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post #1 of 35 Old 11-02-2012, 06:13 AM - Thread Starter
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Here my latest build: a sealed sub with BMS 18" driver loaded in a 150lt box.











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The plate amp is based on powersoft mod. 1500w+1500w on 8 ohm.








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Hi scomed99,

nice build, great photos is that a sealed sub with one BMS 18 driver or with two drivers, sorry just see it is with 2 x BMS 18 ! So you have one box two drivers two amlifiers, how you would feed the singal to the drivers to be in phase or push-pull ?
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What a beautiful finish. May you please share how you did it?

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Cool project! Dual-opposed high sensitivity 18's, huh? I like.

My Dual 18" LLT subs 120dB down to 10hz

 

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Awesome dude!

I love that setup! Congrats on a sweet build! cool.gifwink.gif

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Are those 860's? I hear those are really nice. They look great as does the build.

Noice amp choice too. cool.gif
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That is a cool amp!

Where can one obtain one of those bad boys?

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nice work. which bms driver did you go for? is that the 18n860? too bad all that engineering beauty gets hidden in an enclosure. i almost want to see it like ferrari does with some of the motors. :-)

in the last pic, what is going on down where the purple wires are?

guys, did you click on his signature link? if not, go there now. :-)

also, given your system, what exactly were you missing that led to the bms build?

the amp modules are digimod 1500's? what kind of pricing did you get on the drivers and amps?


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Wow. Nice.

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Thanks for congrats!

The driver is the new 862, a very well driver with a huge neo motor, a good linear xmax and 3x demodulation ring for a ultra low distortion.

Overall this is a very good sounding sub, with a good extension in the low end region and a brutal force in the +50hz region.

IMHO is a good choice for music and HT too.


I'm italian and I bought the Powersoft mods. In Italy, I know that this mods. aren't available in the US.......rolleyes.gif
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in the last pic, what is going on down where the purple wires are?

This is a custom box that contains my ScomeDSP, the SVS EQ1, the plate amp for the sub, a modem router and a step start System for some gears.

Start from PRE-->2 sec-->DSP ON-->2 sec-->front speakers ON-->5 sec-->sub ON

The purple wire is an interconnection between DSP and EQ1.
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oh, i see.

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the amp modules are digimod 1500's? what kind of pricing did you get on the drivers and amps?

Yes, Digimod 1500, the powersoft mod. costs 400 euro each and the BMS 18N862 about 800 euro each

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also, given your system, what exactly were you missing that led to the bms build?

The BMS sub replace the 5400 sub (the center sub in the pics), the 5400 is THE SUB, but IMHO this double BMS can handle the subsonic freq. like the 5400 with more slam in the midbass region.
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"The BMS sub replace the 5400 sub (the center sub in the pics), the 5400 is THE SUB, but IMHO this double BMS can handle the subsonic freq. like the 5400 with more slam in the midbass region."

hehe...

hopefully you will report your findings and impressions after you have had a chance to get the new sub integrated properly.

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What a beautiful finish. May you please share how you did it?

The finish is a standard piano gloss black.
This finish it's very hard to do at home, I got help from a friend who has an oven for coachwork.
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"The BMS sub replace the 5400 sub (the center sub in the pics), the 5400 is THE SUB, but IMHO this double BMS can handle the subsonic freq. like the 5400 with more slam in the midbass region."
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hopefully you will report your findings and impressions after you have had a chance to get the new sub integrated properly.

Of course!

I will post some measurements too as soon as possible.
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No surprise for measurements, the purple line is my 2 previous subs, green line the 3 subs all together.





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guys, did you click on his signature link? if not, go there now. :-)]


Your not kidding!!!!!!! Holy wowee wow!!! Fantastic!!!

Most beautiful surrounds ever?

I'm surprised I don't see a diy turntable in there!
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Your not kidding!!!!!!! Holy wowee wow!!! Fantastic!!!
Most beautiful surrounds ever?
I'm surprised I don't see a diy turntable in there!

Thanks!!

A DIY turntable......???
Maybe in the next future.....
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Man scomed99 your set up is top notch!!
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Wow!
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When I go to the link in your signature I dont get any pictures. I wonder if it is the computer I am on though. I will have to try at home. Very nice build!

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When I go to the link in your signature I dont get any pictures. I wonder if it is the computer I am on though. I will have to try at home. Very nice build!

Thanks!

I try now with my Ipad and the signature link works fine....rolleyes.gif
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Now that is a really nice setup, wow!

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Must just be servers at work blocked ur photos in link. Very very nice! Do the mains and center have any finish on the at all? Or u planning to finish them?

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Mind sharing the design of those surrounds as well?

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Must just be servers at work blocked ur photos in link. Very very nice! Do the mains and center have any finish on the at all? Or u planning to finish them?

The mains and center have any finish, is so long time that I've planned to finish them, but, you know, it's a hard work to remove everything rolleyes.gif

Some my friends say that this MDF natural color is most beautiful than piano gloss black because to make a contrast with horns and the rest of gears (subs, electronics..)

I don't know, I will see in he future......

What do you think about?


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http://www.avsforum.com/t/1382005/horn-surround-is-alive


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Ah, well they do look good without a finish. I hope one day I can get a system set up as nice as what you have.

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Here my last setup with the BlackHammer:



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