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Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-30-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 393
Posted By Dr. Spankenstein
You must be able to hear that before you even...

You must be able to hear that before you even measure. Is this a constant occurrence? I'd address that first.


Are you utilizing a laptop that is plugged in to an outlet? Try running on battery...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-19-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By Dr. Spankenstein
... and the tread goes silent. MODS, can...

... and the tread goes silent.


MODS, can we close this?
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-15-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,026
Posted By Dr. Spankenstein
Erich, I certainly never meant to question...

Erich,

I certainly never meant to question your QC. My apologies if it appeared that I was pointing blame. I am extremely grateful for all you have done for me and the DIY community at large.
...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-15-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,026
Posted By Dr. Spankenstein
OK, I conceed to the establishment. ...

OK, I conceed to the establishment.

Switched it back on both speakers and it does sound better. I guess my first clue should have been how location sensitive the imaging was. It would shift with...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-15-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,026
Posted By Dr. Spankenstein
OK, I confused myself looking at graphs. Here...

OK, I confused myself looking at graphs. Here they both are to illustrate how I was seeing things incorrectly, for clarity's sake:

++ --:...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-14-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,026
Posted By Dr. Spankenstein
Sorry for the broken pics, this new format has me...

Sorry for the broken pics, this new format has me scratching my head...

Corrected phase by connecting neg. HF out to pos. CD in:...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-14-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,026
Posted By Dr. Spankenstein
You were correct. The question is: why? The leads...

You were correct. The question is: why? The leads coming from the crossover were correct. Perhaps Erich had the colored caps on the spring connectors reversed? But it happened on the second cabinet,...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-13-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,026
Posted By Dr. Spankenstein
wvu80, I would say, "yes". Though it may be...

wvu80,

I would say, "yes". Though it may be closer than 4".



Took my first measurement a few moments ago. Looks like I might have something off.
...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-13-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By Dr. Spankenstein
Generally any rosin-core solder will work for...

Generally any rosin-core solder will work for electronics. Radio Sha(k should be able to set you up.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-13-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By Dr. Spankenstein
Perhaps there is something psychoacoustic...

Perhaps there is something psychoacoustic happening here! Where is your mind at?!?:D
Context is everything.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-13-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,026
Posted By Dr. Spankenstein
ONE LIVES! Couldn't wait any longer and...

ONE LIVES!


Couldn't wait any longer and just needed to prove to myself that this effort was going to pay off soon.




I had just hogged-out the extra material to flush mount the...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-11-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,026
Posted By Dr. Spankenstein
Awesome! Good to know. It's not like I have a...

Awesome! Good to know. It's not like I have a shortage of ultratouch now! (I'll likely use them for simple 1st reflection panels.)




Interesting... I'll check my in-room response before I...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-11-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,026
Posted By Dr. Spankenstein
I appreciate you taking notice of potential...

I appreciate you taking notice of potential issues.
Nothing was removed from the connector. It remains a sealed unit. Must be the illumination from the flash and a straight-on camera angle that...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-10-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,026
Posted By Dr. Spankenstein
Thanks, Larry! I will certainly let you know. Not...

Thanks, Larry! I will certainly let you know. Not sure how much my opinion is worth considering I'm coming from the opposite end of the spectrum (full Mirage omnipolar set-up) and not many other...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-10-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,026
Posted By Dr. Spankenstein
Well spotted, niktak11! I would have spent a long...

Well spotted, niktak11! I would have spent a long time chasing that down without that kind of input! Thank you VERY much!!!


Matt,


I'll pull out the desoldering wick and attempt to...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-09-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,026
Posted By Dr. Spankenstein
Thanks for the "tech support" fellas! FIXED...

Thanks for the "tech support" fellas!

FIXED and UPDATED.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-09-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,026
Posted By Dr. Spankenstein
First ever build. Fusion 15 Sentinel V2

Hello all. Thought I'd start this since I'm just about finished.

Dry fitting:
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=594377&stc=1&d=1425957491

Popped for some clamps from...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-09-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12,694
Views: 875,614
Posted By Dr. Spankenstein
I see what you did there.;) Perhaps I could...

I see what you did there.;)

Perhaps I could interupt the spewage to mention an impending Sentinel build thread.
It's my first. Go easy on me...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-03-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 128
Posted By Dr. Spankenstein
The "at ear height" is a great rule of thumb that...

The "at ear height" is a great rule of thumb that is generally good for stereo set-ups that have a single listening position.


You, like myself, are building some Fusion kits as part of our home...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-25-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,578
Posted By Dr. Spankenstein
I would take those Sony specs with quite a few...

I would take those Sony specs with quite a few grains of salt. Depending on the size of your room and their proximity to boundaries (walls, corners, floor), a 5.5" speaker is going to have a hard...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-18-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15,968
Views: 492,388
Posted By Dr. Spankenstein
I am in the same boat with one, lonely subwoofer....

I am in the same boat with one, lonely subwoofer. If I had to pick which frequency response, you and I both gravitate towards "between C and D". If you EQed everything down to the 70dB level, you'd...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-12-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 381
Posted By Dr. Spankenstein
Of the two graphs in your first post, I'd go with...

Of the two graphs in your first post, I'd go with the one on the left. While it has a sharp dip at 40Hz, it has a smoother response though the area you will likely crossover from your main speakers.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-11-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 468
Posted By Dr. Spankenstein
It will get rather tiring without a microphone,...

It will get rather tiring without a microphone, but if you're willing, you can just set REW to play repeated 10Hz to 100Hz sweeps and LISTEN for the location where the entirety of the sweep sounds...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-11-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 468
Posted By Dr. Spankenstein
You should be capturing your frequency response...

You should be capturing your frequency response graphs from the "SPL" tab, not the EQ pop-up window.
This will give you easy access to adjusting the X and Y axis in the standard format. Either use...
Forum: Speakers   02-02-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 480
Posted By Dr. Spankenstein
^^^^^ What he said... I have to assume...

^^^^^ What he said...


I have to assume that you are using the soundbar for placement/space purposes near a TV. So you've saddled yourself with a speaker that only has a rated frequency...
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