Any Interest in Cheap "Flat Pack" Enclosures? - Page 26 - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #751 of 777 Old 01-14-2012, 10:34 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
Erich H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Cincinnati OH
Posts: 5,185
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 160 Post(s)
Liked: 447
Quote:
Originally Posted by smokarz View Post

hey guys, how long are the port lengths for the OS kits?

would i be 'OK', throwing away the outer port extension?

thanks,



You'll need that to tune as low as Paul wanted. I can't recall what Paul recommended, but it's on his site. Just curious why you wouldn't use the extension?

I really hate those ports but that's what was recommended. But next week they're cutting 400 more OS speakers and I'm going to have them make that rear port hole just a little bit bigger so you can assemble to port outside, then put it in the box. It won't leave much bite for the screws, but probably easier to install.
Erich H is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #752 of 777 Old 01-14-2012, 12:16 PM
AVS Special Member
 
smokarz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Hartford, CT USA
Posts: 3,255
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked: 63
thanks Erich.

it's not that i don't want to use it, but it seems a bit tricky to install it.

the box is already built (did not see the direction on your site), so the inner port will have to be inserted from the back while the extension port needs to be inserted from the front via the woofer opening. so i need to measure the length while holding the extension and glue it.

i don't know, maybe there's a better way?
smokarz is online now  
post #753 of 777 Old 01-14-2012, 01:16 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
Erich H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Cincinnati OH
Posts: 5,185
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 160 Post(s)
Liked: 447
It's not very hard though.

Put the extension on the port and mark the correct length. Then wrap tape on the mark thick enough so that when you slide the extension on, it stops at the tape line. Wipe some glue on the inside of the extension, then slide it on so that it stops at the tape line. Project done.
Erich H is online now  
post #754 of 777 Old 01-14-2012, 04:31 PM
AVS Special Member
 
smokarz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Hartford, CT USA
Posts: 3,255
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked: 63
you're the man Erich! thanks
smokarz is online now  
post #755 of 777 Old 03-08-2012, 11:52 AM
Member
 
mos6581's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Norway
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Hi,
Any news about the subwoofer enclosures?
mos6581 is offline  
post #756 of 777 Old 03-08-2012, 01:06 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
Erich H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Cincinnati OH
Posts: 5,185
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 160 Post(s)
Liked: 447
They're the next thing cut. I just picked up a few hundred flat packs for 3 new designs based around a .5 cu ft box.
Erich H is online now  
post #757 of 777 Old 03-08-2012, 02:05 PM
Member
 
KC Sphinx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 60
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Hi Erich,

According to the site, there are Zaph design flat packs "coming soon".

Would you give a chronological update for all of the upcoming flatpacks: existing supply, subwoofer, SEOS, zaph designs?

Would very much appreciate if you could say if they will be spring, summer, fall.. or the months you expect the kits to be ready.

Thanks in advance, really excited about all of the new offerings.
KC Sphinx is offline  
post #758 of 777 Old 03-08-2012, 03:55 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
Erich H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Cincinnati OH
Posts: 5,185
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 160 Post(s)
Liked: 447
Fairly easy answer: If a bunch of designs aren't being cut within 2-3 weeks, look for me at the funny farm......because I'm going to go completely nuts!

Main thing that need to be done immediately would be the subwoofer boxes. Next comes the SEOS flat packs.

But if everything went as planned, there will be a lot of designs ready at about the same time.

I'll have to get some pictures up to explain what's going on.
Erich H is online now  
post #759 of 777 Old 03-09-2012, 12:08 AM
Member
 
mos6581's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Norway
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
This is great news. Do you have any data(WXHXL and not just the internal volume) for the subwoofer enclosures to share?
mos6581 is offline  
post #760 of 777 Old 03-09-2012, 01:38 AM
Advanced Member
 
omegaslast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 875
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by mos6581 View Post

This is great news. Do you have any data(WXHXL and not just the internal volume) for the subwoofer enclosures to share?

Im assuming theyll be very close to cubes

Hopefully its 2cu ft with 12" hole, 3 cu ft with 15", 4-5 cu ft with 18"

That fits 95% of the needs out there when it comes to sealed... for those who need some different sizes im sure some one off baffle runs could be made.

Want to measure your subwoofers? check out my dummies guide for a step by step process to Room EQ wizard
http://polaraudio.blogspot.com/2012/01/calibration.html
omegaslast is offline  
post #761 of 777 Old 03-09-2012, 03:55 PM
Senior Member
 
Thatsnasty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario
Posts: 435
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by omegaslast View Post

Im assuming theyll be very close to cubes

Hopefully its 2cu ft with 12" hole, 3 cu ft with 15", 4-5 cu ft with 18"

That fits 95% of the needs out there when it comes to sealed... for those who need some different sizes im sure some one off baffle runs could be made.

