Originally Posted by JimWilson
That is one really nice looking sub.
That's what I modelled my own curve after, I used a 12hz/24db HPF.. I'm getting response to 4 hz (at-10db)
Originally Posted by tsloms
That's some pretty heavy compression at reasonably low levels!
That's physics.. Even if you look at the best 18" driver out there, it will not give you much more than 95db @ 10hz, and if you build in a flat curve that's very near that 10hz, then you simply need a limiter/compressor for large rooms. It's the one thing that's lacking in minidsp imo. I don't have any room gain at the main listening position between 10 and 25hz, but I seem to be fine, I usually watch movies between -16 and -10, yesterday I watched some scenes from Hulk and X-men FC at -10 to -6, and I could not detect any audible distortion.
Originally Posted by poormanq45
Why not just build a tapped horn and make the Sub 2 cry like a little girl?
This was never a bang for the buck project
I wanted something more unique, in a small footprint while maintaining excellent performance. It simply doesn't look large, in fact, the SVS PB12+ that was here before looked much larger. Plus I can do the nickle balancing trick on this one
Originally Posted by yelnatsch517
It's nice to see that someone actually built my crazy idea. Where did you get the cabinet built?
Also, how does the FP14000+ compare with the iNuke? Can you hear a considerable difference? Are you running the FP14000+ from a dedicated 20a circuit?
I now have a pair of LMS 5400 in two separate enclosures, but I'd like to one day have something built like yours. It just looks so unique.
I used a custom builder from Holland (I live in Belgium) for the cabinet, I don't have the skills nor the tools to do a good job
The FP14000+ completely blows away the iNuke, this sub takes gobs of power and the iNuke simply couldn't deliver. I've read contradicting articles about it's performance, and while easy to use with some great features I would not call the iNuke a powerhouse. I'm running the amp of a shared 220v 16a line, so far so good
The drivers of the sub are supposed to take 500 watts each, 3000 watt total. But in peak performance, I have read, and tend to agree, It will be closer to 6000 watt total. There is definitely a reason paradigm uses an amp as heavy as they do.
I think it should perform very similar to one LMS, beware though, this sub needs a big amp and a linkwitz transform to compensate the very sharp natural rolloff. But it does look cool
Originally Posted by LTD02
"Why not just build a tapped horn and make the Sub 2 cry like a little girl?"
each design has pluses and minuses. tapped horns tend to be larger and dropoff below tuning. sealed are smaller, but are less efficient and so require more power, are more expensive, but can hit the lower notes. each person may have a different set of limitations, hence all the different designs.
btw, nice work tim!
yeln, the inuke6000 is really more like 3000 and it can't be bridged, so that might figure into your calcs. the clone amp is much more powerful and why it costs a ton more money when not purchased on the grey market.
Thanks LTD02! I agree with everything you've said. after using the FP14000+, I don't think the iNuke 6000 would have cut it either. This sub simply takes too much power.