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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-16-2017, 07:52 AM
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Posted By mobeer4don
$300 real or $300 DIY ;) Seriously, $300...

$300 real or $300 DIY ;)

Seriously, $300 will cover the cost of the driver and amp to easily beat the Basx s10. However, you can blow the budget on fancy banana jacks, duratex, grill...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-14-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 362
Posted By mobeer4don
If the Fusion 8 just isn't enough for you for...

If the Fusion 8 just isn't enough for you for mains duty (I suspect they will be fine), they are pretty easy to repurpose as surrounds or another room in the house. Build two and run a phantom center...
Forum: Speakers   04-07-2017, 04:43 PM
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Posted By mobeer4don
I have smoked glass on the tops of my M2 clones. ...

I have smoked glass on the tops of my M2 clones. The M2 height is perfect for plants and knick-knacks :rolleyes:

Best $100 I've spent in a while ;)
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-28-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 473
Posted By mobeer4don
Excellent :D Now take the extra screws,...

Excellent :D

Now take the extra screws, paint them black, and replace the others. You know you have a black rattle can for just such emergencies.

Looks like you are about ready to test fire...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-14-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 769
Posted By mobeer4don
Yes, yes it is ;) Hard to find a consumer...

Yes, yes it is ;)

Hard to find a consumer speaker to compare to a Fusion 8 simply because it does not run full range...it needs a subwoofer. $250-$500 speakers with wimpy bass simply do not sell...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-14-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,143
Posted By mobeer4don
You are in the price range of the 1.5"...

You are in the price range of the 1.5" dual-diaphragm JBL D2430K. Unfortunately there is very little data out there regarding using it on anthing other than the JBL M2 "gorilla butt" waveguide from...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-14-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,143
Posted By mobeer4don
Speaker Exchange in Tampa will hook you up with...

Speaker Exchange in Tampa will hook you up with JBL pro goodies.

https://reconingspeakers.com/

Many other JBL pro shops can do the same.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-10-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,143
Posted By mobeer4don
Tux, Have you had a chance to hear the JBL...

Tux,

Have you had a chance to hear the JBL D2430K compression driver used in the M2 monitors and few others? Not cheap ($350-$400?) and hard to get but they do run down to 800Hz in the M2.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-07-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 473
Posted By mobeer4don
You are off to a nice start on the crossovers. ...

You are off to a nice start on the crossovers.

I've built several of the Zilch ewave combos over the years. I think they required more of the "Y" in DIY than some folks were willing to invest.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-03-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By mobeer4don
Well....you could open up the speakers you have...

Well....you could open up the speakers you have and try to figure out the OEM from the codes stamped on the drivers. Maybe you will get lucky, really lucky, and find matching drivers. Post photos...
Forum: Speakers   01-02-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 10,087
Posted By mobeer4don
Any chance you will work up a passive crossover...

Any chance you will work up a passive crossover design for those drivers? Just curious....a very capable combo I would think.
Forum: Speakers   12-26-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 58,629
Posted By mobeer4don
Not sure what the street price is...but the VTX...

Not sure what the street price is...but the VTX F12 does seem to fit between the 708i and the M2 regarding driver technology and likely performance. Thoughts?
...
Forum: Speakers   12-18-2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 83
Posted By mobeer4don
I have a pair of the JBL LSR305 for my PC. Much...

I have a pair of the JBL LSR305 for my PC. Much different look than the L8/L16. On a good day you can get them for $100 each but $150 seems to be the regular retail price.
Forum: Audio Gear   12-17-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By mobeer4don
I still have the speakers. You know you need them...

I still have the speakers. You know you need them for surrounds ;)

The crossover schematic is attached. Good luck!

Don
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-16-2016, 04:59 AM
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Views: 17,682
Posted By mobeer4don
Time to change the title of the thread?

Time to change the title of the thread?
Forum: Speakers   12-02-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2,660
Views: 98,010
Posted By mobeer4don
The neo magnet on the 2269H is going to save a...

The neo magnet on the 2269H is going to save a few pounds over the 2242. Can't wait to hear your imprressions on the sound of your new toys.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   11-30-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 221
Posted By mobeer4don
Probably close enough to try if you were...

Probably close enough to try if you were replacing a blown driver in an existing sytem...not a good place to start with a ground-up DIY build in that you can't just toss it out and install the...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   11-30-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 221
Posted By mobeer4don
The differences in the crossover are caused by...

The differences in the crossover are caused by the differences in response caused by using a different HF driver (bolt-on vs screw-on) and different waveguide. So you would be changing the driver...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   11-28-2016, 03:54 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 17,682
Posted By mobeer4don
I love how they make the 4pi and Mac amp look...

I love how they make the 4pi and Mac amp look like little toys.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   11-24-2016, 04:37 PM
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Views: 17,682
Posted By mobeer4don
Perhaps you missed the "maximum output...

Perhaps you missed the "maximum output transducer" part on the 2242 spec sheet? :rolleyes:

Crank them up and break some stuff :p

Rock on, brother :D
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   11-14-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 575
Posted By mobeer4don
Honestly, it is hard to find value in DIY at...

Honestly, it is hard to find value in DIY at $100/speaker when you can always find something on sale at the big box store or on line at the $99.95 price point. You have to consider the DIY process...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   11-14-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 17,682
Posted By mobeer4don
Really nice stuff to use if you are going to...

Really nice stuff to use if you are going to working around a bunch bracing. You can lay down and take a nap on it if the project has worn you out.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   11-06-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,285
Posted By mobeer4don
They roll off smoothly on the top end and you can...

They roll off smoothly on the top end and you can beat the hell out of them. That just makes them easy to work with and dependable.

The trick is to find nice used ones for $100-$150 each and...
Forum: Speakers   10-31-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2,660
Views: 98,010
Posted By mobeer4don
Veneer and/or duratex solves that problem. And...

Veneer and/or duratex solves that problem. And fabbing up a grill cover is nearly trivial.

Do it! Do it! ;)
Forum: Speakers   10-31-2016, 03:56 AM
Replies: 2,660
Views: 98,010
Posted By mobeer4don
There goes another one...;)

There goes another one...;)
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