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post #631 of 1130 Old 09-06-2008, 03:12 PM
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Looks pretty good to me-well done !
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Here are my Ultimate twins. They are Acoustic Elegance AV-15 15" drivers each with 2- 18" 2500gram passive radiators. Each box is about 7^3' tuned to 15hz. Covered in DuraTex speaker coating and trimmed with a Zebra wood. Powered by 1200 watts a piece from a Crown XTI4000. They extend deep with a smooth sound and powerful hit at over 122db. I am in the process of building a set of 5 matching mains and surrounds with Acoustic Elegance mid bass and mid drivers with a Neo 5i ribbon for an efficiency over 94db@1watt. They should keep up with these monsters without a problem.

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10,000 Watts, custom built speakers, 10' CIH screen = Holy Crap
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My take on Zaph's ZBM4...3/4" Baltic Birch all around, rubbed tung oil finish (I'll try to get some sunlight pics up here, looks spectacular when shined on)





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Those look so great.
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Dears,

DAD Sublimes
http://www.diyaudio.com.br/search/label/DAD%20Sublimes

DAD Sublimes Clones
http://www.diyaudio.com.br/search/la...s%20-%20Clones

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If your doing any type of finishing that requires polishing, go get yourself a power polisher, they are fairly cheap and will take a hell of a lot of time off doing it by hand. It will also look better done with a machine and the proper pads and polish/machine glaze.

Blasting brown notes for 10 years and counting!

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post #637 of 1130 Old 09-16-2008, 08:24 PM
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Nothing too fantastic here, I've built a pair of Modula MT's, A center channel based off RJB Audio's 2.5 crossover, and a couple of surround dipoles from The Loudspeaker Cookbook to augment the Rythmik Audio subwoofer built last year.

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This was a lot more work that I expected...but worth it.




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Yet another Rythmik DS1500:

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Excellent finish and form-love the tapered corners !!!
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I didn't do this project, but I bought a pair of these off Craigslist for $100:



They seem to be specialized for Jazz and Classical music since they sound excellent for it, but everything else sounds pretty good too. But we did replace the grills as they did look ratty:


I have no clue what's in them, but they sound great, and I'm happy with them. This is a shot in the dark, but if someone could recognize the actual work and help me figure out what's in it, I'd appreciate it. I wouldn't mind finding out what drivers are in them since I want to build a center channel.
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Those drivers look like Phillips drivers. They are pretty old and the configuration looks like something the used to have in a book with suggested designs for their drivers long long time ago. The difference is that the Mids were in a line. My Dad built that design, these drivers look like the older versions of his and the drivers he has and I also have some of them are over 25 years old so these must be somewhere within that region too.
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Wow, Phillips drivers? I'm amazed at the sound quality of the speakers, I don't think I've ever heard any speakers by a big company like them or Sony or whoever that sound nearly as good as these! Maybe they used to be better back in the day (because I am positive that these speakers sound better than my AR-4x's, and that's saying a lot when you compare a company like Acoustic Research to Phillips)?

But yeah, thanks for helping me identify the stuff in these speakers The only thing I really knew about these is that the original owner was a pianist, and the builder of them was from the LA Philharmonic.

EDIT: If I took out one of the drivers and looked at the back, would there be any markings or indications that would let me see who made the drivers or what model they are?
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Yup, Pull the driver and you can Google the model number if it is on the back of the driver.
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Here's a pic of my small room setup:

Design: Sealed
Enclosure: 6.5cu.ft, 24" external cubes
Driver: Tempest-X (2)
Amp: Behringer EP2500
Eq: Behringer DEQ2496
Total Cost: $825 for 2 w/amp

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room is really messy at the moment, but heres a few things

these are the dayton tmww towers and center, nothing special...as they seem to be getting around.


the sub i just got done with, its an 18 inch cube, we had an audiopulse revo 12 (tc sounds-2000). With 2 css 15" passive radiators. Box is about 1.8cf tuned to 20hz, stuffed with polyfil, and covered in rosewood veneer.



i can not take credit for this, there has already been a pic posted, but here is another rubiks cube sub. Not my idea, but i still enjoy it, as i'm a fan of the rubiks cube. this version, is a 12" though. Its a tcsounds tc-9, in about 1.8 cf sealed. The rubiks cube took so long to make, I really didn't know what i was getting into. But it was different and turned out well.
I did mine with different colors, and there is not built in amp. This will eventually be ran off a pro amp, probably an ep1500, or a500.

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I love your Rubiks cube. I contemplated doing one as I've seen a few around, however it seemed too labor intensive. Maybe some day.

I like the color sceme you chose.


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Here's a few pics of my small room setup:

Design: Sealed
Enclosure: 6.5cu.ft, 24" external cubes
Driver: Tempest-X (2)
Amp: Behringer EP2500
Total Cost: $825 for 2 w/amp

ouch, feel sorry for the guys to the left and right, with viewing angles it must be like watching a TV with sunglasses on and through a black curtain!
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lol... The viewing angle of the HL-S6187W is amazingly good. It isn't dim at all, and looks identical from all 3 seating locations.

