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post #991 of 1048 Old 12-16-2014, 03:44 PM
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I'm not sure how they would compare to the Volt-10LX version though.
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I think the one in this thread uses more crossover parts to smooth things out a bit more. 1/6th smoothing is harder to tell how much more, but I'm sure it sounds pretty good.

I'm not sure how they would compare to the Volt-10LX version though.
Wanna have a listen, I would like to get your opinion on what I came up with. I only live about an hour away. I'm semi-retired so I could drive up anytime.
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Master of redirection, Erich.

I'll just.... sigh....keep on waiting.
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Quick story

I'm out in the shop priming the MDF prototype boxes with Zinsser BIN primer (Ethanol, Butane, Acetone based) . Forced air respirator on, happy as a clam.

The wife comes in says "It's stinky in here, and cold... want me to turn the propane heater on?" and heads over to the open flame propane heater.

Screaming, tripping over crap and waving my arms at her to stop while trying to pull the respirator off my head.

She looks at me puzzled and stops. Lets out a single "What?"

I get the mask off and calmly point out that the air in the shop is currently explosive...

She turns around to leave and asks if I want a beer... and runs off

She is a master of redirection. I never got that beer
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WOW. I hope you got yourself the beer when you got back inside...

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I would have needed more than a beer after that...a shot or two of really good rum would have been the ticket.

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Spraying or brushing? Brushing might not be so bad, but spraying is like a DIY fuel-air bomb. :0
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Spraying or brushing? Brushing might not be so bad, but spraying is like a DIY fuel-air bomb. :0
Spraying

And yes, I got my beer.

I brought them inside to finish drying.
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Boatswain Double IPA - a personal favorite - thanks Trader Joe's.
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Brown Santa is bringing me my center channel today

I have the flu so I may post some silliness today.

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Time to say goodby to my Yamaha Center cluster
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The triplets are done... mostly

It's a bit dull around here so.. here's some pic's

I commandeered the back porch. Too cold outside
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Fun with XO's and my Hakko 888D station. I love Hakko . Me , and the triplets in their new home.
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I've got a 8' wide screen so I made the mains a new shelf so I can have the L/R 7' wide. I sit 8' from the screen so now I'll have close to that perfect Equilateral triangle with the L/R set. Plus the old shelf was built for much lighter speakers.
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First impression with all three in place:

Last night after calibrating everything I put in Sherlock Holmes (2009) on BD. Set the dialog to ~80db got a beer and settled in.

My wife came in to see what all the racket was. After removing my jaw from the floor all I could say was "Damn", then I mostly pointed at the screen and babbled nonsense with a huge grin on my face. She rolled her eyes said something about 'boys and toys' and closed the door.

This kind of clarity and dynamic performance has to be experienced to be believed. Generally tactile sound comes from distortion or huge humps in the frequency response or huge SPL. These are tactile while being clean and flat . The part of Sherlock Holmes where Holmes is doing the pit fight, where he is slap fighting the big dude, I kept flinching when a hit landed. The impact transient was crystal clear, I think that is the thing that I most notice about these. The ability to go from flinchingly loud to soft and subtle 150ms later. My room helps but my old speakers rang like bells apparently, 400ms vs 150ms. I am now a true believer in a low Qtc box.

See, I'm still babbling

I am sorry if this comes across as gloating, I am just stunned at how well this turned out.

I really need to get a forum member to hear these.

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I'm sure I've missed it, but, what size cabinets and how much power?
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I'm sure I've missed it, but, what size cabinets and how much power?
I'm guessing you are asking me.

56L (1.9cf), 80W per channel. Although I only need 16W to hit 107db since these are ~95db/W/1M

The port is 3"diameter 2"long stuffed with 2" 25PPI open cell polyester cut to fit with no compression.

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I'm guessing you are asking me.

56L (1.9cf), 80W per channel. Although I only need 16W to hit 107db since these are ~95db/W/1M

The port is 3"diameter 2"long stuffed with 2" 25PPI open cell polyester cut to fit with no compression.

Yes, sorry. Should of been more clear.

Thanks for the info. Glad you're enjoying them. I've been curious how they'd do as mains and looks like fantastically based on your comments above and others with similar sets (Volts etc.)
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Yes, sorry. Should of been more clear.

Thanks for the info. Glad you're enjoying them. I've been curious how they'd do as mains and looks like fantastically based on your comments above and others with similar sets (Volts etc.)
I just finished watching The Tomas Crown Affair and these work very well for musical scores as well as SiFi.

Pro Sound mid-woofers seem to work very well as HT speakers.
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I went on a field trip to Eminence Speaker today . They really liked my design. I will probably need a grin-ectamy to have this smile removed from my face.

I'd like to thank Anthony Lucas, Matthew Marcum and Jerry McNutt for taking time to give my speakers a listen to.
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Very cool pics of Eminence!! Looks like a neat place to spend a day.
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It was, I was very impressed by everything I saw and how they do business and treat their people. Just incredible in this day of outsourcing and automation. Every speaker that leaves that factory has been listened to by a person to make sure it is tonally correct. I've never been to a factory that was that happy. When they say "We are Eminence, we are family" they are not kidding.
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Man it looks like a great time,,,,

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That is cool about going on the factory tour. Is that something anyone can do or did you get an invite?

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I went on a field trip to Eminence Speaker today . They really liked my design. I will probably need a grin-ectamy to have this smile removed from my face.

I'd like to thank Anthony Lucas, Matthew Marcum and Jerry McNutt for taking time to give my speakers a listen to.
Billy,

There has to be a shop a$$hole. Every shop has one... Did you get a pic of him??? We would like an honest caption to go with that pic as well...

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That is cool about going on the factory tour. Is that something anyone can do or did you get an invite?

AVS5 is somewhere in your vicinity. You might hit him up to have a listen to your speakers.
I think anyone can go, I'll ask Anthony to be sure. I went over to see what they thought of my speakers. They offered to give the tour.

AVS5 you say, I'll look him up.

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