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Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 07-12-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By benjaminb
am I right in thinking that some subs need larger...

am I right in thinking that some subs need larger spaces to be effective? and would a low ceiling make central tweeter boxes ineffective?

potentially taking over a basement spot that has a low end...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 07-09-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By benjaminb
Smaller basement rooms?

I've had some great times in low ceiling basement spots, and have always been surprised how good some of them sounded, despite seemingly random approaches to their sound systems.
What techniques...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 12-07-2010, 09:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,963
Posted By benjaminb
When I contacted customer support in Canada, they...

When I contacted customer support in Canada, they wouldn't say that it was being discontinued, but also wouldn't say anything more than that they still had them in stock. Eventually after a lot of...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 11-11-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,963
Posted By benjaminb
but do you think that people opening new bars and...

but do you think that people opening new bars and clubs are going to be buying used 1200s for their booths for much longer?
somehow I can't quite see it.
also can't quite see beginning DJs being...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 11-11-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,963
Posted By benjaminb
Well, if what they told me is true, they could...

Well, if what they told me is true, they could either have started using lower quality components to keep the brand going, or they could have jacked the price up to a level where they couldn't sell...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 11-10-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,963
Posted By benjaminb
I have to say, this aspect of the story is truly...

I have to say, this aspect of the story is truly puzzling to me. The rep I talked to seemed to be saying that they wanted to avoid the flood of panic buying that happened last year, but that doesn't...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 11-10-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,963
Posted By benjaminb
just got official word from Panasonic that the...

just got official word from Panasonic that the entire 1200 and 1210 lines have been discontinued, for real this time.

http://now.uz/91pqJm

it truly is the end of an era.

although i guess in some...
Forum: Sound Installers and Manufacturers 07-29-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,656
Posted By benjaminb
since shorty is posting today, maybe he'll stop...

since shorty is posting today, maybe he'll stop into this thread and answer some of our questions about this mysterious piece of new gear.

what's the word? willing to tell us a bit more about this...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 07-29-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,059
Posted By benjaminb
whether the source is stereo or mono, bass...

whether the source is stereo or mono, bass emanating from different points in the room will overlap differently at various spots in the room, creating dips and peaks.
it's not about how the panned...
Forum: Sound Installers and Manufacturers 07-09-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,656
Posted By benjaminb
nah, i have no system worth plugging it in to. my...

nah, i have no system worth plugging it in to.
my interest in this stuff comes more from enjoying dancing, enjoying DJing, and being interested in the science (and history) behind it.

although i was...
Forum: Sound Installers and Manufacturers 07-08-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,656
Posted By benjaminb
hmnn, that actually sounds pretty close to what...

hmnn, that actually sounds pretty close to what Shorty is describing, and even has a somewhat similar layout. wonder if it's a clone?

interesting idea, but looks like the original was discontinued...
Forum: Sound Installers and Manufacturers 07-08-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,656
Posted By benjaminb
maybe it's a harmonic exciter kind of thing?

maybe it's a harmonic exciter kind of thing?
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 07-06-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By benjaminb
the book Party Monster was based on (by James St...

the book Party Monster was based on (by James St James) was way better than the movie, and a lot funnier. not that murder and drug addiction should be funny, but nevertheless.
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 07-06-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,313
Posted By benjaminb
why? I understand that different subs might have...

why? I understand that different subs might have their drivers misaligned with each other, but the distances would be relatively easy to calculate and compensate for, at least compared to trying to...
Forum: Sound Installers and Manufacturers 07-06-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,656
Posted By benjaminb
so, what exactly is this thing? it's not a...

so, what exactly is this thing?

it's not a sub-synth type of box? (i'm assuming that's what you mean when you say "not like a Boom box at all as some might think", unless i misunderstood)

is it an...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 07-06-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,313
Posted By benjaminb
I'm no expert, but wouldn't spreading identical...

I'm no expert, but wouldn't spreading identical stacks of subs throughout a room cause more cancellation problems than mixing subs in a single stack? It would seem much easier to correct timing...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 07-06-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,313
Posted By benjaminb
wouldn't it stand to reason that's likely...

wouldn't it stand to reason that's likely happening due to interference from the other subs?

while not as visually appealing, one pile of subs always seems to produce the biggest bass and best...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 04-28-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,141
Posted By benjaminb
even when i saw guys like Derrick Carter and Mark...

even when i saw guys like Derrick Carter and Mark Farina there, they were still playing on pioneers.
i'm sure the generic top 40 hip hop DJs they usually had there would have been freaked out by the...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 04-27-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,141
Posted By benjaminb
i'll bet it didn't actually get much use -...

i'll bet it didn't actually get much use - everytime i ever saw DJs there they had a pioneer plugged in.

Tenaglia would have been among the few to play that venue who would have actually used...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 04-09-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 52,286
Posted By benjaminb
would it be possible to use linear tapers for...

would it be possible to use linear tapers for gain?
i'm guessing it might be less functional, but if it's just for fine-tuning, maybe it would still work?

and as far as channel EQs go, i still don't...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 04-07-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 52,286
Posted By benjaminb
to me, it sounds more like there's a switch on...

to me, it sounds more like there's a switch on the back for each channel, and that it uses the same knob, depending on what you've selected.

cool compromise, IMO.

also agree with those who are...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 03-26-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By benjaminb
to me it sounds like a sample of an organ hit...

to me it sounds like a sample of an organ hit being pitched up and down.
I'm sure you could come up with something similar using an FM synth like a DX100 or DX7 (i seem to remember some patches that...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 01-06-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,451
Posted By benjaminb
also wondering about this. even those crappy...

also wondering about this.

even those crappy pioneer mixers had that trim knob at the back which seemed to be able to get the output level way higher than you'd ever need.

as a DJ, i can't think of...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 01-06-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,451
Posted By benjaminb
i'm still curious about this too, although from...

i'm still curious about this too, although from his response, i believe they may be referring to max dbu. or maybe not?
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 01-04-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,075
Posted By benjaminb
from the above press release: Rodec is also...

from the above press release:

Rodec is also known for the invention of the 3-band EQ per-channel, an innovation which has become a standard for virtually all DJ mixers.

that is something i did not...
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