Originally Posted by exojam
You may want to think about how you put your e-mail address up there so you do not get tons of spam hitting it.
Once .mac disappears (end of June), I'll have a new e-mail account, web sites, etc.
Originally Posted by nube
To add to the joy of your teasers, bosso, might I also inquire as to why you made no mention of a 15" driver, as that's the one you seem to prefer for your builds?
The 15s are all mine. All new basket, surround shape, surround material, triple shorting rings, just enough motor and just enough throw. I figured I may as well have a driver that suits my design goals vs using the latest whatever and adapting the system to it. So, no sharing.
OTOH, my design philosophy is the simplest way from point A to point B. I'm not gonna blather on about "proprietary" this and "exclusive" that. The basic platform is a standard overhung with some aluminum strategically placed to lower 2HD and inductance (flux mod), enough manageable throw, well built with good mats for the $$. Since I don't use 18s and the DIYers seem to prefer them, I will probably offer the idea and see if there's any interest after I'm finished testing the platform and parts combination.
There's always the chance that my design will be an epic fail rather than a magic potion.
I actually have guys like Husker in mind. I've been there myself, waiting for an eternity for the latest DIY driver-of-choice. Being the guinea pig and waiting, waiting, waiting. They finally arrive, you build, you like, they disappear forever. It's always been that way in DIY and it's always been a royal PITA.
Blueprint, Adire, Exodus, Stryke, AE, TC Sounds, CSS (SDX), Avalanche, Destijl (Fi), et al. Bummer.
Originally Posted by gpmbc
Wow! I can truly say things have gone up a notch. I believe I must have had an air leak which the rubber gasket I put on solved. The one time I bottomed was only on one driver which I thought was odd because all the subs are getting the same signal. When I was looking at the cones they were flapping but I could barely feel anything. I just played the same from the Hulk that caused the bottoming. Cones weren't moving nearly as much and I felt everything including the last hit from hulk to abomination.
The real kicker is this was at the seat in my theater furthest from the wall and the least tactile. I'm going to measure this week but one thing that is hugely obvious is the way the bass is distributed in the room. It can be felt everywhere sitting or standing. Never had that before, there were always certain sweet spots.
I wish I had someone elses system to compare to cause I have never felt lfe like this before. I'm curious what above this would feel like.
Yes, I had the same reaction when I first plugged the SSDs into the system, using just 4 of them, then scaling the system up to 16, then settling on 8. It's a very compact system with serious firepower for relatively little cash.
I agree (and so has everyone who's heard my systems over the years) that the SSD driver adds a certain percussive nuance that is unique in my experience and certainly seems to fly in the face of all the "Inductance! Oh noes!!" talk.
I've kicked, pushed, prodded, dangled and dumped, throwing everything modern digital formats have at them. And, I haven't nailed down exactly why, they just sound good. I'm glad you agree, but I was pretty darned sure you would (or I wouldn't ever have suggested the idea to anyone).
BTW, the elegant solution to stacking is outstanding and your spacing is just about perfect, (IMHO, YMMV, etc). Awesome with the ABS plumbing fittings. I love dual-use apps. Thumbs up.
Wait til you get a load of the system with the signal shaper in line. It truly is like have several subs to choose from without the hassle of having several subs. You can select a curve that brings the low end of that scene in Hulk to parity, or choose a curve that de-emphasizes that part of the BW and lets you push the system to its max above 20 Hz, which is impressive by any standard, and everything in between.
Anyway, glad to see you finally got up and running, and very happy to hear that your results are making it all worth the effort.