It's a start...

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  1. kretinus

    kretinus squanto was a fool Subscriber

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    Yamaha RX-V645, JBL 8330s on mains, Klipsch Quintet for rear surrounds and center.

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    Behringer CX2310 Crossover
    QSC USA 370 (110wpc)
    QSC USA 850 (240wpc)
    Rockville SPGN124
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  2. Nixxuz

    Nixxuz Active Member

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    How are those Rockville subs? I was thinking of getting one because of the price, but I'm not sure how musical they are.
     
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  3. Rome

    Rome Holsum Honey Buns Subscriber

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    Nice pieces!

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  4. judsonw

    judsonw Well-Known Member

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    If that is just a start, I am curious what a final product would look like. Impressive set up!
     
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  5. Marine0811

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    I’ll bet it sounds good. Nice job!
     
  6. kretinus

    kretinus squanto was a fool Subscriber

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    I think anyone who sits in my theater chairs won't want to believe their $100 cheap imports. They're crossed at around 60 Hz where the JBLs start to sputter and the combination works well for me at least.

    The cabs are cheap particle board but very well braced, the drivers come in at over 10 pounds each with 2.5" voice coils, huge magnets and vented poles, pretty sure the drivers are making it all happen.
     
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  7. kretinus

    kretinus squanto was a fool Subscriber

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    That's a question that requires we go to the dark corners of my mind and we're just not ready for that ")
     
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    Nightwisher Farer In The Goldilocks Zone Subscriber

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  9. Nixxuz

    Nixxuz Active Member

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    I was looking at one of the 18" powered units, but I'm not sure on the fan sound. Still torn between DIY, a couple Dayton 15"s, or the Rockville. I don't really need LOUD bass. I just want musical and the ability to go deep if needed. I'm just too cheap to pony up for an SVS or Rythmik.
     
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  10. guiller

    guiller Toscaninichus Australis

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    Nice rig!
     
  11. mark warren

    mark warren Always Learning! Subscriber

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    Enjoy Brother! :rockon:
     
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    nice men love
     
  14. kretinus

    kretinus squanto was a fool Subscriber

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    My rack came today, so everything got moved into the laundry room, with storage shelves already conveniently located. The Adevnts are going to have to stay on main duty for the H/T until I can figure how why the sub out on the Ymaha refuses to recognize my amps and subs, or it may be it just doesn;t work period.

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  15. avionic

    avionic " Black Knights " Subscriber

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    Looking good Troy.
     
  16. hugo454

    hugo454 Gold Member Subscriber

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    helluva start
     
  17. kretinus

    kretinus squanto was a fool Subscriber

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    A new grill for one of the subs is on the way, got a bit dented in shipping, so I pulled it and the driver for sone pictures.
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  18. Nixxuz

    Nixxuz Active Member

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    Not a bad looking sub. I may grab at least one of the 18" passives for the cheap price. 2 of them for $265 isn't a bad deal either right now.
     
  19. kretinus

    kretinus squanto was a fool Subscriber

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    the subs, at least the passive ones seem to get fairly good reviews for what they are. Make sure you buy them from Amazon though, as in shipped by Amazon, Audio Savings/Rockville have a nice little return scheme going. They ship for free, exchange or store credit for defective and they pay return shipping, if you just don't like them, you have to pay return shipping, plus they hit you for their original shipping and handling fee, and a restocking fee, so you'd end up with a refund of half your money or less.

    With Amazon you;re just honest, not as advertised, they pay return shipping.
     
  20. kretinus

    kretinus squanto was a fool Subscriber

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    Finally found the replacement for the Rockville on Reverb, picked up a QSC USA 850 on it's way from Minneapolis. And since I had a ton of credits on Amazon from my birthday, I decided to add to my collection of cheapo Chinese pro gear with a pair of Rockville SPG88s, advertised as a black plastic enclosure with an 8" driver and a 1 3/8" titanium compression driver/wave guide which I received today. The reviews were all good, albeit noting a lack of bass, on the other hand it's a small ported 8" designed to be used with a sub, and it pairs well enough with my Rockville subs, crossed at about 100Hz. Compared to the JBL, the highs are crisper and more discernible, mids are well imaged bass rolls off fast, couldn't see these being used stand alone except for voice and maybe acoustic guitars, and they get a bit harsh at their upper volume limits, very pleasant at normal levels though, not as smooth as the JBLs though. I think I'll see if I can stick one of the JBL woofers in it for giggles and see what I hear.





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    I removed the collar to get a better look at the driver, the wave guide is molded into the cabinet, but takes a standard 1 3/8" mount driver, so it will be easy to upgrade.
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