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Post 1 made on Monday May 14, 2018 at 19:25
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I currently have a customer with an outdoor pool setup that consists of 8 Niles audio RS8 Pro rock speakers being run by a Sonance 1750 amp. It sounds great but unfortunately he plays it at rock concert volume and listens to a lot of hip hop and bass heavy music. I believe this system is way past what an inground sub could do and I'm looking for like a a 15 or 18 in cabinet woofer that I can place under the deck which would be sheltered from most but not all weather. I could probably do some modifications to the cabinet to make it more weatherproof but just looking for ideas or experience if anybody's done this before.
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Post 2 made on Monday May 14, 2018 at 19:35
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Post 3 made on Monday May 14, 2018 at 20:09
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On May 14, 2018 at 19:25, rbhfan said...
I currently have a customer with an outdoor pool setup that consists of 8 Niles audio RS8 Pro rock speakers being run by a Sonance 1750 amp. It sounds great but unfortunately he plays it at rock concert volume and listens to a lot of hip hop and bass heavy music. I believe this system is way past what an inground sub could do and I'm looking for like a a 15 or 18 in cabinet woofer that I can place under the deck which would be sheltered from most but not all weather. I could probably do some modifications to the cabinet to make it more weatherproof but just looking for ideas or experience if anybody's done this before.

clearly you have never heard of James Loudspeaker

gets you down to 18!

[Link: jamesloudspeaker.com]
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Post 4 made on Monday May 14, 2018 at 20:35
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That James burial sub is a beast!  I've been pleased with output from the 12" Episode burial subs too.  Placing 1-2 of them around the yard with a 1000w crown amp would really improve the sound especially if there's no sub in place now.

Does the Sonance amp have DSP so you can apply a high-pass filter to the rock speakers to take the stress off of them and the Sonance amp?  I think it's important that aside from adding a sub that you also have a plan to block some of the bass going to the existing speakers.
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Post 5 made on Tuesday May 15, 2018 at 10:31
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Another alternative:

[Link: rockustics.mseaudio.com]
Post 6 made on Wednesday May 16, 2018 at 07:13
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On May 14, 2018 at 20:35, SB Smarthomes said...
That James burial sub is a beast!† I've been pleased with output from the 12" Episode burial subs too.† Placing 1-2 of them around the yard with a 1000w crown amp would really improve the sound especially if there's no sub in place now.

Does the Sonance amp have DSP so you can apply a high-pass filter to the rock speakers to take the stress off of them and the Sonance amp?† I think it's important that aside from adding a sub that you also have a plan to block some of the bass going to the existing speakers.

I think this is a great solution....The Episode has surprising output....2 of them would probably do the trick and yes getting a High pass to the rocks should make the system perform and not distort as much.
Post 7 made on Wednesday May 16, 2018 at 15:39
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On May 16, 2018 at 07:13, jrainey said...
I think this is a great solution....The Episode has surprising output....2 of them would probably do the trick and yes getting a High pass to the rocks should make the system perform and not distort as much.

It may be overkill, but I always do the CDI2000 with 2 subs with Episode. I have 1 yard with 24 4" SATs and 4 12" subs. Sounds amazing.
Post 8 made on Wednesday May 16, 2018 at 19:59
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On May 15, 2018 at 10:31, kwkshift said...
Another alternative:

[Link: rockustics.mseaudio.com]

+1, sometimes these guys are a perfect fit especially if client listens at 11 on a regular basis. Have occasional jobs that Madison Fielding ties in better too. Landscape systems are great but they donít always fit the spec.
Post 9 made on Wednesday May 16, 2018 at 20:02
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On May 16, 2018 at 15:39, goldenzrule said...
It may be overkill, but I always do the CDI2000 with 2 subs with Episode. I have 1 yard with 24 4" SATs and 4 12" subs. Sounds amazing.

I really wish the housings didnít look so bad, so fast. Have seen major fade even on units that benefit from shade.
OP | Post 10 made on Thursday May 17, 2018 at 11:48
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Yes the amp on the rocks is a Sonance DSP2-750 so it does have a nice section of crossover options. I'll look into all these suggestions. Thanks for your time and input
One thing I have learned in this industry. It is easier to pull a wire than it is to push one.


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