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DIYSG Titan-615 Build

Here we go guys my kits are on there way and I'll start building my new LCR this week. I already have some MDF but will grab some more and get these going. I was going to build these with Baltic Birch but I keep going back to MDF because of how easy it is for me to buy and cost of course. I'm playing around with the size of the cabinets to see what fits best in my room. I need to get my sub boxes out and see what will be best. I'll post pictures of the kit as soon as I get them but they are on there way.

I heard one of the Titan's for 20-30 mins at Matt's and was blow away by the sound. It's going to be nice to finally get my first setup out and get these in.
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Woohoo! I can't wait to hear some impressions.
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After talking with Matt some more I'm gonna do mine with the narrow baffle but almost 25" deep. Should net closer to 6cuft after bracing. Dropping tuning to closer to 30hz. Gonna make for good full range 2 channel.
I was also thinking about mounting the crossovers to the top of the cabinet just behind the waveguide. Trying to show it off a bit. LOL..
Doing my cutting Sunday, was gonna head out to waterboy's place tonight but the Calgary drivers turn into retards when a little bit of snow hits the ground..stayed home and am 2 movies into my fast and furious marathon...
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Awesome. It's saying a lot that you chose this kit. Not many people have heard as many different kits as you have, outside of those involved with diysg. So I believe it when you vouch for something.

Will you be using AVR power or separate amp?
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After talking with Matt some more I'm gonna do mine with the narrow baffle but almost 25" deep. Should net closer to 6cuft after bracing. Dropping tuning to closer to 30hz. Gonna make for good full range 2 channel.

I was also thinking about mounting the crossovers to the top of the cabinet just behind the waveguide. Trying to show it off a bit. LOL..

Doing my cutting Sunday, was gonna head out to waterboy's place tonight but the Calgary drivers turn into retards when a little bit of snow hits the ground..stayed home and am 2 movies into my fast and furious marathon...


Nice 6 cubic ft. That's going to be a nice two channel setup at 30hz and still work for the ht setup to at the same time. I haven't decided on the size yet in a few minutes I'm going to head down after buying some tape to see what will fit with all the subs next them. Hopefully something around the size your talking about will fit. I'm looking forward to your build thread to.
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@eng-399 How will that tall of a center channel work in a home theater? Do you have an AT screen?

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My new Titan-615 kit will have the wave guides cd part centered between my first and second row ear height. I was just looking for everything I wrote down with the height but I think my kids grabbed it so I'm going to have to search the house for it.

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My screen is a Falcon Horizon 16.9 120" 4K acoustically transparent screen. I have around 30.5 inches behind the screen to play with. Here's some pics of the room.



A another reason why I chose these is because of the my room size and the subs I have and will have in there. I just sold my 4-18's (stereo integrity) and will replace them with 6-18's slot ported if I can fit 6 back there. For nearfield I have 6-15's and were b-stock legacy extreme xd drivers that a few of us bought while they lasted.
I'll be running the Titans off of my Marantz SR7010 avr with my Emotiva 7 channel amp providing the power to them.

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Can't wait to see these. I should be starting a build thread soon too. Not sure how I'm going to finish the cabs yet. Thoughts?
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Can't wait to see these. I should be starting a build thread soon too. Not sure how I'm going to finish the cabs yet. Thoughts?


I can't wait to see these to hopefully yours are on there way to. My thoughts are having an eggshell black finish and make it seamless. It's a shame the screen will be in front of them and no one will see them but the sound will be worth it.

I would love to do a nice exotic veneer but with them hidden just like your room it's almost a waste of money. Duratex was another paint I was thinking on using... I don't know yet but there definitely going to be black. Also I learned that when painting with a gloss finish if your seams aren't perfectly butterflied/smoothed out you see all your imperfections. I learned that the hard way and changed the way I put drywall mud on the box and sanded it down. I think I'm going to try bondo this time around on them.
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Awesome. It's saying a lot that you chose this kit. Not many people have heard as many different kits as you have, outside of those involved with diysg. So I believe it when you vouch for something.

