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Title: Bassboss Subs
Post by: Jonathan Arce on May 11, 2018, 12:31:56 am
Have any of you guys heard these subs?.

I was blown away on a demo I got from a dual sub zv28 and ssp218

I'm really looking into a pair of singles or 1 dual...
Title: Re: Bassboss Subs
Post by: Tim Weaver on May 12, 2018, 12:55:04 am
Yes. Dumb name, serious subs.
Title: Re: Bassboss Subs
Post by: Tim McCulloch on May 12, 2018, 01:00:04 am
Have any of you guys heard these subs?.

I was blown away on a demo I got from a dual sub zv28 and ssp218

I'm really looking into a pair of singles or 1 dual...

David Lee builds serious sub woofers no matter what name he uses...  Good stuff.

Title: Re: Bassboss Subs
Post by: Jonathan Arce on May 12, 2018, 01:32:12 pm
Yes. Dumb name, serious subs.
Which model did you hear?
Title: Re: Bassboss Subs
Post by: Jonathan Arce on May 12, 2018, 01:33:42 pm
David Lee builds serious sub woofers no matter what name he uses...  Good stuff.
Yeah he does..I have listened to many subs and both of the ssp118 and zv28 subs are some awesome sounding subs..
Title: Re: Bassboss Subs
Post by: Doug Fowler on May 12, 2018, 01:59:53 pm
Have any of you guys heard these subs?.

I was blown away on a demo I got from a dual sub zv28 and ssp218

I'm really looking into a pair of singles or 1 dual...

Rock solid and pretty much impossible to blow up.  David has spent many years dialing these in.  A big selling point to club owners is durability, meaning recones every month or less. 

The tops sound really good as well.  Can't speak to the line array, but the three way top on a double 18 sub is potent and nice sounding.
Title: Re: Bassboss Subs
Post by: David Morison on May 13, 2018, 08:33:47 am
A big selling point to club owners is durability, meaning recones every month or less. 

Every month or less?  :o

Not sure if sarcasm or if these are genuinely finding a market niche with overly enthusiastic club owners/operators?
Title: Re: Bassboss Subs
Post by: Tim Weaver on May 13, 2018, 11:16:30 am
Which model did you hear?

When I was a touring puke, I used a rig 2-3 times a year that had up to 3 Deuces a side. These are the older "Bassmaxx" subs. Same company, different dumb name. The Deuce is a dual 12" horn sub that could rearrange your innards pretty easily.
Title: Re: Bassboss Subs
Post by: Lee Douglas on May 13, 2018, 11:35:24 am
Yes. Dumb name, serious subs.

Wow.  With such a gimmicky sounding name, if it were not for the opinions of people I respect in this thread, I would have completely dismissed these MI grade toys, presuming I could probably get these online through Best Buy. 
Title: Re: Bassboss Subs
Post by: Tim McCulloch on May 13, 2018, 06:04:40 pm
Wow.  With such a gimmicky sounding name, if it were not for the opinions of people I respect in this thread, I would have completely dismissed these MI grade toys, presuming I could probably get these online through Best Buy.

Serious toys or tools.

Back in 2007, Paul Bell hosted a subwoofer shootout in NYC.  No JBL, no EAW, but a nice selection of other brands from around the world.  The sub David brought had 3x 12" cones.  The result of listening and testing brought the NY Environmental Police to the club because we were rattling stuff in a 5th floor apartment - across the street.  In down town Manhattan.

The LAB Archives has a couple of threads about organizing the event and the event itself.  The magic search phrase is "NYC sub shoot out".  The first thread should start around late summer of 2006.

Jeff Permanian was there with first version of his compact sub (the Growler).  A forum member brought a modified LABhorn.

Lots of TEF sweeps and some magic smoke releases.

Mac Kerr, Dave Dermont, Rob Spence, Ivan Beaver, me... people you know from the forums were there, too.  Fun to meet folks I'd only know on screen.
Title: Re: Bassboss Subs
Post by: Caleb Dueck on May 13, 2018, 06:38:15 pm
When I was a touring puke, I used a rig 2-3 times a year that had up to 3 Deuces a side. These are the older "Bassmaxx" subs. Same company, different dumb name. The Deuce is a dual 12" horn sub that could rearrange your innards pretty easily.
When I was in college we changed from a pile of EAW SB528 subs to 8x Bassmaxx B1 (?) subs, the largest at the time single 18" model.  Wasn't the B-Zero, that wasn't quite out yet.  Have also run across a B-3 (?) at a church install in northern Minnesota once. 

They were responsible for my turn from preferring front loaded subwoofers to horn loaded.   

I haven't heard the newer models but wouldn't hesitate to give them a serious listen. 



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Title: Re: Bassboss Subs
Post by: Ivan Beaver on May 13, 2018, 09:17:28 pm
Serious toys or tools.

Back in 2007, Paul Bell hosted a subwoofer shootout in NYC.  No JBL, no EAW, but a nice selection of other brands from around the world.  The sub David brought had 3x 12" cones.  The result of listening and testing brought the NY Environmental Police to the club because we were rattling stuff in a 5th floor apartment - across the street.  In down town Manhattan.

The LAB Archives has a couple of threads about organizing the event and the event itself.  The magic search phrase is "NYC sub shoot out".  The first thread should start around late summer of 2006.

Jeff Permanian was there with first version of his compact sub.  A forum member brought a modified LABhorn.

Lots of TEF sweeps and some magic smoke releases.

Mac Kerr, Dave Dermont, Rob Spence, Ivan Beaver, me... people you know from the forums were there, too.  Fun to meet folks I'd only know on screen.
What I remember the most was that after the "trip" was measured/played, Jeff and Mark carried in the Growler.

Pretty much everybody laughed-because it was so much smaller than the Tripp

But they shut up pretty quickly when it was played.

A good point of "diminishing returns".  Once you get to a certain point, it gets hard and harder to get more and more.

It was that one event that gave the Growler its start because of the showing.

Hence the reason to do side by sides, and not just judge on different opinions or thoughts in different setups.
Title: Re: Bassboss Subs
Post by: Steve Garris on May 14, 2018, 01:24:43 pm


The LAB Archives has a couple of threads about organizing the event and the event itself.  The magic search phrase is "NYC sub shoot out".  The first thread should start around late summer of 2006.



I tried searching that and it came up with nothing. Where do you search that phrase?
Title: Re: Bassboss Subs
Post by: David Winners on May 14, 2018, 01:52:26 pm
 Link to old thread  (http://forums.prosoundweb.com/index.php?topic=90469.0)
Title: Re: Bassboss Subs
Post by: Tim McCulloch on May 14, 2018, 02:11:46 pm
I tried searching that and it came up with nothing. Where do you search that phrase?

I guess no spaces between sub & woofer, and shoot & out.

" site:forums.prosoundweb.com NYC subwoofer shootout " pasted into Google will get your there.

Oops, thanks David W for the linky.