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post #1261 of 1732 Old 04-18-2012, 11:25 AM
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it would be quite easy to look at those and get a little bit of builder's remorse... but once again, my F-20 suits me just fine.
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it would be quite easy to look at those and get a little bit of builder's remorse... but once again, my F-20 suits me just fine.

Looks like theyre approx 2x the cost(F20) so evaluate your envy accordingly......
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How is the sound quality of this sub when compared to the f20?

I've designed and built both styles and I personally prefer a good folded horn due to its low distortion when being pushed hard. It's design filters out the distortion much better compared to the tapped horn. The tapped horn gives more output for a given size when compared to folded but the exposed driver of a tapped horn can also sound more stressed when being pushed hard.
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tsloms,

for what its worth, like mike said I have whaled on them and THD is still in single digits at very high spl.

The only folded horn I have is a THT, but its in my living room and not theater room. That being said my ears and guts really prefer this monster. It just seems effortless yet turns my theater seating into a full-on message parlor.

I wish I was more of a numbers guy with data and such but they do more than enough to my ears and room without even really pushing them hard. i have plenty of gain left on the ep4000 but that is only for when i want to whip it out and lay it on the table.
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lilmike, radman, once again...nice work!

did you notch out the peak up around 65hz or so?

Listen. It's All Good.
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We will get a proper thread started shortly.

Dang...You've been busy!
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Those look amazing...

I know all of the questions will be answered in the thread but how do these measure up against the F20?
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Cabinet is larger and heavier...bracing is not optional...
driver is more expensive...uses more wood per cabinet...

Got lots of data I am sifting through yet. This is from memory.

-3 dB around 16 Hz, ~92 dB at a watt, 1M groundplane, and will take more power before making bad noises than my EP3K could deliver bridged into an 8 ohm load.
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Cabinet is larger and heavier...bracing is not optional...
driver is more expensive...uses more wood per cabinet...

Got lots of data I am sifting through yet. This is from memory.

-3 dB around 16 Hz, ~92 dB at a watt, 1M groundplane, and will take more power before making bad noises than my EP3K could deliver bridged into an 8 ohm load.


Man you Rock!

92db @16Hz with 1 Watt? or 89db @ 16Hz? Just wasn't sure by the way you posted........

Will the next version have two drivers per horn?
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two drivers will cut the cross sectional area per driver in half, while leaving in tact the length. that will reduce the tuning and would be a different design.

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two drivers will cut the cross sectional area per driver in half, while leaving in tact the length. that will reduce the tuning and would be a different design.

Not intended to be a design augmentation, but a question of evolutionary direction. I am clueless on horn design, just was curious if something similar to the DTS-10 was down the road of possibility.
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I am clueless on horn design, just was curious if something similar to the DTS-10 was down the road of possibility.

Been there, done that a couple times.

Incidentally, two drivers = the Housewrecker

Can't wait to see the official thread. Been waiting for this one
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Cabinets get huge with a pair of 15s, that's why these are single driver.

Multiple cabinets is easier than multiple drivers in the same cabinet.
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This design intrigues me, I'd bet I could fund 2 of these selling my 2 f20's and my chase 18.2.
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Okay, I'm curious!

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Looks like another solid design Mike!

These may very well put a stop to my used TH-50 search; looking forward to the dedicated thread.

Thanks for your contributions!!!

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Can anyone with a f-20 built post some waterfalls? I want to see if something I am seeing is related to the sub. (long ringing at 52hz)


EDIT: never mind. Was part of my tripod vibrating :/

BTW the more I look at graphs and what other subs, especially commercial ones can output.... boy am I happy

Thank You Mike!

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Lilmike, have you ever tried a cvx15 in the f20?
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Lilmike, have you ever tried a cvx15 in the f20?

If you don't want the MFWs I think Michael will buy them back for his DUAL OPP.
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cut me a deal on the mfws i want a pair
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If I find that the CVX models out better in the f20 enclosure I may consider selling the mfw15 indeed.
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Lilmike, have you ever tried a cvx15 in the f20?

Model says that's a no-go. The CVX 15 is better suited for use in a tapped horn.
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k, thanks for checking.
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I'd just like to follow-up after a few months of constant usage: this thing kicks ass. hits hard for movies, subtle enough for basic TV watching, and blends really well with my RF-5's when I want to do some 2-channel music. I'm sure I could go after bigger and better, but this thing satisfies all of my needs.
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lilmike, are there any updates on the CVX-15 tapped horn that you were working on? I've been waiting anxiously and impatiently to see what the result was.
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Been busy.

My build was a disaster. Finally drug it outside to meet the chainsaw today.

Radman's are working great. He's been working his way through some other issues (like a sub output that is failing...), and we're both crazy busy with our day jobs. We will do a thread when we have the time.

They are big, but if you have the room, they deliver.

Since I don't have the room, I have doodled up yet another fold idea for me...
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I'm interested in this tapped horn as well. I missed out on the Danley's, so I'd like to see something DIY that's designed to play down into the teens!

Dude, are you made of leprechauns? Cause that was awesome!

The Plains Theater Has Begun
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Would mounting a plate amp on the back panel make a difference? The plate amp would take up 10" x 10" x 4.5" deep inside the box.
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Depends on where. Choking the horn path is a bad idea.

I'd put it in a separate enclosure myself. That way changing amps leaves the sub uncut.
Of course - I change subs more often than amps...but that's another story.
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