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Old 08-19-2017, 04:17 PM
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Bombadil wrote: "It "might" be true that your lack of "oomph" can fixed via a subwoofer. But it is my experience that when it comes to classical music, a lot of wattage is needed through the midrange."

I was on the same page until I read about the SUB configuration possibilities, which should definitely alleviate the "oomph" limitation. Evidently, this is not a black and white argument and a combination of variables are in place here, as you point out.
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Old 08-19-2017, 04:26 PM
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Rosco65 wrote: "... it is almost impossible to avoid instantaneous clipping during replay of musically-demanding pieces."

With 20 dB headroom needs in those demanding passages and my limited Triode-configured Inspire (which sounds magnificent when those demands are tamed), better bass management and power may alleviate the resulting "oomph" limitations, in part due to the benign clipping nature of the Triode-strapped tube amp (and all tube amps in general). Although this avenue may not suffice, it will certainly improve the much important bass management, an added benefit affecting even the already quite good acoustic jazz experience.

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Old 08-19-2017, 04:37 PM
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pstrisik wrote: "I understand from living "up here" in Alaska. Shipping is painful. I imagine even worse for you. Is "down there" Brazil? That memory is from some time ago when we might have had a similar discussion about other equipment, unless that was someone else."

I lived in Sao Paulo for a few years and that is where I acquired the Velodyne SUB, 10 years ago. I'm currently stationed in Panama City, Central America.

Would stuffing the SUB port on my Velodyne pose any risk to it? I'll try that first and learn from the experience. But, I'm convinced an improved SUB platform is a must in my case. Thanks for the valuable inputs.
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Old 08-19-2017, 07:15 PM
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pstrisik wrote: "I understand from living "up here" in Alaska. Shipping is painful. I imagine even worse for you. Is "down there" Brazil? That memory is from some time ago when we might have had a similar discussion about other equipment, unless that was someone else."

I lived in Sao Paulo for a few years and that is where I acquired the Velodyne SUB, 10 years ago. I'm currently stationed in Panama City, Central America.

Would stuffing the SUB port on my Velodyne pose any risk to it? I'll try that first and learn from the experience. But, I'm convinced an improved SUB platform is a must in my case. Thanks for the valuable inputs.
I wouldn't think it would cause harm unless you were pushing it to audible distortion. Good question for Velodyne or on a forum if there is one.

A platform would likely help. I use a Herbie's product for the sub feet. I'd like to try platforms, but not motivated enough to do it.
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I wouldn't think it would cause harm unless you were pushing it to audible distortion. Good question for Velodyne or on a forum if there is one.

A platform would likely help. I use a Herbie's product for the sub feet. I'd like to try platforms, but not motivated enough to do it.
I used the term "platform" to mean a bass sub-system or configuration beyond the usual single SUB arrangement. I was not referring to the actual SUBs' physical foundations. Given the Inspire amp's unique SQ but limited by its power (especially in Triode), I'm convinced more sophisticated and thorough bass management is optimal. My wrong choice of words, sorry.

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I used the term "platform" to mean a bass sub-system or configuration beyond the usual single SUB arrangement. I was not referring to the actual SUBs' physical foundations. Given the Inspire amp's unique SQ but limited by its power (especially in Triode), I'm convinced more sophisticated and thorough bass management is optimal. My wrong choice of words, sorry.


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