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Black Friday Clearance Sale on Chane (Originally Chase) speakers and subwoofers

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Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving! As promised, here are our Black Friday / Clearance items:

M1 MTM Loudspeaker:

The M1 was designed to be our affordable, $175 music and theater monitor. They are nothing short of astonishing loudspeakers selling for a minimal price. Each speaker stands about 19 inches tall x 6.5 inches wide and 6.5 inches deep.
We have had customers compare them to far more expensive speakers, and have always "held our own".

You can find some information here: http://www.chanemusiccinema.com/chane-home-theater-loudspeakers/M1

We have 160 in stock, ready to deliver at $100 EACH (plus shipping)

The biggest problem will be wondering how much speaker one can get for $100. :)

SBE-118 Subwoofer

Our very own Jman reviewed the SBE-118 here: http://www.chanemusiccinema.com/forum/showthread.php?47809-Chane-SBE-118-Subwoofer-Review

And Peter Loeser, Home Theater Shack Staff member, penned his review here (includes the three Theater 10's): http://www.hometheatershack.com/for...073-chane-3-2-home-theater-system-review.html

The SBE stands for sealed bass engine, and the idea behind this subwoofer is to allow one to configure it in any way one wants - from a single unit with a Dayton SA-230 amp to a Quad pack with our very own MQ-600 amplifier.

Here is some pricing:

SBE-118 passive units: $400 each plus shipping (duals are suggested when possible)

Dayton SA-230 amp: $195 - will turn a single SBE-118 into a powered sub at $595 plus shipping. There is nothing on the market that will deliver this much clean bass for this type of $$$$.

Dayton SA-1000 amp: $375 - will turn a pair of SBE-118's into an $1175 package that will ROCK any theater room. This is the same package Peter tested.

MQ-600 amp: $450. This amp normally sells for $600 - Black Friday pricing is $450. Add a quad pack of SBE-118's and you will NEVER look back in terms of quality bass - for $2050, this system just plain ROCKS.

We have 65 SBE-118's at this price and 100 MQ-600's. The MQ-600 also makes for an incredible high end basic power amplifier. Three of these in your system at $1350 plus shipping will give you 5 channels of incredible power with a channel left over to drive a PAIR of SBE-118's. The MQ-600 also plays nice with any of the excellent DIY drivers - Stereo Integrity, TC- Sounds, Mach 5 - you name it. This amp is a beauty!

All Sales must be paid for via PayPal @ [email protected]

I am available during normal business hours, eastern time zone, Monday to Friday with questions @ 800-664-9485. Feel free to email questions, or PM me here.

We are set up to take all Paypal approved credit cards - we pay all fees.

We also can take checks / money orders.
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Hello Everyone,
I ordered 4 SBE-118's and a MQ-600 to go with my existing SS-18.2's and my MQ-600 amp! I've moved around some furniture, have another 20Amp wall outlet, 12/2 wired, 20Amp dedicated circuit breaker ready for the new MQ-600 and the 4 new subs. I'm looking forward to the Eight 18's tight (and loud) bass!
Coming from 3 ported subs, I've come to appreciate the Sealed Sound. I don't think I would have been disappointed with 4 VS-18.1's but glad I went with the sealed. I agree with MKTheater that sealed can be as loud and as impactful as ported, you just have to add more subs..., And they go lower. :)
I'm also blessed in that my wife would let me put 20 subs in here if that is what I wanted but I have to say; even though my existing subs have a big wow factor with my friends, they do take up some real estate!
I currently have 11.2 and am toying with adding some ceiling speakers for Atmos but am going to wait awhile to see how the format shakes out.

I've spoken with Craig on two occasions in the last couple of weeks and and am impressed with him just like I was a year or so ago when I ordered my original SS-18.2's. I know he may not be popular in some forums but I appreciate people that honestly voice their opinions Knowing they will be vilified by some. I do wish we lived closer together, I would love for him to hear my system when I get my new subs hooked up. I think he would be a fun guy to just hang out with.
I also hope Craig is able to stay in the A/V business for a long time to come. I know this is more of a Hobby/Side Business to him than anything else but companies that offer True Value products and/or services, with the corresponding low profit margins, are difficult to sustain...

Sorry for the ramble but just wanted to share my excitement!

