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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-21-2014, 07:36 PM
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Mostly 80s-90s rock often with something of...

Mostly 80s-90s rock often with something of jazz/fusion vibe. Stuff recorded before the loudness wars and digitally processed everything. Dire Straights - Brothers in Arms, Robert Plant - Shaken n...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-21-2014, 07:11 PM
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Posted By mobeer4don
As a JBL fan you should consider the 18" JBL...

As a JBL fan you should consider the 18" JBL 2242. JBL calls it the "Maximum Output Transducer" though they really weren't talking about below 40 Hz so they get modest respect here where most subs...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-21-2014, 06:52 PM
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Posted By mobeer4don
About any wood filler is fine if you throw paint...

About any wood filler is fine if you throw paint over it. Get picky if working with fine hardwoods or veneer. Bondo is probably better for corners and edges where it is more crush resistant than...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-21-2014, 04:29 AM
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Posted By mobeer4don
I'll post some pictures later today. The...

I'll post some pictures later today.

The drop-rods are basically 3/4" threaded pipe so you add an (optional) 45 degree street elbow (male x female) and use a threaded flange to make the connection...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-20-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By mobeer4don
Photos added to post # 4 & 5. Well, they are...

Photos added to post # 4 & 5.

Well, they are done and sound fantastic. Only one small problem. I can't use them as surrounds as intended :crying:

I planned to hang them from the ceiling using...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-19-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By mobeer4don
You would be shocked at what they would sell for...

You would be shocked at what they would sell for the way they are now. Obviously not a good choice for a first restoration project.

I auditioned a pair in 1985 as a broke college student and I...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-17-2014, 06:22 PM
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Posted By mobeer4don
I'm not Marty but $99.95 would be nice. Real...

I'm not Marty but $99.95 would be nice. Real nice. A giant killer (Be?) for $200 might be the sweet spot.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-17-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 15,608
Posted By mobeer4don
[QUOTE=Doctor Morbius;26618809]Friends don't let...

[QUOTE=Doctor Morbius;26618809]Friends don't let friends buy extended warranties. /QUOTE]

My favorite extended warranty quotes...

"Actually I'm paying for this (73" Mitsu DLP) with the money...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-14-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By mobeer4don
The T-B is a 4-ohm driver. The Bash 300 is much...

The T-B is a 4-ohm driver. The Bash 300 is much better amp for your application than the Technics....unfortunately it will cost more.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-14-2014, 04:37 AM
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Views: 15,608
Posted By mobeer4don
Found this just before posting a question on how...

Found this just before posting a question on how to mod those binding posts. Have not tried on my X1000 but it looks good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1db0B0Jl6z0
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-13-2014, 10:33 AM
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Posted By mobeer4don
That Technics amp is cheap but designed for a 1-2...

That Technics amp is cheap but designed for a 1-2 ohm load. In other words, it won't develop much power at all into an 8-ohm load. Might be OK if you have a 4-ohm driver and don't need much power...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-12-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By mobeer4don
Time to get new contact when it starts to turn...

Time to get new contact when it starts to turn from snot to boogers. Of course you know this now ;)
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-09-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By mobeer4don
What are you doing for veneer?

What are you doing for veneer?
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-07-2014, 05:10 PM
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Views: 15,608
Posted By mobeer4don
Got one ordered for local pick-up tomorrow. ...

Got one ordered for local pick-up tomorrow. Sweet!
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-07-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 15,608
Posted By mobeer4don
Can I get someone to hook one up to a cheap AVR...

Can I get someone to hook one up to a cheap AVR x.1 subwoofer output via RCA input? I just gave a Bash 300 to my brother and I need to replace it. Hard to think about getting another plate amp for...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-07-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By mobeer4don
Pretty sure the 3.5 mH is for the coax...

Pretty sure the 3.5 mH is for the coax build....beast can confirm since he actually built them (or something very close).

LP1 is the adjustable L-pad
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-06-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By mobeer4don
The first crossover you linked to uses 3.5 mH for...

The first crossover you linked to uses 3.5 mH for L2 and the second (ewave standard) uses 1.5 mH. Zilch used the 18 gauge iron-core inductors to maximize the "econo" portion of the design...assuming...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-27-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11,071
Views: 721,708
Posted By mobeer4don
You can't please everyone all the time. Do what...

You can't please everyone all the time. Do what makes sense for you.

If a particular design/product isn't exactly what someone wants they have a real simple choice to make. Accept that "it is...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-23-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 557
Posted By mobeer4don
I have the RX-A2010 and have had little interest...

I have the RX-A2010 and have had little interest in getting more power.

Checking the link you posted up top I found this....

Recommended Ported Box Volume: For best response and sound quality,...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-23-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 557
Posted By mobeer4don
Very nice amp but that isn't big power by modern...

Very nice amp but that isn't big power by modern subwoofer standards. Curious about what you plan to run for your mains if you are considering using the MX-600 on the subs...

Back to the driver,...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-22-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 557
Posted By mobeer4don
Assuming you stick with the yamaha amp, I suggest...

Assuming you stick with the yamaha amp, I suggest you look at a more efficient 15" driver.

For example....not bad for the $$$....you can spend much more....
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-21-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 1,014
Views: 46,057
Posted By mobeer4don
One of my favorite CDs for high-volume testing. ...

One of my favorite CDs for high-volume testing. Yes, this will really make the neighbors think you are nuts when you play it at >110 dB. ;)

Mullet free music...
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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-11-2014, 04:33 AM
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Views: 721,708
Posted By mobeer4don
They should be essentially the same assuming the...

They should be essentially the same assuming the EQ is applied based on actual in-room response. The 15 has more capability so, assuming your amplification is not the limiting factor, you can get...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-09-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By mobeer4don
Yes, but... The speaker was designed and...

Yes, but...

The speaker was designed and optimized as a complete system...woofer, tweeter, crossover, and enclosure. Making a change in one almost certainly requires a change somewhere else and...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-07-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By mobeer4don
If there is no obvious cap problem, the easy way...

If there is no obvious cap problem, the easy way out is to wire up an external amp as previously suggested. This might be more than you want to spend but you can always use it to power up another...
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