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crackhead2k's Avatar crackhead2k 01:14 AM 08-07-2014
Hey fellow AVS members!

I known Funk Audio for at least a few years but have never actually purchased anything from them for quite a long time. So I finally took the plunge a few weeks back.
Since a line array is an easy way to get extremely low distortion and immense power handling I thought this was the best choice. Expecting a huge amount of dynamics

Note wood is Baltic birch. As for drivers, you will find out later

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So I'm getting a speaker built by Nathan at Funk Audio!
You can check out his new website!
http://www.funkaudio.ca/index.html





Btw, It's taller than you

Video Part 1 Aug, 7, 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxtS...ature=youtu.be

Picture Added Aug, 9, 2014:



A9X-308's Avatar A9X-308 03:55 AM 08-07-2014
Shouldn't this really be in DIY Speakers and Subs?
crackhead2k's Avatar crackhead2k 04:03 AM 08-07-2014
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Shouldn't this really be in DIY Speakers and Subs?
No.... Since this isn't DIY.... I am not doing this myself ie. not "Do it Yourself" Funk Audio is building for me...........

Anyways Videos are coming soon guys
A9X-308's Avatar A9X-308 04:33 AM 08-07-2014
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No.... Since this isn't DIY.... I am not doing this myself ie. not "Do it Yourself" Funk Audio is building for me...........

Anyways Videos are coming soon guys
Fair enough.
What are the details of the design, ie which drivers, how many etc?
crackhead2k's Avatar crackhead2k 04:53 AM 08-07-2014
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Fair enough.
What are the details of the design, ie which drivers, how many etc?
More drivers than your digits
crackhead2k's Avatar crackhead2k 04:57 AM 08-07-2014
In the mean time you can enjoy this video of Nathan's work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxtS...ature=youtu.be
crackhead2k's Avatar crackhead2k 11:21 AM 08-09-2014
Hmm.. I wonder what those are...

Will be adding more Videos Soon!


DavidK442's Avatar DavidK442 01:50 PM 08-09-2014
Must be encouraging to see that Nathan's focus on your project isn't distracted by trivial things like yard work.
I will be anxious to see his handiwork. The sample Funk Audio pieces I saw at Joe's gtg were beautiful.

Are you going to set all this up in the same room as your projector? Going to drive the family nuts!
A9X-308's Avatar A9X-308 04:11 PM 08-09-2014
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More drivers than your digits
What an asinine answer.
JimWilson's Avatar JimWilson 11:18 AM 08-10-2014
Think those enclosures will be free from vibrations?

I'm looking forward to seeing the end result. One question... the youtube link mentions 'active', as though they're going to be amplified. They aren't passive?
crackhead2k's Avatar crackhead2k 02:00 PM 08-10-2014
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Must be encouraging to see that Nathan's focus on your project isn't distracted by trivial things like yard work.
I will be anxious to see his handiwork. The samples Funk Audio pieces I saw at Joe's gtg were beautiful.

Are you going to set all this up in the same room as your projector? Going to drive the family nuts!
Yup, They are going in that room Vertical dispersion is a bit more limited on a line Array I think Well at least according to James Griffin. can't wait for the end result either.

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Think those enclosures will be free from vibrations?

I'm looking forward to seeing the end result. One question... the youtube link mentions 'active', as though they're going to be amplified. They aren't passive?
Yes, it is fully active and will have 4 Channels of Power, 2CH per Speaker/Enclosure

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What an asinine answer.


2nd Video Will be coming soon!
Superspeed's Avatar Superspeed 04:09 PM 08-10-2014
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Yup, They are going in that room Vertical dispersion is a bit more limited on a line Array I think Well at least according to James Griffin. can't wait for the end result either.



Yes, it is fully active and will have 4 Channels of Power, 2CH per Speaker/Enclosure





2nd Video Will be coming soon!
Very cool & very interesting!
I think Nathan is really setting high standards and bringing innovations to the table.
Please post any/all videos re: this awesome project.
I appreciate these posts!
crackhead2k's Avatar crackhead2k 04:52 PM 08-10-2014
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Originally Posted by DavidK442 View Post
Must be encouraging to see that Nathan's focus on your project isn't distracted by trivial things like yard work.
I will be anxious to see his handiwork. The sample Funk Audio pieces I saw at Joe's gtg were beautiful.

