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View Poll Results: What's the SAF rating of your system? 1 is acceptable, higher is better.....
Well above 1 (>1.3) 2 28.57%
About 1 (0.7 to 1.3) 1 14.29%
Well below 1 (less than 0.7) 4 57.14%
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Old 2nd May 2010, 09:55 AM   #1
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Default What SAF are your speakers?

Found this, wondered what everyone else got.

http://ldsg.snippets.org/sect-16.php#SAF

I get 1.5 for my floorstanders (tall, slim design). If I add my sub, it drops to around 0.8

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Old 2nd May 2010, 09:59 AM   #2
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I get a 3.4 I have a very understanding wife

The home theater system is in the same room I didn't calculate but probably an 8
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Can't do those calculations, (under educated), but missus gives them a perfect 10! Straight from the horses mouth, can't beat that!
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Old 3rd May 2010, 09:51 AM   #4
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You sure can't Mick!! Unfortunately I know I can't say the same about my three ways, but the SAF did go up appreciably when I painted them matt black, covering up the beer stained flaking chipboard...

I can't ask the other half about the MTM's because she has been away since they started getting closer to completion, but I think they will have a much higher SAF.

The calc for the MTM's come out at between 1.38 and 1.55 depending on my estimate of cost That is the thing that really brings them down, the low estimate is $1200, I suspect in reality it is closer to the $1500 mark and could even be higher.

When I add in the three ways as stereo subs the SAF comes down to 0.39 Maybe there is something in it

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Old 3rd May 2010, 10:08 AM   #5
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Surly, the stronger aussie dollar has put your SAF back up at least a little, you boys?
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Old 3rd May 2010, 10:18 AM   #6
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hehehe what I don't know is whether the volume and floor area is for one or both!! I only used one, I'm doomed if you are supposed to do both!!

But I could effectively make the price VERY low if I took out everything I purchased before I met my other half, that would drop the price by $1000 or more But you are right, if I were to buy the equivalent drivers now, they'd probably be $300 - $400 cheaper!!

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I did both. Surely, it's total volume and total floor area taken?
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I'm not sure if i worked it out correctly, surely i can't be that wrong

I guess i know why i'm single

It's the 72ft^3 of subs in here

Erm... Below 0.01
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Negative.

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It's the 72ft^3 of subs in here
Ahhh, the old "bass enhancement via room volume reduction" path. Well done!
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