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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-26-2015, 04:36 AM
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Posted By mobeer4don
The easy solution is to pick a 2-way design and...

The easy solution is to pick a 2-way design and stack them on top of a pair of subwoofers. You could build them as a single cabinet but there is little or no reason to. Big 3-ways are obsolete for...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-19-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By mobeer4don
Found a pair for $100 each at Speaker Exchange in...

Found a pair for $100 each at Speaker Exchange in Tampa a couple of weeks ago. I thought about grabbing them on general principal but I already have a pair in the closet and not much of a plan to...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-19-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 837
Posted By mobeer4don
Get him started on the simple and least expensive...

Get him started on the simple and least expensive example - 1262w and Bash 300 amp. After he reads up on and figures it out the natural response is start down the path of "if this is the cheap one...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-18-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By mobeer4don
Start hunting for a pair of used 15" JBL 2226...

Start hunting for a pair of used 15" JBL 2226 drivers. They will push you over your budget unless you get lucky and find them for ~$100 each....$150-$200 seems more typical. Then pair them up with...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-11-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,272
Posted By mobeer4don
Most 30-40 year old receivers have been in the...

Most 30-40 year old receivers have been in the landfill for 10-25 years. The highly sought after vintage receivers, like the Yamaha CR-2020, were not cheap and didn't end up in the landfill for a...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-10-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 35
Posted By mobeer4don
Repair/restoration might be my favorite version...

Repair/restoration might be my favorite version of DIY. Lots of good stuff out there that just needs a little work to keep it out of the landfill.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-07-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 415
Posted By mobeer4don
Pyle has been in business for decades. Probably...

Pyle has been in business for decades. Probably the most cost effective gear in the business if you go by the specs.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-04-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,402
Posted By mobeer4don
Did you have them protected with a very steep...

Did you have them protected with a very steep cut-off filter around 20-24 Hz?
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-04-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 12,493
Views: 848,791
Posted By mobeer4don
Yes. Frustration? I can't speak for Erich but I...

Yes. Frustration? I can't speak for Erich but I suspect an inbox full of mostly routine (or open-ended) questions would be frustrating. I would call it a reaction to the "I want information now"...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-03-2015, 08:03 PM
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Posted By mobeer4don
Every email to you should generate an auto-reply...

Every email to you should generate an auto-reply that includes something like this..

Thank you for your interest....blah blah blah...I simply cannot read and reply to every email in a timely...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-22-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By mobeer4don
If I were doing this I would start with the...

If I were doing this I would start with the enclosures and work from there. To me this is more of a construction project with 20-24 holes and boxes in the ceiling to get done efficiently and neatly....
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-19-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12,493
Views: 848,791
Posted By mobeer4don
Part of the problem is that finding an...

Part of the problem is that finding an inexpensive 12" woofer that will do the job isn't easy. If anyone can find a $25 woofer that performs like the "budget" Eminence drivers ($85?) and somehow...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-19-2015, 04:28 AM
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Views: 848,791
Posted By mobeer4don
Bull. They were just too cheap to pull the...

Bull. They were just too cheap to pull the trigger and order them. ;)
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-09-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 479
Posted By mobeer4don
Another vote for the yellow glue and the iron-on...

Another vote for the yellow glue and the iron-on method.

Practice with the paint before you do the front baffle. A smooth paint job is a lot harder than it looks....at least it is for me. I bet...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-04-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 462
Posted By mobeer4don
I think you are missing at least half the fun of...

I think you are missing at least half the fun of DIY....getting in over your head and having to get yourself out of it through some combination of blood, sweat, tears, education, cash, and new power...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-03-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By mobeer4don
Plywood and deck screws. Why mess with anything...

Plywood and deck screws. Why mess with anything else?

Nice build, BTW.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-30-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 75
Posted By mobeer4don
Check the JBL "Goes Into List"...... ...

Check the JBL "Goes Into List"......

http://www.jblproservice.com/pdf/Goes%20Into%20List/Goes%20Into%20List.pdf

There is a 2216 listed but it is not the 2216nd...could be typo or other since...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-29-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By mobeer4don
Used is the way to go if you can meet all these...

Used is the way to go if you can meet all these conditions:

A. You know exactly what the seller is selling.
B. You know what you want and why.
C. The seller will let the gear go for a bargain...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-29-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12,493
Views: 848,791
Posted By mobeer4don
You forgot to include "digital ready" and the...

You forgot to include "digital ready" and the frequency response curve ;)
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-21-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,636
Posted By mobeer4don
Yeah, you have to watch out for the guys that...

Yeah, you have to watch out for the guys that keep telling you that twin 18 subwoofers with 3 kW power is an entry-level system :rolleyes: It is around here but we're mostly nuts.

Pick your...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-19-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,170
Posted By mobeer4don
No, it really isn't. It just takes a few minutes...

No, it really isn't. It just takes a few minutes of reading and playing with cords and adapters and understanding bridged vs mono vs stereo input and output connections on the iNuke. The...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-19-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 12,493
Views: 848,791
Posted By mobeer4don
You are supposed to tell the wife/SO to buy new...

You are supposed to tell the wife/SO to buy new pillows and then use the old ones in your speakers :rolleyes: The extra drool and dust mites really helps ;)
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-18-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,304
Posted By mobeer4don
Being a little bright is a design choice...

Being a little bright is a design choice primarily driven by the fact that likely buyers are over 50 and not hearing the high end like they used to. Some other designs take this to an extreme...
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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-16-2015, 04:12 AM
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Views: 848,791
Posted By mobeer4don
Add half a brick and couple of broken bottles to...

Add half a brick and couple of broken bottles to the (large) box. The key is to get a really good crunch sound if the box is tilted or shaken. Works great on kids Christmas presents that tend to...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-12-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,209
Posted By mobeer4don
I haven't looked at many of the SEOS crossovers...

I haven't looked at many of the SEOS crossovers closely but I assume many of them have a similar topology and it should be possible to work up a generic board that would work for multiple crossovers....
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