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post #781 of 793 Old 03-25-2016, 01:19 AM
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I can't believe I'm seriously considering building at least 1 of these things, 2 days ago I was convinced I wouldn't be able to get it right, but after reading, discussing with folks, and looking at pics, I'm certain I was wrong about that.
Gonna order a couple Alpines, as the weather is getting warmer, and I'll be able to build out on the deck very soon.

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I was convinced I wouldn't be able to get it right...
Go for it, its really not that bad!

Unless you have a great table saw, I think the hardest part to get right is the cutting work. If your baffle cuts are wavy or imprecise its hard to get everything together tight and square and strong and airtight.

Lots of millworks, custom cabinetry, lumber yard type places will do custom cut work for amazing prices. There is a millworks shop a few miles from me that sells fancy wood and does custom moulding. They charge maybe $45 an hour to have one of their guys do custom work on their huge cabinet table saw. I think it cost me $30 to give them wood and a cut sheet and get back sub 1/16" precision parts. I dropped the stuff off, grabbed lunch, and came back and picked it up.
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I have a table and chop saw, looks like a circular saw and guide would be good for this.
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Mike did you actually post on AVS recently... wow, and I missed it. lol.

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Is there any possible way to make this 23-24" tall instead of 25 3/8" @lilmike ?
Sorry to ask, but my 1st will hopefully be a stand for my DIYSG Pures, and they wanna be 23" or so above grade.

Sorry to ask such a question, I'd love to build 1 Without having to tilt my 3 mains.
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I doubt that the inch is worth the effort. What's your seating distance? You might be a degree off axis, tops. Not worth the hassle IMO. That's the "or-so" in the height spec. If it were my room, I'd worry a lot more about proper toe in.

My concern with the width is compression. If it gets too high, the low corner rounds off, killing output where I want it most. I've built and measured horns like that, didn't bother to share those designs.
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Mike did you actually post on AVS recently... wow, and I missed it. lol.
LOL...

It has been known to happen on occasion...
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Kinda what I figured, but was hoping to get an answer from the designer himself.
Lil different from ported /sealed, and this will be my 1st horn build.
Appreciate you dropping in to answer that lilmike.
I will build it to spec...
I AM building this biotch!

Ty Sir

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Btw, Thanks for the hard work designing, sharing, and answering tons of questions regarding these horns.
Totally different animals.

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My TARDIS build got picked up by Hackaday tonight!

I made sure there were links back here on my blog, and they picked up a link in the article.

I keep saying this, but thanks again for the designs lilmike!
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Anyone found another/more power handling driver other than the fi(that hasn't been measured), or the ridiculously priced CVX that DEFINITELY works in this box?
While the price of the drivers listed is sweet, I don't wanna do this twice..or 5 times...

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Anyone found another/more power handling driver other than the fi(that hasn't been measured), or the ridiculously priced CVX that DEFINITELY works in this box?
While the price of the drivers listed is sweet, I don't wanna do this twice..or 5 times...

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Wish I had the time and cash to test all the maybes. This isn't my day job, which is why the plans cost what they do.
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Heheh. I hear ya. Thanks

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Hi,
Just wanted to thank LilMike for the Lil'Wrecker design!

THANK YOU!

About the build:
Im using the Alpine SWS-15D4 as the driver.
But, as "bass insanity" is kicking in the more I use it, Im eyeing the Kicker as a future 'upgrade'.

Ive included a few pics of the sub, fwiw.
It's mounted on casters, and if I had to make one recommendation, it would be to add another piece of plywood to the bottom if using casters.
The amount of vibration/air moving about in the mouth of this sub is impressive!

It's for use in our outdoor theater.
The L/R are Yamaha S115's.
The sub is driven by an inuke 3000, the L/R amp is a Yamaha avr with about 100w/channel.

The measurements were done outdoors @ 3' with REW and a UMM-6 mic.
The first scan of the sub is w/o any eq, the second is with several dsp filters to match the target curve.

Again, THANKS Mike!

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