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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-28-2015, 02:41 PM
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Posted By Mfusick
This. It's not about the specs it's about the...

This. It's not about the specs it's about the reality.
the ZV4 will hold its composure better when you throttle it. The UXL doesn't like getting its ass kicked, the ZV4 does.

If you were...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-28-2015, 02:31 PM
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Views: 145,186
Posted By Mfusick
For your sealer you can go a couple directions...

For your sealer you can go a couple directions depending on how perfect and what end effect you want.

One option that's easy enough is using Shellac BIN primer to seal, painting with latex paint,...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-28-2015, 02:03 PM
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Views: 145,186
Posted By Mfusick
I've had poor luck with the rotozip. Good...

I've had poor luck with the rotozip.

Good doesn't always triumph over evil. Just like that rotozip blade won't triumph over MDF. It's gonna get its ass kicked. If you get three done before it...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-28-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 172
Posted By Mfusick
Yeah testing against a jeff Bagby designed...

Yeah testing against a jeff Bagby designed passive is a great idea from a learning perspective. It should give you a good reference point.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-28-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,081
Posted By Mfusick
With active crossovers it gets a whole lot...

With active crossovers it gets a whole lot better. You need a filter set up.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-28-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 367
Posted By Mfusick
It's similar to HST. Hits harder on bottom than...

It's similar to HST. Hits harder on bottom than a UXL in a sealed box, which he wants.

Car audio bargain has b stock for sale at good discounts btw... B stocks are nearly mint OEM new from me...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-28-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 172
Posted By Mfusick
What Nate said. +1.

What Nate said. +1.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-27-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 786
Posted By Mfusick
Oh. Then that makes sense. I thought a fusion...

Oh. Then that makes sense. I thought a fusion 18 was coming ...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-27-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 82
Posted By Mfusick
Yeah I usually use the adhesive stick stuff from...

Yeah I usually use the adhesive stick stuff from PE. That's works.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-27-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 367
Posted By Mfusick
It kicks as in a sealed box like he asked for.

It kicks as in a sealed box like he asked for.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-27-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 786
Posted By Mfusick
First I heard of the FUSION 18 too. I was...

First I heard of the FUSION 18 too. I was surprised, I did not mean to take it so negatively but I wasn't seeing how it would win considering there has been a distinct lack of $500+ premium kits...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-27-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 367
Posted By Mfusick
Tier 1: TC SOUNDS LMS ULTRA 18" SUNDOWN AUDIO...

Tier 1:
TC SOUNDS LMS ULTRA 18"
SUNDOWN AUDIO ZV4

Tier 2:
SI HST 18"
UXL18

If you want sealed I would strongly look at the ZV4.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-27-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 786
Posted By Mfusick
I was not talking about your project or to you...

I was not talking about your project or to you specifically. I think we started cross posting or something.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-27-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,346
Posted By Mfusick
Yeah I used it for that. The program is...

Yeah I used it for that. The program is excellent. I posted about it just today in another thread.

For a quick look see what parts you need, or what parts might do what, it's really handy...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-27-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 786
Posted By Mfusick
Assuming subs, the 18" loses it's appeal. I'd...

Assuming subs, the 18" loses it's appeal. I'd rather sink into a smaller woofers (10/12/15) and get high quality ones or multiples and then design keeping the sensitity great, instead of the...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-27-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 786
Posted By Mfusick
Yeah I see the popularity with the JTR 212 and...

Yeah I see the popularity with the JTR 212 and 215 models and wonder why something like that was never done. I could see something like that being better than an 18" design.

Width on the 18" is...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-27-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 82
Posted By Mfusick
It won't hurt. But you'd be ok with or without...

It won't hurt. But you'd be ok with or without it. A slightly leaky box isn't a total deal breaker on something like that.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-27-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,081
Posted By Mfusick
Well here is why specs and reality never agree. ...

Well here is why specs and reality never agree. The miniDSP has a S/N ratio 114db yet this Crown DSi just craps in it's mouth in terms of noise floor and noise.

The DSi cinema series is...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-27-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,081
Posted By Mfusick
Yeah I agree. A 15" starts beaming when the freq...

Yeah I agree. A 15" starts beaming when the freq wave length hits the driver size, that's why larger drivers like 15" and 18" start beaming a lot sooner than smaller drivers like a 5 or 6". This...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-27-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 960
Posted By Mfusick
21K is what exactly in cost?

21K is what exactly in cost?
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-27-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 786
Posted By Mfusick
I agree. I almost went three way on my project...

I agree. I almost went three way on my project but decided that simple is better.


The trouble becomes with an 18" finding a CD that crosses low enough, because you can't run the woofer high...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-27-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4,311
Views: 157,797
Posted By Mfusick
I just don't see the parity updating and math to...

I just don't see the parity updating and math to bog down an i7 4770.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-27-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,791
Posted By Mfusick
This design uses a larger CD is the first thing I...

This design uses a larger CD is the first thing I noticed, but some one else can probably answer that better for you. Matt had a nice new crossover for the VOLT 10 I saw on DIY group that looked...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-27-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4,311
Views: 157,797
Posted By Mfusick
He's got a 4770 CPU though. That sucker should...

He's got a 4770 CPU though. That sucker should rip through complex math and integers. How many PPU drives you thinking?
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-27-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,081
Posted By Mfusick
Use Xsim to simulate a crossover you want. ...

Use Xsim to simulate a crossover you want. (passive)

But really- there might be more to it than that. That is where active has advantage, you can change it easily and tinker and improve. ...
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