If Erich gets a 15" sealed cabinet I'll definitely buy, but I was wondering he was going to approach the driver cutout. There are many different sizes.

Flat-pack adapter rings with the different mounting cutouts?
Thatsnasty is offline  
post #762 of 777 Old 03-09-2012, 03:56 PM
Member
 
sonex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Erich is the amiga (paul calls them the comadore cabinets)cabs on the production schedule anytime soon? I'm planning the core 2 way and if your flat pack will be ready anytime soon it will save me a lot of wood work. They are listed on your sight as coming soon.
sonex is offline  
post #763 of 777 Old 03-11-2012, 05:09 PM
Advanced Member
 
mpenton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 533
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Can somebody verify that the order website is now fully functional? Put in an order for a couple of hornsub flatpacks and realized that the last I'd seen the site was still in development. Everything seemed to work fine though...
mpenton is offline  
post #764 of 777 Old 03-11-2012, 05:25 PM
AVS Special Member
 
smokarz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Hartford, CT USA
Posts: 3,255
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked: 63
The site had been up and running for a while now. Your order should be safe.
smokarz is online now  
post #765 of 777 Old 03-11-2012, 08:32 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
Erich H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Cincinnati OH
Posts: 5,185
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 160 Post(s)
Liked: 447
Quote:
Originally Posted by mpenton View Post

Can somebody verify that the order website is now fully functional? Put in an order for a couple of hornsub flatpacks and realized that the last I'd seen the site was still in development. Everything seemed to work fine though...

Don't take this wrong or anything, because to me it's kind of funny......and I'm not saying this to sound bad at all. But I think cell phones and email have created that instant gratification to the point where if something is not immediate, it feels like it's been ages.


I just checked. Looks like you ordered Friday night at about 6:45pm and the site sends you a notification that the order went through. The earliest I could see your order was Friday night when I got home from work. I've got no problem wrapping things up on Saturday if I've got free time, which I did. That's when I packaged up your 2 Anarchy's, along with 3 other ones, 4 pair of Overnight Sensations, 2 single Overnight Sensation MTM's, and 2 big boxes of other gear for a friend.

Obviously FedEx is closed today (Sunday), which means I'll be dropping them off at FedEx tomorrow right after lunch. That's about as fast as anyone could do it if ordered on Friday night.....even if they had 500 employees.

I actually thought that was pretty darn good.......not even 1 full business day.

But seriously, your comment doesn't bother me because it's happened before.
Erich H is online now  
post #766 of 777 Old 03-12-2012, 02:58 AM
Advanced Member
 
mpenton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 533
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Thanks for the update. Guess I'm going to have to get my own paypal account, I had the wife order the flatpacks for me. She said that the only email she got back was from paypal. That made me go looking for the "store is now open" post when I didn't find it I posted. When I read Eric's post and saw that he expected the site to have responded with an email I worked through a few hundred emails in the wife's spam folder (what in the devil is she signing up for) and sure enough there was the response. Now I get to feel like a dumb-ass for posting :-)
mpenton is offline  
post #767 of 777 Old 03-12-2012, 12:15 PM
Member
 
BirdRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 54
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
I guess I built a pair of your ONS's. Love how they turned out. The Baltic Birch was really nice to work with. It stained really well. This was before I clear coated the stain.

BirdRider is offline  
post #768 of 777 Old 03-12-2012, 01:00 PM
AVS Special Member
 
exojam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: MA
Posts: 2,549
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 26
Erich,

Is there by chance any plans to offer Curt C & Wayne W's Stentorians in a flat pack? Thanks.

James
exojam is offline  
post #769 of 777 Old 03-12-2012, 11:17 PM
Troll
 
ufokillerz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: NYC Area
Posts: 1,534
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by Erich H View Post

They're the next thing cut. I just picked up a few hundred flat packs for 3 new designs based around a .5 cu ft box.

looking forward to these soon, i have a few hundred bucks worth of baltic birch i cut up, but i never did get around to building them out, 4 18" aurasound ns18's sitting around in my living room waiting to get boxed. Hopefully you'll have them in the next few months!
ufokillerz is offline  
post #770 of 777 Old 12-20-2012, 04:54 AM
AVS Special Member
 
mtbdudex's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 4,144
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Liked: 163
Eric - with the $200 sale on the 15" Titanic from Parts Express the Dec-31 I'm intrested in possible (2) of your 3.5 cu ft sub box flat packs.
http://www.diysoundgroup.com/flat-packs-1/subwoofer-flatpacks-2/35-sub-flat-pack.html

website says "Availability: Out of stock", are these a build to order?

