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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-30-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 530
Posted By mobeer4don
Keep in mind that there isn't much to hear below...

Keep in mind that there isn't much to hear below 30 Hz if you are running test tones. If you see the cone moving it is working.

Dumb question - have you tried running the sub full range using a...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-21-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 839
Posted By mobeer4don
Use you teenage charm to hit up all your...

Use you teenage charm to hit up all your relatives for old, unwanted, and possibly junk speakers (and amps and whatever else). The bigger and older the better. Get the word out that you want them...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-20-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 839
Posted By mobeer4don
Designing and building are two different, but...

Designing and building are two different, but related, tasks. It is pretty easy to have someone else do the design work (thanks guys!) but you are pretty much on your own for the build even if you...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-10-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 716
Posted By mobeer4don
At $3500 each (from 2008 post at Seaton Sound...

At $3500 each (from 2008 post at Seaton Sound forum) it is little wonder that you find few DIY offerings at a similar price point****. DIY folks are, generally speaking, cheap bastards (though not...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-09-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 716
Posted By mobeer4don
Of course it always starts with clamps and...

Of course it always starts with clamps and glue...the gateway drug combo ;)

...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-08-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 716
Posted By mobeer4don
You won't "save" any $ since whatever you thought...

You won't "save" any $ since whatever you thought you saved will be spent on building something else or more power tools. More power tools means you can build more stuff that has nothing to do with...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-06-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,246
Posted By mobeer4don
For the double baffle, cut the inner one 16.75...

For the double baffle, cut the inner one 16.75 and the outer 18 7/16 then glue/screw them together. That will give you a 0.75 recess assuming you are using 3/4" MDF or plywood. That should be close...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-06-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By mobeer4don
Practice. Practice. Practice. Getting a really...

Practice. Practice. Practice. Getting a really neat 90 angle isn't too difficult but I haven't tried a 45 bevel. You may need to build a 45 degree jig to allow you to use a flush trim bit (bottom...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-30-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,246
Posted By mobeer4don
You need to decide if your PC or your AVR will be...

You need to decide if your PC or your AVR will be the brains (sound and/or video processor) of your future system. You can go the Home Theater PC (HTPC) route where the PC does all of the work and...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-27-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,246
Posted By mobeer4don
Generally speaking, bigger is better. However, a...

Generally speaking, bigger is better. However, a better driver (more displacement) and more power (and more $) can make a smaller cabinet perform just like a big one.

So you have to decide on...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-17-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 419
Posted By mobeer4don
You can't beat used/vintage gear if you know what...

You can't beat used/vintage gear if you know what you are looking for and you get lucky enough to find someone selling the good stuff cheap. Add in a little DIY effort for basic repairs or filling...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-15-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,875
Posted By mobeer4don
4.5 years isn't unusual for a DIY project. :D ...

4.5 years isn't unusual for a DIY project. :D Insisting that all projects get completed in less than 6 months is is some form of DIY ASHD or other obsessive trait :rolleyes:
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-15-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,068
Posted By mobeer4don
...and to reduce the effects of woofer beaming at...

...and to reduce the effects of woofer beaming at higher frequencies? Similar geometry used for guitar cabs http://www.billfitzmaurice.com/XFCabs.html
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-07-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 120
Posted By mobeer4don
Quite a few DCM fans over at AudioKarma. At...

Quite a few DCM fans over at AudioKarma. At least figure out if the working parts from yours are in demand before you toss them.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-02-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 308
Posted By mobeer4don
Zilch Plugs (tm). Also known as pipe plugs. ...

Zilch Plugs (tm). Also known as pipe plugs. Best use, as noted above, is to change tuning. For example, all ports open result in a very low tuning for listening at moderate levels before...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-01-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,068
Posted By mobeer4don
Red phase plugs...a really big and evil pair of...

Red phase plugs...a really big and evil pair of birds looking down on you.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-26-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By mobeer4don
Well...if you get the 8 you'll always wonder if...

Well...if you get the 8 you'll always wonder if the 10 is better....if you get the 10 you'll always wonder if you could have saved a few $ with the 8...you can't win....and there is no sales-dude...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-21-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 680
Posted By mobeer4don
Yes ;)

Yes ;)
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-20-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 967
Posted By mobeer4don
Sounds like your LG is down-mixing the 5.1 to...

Sounds like your LG is down-mixing the 5.1 to stereo.

Just for fun, run only the LG center channel out to your stereo amp (in mono mode if possible) and see if it sounds different than the L/R...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-20-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 2,789
Posted By mobeer4don
....and add a well known and commonly used 10"...

....and add a well known and commonly used 10" woofer like the Eminence Delta 10 and you have a proven combo to work with. A little digging and you'll probably find a crossover schematic and lots of...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-20-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 64
Posted By mobeer4don
Replace the crossover components ($10?) and wire...

Replace the crossover components ($10?) and wire it back up like the original (find a wiring schematic if you can). Probably not worth spending more that that to try to improve them. You will...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-19-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 56
Posted By mobeer4don
I've done it. Obviously the results depend...

I've done it. Obviously the results depend greatly on what cabinets you find to reuse and how well the woofer matches the cabinet volume/tuning. Empty cabs can be dirt cheap and they are probably...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-18-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,068
Posted By mobeer4don
Nice! Scoring the Celestions will help you...

Nice! Scoring the Celestions will help you justify the beryllium upgrade...;)
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-06-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 438
Posted By mobeer4don
Don't forget to check PE for some ultra-cheap...

Don't forget to check PE for some ultra-cheap buy-out mids and tweeters. Swapping out parts can be educational regardless of performance (but better performance would be nice).
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-20-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12,676
Views: 872,537
Posted By mobeer4don
Sounds like it is almost worth figuring out how...

Sounds like it is almost worth figuring out how to wind your own inductors just to avoid supply problems.
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