Will you be using AVR power or separate amp?
Okay guys...talk me into going with these instead of the Yorkville U15 Unitys that I have planned (and already purchased) for the theater room (in my sig below).

I've known Erich for quite a while...before DIYSG was even a thing...and have wanted to support the endeavor. Problem is I have WAY too many speakers...

One of my concerns with the single 15" Unitys was having enough midbass. Other details of the HT installation include a full 20' wide baffle wall and 20 18" subs (IB) sprinkled in a 30' x 20' room with tall ceilings...12 FI's in the baffle wall and 8 SI's in the back (could end up going sealed with those).

I do like the sound of the Unitys...how much more will I like these?

I have $425 per box invested in my 5 Unitys...doesn't really matter; was planning on using a pair in the garage anyway.
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Okay guys...talk me into going with these instead of the Yorkville U15 Unitys that I have planned (and already purchased) for the theater room (in my sig below).

I've known Erich for quite a while...before DIYSG was even a thing...and have wanted to support the endeavor. Problem is I have WAY too many speakers...
That is an easy one, very simple solution,

Ship the Yorkies to me, I'll give them a good home and like all your posts from now on. I am a sharing, caring kind of guy!
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Awesome. It's saying a lot that you chose this kit. Not many people have heard as many different kits as you have, outside of those involved with diysg. So I believe it when you vouch for something.



Will you be using AVR power or separate amp?


Thanks Samps I'll be using my Marantz avr and emotive 7 channel amp to power them.

I'm a fan of so many different speakers that diysg has out. I agree with Erich on how he recommends several different models and just doesn't just go for the biggest most expensive speaker he sells from his company. I've seen all the guys who design them to recommend something smaller than what the original poster wanted or asked about which I think is cool that there honest and share there there knowledge. My buddy Pete that's on avs has the fusion 8's and we both agree with how good those things sound but once I heard these I was like ya those are freaking awesome I'm saving up for those.
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That is an easy one, very simple solution,

Ship the Yorkies to me, I'll give them a good home and like all your posts from now on. I am a sharing, caring kind of guy!
Seriously??? You will like ALL of my posts? You drive a hard bargain mister...what's your address? They ship out tomorrow.
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You guys are going to love these I have cdy2179's qsc 2150s and love how they sound and there not even in the theater yet and are running with no eq'ing. Jk 7.2 when he gets his set of Titans is going to meet up so we can do a blind test between the 2.

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It's great to see a bunch of build threads in the works for these. I know eng-399 will do these right.

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@eng-399 That's one hell of a theater. Very impressive!

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Can't wait to hear these things! If you need an extra hand give me a call!
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I can't wait to see these to hopefully yours are on there way to. My thoughts are having an eggshell black finish and make it seamless. It's a shame the screen will be in front of them and no one will see them but the sound will be worth it.

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Years ago someone (might have been JJ) mentioned putting a small round over on all the edges where sides meet, so that it creates a trough to fill with bondo. I would use bondo over spackle for sure. The trick to bondo is to work it as it sets, not let it get hard and then sand. A grater type file works great for the fist pass while it's cheesy consistency. Anyway it was said that this would prevent the cracking at the seams.

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I will be waiting for the April supply to order mine.
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Okay guys...talk me into going with these instead of the Yorkville U15 Unitys that I have planned (and already purchased) for the theater room (in my sig below).

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I do like the sound of the Unitys...how much more will I like these?

I have $425 per box invested in my 5 Unitys...doesn't really matter; was planning on using a pair in the garage anyway.
The unity's are pretty damn awesome speakers.....

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Another sub. hoping to see tons of pics.

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The unity's are pretty damn awesome speakers.....
Agree 100% -- especially so when bang for the buck is factored in. Forgot how long I've had them and just looked up the original order date on Amazon (paid $715 shipped, lightly used from a reseller)...kind of crazy that it was over 4 years ago. They've been in boxes for the last 3 years, but I've spent enough time with them to know they'd do pretty much everything needed (maybe a bit narrow dispersion pattern for the room, but not a dealbreaker). I'm sure the midbass concerns can be alleviated by bumping the sub's crossover point up a bit...a few nearfield subs might be part of the plan too.
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