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Just ordered a pair of Fusion-12's. My room is small, so these are the definition of overkill. I'm so excited. biggrin.gif My "anticipation level" is through the roof. I've been drooling over these 12" waveguide kits for over a year.

I will be running these with a pair of UXL-18's, in 4cu ft flat packs.



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what's more overkill, the Fusion-12s or the dual subs? cool.gif
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My theater: Escape from New York theater build

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Fusion 12 Tempests (LCR)
Mach 5 UXL 18 - Sealed Subwoofer
Axiom M3v4 & M2v4 Surrounds
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For sure the subs. The single is already enough to make me fear for the structural integrity of the walls/ceiling. I'm honestly surprised I haven't knocked a tile down, or broken a window yet. But, I ordered the second so I could smooth out the in room response. Besides, channel B on my CV5000 is feeling lonely. tongue.gif
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Congrats. Rebel .those will be killer with the uxl's cool.gif
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The speakers+flat packs have arrived. As always, EricH is a master packer. I haven't really had time to check the woofers, but everything appears to be in good shape.

Two things:

1) Are you sure I didn't get BA-750's instead? These compression drivers are huge!

2) EricH threw in a pair of free binding posts. I really wasn't expecting it, so it was a nice surprise. Thanks!





I have to go back to work now (was just home on my lunch break), but I'll upload more pics as I get going. smile.gif
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Congrats. I picked up three last week and have been toying with the flats packs.
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Can someone link me to a diagram of the crossover? Pretty sure I didn't get instructions. I've double checked everything- including inside of the ports. smile.gif
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Sorry, no. That doesn't show me where the connections are. It did help me design my layout, though. smile.gif
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Congrats!

I've got my eyes on a pair myself. Anxious to see your final picks and subjective opinion on how they sound compared to other stuff you've heard.
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I'll get you the crossover diagram. I had someone helping me layout all the crossover parts in sets of 10 and package them up in a small box. I thought he was putting the diagram inside the boxes before sealing them up, but he didn't on about 10 boxes.
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^Thanks. I will try and get the crossovers completed tonight.
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Can I ask you guys that are running the fusion 12's what kind of amplifiers you are using or are you just running them using your receiver?
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I will be running mine off of an Emotiva UPA-500. I will need another amp so I can get 7.1 going though.
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I will be running mine off of a Emotiva UPA-500. I will need another amp so I can get 7.1 going though.

What kind of wattage does the emotiva do? I have a Yamaha receiver and it states 110watts which is realistically more like 70 or 80.
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I will be running mine off of a Emotiva UPA-500. I will need another amp so I can get 7.1 going though.

What kind of wattage does the emotiva do? I have a Yamaha receiver and it states 110watts which is realistically more like 70 or 80.
Because the tempests are 98db sensative your avr should've fine.
If the speakers were 90db sensative then you would probably need an amp.
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Because the tempests are 98db sensative your avr should've fine.
If the speakers were 90db sensative then you would probably need an amp.

Thanks Donny,maybe I should look into the new inuke the 4 channel one. I can run the L/C/R and the 4th channel I can send outside to my Zone 2. biggrin.gif
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Emotiva says:

120 watts / channel (4 ohms; all channels driven)
80 watts / channel (8 ohms; all channels driven)
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Big props to chalugadp for suggesting I buy a brad nailer. This is making assembly so freaking easy. biggrin.gif




I can still make mistakes though. Nothing a bit of sanding can't fix...

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For sure the subs. The single is already enough to make me fear for the structural integrity of the walls/ceiling. I'm honestly surprised I haven't knocked a tile down, or broken a window yet. But, I ordered the second so I could smooth out the in room response. Besides, channel B on my CV5000 is feeling lonely. tongue.gif

 

 

So..........................

 

What you are saying to me......................use your engineering skills to reinforce my home?  Check please..................I'll take four! :cool:

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I use a brad nailer too. I actually bought a cordless ryobi recently that works great for speaker boxes.
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I use a brad nailer too. I actually bought a cordless ryobi recently that works great for speaker boxes.

I've got that Ryobi nailer too, it is a fantastic tool indeed. Very convenient.

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Rebel, Congrats on a great purchase.
Looking forward to hearing your impressions!
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I've got that Ryobi nailer too, it is a fantastic tool indeed. Very convenient.

Yup! biggrin.gif I had a full set of sizes of bradnailers for the air compressor but the noise of the compressor and the hassle of the cord was annoying. This thing is a dream come true. It works great. Even has that built in light that shines down on the area you are nailing. I'm happy.
For $129 it might not be in the reach for a speaker box project, but for someone looking for one for other reasons too I'd recommend.

We are pregnant with twins and I recently made some balloon boxes with it (which is what I bought it for) but it's basically the same process as a speaker box. I wish I had it when I built my subwoofer box.

I had a link and some pictures and talk about it in here: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1479556/how-much-did-you-spend-on-tools-to-build-your-theater/100_100#post_24296570
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I actually just used mine today to hang masonite on the walls of my workshop after putting some R12 batting up, it's such a convenient tool, I reverted to the Ni Cads though because the darn Lio batts didn't impress me much, and I prefer to be able to rebuild them. With high Mah sub Cs.

 

I bought mine to help build my 12' x 12' shed/workshop last year, it was fantastic for putting the preprimed siding on with some full headed nails every couple feet for extra umph.

 

It's also the perfect tool for baseboards and corner moulding and the like.

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Crossovers are nearly done too. I just spent 2 hours hot gluing, soldering, stripping wires, etc. My fingers hurt. tongue.gif

I set up a space heater in the garage to help the glue dry faster. It was so cold in there, that glue I used last night wasn't dry when I woke up this morning. eek.gif
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Just finished assembling the boxes. I'll let the glue dry overnight. I can then fill/sand/paint tomorrow. Barring any unforeseen catastrophes, I should be up and running Tuesday.

I finished the crossovers earlier as well.




I'm starting to get excited. biggrin.gif

P.S. - these speakers are HUGE. cool.gif
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Nice biggrin.gif
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