I added qty (2) to my wish list
mtbdudex is offline  
post #771 of 777 Old 12-20-2012, 05:42 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
Erich H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Cincinnati OH
Posts: 5,185
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 160 Post(s)
Liked: 447
I've got all of the mdf boxes, but still waiting for the CNC company to finish up the Baltic birch ones. I'm at their mercy on the time frame. They had a bearing go out on their machine a few weeks ago, then after it was fixed the programmer got the flu. rolleyes.gif

We are small potatoes to them, so they had to get caught up on all their other work before taking on our stuff. I was hoping to get them 2 weeks ago, but looks like the bigger boxes won't start trickling in until next week.
Erich H is online now  
post #772 of 777 Old 12-20-2012, 06:36 AM
AVS Special Member
 
NGiovas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,349
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 35
I would be up for one or two of these sub flat packs as well. One more thing to add to the wish list biggrin.gif.
NGiovas is offline  
post #773 of 777 Old 12-20-2012, 09:06 AM
AVS Special Member
 
mtbdudex's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 4,144
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Liked: 163
Quote:
Originally Posted by Erich H View Post

I've got all of the mdf boxes, but still waiting for the CNC company to finish up the Baltic birch ones. I'm at their mercy on the time frame. They had a bearing go out on their machine a few weeks ago, then after it was fixed the programmer got the flu. rolleyes.gif

We are small potatoes to them, so they had to get caught up on all their other work before taking on our stuff. I was hoping to get them 2 weeks ago, but looks like the bigger boxes won't start trickling in until next week.

Eric;
I've got 2 15" Titanic from Parts Express in shopping basket.

I'm using these (2) as multi-sub approach to "help" my IB sub for better in room flat response at my 1st row seating postions.
I can go 3cu fu or 3.5 cu ft, got the room, so I picked 3.5 cu ft as your site had that as possible.

Q:
My HT room has extra line level drops for sub, so I need plate amp.

Plate amp size; PE 500amp, 1000amp, (PE has those on special now) plus BASH 300amp, 500amp.
Which is "best" for the application 3.5 cu ft? Your site showed the BASH 300amp on the 3 cu ft kit....

Since I'm just north of you here in SE Mich shipping $ should be decent.

Thx in advance.
mtbdudex is offline  
post #774 of 777 Old 12-27-2012, 01:38 PM
AVS Special Member
 
mtbdudex's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 4,144
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Liked: 163
Slight change of plans Eric, after doing more research on multi subs I'm adding an 18" Dayton Audio RSS460HO-4 and a 12" Dayton Audio TIT320C-4 Titanic Mk III as my 2nd and 3rd sub based on what member coctostan's gave advice in other multi-sub threads.

So, now I'm ready to place order for 1 flat pack for each driver, they will be driven both by a single NU3000DSP to set phase/delay, etc.

I'd like to do this build Mid-January, is that feasible with your CNC company?
mtbdudex is offline  
post #775 of 777 Old 12-29-2012, 12:51 AM
AVS Special Member
 
maxcooper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
Posts: 1,646
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 16
I just cut a recess and hole for a SEOS-15 waveguide in the baffle of a speaker that I am building. I like doing this stuff, but it took a few hours and made a big mess. It really makes me appreciate what a time-saver Erich's flatpacks are. The quality is also better than what I did.

-Max
maxcooper is offline  
post #776 of 777 Old 03-15-2013, 11:14 AM
Advanced Member
 
dftkell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 787
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Liked: 51
Hi, quick question about Erich's 1 cu/ft subwoofer boxes. I'll be building two of them for 5 small Paradigm MilleniaOne satellites in an apartment. Crossing them over at 120hz. The vast majority will be movies/television. I'm debating between the Titanics and Dayton RSHF's. Any opinions for this application?

Little Loft Home Theater
dftkell is offline  
post #777 of 777 Old 03-15-2013, 04:30 PM
Advanced Member
 
dftkell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 787
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Liked: 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by dftkell View Post

Hi, quick question about Erich's 1 cu/ft subwoofer boxes. I'll be building two of them for 5 small Paradigm MilleniaOne satellites in an apartment. Crossing them over at 120hz. The vast majority will be movies/television. I'm debating between the Titanics and Dayton RSHF's. Any opinions for this application?
Also, does one model better in the 1 Cu/ft box than the other?
Thanks!

Little Loft Home Theater
dftkell is offline  
Reply DIY Speakers and Subs

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off