I'll let you all know my impressions in a few weeks when the system is up and "complete" (for now). :D
Blessings Everyone and Happy New Year, Brian
[Emphasis added above] Brian, you've doubled up on me twice now with the 8-18's, even though this is a spectacular deal, I don't think I can keep up! You have a huge amount of amp power in that room, and even after some smoking (I still can't believe that happened :nono:), you love to improve and expand. Kudos to you - you've become my new HT/music listening hero, can't wait to hear you future listening impressions. Just keep protecting your ears, and keep the music marathons to a limited volume max - except for the bass! :clap:

My visit with him was extremely fun and informative, it would've been even more epic if he had your Chase designed subwoofer system!
This "unusual" word has me in suspense. Between all the Chane deleted and mangled threads with missing product pages, makes me sad to see what was a great blend, disappear - Chane Music and Cinema. The next generation A5rx-c WILL be a huge success (+1, Tonto!), but still needs a great sub for the best HT experience.

But I'm happy to see Craig still offering several great quality/value products that I'd love to buy. The 18" Eminence driver he's been using in the SBE-18 is being repeated by an up and coming, fast selling sub manufacture's top end model, but, you can only get the passive version here, for $400, then just choose which amp to drive it with. I bought his Eminence drivers (4) he sold previously with an iNuke 6000dsp, and like Glock above, can attest the bass is unreal! Now, Glock is going for the single digit Hz to totally shake and break his home.

I also have (2) M-1's for rears, and they have overall a very enjoyable and smooth full range response. You can't buy more speaker than this for less.

Now... where did those Theater-10s go???
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Brian, I just got that visualization of you and me head nodding aka A Night at the Roxburry (car scene)! :rofl:

Yes, to make Audyssey happy and make sure the receiver gain isn't set too low to drive the amp you do have to lower your amp gain to get a proper measurement. Then crank the amp back up 3-6dB to your liking after setup and let the fun begin.

And as to smelling smoke - I hope that's just the capacitors and nothing more.
The rubber mats would be beneficial for reducing any coupling effects, and sound like an excellent idea. Subdude and Auralex provide products specifically to provide this.

That being said, I'm sure the build quality of the SBE's are robust enough that the need would be minimal, and anything that keeps them from shifting with another stiff mounting surface will help.
Never knew Craig to be anything but a stand up guy! Companies come and go, but he stands behind his designs.

Now, what might be this new place when stuff that was deleted :dontknow:, mangled :eek:, and rewritten :unbelievable: seems to have happen elsewhere? It's like one can't keep the truth from history. I loved those days at TCA and CHT where it was always good times even with those that had different views.

Glock, got your MQ-600 replaced yet? Between tripping breakers, smoking speakers and amps, and verging on blowing out your eardrums, you are one dude on the edge of extreme! Love it!
Always get a kick when a fellow owner enjoys Craig's subs!

I've always enjoyed War of the Worlds (not the BD one, the DTS DVD) with it's pod emergence scene. Sounds like the house is falling apart, and I keep looking at the ceiling to see if plaster is falling. Another Tom Cruz one that's good for bass is Edge of Tomorrow.

Olympus Has Fallen has the amazing Washington Monument cracking scene that really perks you up.

Battle: Los Angeles is packed with lots of explosions and gun fire - a fun one to watch.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army(BD) is a lot of fun, too.

When I was at Craig's GTG, he demoed Open Range (amazing gun shots - Book of Eli is similar), Star Trek, Iron Man (forget which one) that I can remember. But that was showcasing the Theater-10.

Hope you have or can find one of these before tonight - they will definitely make an impact on your friends!
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For those who are interested, here is a compilation of Sine Wave Sweeps done on a single SBE-118.

For Duals, add 6 dB.

For Quads, add 12 dB

Gee, that compression graph looks a lot like this one;

What always amazed me about the Eminence was how amp efficient it was. That LMS driver can really suck up some serious watts in comparison. Both are right on the 12db/octave roll off like you've always stated.
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I'm in for an MQ-600. Will be interesting to see how it compares to an iNuke-6000 I have now driving 2 SS-18.2s. The iNuke was tested at 1800WPC into 4 ohms, but I'm not happy with the digital amp idea. The same tester noted the supply to the amp reaching that rating was peaking at 80amps (not rms)! I've lifted up the MQ-600 and its an old school piece of iron - a far cry from the 9 lb iNuke.

I heard someone state that the MQ-600 smoked the Crown XLS 5000! So there must be some serious dynamic reserve in that MQ-600. Even at its conservative rating, this price is a steal.
Boober goin again for the half dozen for the win. From 6 mfw-15s to 6 VS-18, sounds like a killer plan! :yikes::unbelievable::clap:
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