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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-03-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,547
Posted By michaelddd
Thank you for linking this. I've been on that...

Thank you for linking this. I've been on that site many times and never saw that software. It is very useful, especially the box resonances part of the program. :cool:
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-31-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,569
Posted By michaelddd
PL is cheap insurance. Sucks to work with, but...

PL is cheap insurance. Sucks to work with, but it fills gaps and dries like concrete. Really nice work on the boxes. Your bracing is fantastic.

Do not install the driver "just to see what it...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-29-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By michaelddd
I planned on using 1" MDF for the massive (21CF...

I planned on using 1" MDF for the massive (21CF net) cabs I'm about to build. Turned out the supplier sold 38 sheets of 1" MDF, his entire stock, 2 days before I got there...and I only needed 16...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-28-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,145
Posted By michaelddd
Buy a bunch of the cheap, polyfil-filled pillows...

Buy a bunch of the cheap, polyfil-filled pillows from Walmart. Done. Seriously. Sometimes it's cheaper than going to the sewing section at Walmart and buying 5-pound bags of polyfil, which is...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-28-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,419
Posted By michaelddd
Sounds awesome (on paper) and I'll bet IRL too. ...

Sounds awesome (on paper) and I'll bet IRL too. 14" deep isn't too bad for behind a screen. Though I'd imagine with dual-12's you'd need to leave a good 6" between the baffle and the screen...so...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-27-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,145
Posted By michaelddd
Those braces are glued in or at least brad-nailed...

Those braces are glued in or at least brad-nailed in, correct? They aren't just being held in with that silicone, I hope? :eek:
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-27-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,145
Posted By michaelddd
Nice build so far. That shop is nuts. What...

Nice build so far. That shop is nuts.

What do you mean by "filler for the bracing joints?" Do you mean what to use for gluing the braces to the box and the braces to each other? Use whatever...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-27-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 12,727
Posted By michaelddd
Good call, dwaleke. I forgot to mention that. ...

Good call, dwaleke. I forgot to mention that. Monoprice sells IEC cords with puny 18 gauge wire inside. That's definitely what you DON'T want.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-27-2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 12,727
Posted By michaelddd
Monoprice has many, cheap fixes for this issue....

Monoprice has many, cheap fixes for this issue. :) http://www.monoprice.com/search/index?keyword=IEC+power+cord

I bought 5 of Gen I XLS on clearance and they too came with stubby cords. I...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-25-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,428
Posted By michaelddd
Thanks for this. This MDF I bought from the...

Thanks for this. This MDF I bought from the lumber supplier looks different than the stuff from HD or Lowes. It's a bit lighter in color. But the sheets definitely don't weigh 67 pounds. It was a...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-24-2016, 09:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,428
Posted By michaelddd
Wow, I did not know this. How can you tell if...

Wow, I did not know this. How can you tell if you have the ultra-light MDF? Does Trupan make both "regular" and ultra-light MDF? The reason I ask is b/c I just bought 16 sheets of MDF from my...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-20-2016, 04:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 116
Posted By michaelddd
Sure. Just be sure to tape off the entire...

Sure. Just be sure to tape off the entire driver, including the surround, as well as the plate amp on the back and the ports. Getting some paint on the ports won't hurt the ports themselves, but...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-18-2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 914
Posted By michaelddd
See Post #4...

See Post #4 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) . Room is 80% painted and other updates. :) ...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-18-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By michaelddd
DIY is a commitment of sorts. There are many...

DIY is a commitment of sorts. There are many ways to accomplish most tasks, but 99% of the time, you have to invest some money in tools. What you want to do, and the answers you've received are a...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-18-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 338
Posted By michaelddd
Did some checking while working on the room. ...

Did some checking while working on the room. Using that space won't work. Got a 110v outlet and a sub drop already there, in that space. Yes; I could relocate them but to me it's not worth the...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-18-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 338
Posted By michaelddd
I could, but that would involve breaking the...

I could, but that would involve breaking the sheetrock and I'm not sure if there is a stud in the middle of the side that faces into the room...though it's easy enough to find out. I actually tried...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-18-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 338
Posted By michaelddd
cellarnoise: Good question. No budget for more...

cellarnoise: Good question. No budget for more drivers, cabs and amp. Also don't want to pack the room so full of cabs that I can't move anything around. These aren't small cabs; they are...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-17-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 338
Posted By michaelddd
Hmm. Didn't think of that. Lemme google a bit...

Hmm. Didn't think of that. Lemme google a bit and see what I can find. Thanks for the idea.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-17-2016, 01:57 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 995
Posted By michaelddd
[QUOTE=twigaroo.83;40717322]Haha 😂😂😂 ive gave up...

[QUOTE=twigaroo.83;40717322]Haha 😂😂😂 ive gave up now. Just a bunch of keyboard wariors with the power of google....

Sent from my HTC One mini 2 using Tapatalk[/QUOTE

Was this thread some...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-16-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,523
Posted By michaelddd
I'd be interested to see some real-world...

I'd be interested to see some real-world testing/review of the multichannel amps. While I wouldn't be the guinea pig to try them on my mains/surrounds, I would probably bite if I read some trusted,...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-16-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,760
Posted By michaelddd
Looks great to me. MUCH better than mine did. I...

Looks great to me. MUCH better than mine did. I used a brad nailer to secure the baffles while the glue dried and I didn't have the depth setting correct. I wound up having to grind down the nail...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-15-2016, 11:36 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,760
Posted By michaelddd
I'm not the expert but: In any ported cab, the...

I'm not the expert but: In any ported cab, the driver unloads (behaves if in free air) at any frequency below the tuning frequency. Depending on many factors, but mainly, how beefy the driver is,...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-15-2016, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5,362
Views: 468,882
Posted By michaelddd
Could definitely be b/c you're on a 20-amp...

Could definitely be b/c you're on a 20-amp circuit. Amp is straining to pull more current b/c it has more to give, but the mains won't support it. Or (unlikely) it's overheating. You haven't done...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-15-2016, 10:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,523
Posted By michaelddd
@chrapladm...

@chrapladm (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/member.php?u=8225712): I agree with everything you said. Me personally, I would not use any of these clones for mains/surrounds, until they've been proven...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-15-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 338
Posted By michaelddd
I'm in the design phase for the 4 cabs I'm...

I'm in the design phase for the 4 cabs I'm building; two will be Cyclops-type cabs, the third will be an upright Marty-style (but not a Marty!) cab and the fourth a low, rectangle...ala "a bench." ...
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