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Seeing as I'm not nearly an expert in building a sexy looking enclosure - I wanted to give Nathan @ Funky Waves some business after seeing how beautiful his work has turned out.

Ordered one of these from Funky Waves in Padauk finish (same as pic on the site) with 3/4" roundover on top and bottom and Neutrik connector, magnets sunken under veneer for grill if I so choose to hide that Sexy LMS driver.

Product Link Page.... http://www.funkywaves.net/catalog.cfm?item=fw_18_0


18" LMS driver is now in house.
Crest 8002 - amp 4000w @ 4ohm
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Funky Waves 18.0 with Rounded Corners upgrade
****Curved Top is also an option, I decided against****

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Moving some of the comments and discussion from the other thread.

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^^^^^^^^

That cabinet is nice.

What's the internal volume?

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Wow, at least you got the expensive box. Hope the system works out for you. Are you retrofitting an older motor with this new top assembly? The F18.0 looks killer!

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Warpdrv, I'm sure you're very relieved that the LMS basket appeared, I'm sure it was no fun. That's a nice box that Funky Waves makes. It looks well made and has a great finish. It's probably made out of birch ply, no? What can of bracing do they use? How big is it? It looks to be around 100-L.


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Warpdr, that's a very nice cabinet and it's going to look even better with the 3/4" round over edge. I am also curious about the internal volume?...

Thanks guys... I thought it looked awesome and couldn't resist all the nice large radius corners like my XLERATORS, and Nathan gave me the option of the 3/4" corners on top and bottom - I'm thinkin this one will be with me for a long time.

My rough calc's give me 4.75 (cu feet) = 134.505021 liter internal for a square, then subtract the small volume for the curved sides....
I didn't ask, and maybe Nathan has a direct answer, Its probably close to 4.25 (cu feet) = 120.346598 liter without driver & bracing.




Yeah I wasn't messin around, its really going to be a sideways move replacing the Submersive with this box.... I got the NEW LMS Motor from the guy who dumped the full bridged load of a QSC PL 9.0 into his first venture in DIY, needless to say the results didn't come out too well with the HARD LANDING...

Kyle, I do also have an older LMS motor - and would like to retrofit a new basket to it, can you give me some guidance suggestions for this task.



The box is Birch Ply, here's a link to the product page...
http://www.funkywaves.net/catalog.cfm?item=fw_18_0

Haven't seen his bracing work but I trust his more then capable skills to be more then what I need.

EQ will come in the form of the existing SMS-1 I have in the small single sub bedroom setup of 1800^3

Sorry 88man didn't meant to derail your thread
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A small single bedroom at 1800sqft


Lol

Square or cubic?

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Nathan sent me some pics, thought I'd share with you guys...



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Square or cubic?

It is 1800 cubes

He misread it
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Looking good! It sure would be nice to have a few of those beautiful boxes laying around.

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Net internal volume after bracing and driver displacement (lms5400) is right on 98L (3.46cuf). It is very easy for us to custom build one taller if more internal volume is desired.

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Sssiiiiiiccckkk!! I want me some of those cabs. Nice work!

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As I'm a novice regarding DIY builds...........

What rack mountable amps are recommended for this product and build besides the Crest 8002..........

Will follow intently............
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Nathan - that is a really slick clamping method you got running there, studying the pics.
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As I'm a novice regarding DIY builds...........

What rack mountable amps are recommended for this product and build besides the Crest 8002..........

Will follow intently............

A bridged Marathon ma5050 is a good choice and those usually run about $750-850 a piece.

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As I'm a novice regarding DIY builds...........

What rack mountable amps are recommended for this product and build besides the Crest 8002..........

Will follow intently............

Seems the Marathon 5050 would suit your needs just fine - has been growing in popularity around here and showing promising results for a reasonable price.

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Nathan sells this as a fully finished product with onboard plate amp if you so desire.
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My two new mal-x's 21's would sure look nice in a couple of them cabs......hummmmmmmmm. It's cold outside AND I'm feeling pretty lazy lol.
That means, I'm going to need 2 for the 21's and 2 for the 18's though....hummm

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A bridged Marathon ma5050 is a good choice and those usually run about $750-850 a piece.

Thanks......

I better figure on two dedicated 20 amp circuits for two of these beasts....

Glad to have found out about Funky Waves!
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Thanks......

I better figure on two dedicated 20 amp circuits for two of these beasts....

Glad to have found out about Funky Waves!


You could run a pair of those on a single 20 amp circuit bro....
There is a reason these amps have CAPS - to sustain that power delivery consistently. But if your running new service - I wouldn't stop at a single circuit...

