AudioKinesis Swarm

Folsom

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Has anyone done a SWARM with Rel T5 or T7. I ask as I don't want boxes the size of the Audiokenisis in my room. They are just too bid. This is my living room and audio does not trump a pleasant living space. I need very small and able to be hidden. I would probably use the Longbow to get signal to the subs.

The Debra version is slimmer.
 

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Its still a big box. 2 feet tall. That is a lot of visual attention.
 

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Its still a big box. 2 feet tall. That is a lot of visual attention.

Well I guess there's a lot of factor. I haven't seen all of your place. I find when they're even 2 feet tall if they're basically all snug up against a wall they are fairly unnoticed.

I personally would find them a little less obtrusive if the color (which you can change some with DEBRA) blends in.

Anyways, those subs you mentioned could work. Integration might be tricky unless you buy a decent controller like Marchand WM8 (well, maybe two of them). And then maybe put a HumX on each subwoofer. Not sure if you'd need a second preamplifier to feed the WM8's.
 

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Well I guess there's a lot of factor. I haven't seen all of your place. I find when they're even 2 feet tall if they're basically all snug up against a wall they are fairly unnoticed.

I personally would find them a little less obtrusive if the color (which you can change some with DEBRA) blends in.

Anyways, those subs you mentioned could work. Integration might be tricky unless you buy a decent controller like Marchand WM8 (well, maybe two of them). And then maybe put a HumX on each subwoofer. Not sure if you'd need a second preamplifier to feed the WM8's.
Why would I want an external crossover. The Rel all have internal crossover, phase, gain, slope?
 

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With Audio Kenesis it means you can stuff a port with a plug? So it's tuning the woofer by reducing the volume of the box?
 

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I'm by no means against Audio Kenesis. Its just a lot of fairly large real estate. The Rel T7 and T5 are quite small. Its the only reason I was considering them. It Audio kenesis offered a version with 12 x 12 boxes I would be inclined to try them.
 

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You can tune by plugging the port if output is too high (box has to be a little bigger to allow that to work ok I assume). I have no idea if they could make a cube, I suspect it wouldn't go as low or work as well? Question for @Duke LeJeune . The REL can use an EQ to make it work since the amp is built in.

I found adjusting Q is about as important as having phase for some stereos.
 

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