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    I currently have one JL Audio F110v2 and one on the way. I believe in dual subs; especially for 2-channel. There are no absolutes in Audio, my friend prefers the SVS SB16 Ultra over the JL Audio F110v2. Our systems, rooms, and expectations are very different and based on what he wants in a sub I submit the SB16 meets his needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RogerD View Post
    I have 2 subs in my system,both very different and until I grounded them sufficiently both had problems. Now both are seamless and are most articulate.
    Well... How did you ground them? Usually integration involves crossover frequencies, slopes, level , phase and however blasphemic this is for some, EQ . Care to explain and did you measure the effects of your grounding protocol?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Audiophile Bill View Post
    I haven't either, Justin. I am just going on measured performance from audioholics etc. The pb13 is an animal so the pb16 must be obscene. They are really good value IMO - in terms of specs at least. I have been thinking about adding a pair to my system for ages - might do do after my extension is built.

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    I'm intrigued by the Golden Ear subwoofers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrantzM View Post
    Well... How did you ground them? Usually integration involves crossover frequencies, slopes, level , phase and however blasphemic this is for some, EQ . Care to explain and did you measure the effects of your grounding protocol?
    Oh God...Frantz I could write a book. Nobody star grounds like I do. Very simply I double strap everything that connects to my preamp and that includes 5 amplifiers. It's the same principle as a Tripoint Emperor,except my preamp is the sink. I'm below the noise floor on RCA living stereo recordings....amazing clarity. No need to buy any cables,simply straight out of the wall....I send "all" the noise back to ground,by making sure my pathway is large enough sometimes using 2 awg....not for everybody. The principle is older then you or me. Basically I create a separate pathway instead of using my NBS IC shields for noise transfer,with all the noise flowing through my star ground circuit, my IC's just carry pure signal. Ok I've said enough.

    p.s. All the speakers become extremely transparent....I can't stress this enough everything becomes invisible and with that kind of "signal purity" everything integrates much more easily. Read my signatures about noise...they tell it all. Take care....
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    I have had tons of subs , my latest was 4 x SV sb13 subs to do a "swam of subs/distributed bass" ..integrated to run parallel to my Giya G1's (not high passed) via a miniDSP 4x10hd
    Worked real well to do what was on the tin , smooth the room
    Ultimately , at listening position , DIRAC bass correction and my mains sounded better so I sold the SVS subs
    I would recommend them as really good value and really good subs.. tho with 4 of them , I never had them anywhere near their limits
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    Quote Originally Posted by RogerD View Post
    Oh God...Frantz I could write a book. Nobody star grounds like I do. Very simply I double strap everything that connects to my preamp and that includes 5 amplifiers. It's the same principle as a Tripoint Emperor,except my preamp is the sink. I'm below the noise floor on RCA living stereo recordings....amazing clarity. No need to buy any cables,simply straight out of the wall....I send "all" the noise back to ground,by making sure my pathway is large enough sometimes using 2 awg....not for everybody. The principle is older then you or me. Basically I create a separate pathway instead of using my NBS IC shields for noise transfer,with all the noise flowing through my star ground circuit, my IC's just carry pure signal. Ok I've said enough.

    p.s. All the speakers become extremely transparent....I can't stress this enough everything becomes invisible and with that kind of "signal purity" everything integrates much more easily. Read my signatures about noise...they tell it all. Take care....
    fascinating and had not appreciated the extent to which you have gone after noise! wow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RogerD View Post
    Oh God...Frantz I could write a book. Nobody star grounds like I do. Very simply I double strap everything that connects to my preamp and that includes 5 amplifiers. It's the same principle as a Tripoint Emperor,except my preamp is the sink. I'm below the noise floor on RCA living stereo recordings....amazing clarity. No need to buy any cables,simply straight out of the wall....I send "all" the noise back to ground,by making sure my pathway is large enough sometimes using 2 awg....not for everybody. The principle is older then you or me. Basically I create a separate pathway instead of using my NBS IC shields for noise transfer,with all the noise flowing through my star ground circuit, my IC's just carry pure signal. Ok I've said enough.

    p.s. All the speakers become extremely transparent....I can't stress this enough everything becomes invisible and with that kind of "signal purity" everything integrates much more easily. Read my signatures about noise...they tell it all. Take care....
    Hey Roger,

    What DOES happen when you ground your subs? i have read all manner of great things about grounding main speakers...both from Tannoy fans where the manufacturer includes a grounding post...to those who have now grounded their speakers with Tripoint or Entreq.

    What is the effect of grounding your subs...mine play only below 40hz (36db rolloff above this). thanks for any advice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LL21 View Post
    Hey Roger,

    What DOES happen when you ground your subs? i have read all manner of great things about grounding main speakers...both from Tannoy fans where the manufacturer includes a grounding post...to those who have now grounded their speakers with Tripoint or Entreq.

    What is the effect of grounding your subs...mine play only below 40hz (36db rolloff above this). thanks for any advice!
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