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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-08-2016, 12:45 PM
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Posted By ahmedreda
Those look like the mending plates I was thinking...

Those look like the mending plates I was thinking about.. Well, those are definitly bigger than my cabinets so seems like I am going to need to secure them. Thanks for the heads up. The idea of one...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-08-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,143
Posted By ahmedreda
How heavy / big are your cabinets? Do you have a...

How heavy / big are your cabinets? Do you have a link to the baskets to see what they look like?
I was thinking about using 4 mending plates where every two subs meet two on each side.. I would...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-08-2016, 06:49 AM
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Posted By ahmedreda
Nope, just stacked them on top of each other with...

Nope, just stacked them on top of each other with nothing in between. They seem steady. Is it recommended that you put something?
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-07-2016, 08:15 AM
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Posted By ahmedreda
Thank you. I am hoping to find out over the...

Thank you. I am hoping to find out over the weekend. I am trying to finish up the last three before then. Hopefully things will go smoothly from there. I checked your build thread and there is lots...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-06-2016, 06:44 AM
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Posted By ahmedreda
Thanks Mark. I had them stacked yesterday and...

Thanks Mark. I had them stacked yesterday and they look awesome. I am sure they will sound the same!

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1810913&d=1481000818
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-05-2016, 08:52 AM
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Posted By ahmedreda
Weekend progress.. Finished putting the final...

Weekend progress..
Finished putting the final three boxes together.. New dimensions are 31"x16.5"x23.5"
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1808857&d=1480953123...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-01-2016, 09:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,143
Posted By ahmedreda
Thank you. I thought about doing that but ended...

Thank you. I thought about doing that but ended up not installing one on the back side. My though was I can always add one if I ever need to without too much hassle. It is a great idea if you know...
Forum: Speakers   11-29-2016, 07:56 PM
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Posted By ahmedreda
Those are pretty good but are limited to the 12db...

Those are pretty good but are limited to the 12db attenuation, I bought the musicians earplugs and they have buttons ranging from 9 to 25 dbs and they are custom made to fit your ears so they are...
Forum: Speakers   11-28-2016, 08:36 PM
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Posted By ahmedreda
For that big of a space, you would be better off...

For that big of a space, you would be better off going with a ported sub. Two Captivator 4000ULF or Orbit Shifter LFU will be a better fit IMO. The 4000ULF has a 7-10db advantage over the S2 from...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   11-26-2016, 06:46 AM
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Views: 2,143
Posted By ahmedreda
More progress ...

More progress
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1790065&d=1480167980
The screws after spray painting them worked great. No predrilling required....
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   11-17-2016, 01:41 PM
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Posted By ahmedreda
Thank you. I read that a general rule of thumb is...

Thank you. I read that a general rule of thumb is 0.8 to 1lb of poly per cubic fit. My boxes are 4.5cuft and each pillow is 1lb. Would using 4 pillows be ok given that you recommended 1 or 2? I would...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   11-17-2016, 01:27 PM
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Views: 2,143
Posted By ahmedreda
More progress: Of the 7 going behind the...

More progress:
Of the 7 going behind the screen I have 4 primed and 4 built but not finished. I decided not to bother painting them with duratex since it is getting cold and duratex needs a long...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   11-10-2016, 02:20 PM
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Views: 7,811
Posted By ahmedreda
I would like to attend. Please count me in.

I would like to attend. Please count me in.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   11-02-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,291
Posted By ahmedreda
I vote sealed. 8 sealed will be enough to get you...

I vote sealed. 8 sealed will be enough to get you above reference so you might as well use the extension. Either way will be an awesome system!
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-30-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,143
Posted By ahmedreda
Thank you. I have a small room with a lot of...

Thank you. I have a small room with a lot of cancellations so I am hoping that the extra number of drivers will help with that. I also should gain about 5-6 dbs around 20hz as well as extension below...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-30-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 64
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Posted By ahmedreda
Started working on the first two of the sealed...

Started working on the first two of the sealed subwoofer build.

So far I am 70% done with the first box. It is almost up to the finishing stage.

First time to use the router jig. Damaged a...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-30-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,143
Posted By ahmedreda
70% done with the first box. Almost up to the...

70% done with the first box. Almost up to the finishing stage. Have the wood cut for the second.

First time to use the router jig. Damaged a couple of panels while learning....
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-30-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,143
Posted By ahmedreda
Thanks for the suggestion. I looked up your...

Thanks for the suggestion. I looked up your design but it will be too large for my space. I only have 23" behind the screen. I was also hoping to gain some single digit extension to try it out. For...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-23-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,143
Posted By ahmedreda
Thank you. You are correct about the outside...

Thank you. You are correct about the outside diameter. It should be greater than 18.5. The mounting diameter is 16.75.

I have the option of going with three baffles. Use two for mounting and one...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-23-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,143
Posted By ahmedreda
I am in the process of cutting out the mounting...

I am in the process of cutting out the mounting holes in the front 2 panels. I am using two panels for the front around the driver. If I create a 16.75" ,mounting hole in the bottom panel and a 18"...
Forum: Audio Gear   10-18-2016, 12:17 PM
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Views: 144
Posted By ahmedreda
Denon AVR-X5200W with manufacturer's warranty (SOLD)

This receiver was originally bought open box from Bestbuy in 07/05/2015. Bestbuy had a price mistake so the original purchaser had a pretty good deal ($500) and sold it on eBay.

I bought it in mid...
Forum: Speakers   10-18-2016, 07:28 AM
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Posted By ahmedreda
My question is why would you need to plan for a...

My question is why would you need to plan for a 134db peak?
134db in the mid/high frequencies would cause permanent hearing damage in a matter of seconds. I would instead set a target of how loud...
Forum: Speakers   10-14-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 454
Posted By ahmedreda
I recommend going with a JTR model that has the...

I recommend going with a JTR model that has the bms driver. You could get 3 used 212HTRs for around $5000 and use 4 of the DIYSG Volt 10LX for surrounds (around $700 for all 4).
carp has a great...
Forum: Official AVS Forum® Blu-ray Disc Reviews   10-12-2016, 08:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,331
Posted By ahmedreda
Thanks Ralph for the great review. I watched the...

Thanks Ralph for the great review. I watched the 3D version yesterday.. Good sound / video but I did not care much for the movie. Disney live action remakes are much better so far.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-07-2016, 08:06 AM
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Posted By ahmedreda
The Elac Ub5 are only 85 db/1m sensitive. I doubt...

The Elac Ub5 are only 85 db/1m sensitive. I doubt they will reach reference no matter what drives them. I agree there is negligible difference between the two receivers.
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