Nosferatu
Figured I'd join up and say hello.  I just bought a new house and am making a home theater room. I upgraded from an Outlaw LFM-1 EX.  I still have that sub and it serves duty in my living room.  The Seaton is a totally different animal.  The best way I can describe it, you hear the Outlaw (and just about every other sub out there), but the Seaton you FEEL the sound.  [tongue]  Getting this 140lb tank up my stairs was a workout.  My house is all one floor but the theater is setup upstairs.  Anyways here's my setup.  It's still in "beta".  I have to mount speakers, room treatment, and hide wires but it's operational.  Audyssey really tamed the Seaton down.  After it finished tuning I got it running a good couple of dB hotter.  Makes a better experience.  I have never seen a sub before that doesn't distort.  Impressive.  I was torn between this sub, JTR, and the PSA Triax.  So far, I'm happy with my decision.  

Mark was great to talk with over the phone.  He helped me through the process, and even helped me squash a little technical issue after the sub arrived.  

Without further yapping...

Aperion Audio Grand Verus Towers, Center, and Forte Satellites
Sub: Obvious
Denon X4000









I shot this photo before putting the sub upstairs




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FOH
Nosferatu, welcome!

You made a wise choice. Although all three of those subs would likely perform just fine, you cannot go wrong with the SubMersive. I notice the SubM is plugged into something, other than directly into the receptacle. I'm not sure what it is, however although the internal amplifier in the SubM is very efficient, make sure the device doesn't impede current delivery ... so the amp gets all it needs to track the demanding material. 

Nice loudspeakers, nice room, and please keep us up to date on your progress from "beta" to finished product. As you likely know, a room of modest size similar to yours, can really benefit from bass trapping. Actually, whatever you're experiencing now, can quite easily be entirely transformed and become a dramatically superior listening experience. 

It's been my experience that oftentimes small spaces can benefit from about as much LF damping as you can provide. Also, whether you're buying, or DIY'ing, it's quite easy to add selectively absorbent trapping/treatment, that targets the octaves below say 500hz or so, to retain any extra spaciousness so desired.

DIY treatment is reasonably easy, and can save a fortune. If DIY'ing, some 6mil plastic or equiv. (Visqueen), faced on the treatment panel will return energy from about 500hz and up. This way, if you remove too much of the upper octave energy, it can be added back in as needed. If purchasing treatment panels from a vendor, such as GIK, there's variants that return or scatter the upper octaves.    

Anyway, I know I'm going a bit deep for just your first post, but I merely wanted to point some of these things out. I realize you're just getting going on the setup, and things are anything but optimized. You're on the right track. Be mindful, it's all about the room/loudspeaker interface, and that can't be overstated. Experiment with placement, etc., the room is powerfully dominant to the experience.


Best of luck, congrats on the purchase ... and again, welcome.  


  
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Nosferatu
FOH wrote:
I notice the SubM is plugged into something, other than directly into the receptacle. I'm not sure what it is, however although the internal amplifier in the SubM is very efficient, make sure the device doesn't impede current delivery ... so the amp gets all it needs to track the demanding material.


It's a Panamax surge protector.  Last thing I want is the sub to get fried.  I live in the lightning capital of the US...Tampa.

...to be more exact
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_299MD2/Panamax-MD2.html?tp=568&awkw=75640047145&awat=pla&awnw=g&awcr=47637236065&awdv=c

FOH wrote:
It's been my experience that oftentimes small spaces can benefit from about as much LF damping as you can provide. Also, whether you're buying, or DIY'ing, it's quite easy to add selectively absorbent trapping/treatment, that targets the octaves below say 500hz or so, to retain any extra spaciousness so desired.


Have any recommendations?  I think the whole rig sounds perfect already.  I'm easy to please.  

FOH wrote:
Anyway, I know I'm going a bit deep for just your first post, but I merely wanted to point some of these things out. I realize you're just getting going on the setup, and things are anything but optimized. You're on the right track. Be mindful, it's all about the room/loudspeaker interface, and that can't be overstated. Experiment with placement, etc., the room is powerfully dominant to the experience.


Oh I have been playing around with room placement with both the sub and the speakers.  Those speakers don't like being next to the wall.  The bass sounds great where it's sitting at in that corner.  I can't throw it in the front left corner as I don't have a long enough XLR cable.  It's about 50 feet or so.  

FOH wrote:
Best of luck, congrats on the purchase ... and again, welcome.


Thanks.  I've been wanting to do this for a long time.  I've been a year out of residency and just bought the house and all these fun toys.  I've had some nice rigs in the past but budget was much tighter.  Now, it's play time.  [smile]

Speaking of which...delivery guy just dropped off the 3D glasses for the projector...time to play with the display.
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