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post #151 of 161 Old 02-08-2009, 09:36 PM - Thread Starter
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Am I missing anything? I can follow the cut sheet to make the box BUT my physics and speaker design skills are nill. Are there any changes you would make to the box design?

I wouldn't make any changes. Some might add more bracing but I think the bracing used here is efficient.

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Do I absolutely need a BASSIS or DEQ2496, or can that wait until I learn more about my room interactions with these subs?

IMO, no. You can enjoy the subs very much without either, but both would add something to the system for sure. If I had the $$$, I'd add one or the other myself. But I rarely tell myself "Gee, I am just not happy with the lowend from this sub."

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You have the possibility of needing something in between your receiver and pro amp, to bring the input level signal up to a usable level.

Yep, although I don't. I am using a Panasonic XR-55 and a Crown XS900 (with the gain on full).
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Willd, thanks for answering my questions. I haven't been this excited by HT since I was doing research for my front projector. Currently my screen (110" diag) is much bigger than my sound. My Paradigm sub is nearly worthless in my 5,000^3 ft basement.

Just found a full woodworking shop I can use for the build. I have read the threads contrasting MDF and furniture grade plywood. Cost is a big difference, probably will stick to MDF and wrap w/ veneer.

Look forward to getting started on this project. Thanks to all who have posted comments on the sealed Mal-X designs.
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I agree concerning the MDF+veneer being a good option.

You'll have the sound to match the screen with these subs.
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You'll have the sound to match the screen with these subs.

I agree. You know how we always see that guys are looking for the punch in your gut descriptive along with extension. That's what I feel I get with my two sealed Mae-X coupled with the Bassis. And a certain percussive trait that I haven't ever experienced with all the other options I've had. It frees me up to concentrate on other aspects of the theater presentation. Would you come over and build a cove ceiling for me Willd?

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And a certain percussive trait that I haven't ever experienced with all the other options I've had. It frees me up to concentrate on other aspects of the theater presentation.

Sure does.

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Would you come over and build a cove ceiling for me Willd?

Hmm...yeah...nope.
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how are you guys screwing into the end grain of the MDF without it splitting? I'm even pre drilling the holes. does the type of screw matter?

I'm considering just getting a bunch of clamps and building it like a real man, glue only!
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+100 on the glue and clamps

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I'd do the glue and clamps thing, but didn't have enough clamps (good ones too). We just pre-drill and use drywall screws.
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gaddam! that was quick....and beautifully executed!

that red finish really accents your room! Now build the second one, add some good power, a deq2496, and you will be in pretty nice shape my friend!

i'll pile on that comment. +1

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call me crazy but is this the same as this:

http://www.edesignaudio.com/product_...roducts_id=640

*I'm not trying to start an argument as to which came first the chicken or the egg. I'm actually wanting to build one of these (or something similar) but I just put these two together. It must sound amazing!

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call me crazy but is this the same as this:

http://www.edesignaudio.com/product_...roducts_id=640

*I'm not trying to start an argument as to which came first the chicken or the egg. I'm actually wanting to build one of these (or something similar) but I just put these two together. I must sound amazing!

Sure except the Mal-X is a more capable and better quality driver... for what its worth...

I'll take a Mal-X over an eD any day of the week...
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