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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-30-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 903
Posted By mobeer4don
You need to decide if your PC or your AVR will be...

You need to decide if your PC or your AVR will be the brains (sound and/or video processor) of your future system. You can go the Home Theater PC (HTPC) route where the PC does all of the work and...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-27-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 903
Posted By mobeer4don
Generally speaking, bigger is better. However, a...

Generally speaking, bigger is better. However, a better driver (more displacement) and more power (and more $) can make a smaller cabinet perform just like a big one.

So you have to decide on...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-17-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 408
Posted By mobeer4don
You can't beat used/vintage gear if you know what...

You can't beat used/vintage gear if you know what you are looking for and you get lucky enough to find someone selling the good stuff cheap. Add in a little DIY effort for basic repairs or filling...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-15-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,818
Posted By mobeer4don
4.5 years isn't unusual for a DIY project. :D ...

4.5 years isn't unusual for a DIY project. :D Insisting that all projects get completed in less than 6 months is is some form of DIY ASHD or other obsessive trait :rolleyes:
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-15-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,427
Posted By mobeer4don
...and to reduce the effects of woofer beaming at...

...and to reduce the effects of woofer beaming at higher frequencies? Similar geometry used for guitar cabs http://www.billfitzmaurice.com/XFCabs.html
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-07-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By mobeer4don
Quite a few DCM fans over at AudioKarma. At...

Quite a few DCM fans over at AudioKarma. At least figure out if the working parts from yours are in demand before you toss them.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-02-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 291
Posted By mobeer4don
Zilch Plugs (tm). Also known as pipe plugs. ...

Zilch Plugs (tm). Also known as pipe plugs. Best use, as noted above, is to change tuning. For example, all ports open result in a very low tuning for listening at moderate levels before...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-01-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,427
Posted By mobeer4don
Red phase plugs...a really big and evil pair of...

Red phase plugs...a really big and evil pair of birds looking down on you.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-26-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By mobeer4don
Well...if you get the 8 you'll always wonder if...

Well...if you get the 8 you'll always wonder if the 10 is better....if you get the 10 you'll always wonder if you could have saved a few $ with the 8...you can't win....and there is no sales-dude...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-21-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By mobeer4don
Yes ;)

Yes ;)
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-20-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 950
Posted By mobeer4don
Sounds like your LG is down-mixing the 5.1 to...

Sounds like your LG is down-mixing the 5.1 to stereo.

Just for fun, run only the LG center channel out to your stereo amp (in mono mode if possible) and see if it sounds different than the L/R...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-20-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,250
Posted By mobeer4don
....and add a well known and commonly used 10"...

....and add a well known and commonly used 10" woofer like the Eminence Delta 10 and you have a proven combo to work with. A little digging and you'll probably find a crossover schematic and lots of...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-20-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 56
Posted By mobeer4don
Replace the crossover components ($10?) and wire...

Replace the crossover components ($10?) and wire it back up like the original (find a wiring schematic if you can). Probably not worth spending more that that to try to improve them. You will...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-19-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 51
Posted By mobeer4don
I've done it. Obviously the results depend...

I've done it. Obviously the results depend greatly on what cabinets you find to reuse and how well the woofer matches the cabinet volume/tuning. Empty cabs can be dirt cheap and they are probably...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-18-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,427
Posted By mobeer4don
Nice! Scoring the Celestions will help you...

Nice! Scoring the Celestions will help you justify the beryllium upgrade...;)
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-06-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 425
Posted By mobeer4don
Don't forget to check PE for some ultra-cheap...

Don't forget to check PE for some ultra-cheap buy-out mids and tweeters. Swapping out parts can be educational regardless of performance (but better performance would be nice).
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-20-2015, 02:53 PM
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Views: 867,099
Posted By mobeer4don
Sounds like it is almost worth figuring out how...

Sounds like it is almost worth figuring out how to wind your own inductors just to avoid supply problems.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-14-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By mobeer4don
Passive crossover for mid-highs or active...

Passive crossover for mid-highs or active crossover? Your description is a little unclear...3-way crossover but 2 amps....

A trip to the Lansing Heritage forum is always helpful when working up...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-13-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 425
Posted By mobeer4don
Do you now get the feeling that $17 was more than...

Do you now get the feeling that $17 was more than was spent to build the entire speaker? Much effort went into making that speaker sound acceptable at absolute minimum cost.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-10-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,250
Views: 77,874
Posted By mobeer4don
jump! Jump! We want to see you jump :d

jump! Jump! We want to see you jump :d
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-06-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 341
Posted By mobeer4don
The easy answer is to copy the S2S...if you can...

The easy answer is to copy the S2S...if you can find any specs on tuning.

Relatively flat to 30 Hz should be doable with EQ...perhaps easy if you can go as large as 230 l (8 cubic feet)....I...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-05-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 425
Posted By mobeer4don
Good chance that replacing the 20 year old...

Good chance that replacing the 20 year old electrolytic caps will help...and that should cost a good bit less than $17.

Yes, by all means rip into them and check out the build quality.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-05-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 417
Posted By mobeer4don
Hey Mom! I got you a pair of 6"...

Hey Mom! I got you a pair of 6" Vibes....:eek:
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-02-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 8,812
Posted By mobeer4don
Has anyone eWaved a Marty?

Has anyone eWaved a Marty?
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-01-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 384
Posted By mobeer4don
I'd try a pair of triple chamber bandpass subs. ...

I'd try a pair of triple chamber bandpass subs. Why? Because JBL did it and got sued by Bose for patent infringement....and no one else would have one. Nothing to do with easy or practical.
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