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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-04-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,375
Posted By bwaslo
I can strongly recommend trying to find a set of...

I can strongly recommend trying to find a set of electric heat-type wire strippers, if you can. Some brands or names are "Hot Weezer", "Hot Stripper" (neat name, that one), "Thermal Strippers" or...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-17-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,466
Posted By bwaslo
Yeah, I see you DO have a problem -- you need...

Yeah, I see you DO have a problem -- you need more clamps.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-17-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 12,000
Posted By bwaslo
Something I recently found out -- the CD tweeters...

Something I recently found out -- the CD tweeters and waveguide I use sounded less sparkly and ambient than things like ribbons before. But after recent playing with diffusers in the room, the highs...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-16-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,122
Posted By bwaslo
I'm using diffusion panels (see my article...

I'm using diffusion panels (see my article referenced above) at the reflection points, and it works very well. The sound is uncolored but richer (if you follow that - I mean that the treble/bass...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-13-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12,216
Views: 829,465
Posted By bwaslo
BTW, the OmniMic software can do those polars as...

BTW, the OmniMic software can do those polars as well (give it a list of FRD files, you can assign angles to each), and will do it even if you don't have the OmniMic hardware. Download the software...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-10-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,122
Posted By bwaslo
Well, they're different. Use diffusers for a...

Well, they're different. Use diffusers for a more rich ambience, absorbers for a more dry sound. Either is better than specular reflections (like from a flat hard surface). Probably do absorbers...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-09-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,122
Posted By bwaslo
You might want to try some diffusion too. ...

You might want to try some diffusion too. http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/everything-else/269366-making-easy-diy-depot-sound-diffuser-panels-step-step.html
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-03-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 1,260
Views: 83,602
Posted By bwaslo
Dang, that looks nice...

Dang, that looks nice...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-29-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12,216
Views: 829,465
Posted By bwaslo
Yeah, you gotta be ready for the inevitable "how...

Yeah, you gotta be ready for the inevitable "how many watts does that speaker got??" question!
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-20-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12,216
Views: 829,465
Posted By bwaslo
Around here, Lowes has it in stock. Big huge...

Around here, Lowes has it in stock. Big huge bundles of it, don't plan on picking it up with a tiny car...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-20-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2,116
Views: 185,168
Posted By bwaslo
File-> save FRD Then in Added Curves, Add the...

File-> save FRD
Then in Added Curves, Add the FRD files for the curves you want to show. (Non-live curves for frequency response are called "Added Curves" in Omnimic).
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-17-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 39,555
Posted By bwaslo
Some seemingly-contradictory replies -- MTG,...

Some seemingly-contradictory replies --

MTG, I guess I don't see the need for a 18" Synergy horn, a BA750 driver will drive a SEOS18 horn down to its pattern control frequency already won't it? ...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-16-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,304
Posted By bwaslo
Yup, you guessed it. But only 11% of one. You...

Yup, you guessed it. But only 11% of one. You need to buy 9 for each channel, one facing you, the other 8 behind it and facing backwards.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-14-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 39,555
Posted By bwaslo
In my designs so far, I can never get the holes...

In my designs so far, I can never get the holes too close to the CD throat. So arrange for the holes to be placed as close-in as you can, then work from there. Using a MiniDSP and a set of amps...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-14-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 39,555
Posted By bwaslo
Ok, mtg, I'm impressed. Nice frequency response...

Ok, mtg, I'm impressed. Nice frequency response on those!

So, how come you're not using them for your main system?

BTW, I talked to Erich about selling flatpacks for just a wooden conical horn...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-13-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12,216
Views: 829,465
Posted By bwaslo
Why can't the DIYSG forum at Erich's site be the...

Why can't the DIYSG forum at Erich's site be the "subforum"? It's just another link to stick on your bookmarks list... And won't clog up AVS.

Erich, what would happen if you just had everyone...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-13-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 81,755
Posted By bwaslo
Probably, but I haven't noticed any issue so far....

Probably, but I haven't noticed any issue so far. Probably just some fiber at both ends would be enough to kill any resonances that might occur.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-13-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 81,755
Posted By bwaslo
I just found this thread today. I had posted on...

I just found this thread today. I had posted on a few other forums about a VERY inexpensive and easy to make (but computer optimized and good-performing) step diffuser design and construction...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-13-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12,216
Views: 829,465
Posted By bwaslo
But then Erich would have to figure shipping on...

But then Erich would have to figure shipping on each package before the customer could place an order, and after Erich does that, a lot of folks won't buy (at least not just then) so it's wasted...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-11-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 12,216
Views: 829,465
Posted By bwaslo
I think you forgot: - looks really cool.

I think you forgot:

- looks really cool.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-07-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 1,260
Views: 83,602
Posted By bwaslo
Wow, did you glue those cabinets and the rug to...

Wow, did you glue those cabinets and the rug to the ceiling? Unusual mounting!:eek:


Gonna make mounting the baffle a real bear tho.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-27-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12,216
Views: 829,465
Posted By bwaslo
He's already done a FAQ, as mentioned above that...

He's already done a FAQ, as mentioned above that doesn't help much. A lot of buyers who want to use DIYSG as if it were Amazon won't read it and most of the rest want personalized answers or more...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-22-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 71,252
Posted By bwaslo
Yeah, for the cost of the shipping you could...

Yeah, for the cost of the shipping you could probably get a cheap table saw and a router off of Craigslist in most areas.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-21-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 788
Posted By bwaslo
Windows8 screws up recording levels with usb...

Windows8 screws up recording levels with usb mics, no idea why they still haven't fixed it. The workaround (at least with Omnimic) is to run the measurement app in "XPSP3 mode". If you right-click...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-12-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,750
Posted By bwaslo
Hey, if you do contact them, ask them about using...

Hey, if you do contact them, ask them about using aluminum winding wire. I've often wondered if that would be a way to cut down on copper costs (aluminum is a little less conductive but not a huge...
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