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post #121 of 138 Old 12-14-2014, 08:43 PM
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This is one of the better FAQs I have seen, anywhere! Thank you for this excellent intro, I can't wait to get started.
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post #122 of 138 Old 12-17-2014, 07:51 PM
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Good read!
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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?

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Rotate the speaker and install the screws offset into clean wood
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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.
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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?
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If you don't have the Mini DSP, the I Nuke 6000 DSP is a good choice from a cost perspective.
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Howdy Gents! Noob here, wondering if there is a section for introductions etc. Migrating from Home Theater Shack.
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Great post with lots of info.. Will be visiting here more often...!!
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Great post with lots of info..
For sure! Learning with every visit.
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Hey Guys,

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.
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post #132 of 138 Old 11-12-2016, 05:23 PM
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WELCOME!

leave while you can,

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)

now get to work
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This post was extremely helpful for mounting hardware. Using slab nuts with MDF cabinets is extremely easy and works WAY better than threaded inserts (even EZ-Lok Finserts, which are made for MDF).

Slab Nuts from Stafast

Socket Cap 1/4"-20 Black Oxide 2-1/4" length machine bolts

High Collar Lock washers 1/4" diameter

Wood screws #5 x 5/8" length

In addition, you'd need two drill bits: 5/16" and 5/64"
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The infinite baffle information site URL earlier in this thread is dead. The correct URL is: http://ibsubwoofers.proboards.com

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For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.
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Very good introduction, thanks all for the help getting into this hobby. Now time to upgrade the HT.

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Is it better to line my three way speaker cabinet (ported) with something on the inside walls or stuff it with poly wool?
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RHB increased their prices so I want to bite the bullet and try out DIY starting with a flatpack however it appears MartyCube packs aren't sold anymore and DIYSoundGroup ported packs are out of stock for every size.

What's a newb to do?
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Where are folks getting cheap r13 demin insulation? I can only find huge bags.
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