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post #931 of 1029 Old 04-08-2014, 06:26 PM
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Haha, holy crap, just saw your update. Looks like there needs to be another GTG to demo when you get things running.

You gonna need help moving things around?
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Haha, holy crap, just saw your update. Looks like there needs to be another GTG to demo when you get things running.

You gonna need help moving things around?

I'd love to have you guys come check out the 24's!

Kinda trying (failing) to take a break from AVS and the hobby for awhile, but if I can work something out, I'll definitely let everyone know.

Tell you what... Seeing one of the 24's in person is DRASTICALLY different than what the pictures portray.

Check out this video that Gorilla made this past weekend of one of my 24's in action. Don't mind the nasty noises in the video... That was me failing to blow it up with like 8,000 watts...lol

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I LOVE THAT VIDEO. I would have bought them by this video alone.(Having known Bosso of coarse and if I had the room) Very JELLY of you POP.biggrin.gif
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I LOVE THAT VIDEO. I would have bought them by this video alone.(Having known Bosso of coarse and if I had the room) Very JELLY of you POP.biggrin.gif

No room for jelly. Anytime you are out my way feel free to give me a shout. I'll have a spot on my carpet right in front of the sub with your name on it...

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No room for jelly. Anytime you are out my way feel free to give me a shout. I'll have a spot on my carpet right in front of the sub with your name on it...

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Thank you kind sir. Will take you up on that if I ever get back to the USA.rolleyes.gif
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rumor has it you bought another sixteen 18's...

You are the stuff of legends...
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rumor has it you bought another sixteen 18's...

You are the stuff of legends...
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1322802/world-record-subwoofers#post_24589488


My guess is that he is working on some sort of infra-sonic propulsion system now that NASA is taking a break.
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rumor has it you bought another sixteen 18's...

You are the stuff of legends...
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1322802/world-record-subwoofers#post_24589488

Huh? Legend? Well, I have been compared to Forrest Gump in the past...

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Huh? Legend? Well, I have been compared to Forrest Gump in the past...


Makes sense
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AUSTIN

Ring a brother back!

edit - thanks!!!

EXCITING!!!!

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I think Popalock is running some top secret govt project involving ultralow frequencies. His bass was incredible, cant imagine adding more.
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Word of caution for all of you gasket tape users... Started dismantling the ol' vertical arrays and ran into a bit of a snag...

If you don't feel like wasting 2 min of your life, it's just a boring short video of what I had to deal with because of how the gasket tape bonded to the rubber surround that SI supplies with their sub.


Hopefully proves useful to someone out there...
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I have always tossed the rubber gasket that came with subwoofers and just used the tape to seal. And even then I have had trouble getting woofers out. BUT I just tilted the cabinet forward and had a large pillow in front for the woofer to fall onto.

Either way the video will probably help others who still use the gaskets.
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I have a fantastic stack of rubber gaskets at this point, all unused. Yes, it looks better, but getting a solid seal is just more difficult with those things...

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I was forced to ditch my gaskets when swapping my SIs into my dayton boxes for a better fit. No complaints here other than having some glue stuck on the edges, ugh.
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Gaskets in the garbage here.
I put the gasket tape ON the cab tacky side on the wood and place the sub on top.
No sticky anywhere...sub comes off no problem
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How is it that I haven't heard you listening to music in Ashburn?

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How is it that I haven't heard you listening to music in Ashburn?
Not sure? Man, if you would have caught me yesterday, I would have extended the invite to come check it out before I dismantled everything.

I'll be back in the NOVA area soon enough...

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Nice vid, Austin.

I have all the rubber gaskets on mine still with the closed cell foam. All seated and sealed pretty well so let's hope I won't need to dismantle them anytime soon.

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Not sure? Man, if you would have caught me yesterday, I would have extended the invite to come check it out before I dismantled everything.

I'll be back in the NOVA area soon enough...

That would have been sweet! I am building my first "big" subs (just 2 measly UXL-18s), so it would definitely be a humbling experience. Haha.

Whenever you get it back up and running, I'm definitely interested. Have a ton of questions too since I'm new to all this.

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That would have been sweet! I am building my first "big" subs (just 2 measly UXL-18s), so it would definitely be a humbling experience. Haha.

Whenever you get it back up and running, I'm definitely interested. Have a ton of questions too since I'm new to all this.
Well, with dual UXL's you are on a great track!

If you are going all out and building G-Horns, then you are much closer to me than you think.

The DIY forun is an incredible resource with some people just as addicted to helping others as they are building their own gear.

It's addictive man...enjoy!
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I use closed cell foam tape, 3/4" wide x 1/4" thick.

First, remove and discard the rubber gasket.

1) Paint a light coat of contact adhesive on the box driver recess seat and allow to dry.

2) Apply the foam tape. Overlap the tape once you get all the way around.

3) Cut through the overlap with a sharp utility knife, perpendicular to the cutout.

4) Carefully peel away the useless parts and butt he foam tape seam so that there are no gaps.

5) Set the driver in the hole.

6) Pre-drill the holes using a drill diameter that allows your screw size to fit tightly without exploding the MDF.

7) Instal the screws to snug. Then do the final tightening of the screws as you would tighten the lugs on a car wheel, crossing back and forth.

No leaks, guaranteed, every time.

To remove the driver, use a pair of paint can openers. They have a hooked end that fits into the drivers mounting hole and grabs the frame. Start at one hole and slowly lift the driver to break the seal without damaging the foam.

Do NOT use caulk of any kind. It's messy, unnecessary and silicone is problematic from several angles.

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The rubber gaskets on mine stuck to the paint on my old enclosures. Took some paint and ply off with it when I pulled them out. Can I just tell you how difficult it is lifting out a 90lb lms ultra that's basically glued in place?
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I've found the gaskets on my 15" LMS-R and UXL-18 were great and seal it 100%, am I doing something wrong?
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I've found the gaskets on my 15" LMS-R and UXL-18 were great and seal it 100%, am I doing something wrong?
If you have a nice flat baffle like MDF will give you, and you tighten #10 screws down with plywood on back of baffle to hold better, then its a tight seal.
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I've found the gaskets on my 15" LMS-R and UXL-18 were great and seal it 100%, am I doing something wrong?
The seal on all four of my UXL-18's are perfect too. Now I'm starting to think I did something wrong!...lol
But the seal looks great and you can't hear any leaks.
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Here is bossobass's method:
I never rely on screws into MDF. On everything I build, I use 3/4" MDO for the inner baffle, so that the screws have something to bit into. MDF sucks for holding a screw. Most likely a good sub would loosen the screws over time, if into MDF and cause a leak.
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If you have a nice flat baffle like MDF will give you, and you tighten #10 screws down with plywood on back of baffle to hold better, then its a tight seal.
Yep. I always use the rubber seals, but I always have an inner baffle of 3/4" MDO (plywood) and never have a problem.

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Thanks for posting this, DD. The timing is perfect since I just received an e-mail this morning that my four IST UXL-18 drivers are shipping in the next couple of weeks.
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