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post #1 of 18 Old 12-26-07, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Samson S-Convert (alt. to ART Cleanbox)




http://www.samsontech.com/products/p...fm?prodID=1699

This can be easily found on the net and also in some retail stores (I bought it locally at Sam Ash). It is usually $49.99. I haven't opened it up yet, but if someone would like me to, I could. I decided to measure the low end FR of it though, to compare it to the more common ART Cleanbox. Judging the results, I think it is superior out of the box.



I've indicated the -3dB point, which is 6.8Hz. The -2dB point is 9Hz and the -1dB point is 13.6Hz.

-1dB = 13.6Hz
-2dB = 9Hz
-3dB = 6.8Hz
-6dB = 3.7Hz
-9dB = 2.2Hz

I personally think that is just fine and a mod would be unnecessary. What do you guys think?
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Re: Samson S-Convert (alt. to ART Cleanbox)

That looks jam up to me. I would see no need to modify it if I owned one.
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Re: Samson S-Convert (alt. to ART Cleanbox)

I think that the ART may have met it's match. That roll off below 10hz looks fine to me too. I can live with -2db at 9hz. To bad we didn't know about this before Christmas, it would've made a nice stocking stuffer!
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Re: Samson S-Convert (alt. to ART Cleanbox)

Has anyone else bought one of these? How's the input sensitivity matching consumer/pro versus the CleanBox?
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Re: Samson S-Convert (alt. to ART Cleanbox)

Don't know of anyone else on the forums that has one. But hey, if you want one I'll sell you mine. I don't need it anymore.
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Re: Samson S-Convert (alt. to ART Cleanbox)

I recently bought one of the s-convert bump boxes for my EP4000 amp. It works great, the output from the dual subs measured nice and clean to 20hz. In fact -0.2db at 19hz so I am happy. The level of output was sufficient once I cranked the dial on the s-convert all the way up.
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Re: Samson S-Convert (alt. to ART Cleanbox)

That is the reason I use the Samson with my EP-2500 and 2 subs. I heard a few months back that there was no mod necessary. Sorry I didn't mention it but I thought people here knew already. It works very well and I get full power out of the 2500. I am running 2 diy 12'' subs, one is a 1.0cf sealed box with the ED 13ov.2 and the other is a 4cf sealed box with the Shiva x. I run the Samson wide open, my recievers sub level at 0.0db and my 2500 at 1/4 gain and it is more than enough.
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Re: Samson S-Convert (alt. to ART Cleanbox)

i just baught one and hooked it up, this is what i did, line outs from preouts to ins of sampson using rca, then outs of samson to my amps also using rca, is this correct or am i doing something wrong becouse when i did it this way i get no sound at all
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hey would a phono preamp work for this
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Re: Samson S-Convert (alt. to ART Cleanbox)


Can’t say for sure, but since a phono pre-amp has built-in equalization (RIAA), you wouldn’t want to use something like that.

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