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  1. Hi everyone, back again with another subwoofer review, a couple of months ago I decided to change out my Krix Seismix 3 MK7 with the model up, which is the Tektonix to see if there was any differences or improvements to see if it can be called an upgrade. So here's my review; Features: As far as I'm concerned its not typical for a manufacturer to use the same enclosure from one model to create a higher model, this is the case for the Tektonix where it uses the exact enclosure that the Seismix 3 MK7, as well as this the Tektonix uses what appears to be the same driver unit as the Seismix 3 MK7, so far then things don't look significantly different until we talk about the amplifier. The amplifier fitted to the Tektonix is the major difference on this unit, where the Seismix 3 MK7 uses a 350 watt rms amplifier, the Tektonix uses Krix's KDSA 450 watt rms amplifier which is also found on the bigger units such as; the Volcanix, Volcanix Slim and Cyclonix (powered). I really like that the Tektonix like the bigger units has the LCD display on the front which makes things a lot easier when it comes to making adjustments especially if you don't like to keep moving your sub to make those adjustments, speaking of adjustments the Tektonix has quite a fair amount of it including; level, crossover, auto sense or 12v trigger option, auto sense sensitivity, Q adjust, set-up lock to stop unwanted adjustment. On the back of the Tektonix amplifier we have; 12v trigger input, rca sub inputs L and R ( L is for Mono LFE connection in this case), High Level inputs and IEC power input with switch. Set-up: I have recently during my time with the Tektonix have made some changes to my home theatre system, so as far as sources go the AV receiver I'm using with my theatre system is my recenlty bought Yamaha RX-V2085 (RX-A2080 equivilent) with the Sony UBP-X700 4K blu-ray player and a Marantz CD5005 (which I recently for $50 and repaired). As for speakers, I'm using a pair of (also recently bought) Fyne Audio F302's as my fronts, Polk Signature S30 as my centre and 2 pairs of Polk signature S10's for surround and Dolby Atmos/DTS-X effects. I left the level on the Tektonix at '-20' with the crossover at 'LFE' and because I was using 12v trigger I set the option from 'auto sense' to '12v trigger', I left the 'Q' on default which is '0.9' and phase was set for my area as '180' and that was all that was done on the unit itself, on the AVR I had my front speakers and subwoofer level set at '-6' with the centre at '-4' and surround set at '-5' with the heights set at '-2', crossovers on the AVR were set to '80Hz' for the Front three speakers and for the other speakers were set at '90Hz'. The Tektonix was positioned between my front left and my centre speaker with a couple of inches away from my wall. Performance: I started my listening test with some music to see how musical the Tektonix, so I played Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" and noted straight away that this sub can easily do music, bass notes were flowing nicely with every beat sounding clear and tight with the right amount of punch that was not over exaggerated or boomy, I then played "Peaceful Easy Feeling" live by the Eagles and like playing Pink Floyd the Tektonix really did an amazing job of blending in with my front speakers and not standing out from them, but at the same time it gave the music that really nice realistic dimension to the sound, kick drums and bass guitar notes sounded seperated and very well defined, after the Eagles I played more wide range of music content and every time the Tektonix proved to be a great sub for music, staying tuneful and controlled even at high volumes without me having a second thought about the sound. As for movies I played a lot of movies such as; "Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker", "Aquaman", "Tron: Legacy" and "Avengers: Infinity War", to be honest I was really suprised because the Tektonix performed so well, it didn't just put out deep bass effects, on top of all that, every crash, thud, boom and crunch had great realism, dimension and dynamics to the sound and the Tektonix can go really loud if it has to, I have to say I am blown away to see a sub such as this do what it does especially given that it is not the size of some really big subs (svs) that I know of. The funny thing about the Tektonix is that even with all that power and performance in a smaller enclosure, I never