Are you going to set all this up in the same room as your projector? Going to drive the family nuts!
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Originally Posted by JimWilson View Post
Think those enclosures will be free from vibrations?

I'm looking forward to seeing the end result. One question... the youtube link mentions 'active', as though they're going to be amplified. They aren't passive?
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Originally Posted by Superspeed View Post
Very cool & very interesting!
I think Nathan is really setting high standards and bringing innovations to the table.
Please post any/all videos re: this awesome project.
I appreciate these posts!
Here's the 2nd Video Guys!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_LI...ature=youtu.be

I'm sure you will enjoy this one! Super, I see you have one of Funk's older subs Beautiful!
crackhead2k's Avatar crackhead2k 07:27 PM 08-10-2014
Edit: Also fixed so Youtube Links pop up correctly

Funk Audio Line Array 2 Final Edit - Needed to fix it a bit, re-render, and re-upload. Changed for timing of song and when Nathan got the strap locked

Part:1

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Part 2 - Final Edit

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Martycool007's Avatar Martycool007 05:44 AM 08-11-2014
So what drivers will these line arrays be using? Ribbons? Domes? What models? Also, what amplifiers will be used and will they include the onboard active DSP for the crossover, or will they use an outboard crossover such as the MiniDSP or the DBX?
crackhead2k's Avatar crackhead2k 04:49 PM 08-11-2014
No Ribbons No Domes.

We will not be using DBX or minidsp either. Both are significantly more limited compared to what we will be using. By a LARGE margin.
JimWilson's Avatar JimWilson 06:20 PM 08-11-2014
Generally speaking, a 'line array' consists of multiple identical drivers so I'm not surprised you don't have separate woofers, midranges and tweeters. But you have now piqued my curiosity with regards to what you chose for the array, so it's time to spill your guts!
mwmkravchenko's Avatar mwmkravchenko 08:57 PM 08-11-2014
He has no guts to spill.

The driver choices were made by Funk Audio.

We chose drivers that have inherently low distortion. Mid sized woofers with good efficiency and high BL. Planars that have awesome horizontal dispersion all packaged in a line that gives the best possible combination of attributes.

Add to this active amplification and the ability to tailor the systems response to your room with our help and guidance.

We provide the surface area of two fifteen inch drivers on each side. And baseline efficiency that is just under 98db/watt.

Can you say a fun ride?
JimWilson's Avatar JimWilson 09:13 PM 08-11-2014
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He has no guts to spill.

The driver choices were made by Funk Audio.

We chose drivers that have inherently low distortion. Mid sized woofers with good efficiency and high BL. Planars that have awesome horizontal dispersion all packaged in a line that gives the best possible combination of attributes.

Add to this active amplification and the ability to tailor the systems response to your room with our help and guidance.

We provide the surface area of two fifteen inch drivers on each side. And baseline efficiency that is just under 98db/watt.

Can you say a fun ride?
This post implies that you had a direct hand in the development of this particular set speakers. Do tell...
mwmkravchenko's Avatar mwmkravchenko 09:16 PM 08-11-2014
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This post implies that you had a direct hand in the development of this particular set speakers. Do tell...
That would be because I work as a consultant for Nathan. I'm slave number one in the video.

Advice is not so good if your not willing to get your hands dirty once in a while!

I started out working as a cabinet maker away back when I had hair.

Still do it from time to time.

More fun designing speakers and drivers.
jbrown15's Avatar jbrown15 11:05 PM 08-11-2014
Mark these things are looking great! Hopefully Steve will give me an invite to come over and hear the finished product...lol
It only seems fair as he's been to my place!...lol
Gmash's Avatar Gmash 03:43 AM 08-12-2014
The dramatic music in the videos is a bit over the top lol.
crackhead2k's Avatar crackhead2k 09:52 AM 08-12-2014
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Mark these things are looking great! Hopefully Steve will give me an invite to come over and hear the finished product...lol
It only seems fair as he's been to my place!...lol
No problem! But you got to remind me after I recieve them

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This post implies that you had a direct hand in the development of this particular set speakers. Do tell...
Dammit I was going to tell you I was going to use a million HiVi B3n s

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The dramatic music in the videos is a bit over the top lol.
More Dramatic Music!

