Well the day has finally come and its officially becoming reality.
Its been a long wait, I started in on this journey at the beginning of the year, Feb or so. I contracted John at AE Speakers to build me 3 boxes for my build. Today I got the first 2 of the 3 boxes, waiting on the last to get done.
When I first saw John's boxes, from the original 15" w/dual 18" PR
's at my GTG to his latest creations, veneered with large radius corners for his kits, I could appreciate what he could do. I have to say I am very very happy with the results and glad I contracted with him, even through the long wait, which was likely harder on him then me. John's got some mad CAD skills and a really nice CNC machine to aid in the design implementation, but his assembly skills are unquestionable as is the final veneer work. Color me very impressed.Design Criteria
3 x Dual Opposed TC-Sounds LMS 18" subs (6 drivers in 3 boxes)
Double Wall top, bottom and sides 3/4" 13 ply birch
13.3 gross 9.5 CuFt net without bracing and drivers.
Box dimensions external - 25x28x33
Weight - @ 300lbs Total with 2 x 80lb drivers and box
Large Rounded Corners
Power - 6 x 4000w amps (1 Crest 8002 per driver)
EQ - DCX 2496
3 x 30 amp circuits
I already had 3 x 18" LMS's up and running in my DIY 24" cubes in house to be transferred, and ordered 3 more LMS's still in boxes that have been anxiously waiting the arrival of their new homes.
I also have a 15" TC3000 in the mix in this room behind the seating location, powered by an EP2500 currently, which I may replace with another LMS if need be. I have an extra Crest 8002 to utilize or serve as a stand by in case of failure.
Now, I guess the work begins, time to stuff with some pillows - wire up the boxes, and drop in some drivers...
OK, here are some teaser pics...
Fresh off the truck, Nice toy to have to do the heavy lifting
Freshly unboxed before they get rained on
Power for the drivers, 6 x Crest 8002 (4000w each)
Supermicro 24 bay HotSwap Server and BatteryBackup
Under the monitor is a my Popcorn Hour and an EP2500