once detected any port noise which is generally typical of many ported subs which shows that the engineering behind the Tektonix is fantastic. Comparison: Krix Tektonix price for comparison: (RRP $1745) Krix Seismix 3 Mk7 (RRP $1295): a lot of people that I know of have asked me if the Tektonix is any different from the Seismix 3 MK7 mainly because they both have the same cabinet and the short answer is yes there are some difference in terms of sound, firstly especially for movies where you get a lot of LFE, while the Seismix 3 MK7 has some good depth, the Tektonix takes it to another level where it sounds even deeper with a greater sense of scale, but at the same time it sounds a bit more realistic and dynamics are a bit better too, while for music while both subs sound quite close, the Tektonix adds a bit more definition and sounds a little bit wider in the frequency spectrum to me than the Seismix 3 MK7 especially when listening to content with pipe organs. The Seismix 3 MK7 is still an excellent subwoofer within it's price range especially when compared to many subs around the same price, but obviously because the Tektonix is above the Seismix 3 MK7 in terms of product and price range, there really should be some differences anyway or else in my personal opinion it's not worth the upgrade. Klipsch SPL-120 (RRP $1999) : I got the chance to hear this subwoofer and its an ok subwoofer, it goes loud and it goes quite deep, but its not very musical so I would not recommended it for many cases where you are listening to music with a sub, the Tektonix is very superior in every way compared to the SPL-120 for music and even for movies while the SPL-120 is very loud and dynamic, but it doesn't sound as cinematic as the Tektonix does. SVS PB-2000 (RRP $1750) : I do like svs subwoofers especially given the price to performance ratio, so how does the PB-2000 compare to the Tektonix, well the PB-2000 surely goes deeper than the Tektonix and because the PB-2000 has a bigger driver, it can also go louder and it sounds quite cinematic, however when it comes to realism I feel the Tektonix gives more of it and is more cinematic while at the same time keeping a big scale sound and when it comes to music, the PB-2000 is pretty good, but can sound a bit slow and slightly boomy with certain music content, whereas the Tektonix sounds quicker and more tuneful and of course if size matters the PB-2000 is way bigger than the Tektonix, the SB-2000 and even the Volcanix. Richter Thor 10.6 (RRP $1699): I have always had a liking towards Richter subwoofers, but the 10.6 definitely gives the Tektonix a run for its money and all I can say is that both subs do extremely well in both music and movies, in fact its a hard to pick one over the other for there performance, but if you do value features then they do differ in that area, the Thor 10.6 has dsp control for music, home theatre and merlin mode. whereas the Tektonix doesn't and all the controls on the Thor 10.6 are on the back of the unit, whereas the Tektonix has control on an LCD display on the front of the unit. The Richter Thor 10.6 unlike the Tektonix has an XLR balance input and XLR balance pass-through along with the usual RCA and high level inputs. Conclusion: Overall I have to say that I really like the Krix Tektonix, it does everything that a good subwoofer should do and given the size of this unit, it will fit in many places, while putting out excellent bass sound for movies, music and even gaming content, now of course I had the Seismix 3 MK7 prior to the Tektonix and would I say that this is an upgrade? It sure is, In fact I liked the Tektonix so much that I actually purchased a second unit because well, how can you go wrong with that.
  2. Further information: 2 years old, purchased from Big Picture People Narre Warren. Plenty of reviews online about this subwoofer. It has 2 x 12" drivers opposing each other to cancel out vibrations. The outcome is clear, low distortion and clean bass. The customization for best in room response from the amp is second to none with low pass filtering, phase alignment, gain and when measuring with the PBK kit (supplied) can give close to perfectly flat frequency response. This sub looks amazing especially in piano gloss black. Can ship however it does weigh 65kg's... I have all boxes and accessories for it. See specs and pics below. Specs: BalancedForce 212 System Frequency Response 18–120 Hz ±3dB; Anechoic through LFE effects input 20–120 Hz ±3dB; Low Pass Filter Frequencies 30 - 80Hz Phase 0°, 90°, 180°, 270° 0° 25Hz Level Control ±10dB at 25Hz ±10dB at 25Hz Power Control On, Auto (12V Trigger), Off On, Auto (12V Trigger), Off Room Correction Perfect Bass Kit (PBK) Ready (Sold Separately) Woofers Two 12" (30.5cm) cast-basket, highexcursion, aluminum cone with extended throw driver assembly, sealed non-resonant asymmetrical chamber format Amplifiers 2 x 850 watts (3,400 watts peak system total) 850 watts (1,700 watts peak) Inputs RCA: Left, Right and LFE. XLR: Left, Right and LFE. Speaker Level: Left and Right banana jacks. 