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mfine wrote:
Mark,

You commented on limiter changes with the newest SubMersive.  I really did not comprehend what the changes were.  Would you care to share a little more over here and also is this something that could be modded on an older unit, and would it be worth the expense.

The great thing about my amplifiers is that all of the response shaping and limiting is programmed in the DSP.  None of it is fixed in hardware.

An update is as simple as a quick re-program of the DSP.  It requires a specific interface, and the interface hickups enough that I wouldn't leave it to the end user.  This can be done easily enough by unscrewing the amplifier, unplugging the polarized, locking connector, and shipping round trip here and back.  That said, I would probably recommend waiting a little unless you are running into clipping noises in use more than you would like.  While nothing significant has changed in the DSP, I'm always re-visiting this as I find new creative uses for the functions available in the amplifier, even if a bit outside of the originally intended use.
Mark Seaton
Seaton Sound, Inc.
sales@seatonsound.net
773-290-8436
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mfine
I am in no rush, just wondering what you did.  I probably won't upgrade until I get a second one, and then mostly just to make them match. 

I don't really run into clipping noises in normal use.  Only when I activate the +24db low shelf at 20 hz and try to play WOTW at +6 over reference.  Even then it typical goes straight to the protection mode and skips the unpleasant clipping stuff.  I figure firmware tweaks wont solve this issue until I shell out for another 127 SubMersives...or was it 63 more?  I'll have to recheck my math.
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HTMARINE

By now many if not most of you might know that Mark has delivered and installed the Catalysts in my theater, I started a new thread to give my impressions so far and because currently to my knowledge there seems to be only two Catalysts systems currently built ( mine and Art Sonneborn) I will try to give  some running impressions as time and circumstances allow. 

Live for today and hope for tomorrow!
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JohnnyV
Crickets are creaking in here........  


The calm before the storm?


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mfine
Probably too much time going into AV123 and TCA products right now. 

Mark needs to finish up the X-Plosive before turkey day 2007, the BMF by August 2006 and he has 1500 UF-12's to rebuild into Hot Rods by March 2008.  There is also a SMF, X-Sub Encore and Minimate to get done.

On the TCA side the Scamp-10 sounds like it is completed but there is still work to be done on the Sasquatch-18, the prototype to which should be "accidentally" mis-shipped to my address for a little head to head with a SubMersive before it goes on to Erie and lesser competition. 

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TheRick

And lets not forget about the dual submersives to round out a collection in my theater room by May 2008.     As well as, shall we say.....Rocket replacements that deserve a round of applause....."Bravo Mark"!

Proud Submersive Owner! "Shakin the Midwest!"
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Mark_Seaton

Other than that, I have no idea how I'll keep myself busy for the next... oh...  18 months.

Plenty going on behind the curtain...

a few SubMersives, 4 Terraform variants underway, a set of Catalysts for myself, and possibly for 1-3 people making sure they have the space for Catalysts.

There's plenty more brewing as well, but undetermined as it if or when they are offered publicly through myself or others.



Mark Seaton
Seaton Sound, Inc.
sales@seatonsound.net
773-290-8436
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TheRick
How are you going to afford those Catalysts Mark, on your salary, with the price increase?  
Proud Submersive Owner! "Shakin the Midwest!"
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JohnnyV

Actually that's no joke....  The $$ of the raw parts in a catalyst trio is no small bag for sure

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Mark_Seaton

TheRick wrote:
How are you going to afford those Catalysts Mark, on your salary, with the price increase?  

Too true...  They may live without internal amplification until a few more sets of their siblings are delivered.  They may have a bundle of aligator clips and random wires hanging out for a while to multiple external parts to get things functioning, but it's they'll do their thing either way. 

Mark Seaton
Seaton Sound, Inc.
sales@seatonsound.net
773-290-8436
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TheRick

How much does that version run?    I might be able to afford those.  LOL!

Proud Submersive Owner! "Shakin the Midwest!"
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JohnnyV
  nobody would see the mess of the Franken catalyst behind my screen wall anyway

Just remember Mark....  if you need a beta platform/room I'm local 
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TheRick

And if you want to test the effects of high winds, combined with humidity, and lively listening areas.....I'm your demo man! 

Proud Submersive Owner! "Shakin the Midwest!"
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MikeDuke
And if you want to see how some of the new designs would fair in smaller then usual  rooms,  you know where to find me
I simply love this stuff.
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dave
Mark_Seaton wrote:
They may have a bundle of aligator clips and random wires hanging out for a while to multiple external parts to get things functioning...


So...like everything that was built while we were in Indiana?

120/240 and a big yard are still available for power or halfspace testing...
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