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Forum: Speakers   09-18-2014, 03:24 PM
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Posted By djarchow
I am considering the M50W and the M200MkII as...

I am considering the M50W and the M200MkII as computer speakers. I am leaning toward the M50w because of the smaller size of the main speakers.

I have seen some factory frequency response...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-14-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 842
Posted By djarchow
Another consideration that hasn't been mentioned...

Another consideration that hasn't been mentioned here is distortion. Distortion measurements are yet another thing to consider when choosing crossover points, slopes, etc. It is easy to look at the...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-03-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,667
Posted By djarchow
Well I just ordered another LMS 18 and the...

Well I just ordered another LMS 18 and the website let me do it. Unfortunately it showed 3 left in stock before I bought and still showed 3 left after I bought mine. So much for accurate online...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-25-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By djarchow
I didn't use the straight PVC. I was using the...

I didn't use the straight PVC. I was using the elbows since Precision Port doesn't make elbows. The 4" flairs fit tightly in the elbow. You have to use the DVW pipe though, regular schedule 40...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-25-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By djarchow
I like the Precision Ports. They are cheaper than...

I like the Precision Ports. They are cheaper than Dayton flared ports where you have to buy the individual parts. Thinwall DVW PVC pipe connectors fit the 4" Precision Port flares very well. I use...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-19-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,980
Posted By djarchow
Prebuilt crossovers are a horrible idea. Yes the...

Prebuilt crossovers are a horrible idea. Yes the speaker will make sound; will it make good sound, probably not. A proper crossover is designed for the exact drivers and cabinet/baffle they are...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-19-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,980
Posted By djarchow
Meniscus Audio sells a kit by Dennis Murphy...

Meniscus Audio sells a kit by Dennis Murphy (designer of the Song Tower) that is close to the Salk Songtower and could be built for under $1000 assuming you can build your own cabinets.

As for...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-14-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,440
Posted By djarchow
Thanks for the pics of the stands. I appreciate...

Thanks for the pics of the stands. I appreciate it. One more question, how do the mounts attach to the speaker? I assume you insert the pipe through the binding post hole in the back of the speaker...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-13-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,440
Posted By djarchow
Is that your stand for spraying? Can you show a...

Is that your stand for spraying? Can you show a full picture of it?

Thanks!
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-05-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 4,022
Posted By djarchow
You may want to check with the airlines, most...

You may want to check with the airlines, most don't allow anything with large magnets on it in your luggage (checked or carry on). For example, here is US Air's special items list which talks about...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-01-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,882
Posted By djarchow
Tapease is a great supplier of sheet veneer....

Tapease is a great supplier of sheet veneer. VeneerSupplies.com is also a good source.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-29-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,669
Posted By djarchow
Quote:Originally Posted by noah...

Quote:Originally Posted by noah katz http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1517994/hunting-for-a-good-table-saw/90#post_24773212)

The issue is the piece wide...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-23-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By djarchow
You would need to buy the drivers, the crossover...

You would need to buy the drivers, the crossover parts, the wood to build the cabinets (or premade cabinets that were the right size), wire, grill material and grill posts if you wanted grills, etc....
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-23-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,731
Posted By djarchow
You need to figure out why it is rough first....

You need to figure out why it is rough first. Rough finish can be from a number of things, poor atomization from not enough pressure or the wrong size tip for what you are shooting, too much air...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-07-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By djarchow
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jamesblond http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1530591/dynaudio-special-twenty-five-restoration#post_24688706)

Hi all,



I...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-21-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,454
Posted By djarchow
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ChopShop1 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1527595/1099-build-chopshop-style/30#post_24631204)

My problem with the bendy ply,...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-16-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 327
Posted By djarchow
You can get your parts from anywhere but as as...

You can get your parts from anywhere but as as others have mentioned, you need to be sure that you are getting close on the inductor DCR values to what Zaph used in his XO design. I would bet that...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-04-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 18,165
Posted By djarchow
Brian, thanks for your testing. One of the...

Brian, thanks for your testing. One of the things you mentioned in tests of other amps was a drop in output power at low frequencies. Since most people here would be using these as home theater subs...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-20-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,373
Posted By djarchow
From what others have said, as well as the...

From what others have said, as well as the comparative analysis on their website, the other difference is that they put out their rated power for longer and at lower frequencies than other amps.
...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-19-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 13,574
Posted By djarchow
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by rajacat http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1274097/lets-talk-about-bracing/180#post_24502685)



BTW many high-end speaker...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-18-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 13,574
Posted By djarchow
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by rajacat http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1274097/lets-talk-about-bracing/180#post_24499307)

Here's an interesting white paper...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-11-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 18,165
Posted By djarchow
Maybe you could get Brian Oppegaard from...

Maybe you could get Brian Oppegaard from Speakerpower to test it. He has done comparative testing on a number of amps. He certainly has the equipment and knowledge, though I doubt has much spare...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-02-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 659
Posted By djarchow
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by noahclem http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1519972/advice-on-diy-speaker-system-particularly-enclosures#post_24430578)

Sorry for...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-02-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,330
Posted By djarchow
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by lemans24 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1520418/what-is-the-baddest-ass-subwoofer-driver-for-a-diy-project#post_24427097)

I...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-27-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 659
Posted By djarchow
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by noahclem http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1519972/advice-on-diy-speaker-system-particularly-enclosures#post_24418827)

Thanks...
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