Hahaha.....sorry. I have had the 3 cabinets for a little while but dont have any preouts on my AVR. So I have to save for that.
I am trying to get my Minidsp working but seem to not have 12Vdc going to it properly. Once I have the minidsp working I will just be using my computer and its L/R outs for preouts. I still have to buy either a Fp10Q or a few Crest Pro lites 2.0 or 3.0s.
Right now I only have a 500hz manual Hpass on the TPL-150. I just wanted to hear them for the first time. I listened to the TPL and my SLA together with the SLA down -6dbs. It sounded pretty good but clearly needed to finish my Minidsp so I can cross at 1600 or so. The 10" PHL is in only .25cuft. The cabinet is roughly 2/3 solid 18mm mdf. The outside is 12mm Pine.
I have played my PHL and TPL together off of my receiver and the SLA sounds like I dont have any highs in it when comparing the sound.. The only way I have gotten to listen to the whole setup was with the AVR powering the mid and high and the sub preout for the dual 15's. So with the AVR sub out crossed at 200hz it all sounded pretty good. Simulation wise it said these 15's wont be able to do much below the tuning(42hz). But after watching a few movies with no Hpass on the dual 15 it shook the room just fine and I never heard any complaints. And I still have to build the other dual 15 cabinet for the other channel. This WAS before any Audyssey EQ also. So who knows.
My room was a huge mess with the dual 15 cabinet in the middle of my room for a while and the dual 21's in their boxes on the floor in the room also. I told the wifey I would have the room cleaned up so I just made some quick cabinets for the 21's I then just moved everything into place for now.
I am looking for my port pictures and cant find them yet. I will find them and upload them soon. I bought a 25mm/1" roundover. for this project also. I rounded over the dual 15 cabinet and the entry and exit for the port. In the picture you can see on the 21" cabinet the top right is where my flush bit guide bearing disappeared. It was an old bit but was doing fine. At least I thought. I am making grilles for the L/R 21' cabinets. The grilles will be 2" thick and have a metal grille material I have leftover from another subwoofer project. Plus I will be adding some foam flooring material I have also just in case the woofer were to hit the grille. But the woofer would have to explode if it did.. So the grille will be foam with a metal grille on top of that. Then black fabric to cover everything. Just a simple cheap Spotlight/ Joan Fabric material.
The dual 15 cabinet will get some very similar for the grille also. I wont be adding the flooring material though. Not sure if i want to try out the 18sound 15 LW14001 or not. They are double the price of these clone 15's but would smash them also. Very tempting.
But for now I have to save up and buy:
1. Clone Fp14000
2. AVR Sherwood 972 or the Denon 3312
4. Fp10Q x 2 or Crest Pro lite 2.0/3.0. Less wattage but i know they will work.
5. Then build center channel CBT.
6. Then a motorized drop down screen and projector
When all that is done I will then replace my SLA's with simple 2ways with the TPL and PHL drivers.So this will be a while before completion. I dont have the money that a lot of users here do. I am still paying off the TPL's.
But there is a bit of an update for ya.