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Re: Starke Sound Sw12 - first impressions
« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2019, 18:12 »
An interesting sub that does well, my own impressions:
http://peteswrite.blogspot.com/2019/08/starke-sw12-subwoofer-review.html

Thanks for your very detail preview.

This sub was target for a balance approach to entry level and we plan to release the same of this SW12 for a ported version for customer who wanted more SPL that a ported sub can do.
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Re: Starke Sound Sw12 - first impressions
« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2019, 18:15 »
SW12 is value for money. I have to agree with Pete it does not dig too low but if you need more SPL, you can always go for multiple subs.

Does anyone try to stack the SW12?

We did a multi-sub using the SW12 during last week KLAV show , lot of the visitor test it till very very loud to find it limit.
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Re: Starke Sound Sw12 - first impressions
« Reply #32 on: August 03, 2019, 18:19 »
Changed out the rubber feet to SVS SoundPath Subwoofer Isolation feet on my SW12.
I think it gives out cleaner, tighter bass.

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Re: Starke Sound Sw12 - first impressions
« Reply #33 on: August 03, 2019, 19:52 »
Changed out the rubber feet to SVS SoundPath Subwoofer Isolation feet on my SW12.
I think it gives out cleaner, tighter bass.

I've been using some vibrapods... not bad..
Please post instead of sending a pm, so more can learn.

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Re: Starke Sound Sw12 - first impressions
« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2019, 20:44 »
Changed out the rubber feet to SVS SoundPath Subwoofer Isolation feet on my SW12.
I think it gives out cleaner, tighter bass.


Just remove the original foots and screw in the SVS foots?

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Re: Starke Sound Sw12 - first impressions
« Reply #35 on: August 03, 2019, 23:06 »
Just remove the original foots and screw in the SVS foots?

Yeah. Very simple. Just a few minutes job. The sw12 rubber feet screws are allen head.

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Re: Starke Sound Sw12 - first impressions
« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2019, 19:57 »


This is the FR for SW12, taken from near field measurement. Just to share.


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Re: Starke Sound Sw12 - first impressions
« Reply #37 on: August 21, 2019, 09:06 »
Yeah. Very simple. Just a few minutes job. The sw12 rubber feet screws are allen head.

After install, when you move the sub box, does it allow it to move or dead rigid? Mine after install with SVS sound path, the sub box really sway on top of SVS sound path whereas my original footer keep the sub box very rigid even I try to push it gently. I wonder for my case do I need a different screw....

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Re: Starke Sound Sw12 - first impressions
« Reply #38 on: August 21, 2019, 09:10 »
The swaying is to absorb the vibration when the sub is working hard.

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Re: Starke Sound Sw12 - first impressions
« Reply #39 on: August 21, 2019, 09:44 »


This is the FR for SW12, taken from near field measurement. Just to share.


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Sorry don’t mind me asking. Using 60 db as a reference point there is a peak of 10 dB at 40 hz and a sharp dip of 40db ! to 20 hz ? Won’t those make the sub sound peaky and boomy?

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Re: Starke Sound Sw12 - first impressions
« Reply #40 on: August 21, 2019, 09:57 »
I am not an expert here but I think the SW12 rolls off at around 25Hz. Also, I am wondering if I did apply PEQ and House Curve to the miniDSP and Audyessy Editor App when I did a nearfield measurement. I will measure and post again when I have time. I just want to share the baseline FR of SW12 so everyone has a reference curve if they are using SW12.

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Re: Starke Sound Sw12 - first impressions
« Reply #41 on: August 21, 2019, 10:20 »
I am not an expert here but I think the SW12 rolls off at around 25Hz. Also, I am wondering if I did apply PEQ and House Curve to the miniDSP and Audyessy Editor App when I did a nearfield measurement. I will measure and post again when I have time. I just want to share the baseline FR of SW12 so everyone has a reference curve if they are using SW12.

No worry bro. I am just curious. Recently I started playing with room EQ by buying a few Dspeaker. I am new to room EQ using DSP. What I found out is the Dspeaker will eq the peaks thereby providing a less offensive curve. Then after calibration it provide for a user selectable 8 dB lift at 20 or 30 Hz. It look like a perfect remedy for your graph.

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Re: Starke Sound Sw12 - first impressions
« Reply #42 on: August 21, 2019, 11:09 »
The swaying is to absorb the vibration when the sub is working hard.

I wonder whether this 'movement' will create a 2nd phase to your room response.
Something as if you are using ported floorstander speaker, will this hole also create "another phase - it can be a speaker" ?
What do you think?

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Re: Starke Sound Sw12 - first impressions
« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2019, 12:05 »
I wonder whether this 'movement' will create a 2nd phase to your room response.
Something as if you are using ported floorstander speaker, will this hole also create "another phase - it can be a speaker" ?
What do you think?

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The best to find out is to measure. I am not using the SVS Isolators. My both subs are still on the original footers.

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Re: Starke Sound Sw12 - first impressions
« Reply #44 on: August 21, 2019, 12:07 »
Never noticed my sub move that much. :P