Originally Posted by LTD02
congratulations on a fantastic project and excellent write-up kevin!
you may very well have set the record for largest delta from 'initial concept drawing' to 'final build'. ;-)
build quality looks top notch...definitely a work of art there.
on another note, the reflections that marty spoke of probably are not having as much of an effect because the 50 degree (vertical) horn in the mains. as a result the reflections are probably coming in low enough so as to be pretty much overwhelmed by the direct line spl.
just out of curiosity, the ev's are passive right, or did you go all in for the active?
Thx John. The exl212's are the passive model, and the powered version is the exl212 p.
I read a bunch of reviews on the new "live x" series from electro voice and i liked what i read, and how they compared to the qsc's which i know some forum members have been happy with in their theaters.
anyhow, i stopped by pro stage sound and lighting ( pssl.com ) and gave them a listen. LOUD, CLEAN and DYNAMIC, is how i would describe them. They let me take home 3 of them and try them out. I was pretty much sold within 10 minutes of getting them hooked up. I have a sherbourn amp pushing them which does 200 watts at 8 ohm and 300 at 4 ohm, and it easily gets me way past reference no perceivable distortion.
A popular speaker that I can compare them to would be the sho-10's. Very similar top end but these have much stronger mid bass / chest slam than the sho's though, imo ( 12 inch woofer vs 10 inch ) Music and movies, now have some serious snap and bite, but with out being harsh.
I also changed out my 4 surrounds to JBL control 28's ( 2 way, 8 inch ) and they are cranking too! Here's a few low quality cell pics of the surrouds after i finished mounting them ( heavy little beast - I'd guess close to 30lbs per speaker )
Next up, I'm getting rid of all the movie posters and glass frames and going with bass traps / acoustic panels on the back wall, ceiling, and corners. I'm happy with the sound in my room now, as is. On the other hand I have heard treated theaters ( like Ivan Pino's and edogg's ) and have liked what I've heard, so I'm gonna go for it.