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    Default Polk LF 14 subwoofer?

    this is an Ebay auction.. thought i'd post this.. since i've never heard of this model before.. looks something like a monitor 11 or there abouts.

    check it out. http://cgi.ebay.com/POLK-LF-14-Subwo...QQcmdZViewItem

    Check out the toggle switches... interesting.
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    Dude, nice sub. Reaches all the way down to 30Hz.
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    its actually made from the bottom part of an rta-12, without the crossover and tweeter mounted on top. you dont see many of these around. if one popped up local by me, I would grab it and check it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by audiobliss
    Dude, nice sub. Reaches all the way down to 30Hz.

    yeah yeah, its definitly not a home theater sub, but 30's is plenty for music/2 channel. and with 2 smaller drivers and a passive radiator design, I imagine it would do a pretty good job in a budget 2 channel system
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    I'm positive that it's quite musical.
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    One of the Bros. McGowan uses one and IIRC, thinks highly of it.

    There are a LOT of subs that cost more that don't hit below 30hz, sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by audiobliss
    Dude, nice sub. Reaches all the way down to 30Hz.
    So, specs tell the tale, eh?

    You have ZERO clue what you are running your piehole about which begs the question, why are you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyD
    So, specs tell the tale, eh?

    You have ZERO clue what you are running your piehole about which begs the question, why are you?
    Well, obviously I can't comment on its performance since I haven't heard it. That leaves me to commenting on its specs, which I did. And in today's world of SVS this and SVS that, dual SVS here, and IB sub there, 30Hz isn't that low.

    Now, if it's musical and has had some good testimonials...then that's awesome. I wasn't saying it's a horrible sub. Just doesn't seem to reach that low, relatively speaking.

    Oh, and I think your first reply was sufficient, making your second one quite superfluous. ;)
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    Superfluous?

    Pot, kettle, black?

    You want to go back through and see how many zero value added posts you have??

    I'm sure you are a nice lad and so forth but at some point, you've got to realize that there are times when the wise thing to do is put a sock in it.

    Also, other than HT applications (which this was not designed for, obviously) there ain't much going on below 30hz so, it's really a moot point.

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    Were all just a bunch of guys that love to listen to music right? Everyone has an opinon and that is what this place is all about. Some of us don't know as much as the others but now he know's so next time around if a unit like this pops up he can add some value to his post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyD
    Superfluous?

    Pot, kettle, black?

    You want to go back through and see how many zero value added posts you have??
    Ok, ok, I certainly walked into that one! :p

    Quote Originally Posted by TroyD
    I'm sure you are a nice lad and so forth
    Why, thank you. :)

    Am I the only one getting all warm and fuzzy inside here? :D
    Quote Originally Posted by TroyD
    but at some point, you've got to realize that there are times when the wise thing to do is put a sock in it.
    I guess you're right. I mean, at least Mom agrees with you.

    Quote Originally Posted by TroyD
    Also, other than HT applications (which this was not designed for, obviously) there ain't much going on below 30hz so, it's really a moot point.
    I honestly didn't know that. I figured the more well-regarded subs, and certainly most of the SVS subs, reached below 30Hz. Guess I learned something. Thanks! :)


    Quote Originally Posted by jhermance
    Were all just a bunch of guys that love to listen to music right? Everyone has an opinon and that is what this place is all about. Some of us don't know as much as the others but now he know's so next time around if a unit like this pops up he can add some value to his post.
    Thanks! Maybe I will be able to at least say, 'Hey, there's a musical sub!' the next time one gets mentioned...in another 8 years. :p
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    This is a nice form of low frequency enhancement. :)

    Cool vintage stuff.

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    They are always neat to see and it looks to be in good shape. I'd also grab it if it was close to me.

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    I've got one of those, purchased new at Soundscape in Baltimore. S/N 11, IIRC. I think scans of the owners manual are or were posted here, someplace. If you can't find 'em, and if they'd be of interest to anyone, PM me.
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    i used to own the rta 12s and still have an LF-14 that i use in the garage powered by an old hsu subwoofer amp using the amp adjustable crossover set around 50 Hz. IIRC, the rta 12s were good to about 27Hz -3dB. i wouldn't recommend it for home theatre, but the air movement achieved while playing the bach toccata and fugue in d minor is quite satisfactory, thank you, especially since i got the hsu amp for only $75.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsb View Post
    i used to own the rta 12s and still have an LF-14 that i use in the garage powered by an old hsu subwoofer amp using the amp adjustable crossover set around 50 Hz. IIRC, the rta 12s were good to about 27Hz -3dB. i wouldn't recommend it for home theatre, but the air movement achieved while playing the bach toccata and fugue in d minor is quite satisfactory, thank you, especially since i got the hsu amp for only $75.
    Are you referencing the people arguing three years ago? Or just making a general comment?

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    I want 2 of these as stereo subs just for the cool vintage factor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conradicles View Post
    I want 2 of these as stereo subs just for the cool vintage factor.
    They are pretty cool. I'd imagine you would fairly easy modify a set of RTA-12s for the job.

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    I once saw an Ebay ad selling big Maggies along with a pr. of these subs. He had these behind the maggies and I still remember his comment in the ad,"the sound doesn't get much better than this" That was years ago but that's when I learned about these subs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conradicles View Post
    I want 2 of these as stereo subs just for the cool vintage factor.


    Not worth it.


    I got one last year with the purchase of my 2.3tl's and it's very disappointing. Tried running it along with my 2.3tls and 1C's and it sounds better without the sub. Here a pic.



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    Corner load your lf14s when comparing them to other subs,or sdas if you like loud bass.

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    Looks like the bottom half of a pair of SDA-1's/1A's, but without the particle board stand.
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    I'd love to try a pair of these sometime as stereo subs with my Monitor 7's. I'd love a pair of these simply for the cool factor.

    If the bass output of these things is even remotely close to my SDA 2A's(with a very similar driver layout), then it's gotta be good. Obviously, it's not an HT sub...but for music, I can't imagine it being too bad.

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    Not worth it.


    I got one last year with the purchase of my 2.3tl's and it's very disappointing. Tried running it along with my 2.3tls and 1C's and it sounds better without the sub. Here a pic.



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    I think I mentioned this once before...but if you ever decide to sell your LF14, let me know. I'd love to take it off your hands.:)
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    it sucks.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by leroyjr1 View Post
    it sucks.....

    ehh...maybe, but either way, I'd still love to try it out for myself.;)
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    That would make a great "speaker stand" for a SDA-CRS assuming they had close to the same footprint.
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    Nah; the CRS's are a good bit wider judging just by driver separation. With the right positioning, the CRS's have plenty of bass, too. Not as much as SRS's, but very respectable for being in such a small cabinet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by civilian View Post
    That would make a great "speaker stand" for a SDA-CRS assuming they had close to the same footprint.

    I've always visualized my Monitor 7A's sitting on top of a pair of LF-14's. That'd be a sexy sight.
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