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Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   06-24-2008, 12:41 PM
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Views: 844
Posted By jmiyake
Been out of the market for awhile and things...

Been out of the market for awhile and things have changed a bit. Need to design an audio system for a 15' x 15' room. 50/50 music and movies. Eclectic musical tastes, with an emphasis on classical...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   01-23-2008, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By jmiyake
monomer has the right approach, the easiest...

monomer has the right approach, the easiest thing to do is just angle the speakers. I have also found that this can change the image and the apparent location of the sound. It can sometimes make the...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-09-2008, 03:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,816
Posted By jmiyake
Quote: A) It would be a great DiY project ...

Quote:

A) It would be a great DiY project


Subjective... you be the judge.

Quote:

B) It would need active crossovers
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-09-2008, 02:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,816
Posted By jmiyake
At $36 a...

At $36 a pop!http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/eek.gif

I thought technological obsolescence is not supposed to happen in the DIY arena....
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-09-2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,816
Posted By jmiyake
PMazz, tell us about your experience with...

PMazz,
tell us about your experience with dipole and monopole. Why the move? What changes in the sound?

James
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-08-2008, 04:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,816
Posted By jmiyake
Regarding the Colossi......

Regarding the Colossi... (http://www.partsexpress.com/projectshowcase/colossi/index.cfm)

I think it is a great project.

However personally I think putting the subwoofers in the same enclosure...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-08-2008, 08:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,816
Posted By jmiyake
Quote:multiple smaller planar units like the...

Quote:multiple smaller planar units like the Dayton or HiVi which are much smaller


Hey Stealthlude,
as someone who set his mind, time, and pocketbook towards the smaller planar approach, I can...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-08-2008, 06:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,816
Posted By jmiyake
PMAZZ, Nice work. Love the craftsmanship. Also...

PMAZZ,
Nice work. Love the craftsmanship. Also like how well thought out it seems.

The 50" B&G and an array of mid-basses. Seems like an excellent approach. Must sound great.

How is the...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   01-07-2008, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4,257
Views: 376,157
Posted By jmiyake
I used to buy DVD movies 3 and 4 at a time, I...

I used to buy DVD movies 3 and 4 at a time, I have collected over 600 of them. However with the new HD formats I found myself paralyzed. I saw no sense in buying a movie in standard definition, yet...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-23-2006, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By jmiyake
A box responds to pressure by bulging. A box is...

A box responds to pressure by bulging. A box is very weak against pressure applied within the box, which is what the subwoofer driver is doing. A cylinder is extremely strong against pressure within...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-21-2006, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By jmiyake
What do you think the ultimate DIY 7.1 speaker...

What do you think the ultimate DIY 7.1 speaker system would be?

What design or kits for the seven speakers?
What kind of subwoofer(drivers and enclosure) and what kind of amplification?

And...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-21-2006, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By jmiyake
Given those dimensions you should consider a...

Given those dimensions you should consider a sono-tube 15".
Simple to make, build a cap for the bottom with the driver, a cap for the top with the vent. Make a base to separate it from the floor....
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-21-2006, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By jmiyake
While we here in DIY home audio usually have the...

While we here in DIY home audio usually have the luxury to go for a more or less ideal shape and proportion, there is a lot of experience out there in car audio with space constrained shapes for...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-20-2006, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By jmiyake
Quote: a 15" Dayton High output, in the same...

Quote:
a 15" Dayton High output, in the same enclosure tuned to 17hz.
The example I stated earlier used the same enclosure. A pretty long port however.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-20-2006, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By jmiyake
Quote: Planning on using the following (will...

Quote:
Planning on using the following (will be a ported sub):
12" Dayton RS HiFi
Rythmik 250W amp
These are good choices. If you think you will be pushing the bass rather hard, you should...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-18-2006, 04:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 21,513
Posted By jmiyake
Progress has been slow but steady. All the...

Progress has been slow but steady.

All the cutting has been done but the port exit hole, and related pieces.

The gluing has been completed except for the back cover which is to go last, and...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-17-2006, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By jmiyake
I am considering building a raised platform for...

I am considering building a raised platform for my rear seating. What can you do to get maximum effect from adding tranducers? Placing the platform on rubber feet for example. Has anyone done this?...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   10-14-2006, 09:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 867
Posted By jmiyake
kgveteran said: Quote: I used a TV mount at...

kgveteran said:
Quote:
I used a TV mount at a customers house.It held an Ascend 340se.
Seems like a practical approach, should hold a great deal of weight. Also I wonder if the tv mount will...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-14-2006, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By jmiyake
Is that the thing you use to wash you HD-DVDs? :D

Is that the thing you use to wash you HD-DVDs? :D
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-14-2006, 09:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,012
Posted By jmiyake
Not an expert but just a couple of quick...

Not an expert but just a couple of quick observations about the drivers.

There seems to be some mismatch in resistance, woofers 8&8=4ohm, Mid-Dome 8 ohms, tweeter 4 ohms. Not a huge deal, but...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-13-2006, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By jmiyake
It seems rather odd to me using a 15" driver as...

It seems rather odd to me using a 15" driver as a mid although I see a lot of tweeter/big woofer pro speakers out there.

For home audio, mids are almost always delegated to an 8" or smaller...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   10-12-2006, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By jmiyake
Peter, can I get you to reveal what your...

Peter,
can I get you to reveal what your mains, center, and subwoofer are? Also your receiver?
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   10-12-2006, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By jmiyake
So you have a def-tech AV system. What do you...

So you have a def-tech AV system. What do you use for stereo?
Also what kind of music?

Thanks,
James
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   10-12-2006, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By jmiyake
Do you feel one system setup can optimally...

Do you feel one system setup can optimally reproduce all AV / music material?

Most people have one system out of simplicity or cost, but some have more than one. Many play music in stereo, and AV...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   10-12-2006, 09:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 867
Posted By jmiyake
dmccombs said: Quote: My Center weighs 46...

dmccombs said:

Quote:
My Center weighs 46 lbs...
Gettin' a little heavy around the center there Darrell... :D

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In my setup, I could actually get the tweeter closer to ear level by...
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