12V Trigger: 3.5mm Mini USB (for PBK) USB (for crossover & firmware updates) RCA: Left, Right and LFE. XLR: Left, Right and LFE. Speaker Level: Left and Right banana jacks. 12V Trigger: 3.5mm Mini USB (for PBK) USB (for crossover & firmware updates) Output (RCA) Multi Out (for multi-sub connection) Multi Out (for multi-sub connection) Input Impedance RCA: 10,000 Ohms XLR: 15,000 Ohms per phase Speaker Level: 10,000 Ohms per phase (20,000 Ohms red to black) Power Draw Typical: 250 Watts Idle: 30 Watts Typical: 125 Watts Idle: 15 Watts Weight 140lbs. (63.5kg) each 96lbs. (43.5kg) each Overall Dimensions HxWxD ( 57.4cm x 57.4cm x 58.2cm) Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  3. Item: Rives audio PARC Location: Melbourne Price: $1150 Item Condition: used - excellent Reason for selling: Getting out of hifi Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Very rare PARC in excellent condition. Complete with original packaging, user manual, and test CD. Has been in storage since I purchased it five years ago due to a renovation and lack of interest in hifi. It won’t stop Mariah Carey Christmas songs from being played at the shopping centre but it will tame your room modes in the analogue domain so that you may enjoy cleaner sound without the bass bloat. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  4. Item: Martin Logan Balanced Force 212 Subwoofer with Martin Logan PBK kit Location: Melbourne (Dandy ranges) Price: $4k ONO (RRP $8k not including PBK kit) Item Condition: Excellent 9/10 Reason for selling: Not using and taking up space Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: 2.5 years old, purchased from Big Picture People Narre Warren. Plenty of reviews online about this subwoofer. It has 2 x 12" drivers opposing each other to cancel out vibrations. The outcome is clear, low distortion and clean bass. The customisation for best in room response from the amp is second to none with low pass filtering, phase alignment, gain and when measuring with the PBK kit can give close to flat frequency response. This sub looks amazing especially in piano gloss black. Can ship however it does weigh 65kg's... I have all boxes and accessories for it. See specs and pics below. Specs: BalancedForce 212 System Frequency Response 18–120 Hz ±3dB; Anechoic through LFE effects input 20–120 Hz ±3dB; Low Pass Filter Frequencies 30 - 80Hz Phase 0°, 90°, 180°, 270° 0° 25Hz Level Control ±10dB at 25Hz ±10dB at 25Hz Power Control On, Auto (12V Trigger), Off On, Auto (12V Trigger), Off Room Correction Perfect Bass Kit (PBK) Ready (Sold Separately) Woofers Two 12" (30.5cm) cast-basket, highexcursion, aluminum cone with extended throw driver assembly, sealed non-resonant asymmetrical chamber format Amplifiers 2 x 850 watts (3,400 watts peak system total) 850 watts (1,700 watts peak) Inputs RCA: Left, Right and LFE. XLR: Left, Right and LFE. Speaker Level: Left and Right banana jacks. 12V Trigger: 3.5mm Mini USB (for PBK) USB (for crossover & firmware updates) RCA: Left, Right and LFE. XLR: Left, Right and LFE. Speaker Level: Left and Right banana jacks. 12V Trigger: 3.5mm Mini USB (for PBK) USB (for crossover & firmware updates) Output (RCA) Multi Out (for multi-sub connection) Multi Out (for multi-sub connection) Input Impedance RCA: 10,000 Ohms XLR: 15,000 Ohms per phase Speaker Level: 10,000 Ohms per phase (20,000 Ohms red to black) Power Draw Typical: 250 Watts Idle: 30 Watts Typical: 125 Watts Idle: 15 Watts Weight 140lbs. (63.5kg) each 96lbs. (43.5kg) each Overall Dimensions HxWxD ( 57.4cm x 57.4cm x 58.2cm) Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  5. I am curious on members views as to what the main difference between a 50 watt and 100 watt amp really is? Assuming they are the same amp but simply the watts were different, same speakers 200 wrms, would it be only volume or would there be other differences e.g.. more bass etc
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