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HOW TO CONNECT SUBS WITH DXR15

PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:56 am
by gsc1ugs
I'm goin to get some subs probably dsx12 so my question please is this, do i use thru connection or link out at the bottom of the dxr15 cab? would i also leave the settings to FOH and HPF to off

Thanks in advance

Re: HOW TO CONNECT SUBS WITH DXR15

PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:26 pm
by Dave B
If you are using DXS15 subs then, yes, use the 'thru' for the tops. Turn the HPF to 'on' so that you aren't wasting energy on frequencies that the subs handle. I would probably set the FOH to 'on' as well as there is a slight top end lift. But that will be a personal preference thing so try it and see which you prefer.

Re: HOW TO CONNECT SUBS WITH DXR15

PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:05 pm
by Dan LB
12” Subs with 15” tops?

I’d suggest the other way around. Replace your DXR15s with 10s or 12s and get a single DXS15 sub for the time being. I had that exact setup (DXR12s over a single DXS15 sub) a couple of years ago and I would say that nothing new in that price range could beat it. It was quite a powerful, and great sounding compact rig.

Re: HOW TO CONNECT SUBS WITH DXR15

PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:06 pm
by Sam Spoons
Yup, putting a 12" sub (or two) under a 15" speaker is far from optimum, you may get a little more headroom from the tops but probably no more bass than without. I use 2 QSC K12s over a single EV15" sub and it works very well. Two DXS12's a DXS18 do not make.......

Re: HOW TO CONNECT SUBS WITH DXR15

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:32 am
by gsc1ugs
:shock: i have sell my dxr15’s? Can a 18” sub work?i love these 15’s

Re: HOW TO CONNECT SUBS WITH DXR15

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:02 am
by Sam Spoons
An 18" sub will give you more extension and free up a little extra headroom in the tops. If you like em then keep em, they are good speakers

Re: HOW TO CONNECT SUBS WITH DXR15

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:43 pm
by gsc1ugs
Anyone know a good 18 sub? size is an issue so smaller better

Re: HOW TO CONNECT SUBS WITH DXR15

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:15 pm
by Sam Spoons
All the name manufacturers make decent 18" subs, compare cost, max SPL and size, they won't vary much on size. A quick glance suggests the JBL EON 618S might be a contender https://www.thomann.de/gb/jbl_eon_618_s.htm but go and see if there's anything on a deal at your local shop.

Re: HOW TO CONNECT SUBS WITH DXR15

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:07 pm
by gsc1ugs
So consensus is the dxs12 sub wont improve anything?

Re: HOW TO CONNECT SUBS WITH DXR15

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:07 pm
by Sam Spoons
Yup.

Re: HOW TO CONNECT SUBS WITH DXR15

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:42 pm
by MarkPAman
If you want a consensus, then:

Yup.

Re: HOW TO CONNECT SUBS WITH DXR15

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:40 pm
by Music Wolf
I have DXR12s. When I’ve tried pairing them up with small (12” ) subs, or even bigger subs that weren’t up to it power wise, I’ve thought - why have we bothered?!!

The matching subs for the DXR15s are the DXS18s. There are other subs that would also do the job but they will be as big, as heavy and of a similar price to the Yamahas. Have a look at the specs and see if this is something that you could store, transport and set up.

Re: HOW TO CONNECT SUBS WITH DXR15

PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:32 am
by gsc1ugs
Thxs for that will have a look. I hoped technology had got better but i suppose thats just top end, i believe to push air size does matter

Re: HOW TO CONNECT SUBS WITH DXR15

PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:48 am
by Sam Spoons
Correct, as Scotty would say "ye canna beat the laws o physics Cap'n"

Re: HOW TO CONNECT SUBS WITH DXR15

PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:31 am
by gsc1ugs
Why is this cab over a grand??? Dxs18

Re: HOW TO CONNECT SUBS WITH DXR15

PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:12 pm
by Sam Spoons
'Cos it's good. It's considerably louder than the cheaper ones, probably sounds better too. It's also very heavy though.

FWIW this one is €3500 and is passive/un-powered https://www.jsfrance.com/en/caissons-de-basses-actifs-passifs/11603-l-acoustics-renfort-de-grave-passif-sb18-version-2-neuf-2100000126361.html

Re: HOW TO CONNECT SUBS WITH DXR15

PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:31 pm
by gsc1ugs
Is a sub not just a thump downstairs? i cant understand why something is this expensive even that passive link you sent :headbang: :o

Re: HOW TO CONNECT SUBS WITH DXR15

PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:53 pm
by Sam Spoons
Being pragmatic, in most places I play the sub is just producing some extra thump but, even then some sound much more musical than others. Cheap subs usually sound very 'one note'.

Re: HOW TO CONNECT SUBS WITH DXR15

PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:07 pm
by gsc1ugs
:?

Re: HOW TO CONNECT SUBS WITH DXR15

PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:47 pm
by gsc1ugs
What is this?
Equipped with: 1x 18" Ferrit Woofer