I have a newbie question that I almost created a thread for, but it's probably so basic that it doesn't warrant one. I have a pair of Zaph ZD5s built years ago, and after a recent move the drivers have come loose from their mountings. The acoustical particleboard for half of the driver mount screws are stripped. I know there's probably an easy way to fix this, but the last thing I want to do is stick the wrong kind of epoxy or whatever in there, try and re-attach the drivers, and have the wood split... What's the best way to fix this problem?
The acoustical particleboard for half of the driver mount screws are stripped.
Another option is toothpicks and wood glue. Coat several toothpicks in glue, wedge them into the hole, cut them flush. Then reinstall the speaker, being careful to not over tighten the screws. Wood glue won't hold on the screw so it can still be easily removed, but it will hold and repair the hole.
I bought two 18" Dayton Ultimax drivers and was wondering if should power them via iNuke 6000dsp or iNuke 6000 + minidsp or buy the Dayton Audio 1200w DSP plate amp. I like the idea of having the sub all in one with only RCA coming out of my reciever but will the RCA signal deteriorate at roughly 13m/15m in length?
I was also wondering if there is somewhere for introductions. I am new to diy home audio, but have built several car audio systems. I am very interested in home audio and am thinking about starting with some overnight sensation kits.
OTOH read around, try some different searches, read stuff over at the DIY sound group home threads/ builds
ASK Questions on some of the forums threads
even Parts Express has a ton of info that may seem overwhelming,
but read with the intent of developing a better focus about the possibilities you and your budget and all that other stuff allows you to think of short term and longer term goals for evolving HT growth . . .
if you go with proven designs , success guaranteed,
some ask about how to put together a seemingly well thought out and maybe even actually synergistic-ally, superlative planned collection of parts, but lack the E.E. degree to put it together, wrt the crossovers, the box, etc.
many here have a tendancy to shy away from the "frankersprecher" appeals
unless you're one really charming mofo . (thanks to Pulp Fiction-you know the line)