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Title: Powered 15in Sub
Post by: kendallhadden on July 17, 2018, 01:14:52 am
Iím looking at picking up a couple of 15in powered subs to go with my DXR10 mains. I was thinking about the new DXS15mkii but Iím not set on those. Iíve also considered the RCF705mkii. Iím looking for recommendations and input. Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Powered 15in Sub
Post by: Geert Friedhof on July 17, 2018, 05:27:16 am
I would just go with the rcf offering, because it is frontloaded i.o. Bandpass. I think it will couple better with a 10". But maybe you should listen to them first.

Haven't heard the yamaha, but bandpass usually means one note wonder.
Title: Re: Powered 15in Sub
Post by: Patrick Cognitore on July 17, 2018, 08:51:25 am
Iím looking at picking up a couple of 15in powered subs to go with my DXR10 mains. I was thinking about the new DXS15mkii but Iím not set on those. Iíve also considered the RCF705mkii. Iím looking for recommendations and input. Thanks in advance.
JFYI, Pro Audio Star is currently closing out the older model DXS15 for $480.

http://www.proaudiostar.com/yamaha-dxs-15.html (http://www.proaudiostar.com/yamaha-dxs-15.html)
Title: Re: Powered 15in Sub
Post by: Stephen Kirby on July 17, 2018, 05:01:33 pm
I would just go with the rcf offering, because it is frontloaded i.o. Bandpass. I think it will couple better with a 10". But maybe you should listen to them first.

Haven't heard the yamaha, but bandpass usually means one note wonder.
I have a DXS12 and it's not a one note wonder.  It's a 6th order design with two differently tuned cavities.  I suspect the Q is not terribly high either.  I've not measured it but I can definitely follow pitch on the bass though it, which is hard to do with the high Q one note wonders.
Title: Re: Powered 15in Sub
Post by: kel mcguire on July 17, 2018, 05:59:26 pm
I have a DXS12 and it's not a one note wonder.  It's a 6th order design with two differently tuned cavities.  I suspect the Q is not terribly high either.  I've not measured it but I can definitely follow pitch on the bass though it, which is hard to do with the high Q one note wonders.

The Yamaha DXS subs are pretty nice. The deals on the first gen DXS are hard to pass up right now if you need something to put under DXR10. I love my little K10.2 over DXS12 rig.
Title: Re: Powered 15in Sub
Post by: Craig Leerman on July 19, 2018, 01:04:25 am
I just did a Road Test on the DXS15 mkII subwoofer. Itís a nice musical box that plays loud and weighs in at only 79 pounds.  There is an optional wheel kit that would make it easy to roll around. Nice comfy steel handles on each side allows for one person to lug it around or position it. Cardioid switch facilitates  easy directional setups with 2-3 boxes.

The website says that the mkII boxes weigh a little less and go a little louder than the previous versions but if you can find some older NOS cabs, I would probably jump on the older boxes if the price was right. 



Title: Re: Powered 15in Sub
Post by: Debbie Dunkley on July 19, 2018, 09:14:27 am
MF Today's deal:
Peavey sub (https://www.musiciansfriend.com/stupid?source=3TP5DNB&mscr=2116907_76265)

I haven't heard this sub but Peavey products are often underated and this is a great price.
Title: Re: Powered 15in Sub
Post by: Debbie Dunkley on July 19, 2018, 09:26:58 am
Just looked at the Peavey a bit closer and the reviews are stellar! It even has built in wheels and variable position HP outputs.
Title: Re: Powered 15in Sub
Post by: Brandon Scopel on July 19, 2018, 11:14:34 am
Just looked at the Peavey a bit closer and the reviews are stellar! It even has built in wheels and variable position HP outputs.

Don't let you GAS take advantage off you! I've be doing better with purchases the last year :)
Title: Re: Powered 15in Sub
Post by: Debbie Dunkley on July 19, 2018, 11:52:52 am
Don't let you GAS take advantage off you! I've be doing better with purchases the last year :)

LOL... no - not on this occasion Brandon. I used to have  PRX715xlf - which was a fantastic 15" sub - but hardly used it so I sold it on.....not getting another one unless I can find regular use for it.
I am getting better with my GAS I think probably because I have run out of room in my house for any more. I am pleased to hear you are too - It's just so hard sometimes.....
Title: Re: Powered 15in Sub
Post by: Brandon Scopel on July 19, 2018, 01:21:33 pm
LOL... no - not on this occasion Brandon. I used to have  PRX715xlf - which was a fantastic 15" sub - but hardly used it so I sold it on.....not getting another one unless I can find regular use for it.
I am getting better with my GAS I think probably because I have run out of room in my house for any more. I am pleased to hear you are too - It's just so hard sometimes.....

Yep! I ran out of space a bit too, and I only buy stuff now if it will go out regularly....not once a year  ;)
Title: Re: Powered 15in Sub
Post by: kendallhadden on July 19, 2018, 11:42:31 pm
Thanks so much for your input on the  mkII. Iím really leaning towards those unless I buy another TH Mini. I just wish the TH Mini had a pole cup.

I just did a Road Test on the DXS15 mkII subwoofer. Itís a nice musical box that plays loud and weighs in at only 79 pounds.  There is an optional wheel kit that would make it easy to roll around. Nice comfy steel handles on each side allows for one person to lug it around or position it. Cardioid switch facilitates  easy directional setups with 2-3 boxes.

The website says that the mkII boxes weigh a little less and go a little louder than the previous versions but if you can find some older NOS cabs, I would probably jump on the older boxes if the price was right.
Title: Re: Powered 15in Sub
Post by: Caleb Dueck on July 20, 2018, 12:54:53 am
Thanks so much for your input on the  mkII. Iím really leaning towards those unless I buy another TH Mini. I just wish the TH Mini had a pole cup.
TH Mini does come with pole cup - standard or M20 threaded.

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Title: Re: Powered 15in Sub
Post by: kendallhadden on July 20, 2018, 02:22:35 am
Mine did not unless they started adding them.


TH Mini does come with pole cup - standard or M20 threaded.

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Title: Re: Powered 15in Sub
Post by: Lance Hallmark on July 20, 2018, 10:43:50 am
Mine did not unless they started adding them.

I would call Danley, I am sure they will tell you how to add a pole cup to your existing cab if possible. They also have the new THMini 15, which does show a pole cup on the website.
Title: Re: Powered 15in Sub
Post by: kendallhadden on July 20, 2018, 02:08:50 pm
This is per Ivan:  They do not add pole cups to the TH Mini. The Mini15 they do.
Title: Re: Powered 15in Sub
Post by: Caleb Dueck on July 20, 2018, 09:13:08 pm
The old Mini's didnt, but the newest price list shows both types of poles as options, on both the Mini and Mini 15.

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