A fantastic little device.
I try this on a Wilson Benesch Torus subwoofer, probably one of the fastest subwoofers on the market.
The Torus is a passive subwoofer which comes with its own dedicated subwoofer amplifier and crossover but lacks automatic equalization which I think is essential for subwoofers.
The Torus was placed in the center of the front wall, mid point between the two main speakers as recommended by Wilson Benesch.
Now, this is the Torus running full bandwidth with no eq.:
As you can see, the Torus has significantly less output after 50Hz without eq.
So how did the 8033S-II do after the calibration?
I am very impressed. With the one 42Hz null, the Torus is now essentially flat from 20Hz to 200Hz. With the 8033S-II in place, the bass is far smoother and has more ‘power’ throughout. Fantastic unit!. Highly recommended!
>Picasso: “I’d like to live like a poor man – only with lots of money.”
>Nikon has been the underdog most of relatively short history of digital photography. 2008 is the 60th Anniversary of Nikon Cameras, and the 75th Anniversary of Nikkor. And Nikon seems to be determined to make a comeback with the release of the Nikon D3, D300, and D700.
The D700 was announced less then eight months the D3 was introduced to the market. The D3 took the digital camera world by storm, with unprecedented speed, image quality and ergonomics that Nikon has long championed. For me, the biggest selling point of the D3 is its ability to shoot at High ISO… and by High ISO, I do not mean ISO800 or ISO1600. The Canon EOS 5D already made shooting at ISO1600 a reality nearly three years ago. The Nikon D3 is capable of shooting at up to ISO6400, and with some post-processing, ISO 25600. That is truly unheard of in film days, and is taking the world of photography to a whole new level.
Many of us have been waiting for Canon to come out with a successor of the 5D. The 5D’s age, in the world of digital cameras, has long passed its depreciating time frame…which makes the 5D arguably one of the very best values in digital SLR of all time. But cameras nowadays are not only tools, but also gadgets, to many people. Photographers used to buy what they need, in today’s fast changing world of technologies, advancement of technologies can often drive what the photographers need, and from this perspective, the Canon 5D seems outdated. The Nikon D3 became one of those cameras that Nikon loyal users sought after, causing a serious shortage globally. What’s more, many Canon loyal users also became interested in what Nikon has to offer. Some of them sold their Canon gears, and some bought an additional system.
Before my excitement for the D3 dies down, Nikon announced the D700… a baby D3. The D700 is basically a D300 with a D3 sensor and circutry. The D3 is a large camera by any standard. I traveled to Iceland with the D3 and it was a handful. The D700 would have been perfect. The D700 offers the exact same image quality one can get from the D3, in a lighter, smaller body. It has a built in flash, weather sealing, and imho, an improved UI over the D3.
The D3 still has its niche, with an even more robust build, and faster fps, but for 99.9% of the general population, the D700 is more then enough.
Many people regard the D700 as a digital F100. I think it is closer to a Digital F6! I had the F100, and ultimately sold it to get the F5. I regretted that decision. The F5 is a fine camera, but I personally prefer the the physical flexibility of the F100 more. The F100 was highly regarded.
The F6 was released after the digital revolution has started, so maybe not as many people know about it. The F6 is a very matured and refined design. I put the D700 next to my F6 and they really look similar. The D700 is a little ‘thicker’ but they both feel great in hand, offer seemingly equally robust build.
The D700 is a digital F6. If you have been waiting for a camera convincing enough to try out digital, or FF, the D700 is it.