Heard one at sound by singer in ny and i thought it was one of THE best subs at any price.
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Kinsekd- Did Shari dim the lights and let 'em blast?? She did for me..
I had her play 'time' by Pink Floyd.Then she left and the tech,Rob came in and we played some Metallica!
I swear,I have not had such a rush in years.
The imaging was a good 5-6 feet outside the speakers..and the bass!!!
I never did meet or even see Mr.Thiel.I think he hides out most of the day.
When I was in the back in the work area, I noticed a cabinet about 5 feet high by about 3 feet wide by about 3 feet deep with 2 huge holes in it.
Rob told me its a cabinet for a prototype sub they are working on.It was mammoth! Anyone hear anything about a 'newer' sub coming out?
How'd ya like their demo room? Awesome,eh?
David99, thats the new Thiel SS4 sub. There's a pic of it on Thiels site.
The model SS4 employs two long-throw 15" woofers in a 51" H x 19" W x 26.5" D, 290 pound cabinet with up to 113 dB of output at 20 Hz and up to 120 dB at 30 Hz to meet the needs of consumers who desire extraordinary amounts of bass output for their home theater or music systems.
No she didn't. I guess she must've thought you were cuter than I. ;o)
Actually, I had my wife and son with me, so my flexibility was somewhat limited.
BTW, I haven't seen any pricing information on the new Thiel subs. Has anyone else? Wondering how big a chunk these bad boys will take out of my budget.
True, but then I would have also had to buy a unit to give me all the control over the crossover, phase, and polarity. I would need quality interconnects, more outlets, and space for both units. Then, I would still have to buy a great sounding sub. Now granted, I would have done all of this (as needed), if I couldn't find a great sounding sub that incorporated all of these features. But believe me, the DD-series do deserve a listen. While I slightly preferred the sound of the SW1, the difference was not as great as I thought it would be, and when you consider the price difference, that's pretty incredible. I guess what I am saying is that I am not convinced that I could have bought a noticeably better sub (at least not for my system).
I had the SS2 with the custom crossover to go with my CS6s and, though it sometimes marginally improved the lowest notes, I felt that, overall, the CS6s sounded better without it. Perhaps this was due to room-dependent phase cancelling of the lowest octaves in my particular set up. In any case, there was overall better coherence without the sub in system and I ended up selling it to a happier customer.