I have serious space/WAF issues which why I needed a sub this small. So far both me and her are pleased. I have placed in the front corner of the family room, to the right of my wall unit.
     
  7. Mike Strassburg

    Mike Strassburg Second Unit

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    I'd have made her loosen the leash a little! Only have room for a 8" square sub? I'm sure she's got plants twice the size of that [​IMG]
     
  8. Brian Bunge

    Brian Bunge Producer

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    Thank God my wife doesn't mind my dual 25.5"H x 15"W x 22.5"D subs using 12" drivers! Wait 'til she sees the big 15" sub I'm ready to build! [​IMG]
    Brian
     
  9. BryanZ

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    Brian,
    How did you get so lucky? Errrr, what I meant to say was you are one sick man. [​IMG]
     
  10. Brian Bunge

    Brian Bunge Producer

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    Hey Bryan,
    Here's the real kicker! Other than my rear in-walls, none of my speakers have grills (left, right, center and dual subs)! When I mentioned it to my wife a few weeks after completion, she said "I never even thought about it!" And I finished them the way I wanted them! [​IMG]
    Brian
     
  11. Mike Strassburg

    Mike Strassburg Second Unit

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    Bryan,
    I've got a 28x54 dual Tempest sonosub & 8 Klipsch towers (inclding a 85# CC) in my set-up. If the wife complains I just throw her back in the closet [​IMG]
    Seriously I am VERY lucky to have such an understanding wife. While she doesn't have the same passion I do, she does appreciate the loud/detailed sound and how it adds to the viewing experience. We normally watch movies about +5 over REF and she never complains, or perhaps I'm too deaf to hear her!!
    Sorry, no sub envy here...Mike
     
  12. Mark Larson

    Mark Larson Supporting Actor

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    I think if you want a small good-looking sub you should take a dekko at this:
    [​IMG]
    *cringe*
    Of course you'd have to tape it to your couch to feel anything! [​IMG]
     
  13. Dan Hine

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    New from Harman Kardon! The jelly fish sub!
    This guy is actually made to go with a PC and works pretty well for that application. It may also be worth pointing out that some people just don't have the room or desire for a huge subwoofer. There will always be something better, let them enjoy what they have, at least for a little while. [​IMG]
    Regards,
    Dan Hine
     
  14. Robert_Gaither

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    If size of the sub is such a concern, why not build an IB sub (only thing that would even be noticed is the grill in the wall) or get the new ButtKicker II or some other tactile transducer. Most microsubs are good for small rooms, computers, or cars but not for any serious HT imho. I have 4 sonotubes in my home main theater though I had 6 subs at one point but a former gf made me go down to two and never again (I hope never to hook up with another woman who wants micro-subs or speakers, but with my luck my next will demand in-walls).
     
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    Rick, congrats and enjoy your new sub. I know what it's like to go without a sub for a while and then you finally get one it makes all the difference.

    I don't know why posters are asking why you didn't do this or why you didn't buy the next. HT equipment is a very personal choice...obviously it sounds great to HIS ears and suits his decour and personal tastes, etc. etc. Please let hobbyists enjoy their purchases without subtle (or not so subtle) put-downs.
     
  16. Dan Hine

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    The price and performance of most micro subs imho leaves a lot to be desired and I thought I could give Rick other options also to consider (since he states he "just got this sub...") in this approximate size. Drew, don't forget sometimes when others make suggestions it might be because we think that others may not have heard of some of the other options we suggest and for the most part when someone posts for feedback most of us will try to offer suggestions that might be overlooked by the poster (isn't that what the feedback of the forums are for).

    BTW Rick, rest of your setup is nice (I have heard the Onkyo and recently the Axiom, local dealer just added this to his line up) but I can't commend on the sub in particular though I have heard the "baby boomer" (also made by Pinnacle, this was the most musical micro sub I've heard to date) and if this shares some of it's traits it should be a pretty good sub with a little less output and depth (this part is definitely an assumption based on hearing various size subs).
     
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    felix_suwarno Screenwriter

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    what is wrong with suggesting something? i personally am visiting this forum everyday because i want people to suggest me something or hear them suggesting each other.
     
  19. Dan Hine

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    Guys,
    You're right, suggesting things is great, and perhaps I went a bit overboard as to sound like I was against it. It's just that quotes like the following seem a little harsh:
     
  20. Rick Pay

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    Wow, didn't realize this thread would go in that direction, but that's one of the great things about this place. Thanks for the suggestions, all I can say at this point is that I am a very happy camper and enjoying my system thoroughly.
     

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