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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-21-2014, 03:54 AM
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Posted By NicksHitachi
Hi Marty, The only negative i see is...

Hi Marty,

The only negative i see is possibility of edge diffraction off the edge of the waveguide.

For smaller waveguides the edges still see illumination and that might be detrimental. Ive...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-20-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 6,533
Posted By NicksHitachi
Bahahaha that thing didnt even break a sweat!

Bahahaha that thing didnt even break a sweat!
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-20-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,986
Posted By NicksHitachi
Yeah its been done lots of times. Think about...

Yeah its been done lots of times. Think about the large IWATA setups youve seen. A huge waveguide sitting on a box right?

An enclosure provides nothing for a waveguide outside of an apparatus to...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-20-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,986
Posted By NicksHitachi
Optimal IMO would be no enclosure on the...

Optimal IMO would be no enclosure on the waveguide and a box on the woofer.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   10-20-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 347
Posted By NicksHitachi
Open the sub cable and disconnect the shielding...

Open the sub cable and disconnect the shielding from the signal (-) on the connector, this should solve.

However some sub cables lift the shield on the source end which is the "reason" for the...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-20-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,986
Posted By NicksHitachi
For thin, undamped waveguides it might be...

For thin, undamped waveguides it might be advantageous to isolate the waveguide. The SEOSs are robust enough they are fine sharing the same volume of air as the woofer.

The TD12M requires a silly...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-19-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,004
Posted By NicksHitachi
If your considering commercial offerings i would...

If your considering commercial offerings i would also suggest:

Behringer TRUTH monitors
Emotiva air-motive monitors

Both available in powered versions
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-17-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,004
Posted By NicksHitachi
I personally wouldn't want a waveguide speaker...

I personally wouldn't want a waveguide speaker for nearfield listening.

Both the aforementioned kits are good, also a few other good ones:

tri-trix
overnight sensations
classix II
The tango...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   10-17-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 6,678
Posted By NicksHitachi
This is a very good post. The decreased...

This is a very good post.

The decreased crest factor in modern music as well as listening surveys that have shown many people "prefer" the compressed audio sound of MP3s shows that we do not all...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   10-16-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 3,386
Posted By NicksHitachi
I would be interested to compare with my Eminence...

I would be interested to compare with my Eminence based SEOSs.

I know thats a bit of effort so dont feel obligated.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-15-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 11,386
Views: 754,719
Posted By NicksHitachi
Have you looked at non-bandpass loading the mid...

Have you looked at non-bandpass loading the mid woofer? IOW mounting the mid in the apex? I guess it depends on how high your planning to play it to avoid beaming.

I envisioned the mid-horn to...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-15-2014, 05:14 AM
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Posted By NicksHitachi
Why no mid-horn discussion? Those seem the...

Why no mid-horn discussion?

Those seem the most logical step to me after you branch from the classic two way...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-14-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 6,533
Posted By NicksHitachi
Black out that woofer hole too ;)

Black out that woofer hole too ;)
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-13-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 15,384
Posted By NicksHitachi
What the he77 is going on in those hills! He...

What the he77 is going on in those hills!

He scare me.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-13-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,986
Posted By NicksHitachi
:eek: LOL glad you came out of that...

:eek:

LOL glad you came out of that unscathed!

I normally hit em with the 5/8 first, then finish her off with 3/4..... :rolleyes:
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-13-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,986
Posted By NicksHitachi
Ive put 3/4" roundovers on single layered 3/4 MDF...

Ive put 3/4" roundovers on single layered 3/4 MDF with no problems. Prbably anything bigger and youd want to double layer.

I have often thought of doing large bevels on baffles that were...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-13-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 15,384
Posted By NicksHitachi
What was your impression on localization? Did...

What was your impression on localization? Did you notice any?

When I ran nearfields I noticed a lot of localization so I found it beneficial to fire them through some absorptive material. If you...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-13-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,073
Posted By NicksHitachi
I managed some listening last night. Overall I'd...

I managed some listening last night. Overall I'd say they sound very good to my ears. I found them very neutral sounding. I think the high end is a little more pronounced than the voicing of my...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-13-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,986
Posted By NicksHitachi
He used them as a style component. As a...

He used them as a style component.

As a performance component you would want to run the large radius around the baffle circumference and miter the apex of each corner. Each corner would still...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-13-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,986
Posted By NicksHitachi
In case you want big ole roundovers: ...

In case you want big ole roundovers:

http://www.tapeease.com/cabinet1.htm

Here is what they look like, photo from Janowitz at AE:
...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-12-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 15,384
Posted By NicksHitachi
Those turned out very nice!

Those turned out very nice!
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-12-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,073
Posted By NicksHitachi
Thanks guys! A few more complete pics: ...

Thanks guys!

A few more complete pics:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w100/nottaway/Volt-V10/1A38D6A0-53AF-4625-919C-24A5BE031CE5_zpskjrcbhvn.jpg
...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-12-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,073
Posted By NicksHitachi
Done. I like the look but its mega work to...

Done.

I like the look but its mega work to buff out the finish. It took the better part of 5hrs :eek:

Anyhow some obligatory complete photos:
...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-10-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,511
Posted By NicksHitachi
Butt joints are fine. Hitachi has a very...

Butt joints are fine.

Hitachi has a very good reputation for nailers if you get one of the higher end ones. I use a Hitachi framing nailer and a Bosititch brad nailer. The Bostititch jams often...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-10-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,986
Posted By NicksHitachi
ole pillers

ole pillers
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