Funk Audio Line Array Part 3!!!!!!!!

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chalugadp's Avatar chalugadp 10:38 AM 08-12-2014
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What an asinine answer.
Kind of like your original question Mr. Sunshine
DavidK442's Avatar DavidK442 11:50 AM 08-12-2014
A great video series. I am not much of a wood worker so very surprised that 3/4 plywood could be bent like that. I thought that the curved panels would be made by laminating 1/4 sheets. How were the center braces cut? Free hand on a bandsaw? A lot more skill than I possess. Very good of Nathan to show us his work in process.
mwmkravchenko's Avatar mwmkravchenko 02:58 PM 08-12-2014
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A great video series. I am not much of a wood worker so very surprised that 3/4 plywood could be bent like that. I thought that the curved panels would be made by laminating 1/4 sheets. How were the center braces cut? Free hand on a bandsaw? A lot more skill than I possess. Very good of Nathan to show us his work in process.
You would be a very rich man if you could bend 3/4 inch plywood like that.

A little easier way would be to glue up layers of thinner plywood. 3mm thick each layer.

Watch the videos. After a little while it starts to make sense.

Braces are made from CNC cut templates.
Superspeed's Avatar Superspeed 04:26 PM 08-12-2014
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Originally Posted by crackhead2k View Post
No problem! But you got to remind me after I recieve them



Dammit I was going to tell you I was going to use a million HiVi B3n s



More Dramatic Music!

Funk Audio Line Array Part 3!!!!!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCLNmdHIFDQ
Just WOW!!
Yea, I know because I have a Funk sub that I am a fan of Funk products, but this vid (to me) answers some questions....It is cool @ 2:28 in the 3rd vid you see Tightbond III in a 5gal container
I guess what I am trying to say is that Nathan's company could probably (and maybe will) be huge someday and we are seeing very initial works of art....The guy has mad skills and very low profile, if you know what I mean (not pushy)
It's probably me, but every vid like this is totally cool especially if you have been following his company from the beginning....What I am trying to say is that the owner is building your speaker/sub/amp....Not some faceless factory far away...I appreciate craftmanship like this
DavidK442's Avatar DavidK442 05:35 PM 08-12-2014
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Originally Posted by mwmkravchenko View Post
You would be a very rich man if you could bend 3/4 inch plywood like that.

A little easier way would be to glue up layers of thinner plywood. 3mm thick each layer.

Watch the videos. After a little while it starts to make sense.

Braces are made from CNC cut templates.
Ah, thanks. I saw him troweling the glue, but didn't realize that he had applied several different layers. I assume the layered board goes on when the glue is still wet, so each layer can shift a little as it bends?
Maybe I won't try to bend 3/4 plywood in my garage after all.
crackhead2k's Avatar crackhead2k 12:47 PM 08-14-2014
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Just WOW!!
Yea, I know because I have a Funk sub that I am a fan of Funk products, but this vid (to me) answers some questions....It is cool @ 2:28 in the 3rd vid you see Tightbond III in a 5gal container
I guess what I am trying to say is that Nathan's company could probably (and maybe will) be huge someday and we are seeing very initial works of art....The guy has mad skills and very low profile, if you know what I mean (not pushy)
It's probably me, but every vid like this is totally cool especially if you have been following his company from the beginning....What I am trying to say is that the owner is building your speaker/sub/amp....Not some faceless factory far away...I appreciate craftmanship like this
Part 4 videos on the veneering process I think should becoming sometime next week

Are you going to be getting more stuff from Nathan?
Funk Audio's Avatar Funk Audio 08:30 AM 08-16-2014
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Ah, thanks. I saw him troweling the glue, but didn't realize that he had applied several different layers. I assume the layered board goes on when the glue is still wet, so each layer can shift a little as it bends?
Maybe I won't try to bend 3/4 plywood in my garage after all.
That is the way it works. When the glue dries it holds the layers to the shape. But each layer always will want to be flat, it is these internal stresses that are part of what makes the finished panel rigid.
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