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B.K. Gemini 2 Subwoofer in Satin Black £215.96 @ sales_bk_electronics / eBay
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B.K. Gemini 2 Subwoofer in Satin Black £215.96 @ sales_bk_electronics / eBay

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Posted 9th Dec 2019

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These are fantastic subs and pretty much the first one to be recommended on sites like AVForums.

If you don't mind going Grade B (still brand new but with minor blemish that's not noticeable but means they can't sell as 'new') then they can be had with the current code for £190.76 + £10 delivery, for example : ebay.co.uk/itm…796



The Gemini II is an extremely compact subwoofer designed to add depth to both Hi-Fi and AV system. The 10" 250mm drive unit boasts a polypropylene cone an rubber surround that can produces deep bass but it is fast and agile enough to enable it to keep in time with demanding musical content. The amplifier panel is brimming with control and flexibility and is amongst the very few subs available today that can boast independent filtering on both the High and Low level inputs and ease of setting up via twin frequency displays and Vu metering.

Features:

  • 2 Years Warranty
  • Independent high and low level inputs with separate gain and frequency controls to enable the use of Hi-Fi and AV connections simultaneously.
  • True 150W (Continuous) discrete bipolar technology DC coupled
  • Twin frequency displays shows the upper roll off frequency of the twin filters
  • 5 Led Vu meter shows relative power level
  • Internal filter bypass switch on Low Level Input
  • Variable cut off frequency 40Hz - 120Hz
  • Gold Plated RCA Phono's
  • 0 - 180 Deg phase switching
  • IEC power input socket - no captive leads for installation flexibility
  • Hand-built in Great Britain

Comes complete with all the accesories required to get the subwoofer up and running straight out of the box

  • 5M Rca to RCA Interconnect
  • 5M Speakon High Level Lead
  • 4 x M8 Spikes
  • IEC Mains Lead
  • Manual

System Type:
Infinite Baffle Sub-bass system with on board amplification and active filtering. Fully optimised enclosure manufactured from critically damped 18mm 3/4“ MDF.


Drive Unit :
250mm 10 “ high-efficiency unit. Extreme long stroke polypropylene cone driven by a 2 ” 50mm voice coil. Heavy duty steel chassis


Amplifier:
150W RMS DC coupled bi-polar.


Inputs:
High Level 100K ohm unbalanced via Neutrik Speakon connector Low level 10K unbalanced via gold plated RCA connectors.


Power Req.:
230V / 50Hz


Dimensions:
315D X 355H x 290W


Weight:
13.4 kg
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18 Comments
Good price, I have the XXLS400 but struggling a bit to get it set up properly
allginger09/12/2019 14:33

Good price, I have the XXLS400 but struggling a bit to get it set up …Good price, I have the XXLS400 but struggling a bit to get it set up properly


Same headache with every sub
batdroid09/12/2019 14:47

Same headache with every sub


Really, had a cheapo one before and that just worked, this is a real head scratcher....
allginger09/12/2019 14:33

Good price, I have the XXLS400 but struggling a bit to get it set up …Good price, I have the XXLS400 but struggling a bit to get it set up properly



What are you connecting it to?
I remember when you used to be able to get the gloss black version for this price and all others were below 200 as standard. I'd say it's an okay deal. Much better value from a XLS200.
thanks OP, been after one for a while, heat added.
allginger09/12/2019 14:48

Really, had a cheapo one before and that just worked, this is a real head …Really, had a cheapo one before and that just worked, this is a real head scratcher....


I was referring to subs in general. But maybe it's just been me
Sold out already!
I recently got the BK P12 300 PR which is a great speaker however I'm still mucking around with it. I've come to the conclusion that placement is everything especially with a single sub. Many a woman has quoted, "It's not the size that matters it's where you put it that counts". Subs are no different ...
Edited by: "modelman" 9th Dec 2019
allginger09/12/2019 16:15

Denon avr2400



Firstly, can the High Frequency Cable, you really don't need it in your setup. Hook up the LFE cable, gain on minimum, filter to out. Next comes the frequency, set this according to the response of your satellite speakers. If the lowest they go to 120hz, that's your setting here.

Plug in the mic setup of your system and then run a sound check. The only thing that you may need to change is the phase. I know on Yamaha amps they will tell you if it's out of phase, if so change this to 180. Good luck.
youngrobbo09/12/2019 17:20

Firstly, can the High Frequency Cable, you really don't need it in your …Firstly, can the High Frequency Cable, you really don't need it in your setup. Hook up the LFE cable, gain on minimum, filter to out. Next comes the frequency, set this according to the response of your satellite speakers. If the lowest they go to 120hz, that's your setting here.Plug in the mic setup of your system and then run a sound check. The only thing that you may need to change is the phase. I know on Yamaha amps they will tell you if it's out of phase, if so change this to 180. Good luck.


Thanks, gain on minimum? I’ll try that over the weekend
allginger09/12/2019 17:30

Thanks, gain on minimum? I’ll try that over the weekend



Slowly pull the gain up. I know on my REL I only pull this in no more than half way. It's a trick to make sure the sub comes out of standby the moment you start playing something through the amp. Just edge it up quarter of a turn each time you test the system. Also, every adjustment you make rerun the amps test.
youngrobbo09/12/2019 17:20

Firstly, can the High Frequency Cable, you really don't need it in your …Firstly, can the High Frequency Cable, you really don't need it in your setup. Hook up the LFE cable, gain on minimum, filter to out. Next comes the frequency, set this according to the response of your satellite speakers. If the lowest they go to 120hz, that's your setting here.Plug in the mic setup of your system and then run a sound check. The only thing that you may need to change is the phase. I know on Yamaha amps they will tell you if it's out of phase, if so change this to 180. Good luck.


That's so wrong, @allginger the cut off is handled by the amp so set to max regardless, low level gain needs be set to about 10 o'clock to start with, then run Audyssey.
b1g1an09/12/2019 18:49

That's so wrong, @allginger the cut off is handled by the amp so set to …That's so wrong, @allginger the cut off is handled by the amp so set to max regardless, low level gain needs be set to about 10 o'clock to start with, then run Audyssey.


Confused now
Apparently speakers Q acoustics go down to 44hz, set crossover on amp to 40 or 60??
Can be done either way but you normally set freq cut-off to full or 120Hz on sub and set amp to around 80-90Hz. The satellites can also be set to full freq range or cut-off again at the 80-90Hz. As mentioned set gain to 10-12 o clock and aim for around 0 db on the sub from those settings. Audyssey levels may still need a manual tweak after calibration as it rarely sets speaker levels evenly.
Once set the system should have Bass with authority without degrading or drowning the other speakers mids and highs.. It's all a balancing act with plenty of experimentation.
allginger09/12/2019 20:22

Apparently speakers Q acoustics go down to 44hz, set crossover on amp to …Apparently speakers Q acoustics go down to 44hz, set crossover on amp to 40 or 60??


Neither, all speakers should be set to small regardless of physical size and crossover set to 80hz for any speakers capable of that and if not 10-20hz above the quoted low end, in your case you want 80hz is perfect, c if they only want down to 80 your set it at 100 and so on.
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