I just picked up my quads. WOW they look impressive! It's a direct reflection of Nick's attention to detail and after meeting him, it's pretty clear the reason Integrity is part of his company's name. With the holidays, it'll be another couple of weeks before I have them up and running but hearing and seeing one of them on Nick's test bench had me speechless. More to come...
Slowly making progress. After I get proper connectors to power up, I'll place them in their permanent individual positions in a different room which is 60Wx45Dx9'H (30" squares barely fit through the only basement door I didn't measure smh). After they're moved/squeezed/scraped through the only 30" door frame, AGAIN as seen in the pics; I'll sand, re-stain with a sprayer and eq. Initial impressions are still several weeks away :sweat:
I couldn't resist waiting before I moved them in their perment places so I had to connect them to hear how they sound. Thing is I'm using a 8 year old yamaha receiver. I get this terrible hum and the volume is very low. I have them connected from the receiver's rca sub output to minidsp to cv-5000 amp to speaker. I've tried several times configuring the minidsp but I still get the hum and low volume. I wish Yamaha would've given their cx-a5000 10hz up adjustability and xlr subwoofer outputs! That was going to be my next head unit, but more importantly, that would've eliminated the need for minidsp to connect to pro audio amp. It'll be another few days before I can try again.
I'm pretty good at figuring things out, especially electronic hardware. I'm starting to think I need to replace this brand new balanced minidsp with another one. My receiver is Yamaha's HTR-5990 and for its day, pretty good. I turned up the LFE to 0 and connected it directly to the XLR inputs of 1 cv-5000, turned the receiver's subwoofer output up to +5 (supposedly only .9v peak) put in the movie 9 and let her rip. I started at the scene when the leader doll is telling the new doll about the humans fighting the machines. Unbelievable! the ceiling paint started raining down!!! This was only 2 of the 24's using 1 amp. It isn't EQ yet but, the entire house shook, literally!!!! I have to figure this minidsp out so I can bring the 10-17HZ up (my preference plus they are sealed) but there's plenty in the movie 9. I'm speechless!!! I'll write a review once I get it all dailed in but those sitting on the fence about these 24's, trust me and all of those before me, these are the real deal! There's nothing else out there to compare them to. The clean quick heaviness of the bass is amazing!!! I'm still in awe!!! I see why people go silent on the forums after receiving their 24. They're too busy watching movies over again! WOW SI you hit this driver out of the park!!! I'm delightfully SPEECHLESS :T:bigsmile::hsd:
That movie rocks!!!!!!!. And I will be watching it again as soon as I have my subwoofers built. Great to see you liking an awesome product from SI. Those 24's are amazing. I only wish I could find a place in my room for a pair. :T jelly
Apparently it was operator error on figuring out the minidsp. I'm not sure what I did wrong but after restoring the unit to default setting I put in same values and it works. It works great actually! I can't express enough how good these SI 24's are! They sound great at very low volume as well as very high volume! They are very consistent in their sound at all levels of volume! I'm so happy with them! They sound AWESOME from 10HZ all the way to 200HZ. I have them crossed over at 80HZ on the receiver. I'll definitely go with bookshelf speakers, al lot of bookshelf speakers, to complete the home theater speakers. Ill write a better review a little later but just know they sound AWESOME!!!