Are you from Canadia...?
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A bridged Marathon ma5050 is a good choice and those usually run about $750-850 a piece.

They are 644 at the below location. This is where I picked up mine.

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http://www.karaokeequipment.com/mara...fier.html?base
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The old motor should accommodate the new top, you just don't have a way to align it, but if you buy some thin Teflon strips you can do it and just tighten the bolts down. Put the strips on the inside of the gap (inside of the coil) cut them long and loop them thu the vent hole int he tyoke so you can pull them out.


OR -- if you can hand it over to a machine shop - tape the gap with masking tap and have them cut a 5.310" OD down 0.075" and it should fit perfect.

The hole pattern is what im unsure of. You can mod the frame easier than tapping new holes into the motor so just drill what you need into the soft aluminum.

All of our motors should fit 1/4-20 threaded screws.

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Hmmm.... HHHHMMMMmmmmmm!!!! Very good!

Thank you very much for pointing this out, James. Looks like a large chunk of my tax return is spoken for, now.

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The old motor should accommodate the new top, you just don't have a way to align it, but if you buy some thin Teflon strips you can do it and just tighten the bolts down. Put the strips on the inside of the gap (inside of the coil) cut them long and loop them thu the vent hole int he tyoke so you can pull them out.


OR -- if you can hand it over to a machine shop - tape the gap with masking tap and have them cut a 5.310" OD down 0.075" and it should fit perfect.

The hole pattern is what im unsure of. You can mod the frame easier than tapping new holes into the motor so just drill what you need into the soft aluminum.

All of our motors should fit 1/4-20 threaded screws.


Thanks Kyle.... appreciate the info....
I'm going to investigate this further - I do have a few friends that own machine shops.
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You could run a pair of those on a single 20 amp circuit bro....
There is a reason these amps have CAPS - to sustain that power delivery consistently. But if your running new service - I wouldn't stop at a single circuit...

Are you from Canadia...?

No........Pacific Northwest......."God's Country!"

I have no problem running two separate circuits due to new home construction........better safe than sorry. I prefer rack amps due to removing as much heat from the dedicated room..........

Never know what the future holds so better to leave ample room for growth.

BTW, is there a huge difference in quality and reliability between the Marathon 5050 or the QSC RXM 5050?

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I have a rmx5050. Never had a problem with mine. I think the marathons are not too well adopted yet and it's not really known how reliable they will be. You can get almost 2 marathon 5050's for the price of 1 RMX.

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Ok just taking a look at this older motor - can I just remove the threaded ring/spacer and cut it down removing the threads so the new basket just slides down around the guide shim/threaded spacer ?

Will I need to compensate for the flat rubber Oring glued to the old basket...? as opposed to lack of with the new baskets ? Are the new motors deeper accommodating for the extra excursion compared to the old motor ?
1/16" or so thickness...?




The mounting threads look to align up with the new baskets from looking by eye...
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Clone of the qsc ?
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...3#post19769413

I think the MA5050 is a clone of the Crest CA18.
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Gah! Those go for $2,000. Whew! Overpriced.

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Gah! Those go for $2,000. Whew! Overpriced.


Gotta say that I feel like Ricci and I really cleaned up picking up all those Crest 8002's, even used they are such amazing performers... sure would be nice to have built in dsp or some of the extra features of the modern day amps but durability and performance don't just fall off the truck these days...

I think it says alot that Ricci is using this amp as his basis for sub testing the monster drivers....

**I'm curious, did I miss the testing of the MA-5050 ?**
Good bang for the buck if it holds its ground....
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I'm sure they are fantastic amplifiers but still, waaayyy expensive. Although not all of us hit it off big with the awesome income. And by not all of us, I mean me.

Bosso seems to like the ma5050 and has run it pretty hard.

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Hey now, we were under budget with the purchase of all these amps - they were all used before we picked them up for around the same price of the new MA-5050's. It was around the time when all the Crown CE4000's were really becoming scarce.... The Binks testing data was the guiding light in this adventure...

As long as the MA-5050's hold up that's all I care about so I can have something to suggest for people looking for that serious powerplant.... Is this amp even slated to be tested or has it been already... If I needed another amp, I would be happy to buy one of them and send it out for testing... would be nice to see the numbers on it...

BTW, My father always said "You do nothing more then work in life, ya work more then you eat, sleep and CR@P, So GET USED TO IT !!" I guess I learned to do nothing but work hard since the 6th grade on.... just for the fun of it.... Not sure if thats a good thing or not, now that I'm old....


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