Also, I know it looks close in the pics, but the screen is actually 9' from the viewer (when reclined) of the side seating positions. The center seat's viewer is @ 8'. I originally had the seats slightly further back, but I like the immersion factor.

95% of the time only the center seat is utilized anyways. I was originally going to get 1 seat, but they were uber cheap, and wanted a spare. 2 however would not be possible due to my OCD.


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Gunbunny, nice set up! Which Paradigms are those, Monitor 7's and cc190 or 9's and the 290?
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Gunbunny, nice set up! Which Paradigms are those, Monitor 7's and cc190 or 9's and the 290?

Thanks! I went with the 7's and the 190. I originally had the Atoms up front, but recently got the 7's v6, and moved the Atoms to the back surrounds.


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Cool! I've not found many reviews on the 190, that's why I asked. How do you like it? Is it pretty balanced or do you have to " turn it up for dialog and back down for action"?
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Cool! I've not found many reviews on the 190, that's why I asked. How do you like it? Is it pretty balanced or do you have to " turn it up for dialog and back down for action"?

I think it's great for a budget center. I haven't directly compared in my setup vs. the 290 so I don't know what real performance gains the 290 yields.

It works really well and it integrates great with both the atoms and the monitor 7's. I don't do any adjusting after I ran my Audyssey MultiEQ XT.

The Paradigm threads should be able to assist further with direct comparisions.


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Nice gunbunny, and I can also vouch for the HLS6187W's viewing angle, it's very good.

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Nice gunbunny, and I can also vouch for the HLS6187W's viewing angle, it's very good.

Thanks.

Next on the list is some DIY Statement Monitors.


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Wow, I see lot of extreme talent here, and a lot of really creative designs, kudos! My favorites so far have been the Rubik's cubes, the end-table look-a-like subwoofers, tile-topped subwoofer, and of course, everything green. Here's a brief sample of my latest designs - I will update my web pages soon and get current pictures up for ones which have changed.

My subwoofer I call the Emerald Titan. The initial version featured a light oak stain and the Dayton Quatro 15". It's roughly 9.7 cubic feet tuned to 11Hz:

From this:



To this:



More construction pictures here: http://www.aaroncgilbert.com/emeraldtitan.html

A few years ago, I changed the finish to a cherry polyurethane to match a new equipment rack and computer desk. Just this past week, I updated the woofer to a Tempest-X (now tuned to 12Hz roughly). I also had to redo the smokestack ports due to some new media shelving. You can also see one my front/surround speakers, the Emerald Towers.







Here's the front stage:





Left surround:



Right surround:



Center speaker and center crossover:






Surround back, aka the Emerald Table. This isn't a current picture, but the best I have right now. The tweeters were since changed to be identical to the other five speakers, and the CRT monitor was replaced by an LCD, plus projector is now on top of the desk.. will get more picture soon, have to clean up.




Well that's a start.... Cheers!
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Here is some pics of my HT room i am building.I can only post them as attachments cause i don't know how to do it the other way.Its all done in birch ply and real birch wood.Stained with minwax Provincail stain and then cleared with poly.Going to use my 42'' plasma for now till i get a screen and projector in the spring.Subs are SDX 15's powered by Behringer 2500.Also am building doors for the room which has a 58''arched opening to the room.Center unit has 2 pull out drawers for dvd's and the lower large drawer is for the kids play station and games.Still lots of work left so thats it for now.Thats my oldest boy waiting patiently for me to finish the room in the first pic.
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Spudrunner: VERY nice work indeed!

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My second home speaker build. This time it's a set of bookshelf speakers using a modified cabinet from Gouketsu.

Low down on the design.
Drivers - Arvus 6.5 inch dual 2ohm mid woofer, Arvus tweeter (16ohm), will also test with an additional Arvus super mini tweeter (4ohm).
Box - 2 way bass reflex all MDF, 40mm front baffle, 25mm sides, 18mm back, 18mm horizontal brace through the middle.
Port - 2.5 inch flared at the exit
Crossover - 6db highpass (3500 htz) on the tweeter, nothing on the mid.

Empty cabinets


Front on shot with bracing visible


Bum shot with rebated port mount


My second attempt at making the tweeter mounts (came out much better)


Woofer front


Woofer rear (DVC 2 ohm)


First test build, note the external crossover/high pass filter (final design uses a different tweeter and the resistor is removed from the high pass filter)


Test build - in lounge


Third and final tweeter mount with final tweeter in place


Nearly final build - in test room


Final build - in lounge


Right speaker


Left speaker


Close up of speaker front, showing velvet covered tweeter mount


Straw port tuning


Final port


A quick test with an additional super tweeter (I definetly like them, but have other plans for them)


RTA response at one meter in my small test room (no EQ applied)


Same again


All in all I'm darn happy. First test showed some big peaks at 80htz and 3khtz. Port tuning got rid of the 80 htz peak, and a tweeter swap and minor high pass filter change fixed the 3khtz peak. Now to build some matching floor standers and a sub.

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Spudrunner: VERY nice work indeed!

I'll second that! Highly professional and looks great.
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