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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-09-2016, 05:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,196
Posted By mobeer4don
The cheap thrills were based on a Celestion...

The cheap thrills were based on a Celestion buyout woofer. $50 IIRC. Matching the performance isn't the problem...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-02-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By mobeer4don
Or you are too close to the speakers ;) You...

Or you are too close to the speakers ;)

You don't want to hear ringing in your ears for the rest of your life. Trust me. It really sucks after 20 or 30 years.

That said, the capability to run...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-02-2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By mobeer4don
I assume the OP is concerned about the effect of...

I assume the OP is concerned about the effect of driver orientation on the suspension (spider) keeping the coil in the VC gap. Heavy cones and soft suspensions do not like up or down firing...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-01-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,866
Posted By mobeer4don
Bigger is better...sort of. A subwoofer means...

Bigger is better...sort of. A subwoofer means you don't need the mains to produce below 60-80 Hz. Bigger mains can get you higher efficiency but power is pretty cheap today....so size isn't as...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-01-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 960
Posted By mobeer4don
Keggerator. Work goes faster if you don't have...

Keggerator. Work goes faster if you don't have to stop to go on a beer run ;)
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-01-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 387
Posted By mobeer4don
If that is exactly what you want (ultimax 18,...

If that is exactly what you want (ultimax 18, sealed 4 ft^3, with DSP plate amp), it is hard to beat. Most "improvements" are really just making a different set of compromises that you may or may...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-31-2016, 06:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,148
Posted By mobeer4don
Not DIY but this has been working for me for the...

Not DIY but this has been working for me for the last month or so and is inexpensive. Limited to 12 amps?
...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-29-2016, 04:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,196
Posted By mobeer4don
Cerwin-Vega D-9 is ideal for this application.

Cerwin-Vega D-9 is ideal for this application.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-28-2016, 05:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,196
Posted By mobeer4don
A 15" driver that goes high enough for a 2-way...

A 15" driver that goes high enough for a 2-way design and has enough bottom end to run without a sub is a rare and usually expensive beast. A JBL classic 4430 with the 2235 woofer is what you are...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-22-2016, 04:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 388
Posted By mobeer4don
Black boxes are fine...they match well with BPC...

Black boxes are fine...they match well with BPC :D

$10-$15/ft^2 isn't a bad budget for something that should last a lifetime. Of course you can get walnut, mahagony, or oak for a fraction of that.
Forum: Rear Projection Units   01-15-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11,395
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Posted By mobeer4don
My WD-73C9 has come up with a new problem - error...

My WD-73C9 has come up with a new problem - error code 48

description: PON-SHORT 3.3V or 5V switched supply short
most likely cause: PWB-MAIN Failure

From what I can tell this is a failure...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-15-2016, 05:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By mobeer4don
Fusion 8's with a maple (or natural oak) veneer. ...

Fusion 8's with a maple (or natural oak) veneer. Might even be small enough to permanently wall mount or suspend from ceiling. Add a pair of modest sized subs, designed as end tables, to round it...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-14-2016, 04:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 683
Posted By mobeer4don
Not necessarily. Going with the knock-down...

Not necessarily. Going with the knock-down cabinet kits means you have a very nice box (square, flat, clean edges) upon which you can apply a real wood veneer. Veneer is more about attention to...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-10-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 416
Posted By mobeer4don
A single 15 (JBL 2226 or equal) is generally...

A single 15 (JBL 2226 or equal) is generally sufficient for home use. Keep it simple to start. You can always add more gear later. A second mid-bass driver usually adds problems (destructive...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-09-2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 416
Posted By mobeer4don
^^^^ Bill's advice is about as good as it gets ...

^^^^ Bill's advice is about as good as it gets ^^^^



Sort of. The design part is half art and half science and subwoofers are pretty straight-forward to design. So, yes, you will find many...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-06-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 107
Posted By mobeer4don
Looks like the SV12 uses a piezo tweeter on the...

Looks like the SV12 uses a piezo tweeter on the horn. Not fancy but effective and inexpensive. The JAY5120 woofer was built by Eminence.

Long story short, they weren't high-end when they were...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-05-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 107
Posted By mobeer4don
Run them with a subwoofer. As noted above, they...

Run them with a subwoofer. As noted above, they are designed as stage monitors. They will have little bass response below 60 or 80Hz....but they will rip your head off from 100Hz to 12kHz.

What...
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-02-2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 39,137
Posted By mobeer4don
Another option is to use a pair of the miniDSP...

Another option is to use a pair of the miniDSP OpenDRC units. https://www.minidsp.com/forum/opendrc-projects/10584-jbl-m2-crossover-with-the-opendrc
The crossover settings are referenced in the...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-29-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 464
Posted By mobeer4don
Nice. But why would you want to punish the amp...

Nice. But why would you want to punish the amp by putting it next to massive subwoofer that is going to try beat it to death? Put the amp and crossover electronics in the rack where you can get to...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-29-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,674
Posted By mobeer4don
One is overkill for the home setting and the...

One is overkill for the home setting and the other one is double-overkill. You can get to "kill" with the single 12 or 15 SEOS (or similar) designs. I don't see the point of the dual 18 (or dual 15...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-27-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By mobeer4don
The reason to choose DIY should be obvious.... ...

The reason to choose DIY should be obvious....

Going to Guitar Center does not justify buying more tools!

With DIY you have the option of designing for higher WAF though the nicer pro-gear...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-27-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 645
Posted By mobeer4don
Sealed or ported? I would suggest ported to get...

Sealed or ported? I would suggest ported to get maximum SPL output near tuning frequency (18-24 Hz?) rather than aiming for the lower extension sealed can provide in the infrasonic range.

I bet...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-23-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 174
Posted By mobeer4don
Just not much to say. You've already got the...

Just not much to say.

You've already got the cabinet, port, driver, and amp. In other words, there is almost
nothing left to change...other than the amount of fill or lining of the cab and that...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-20-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By mobeer4don
If it looks like that for $100 I would say it is...

If it looks like that for $100 I would say it is a slam dunk. Go for it!

My big question would be about how the edges blend together. You may see a distinct line if the substrate is a different...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-02-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,343
Posted By mobeer4don
All this means is that your tastes in music may...

All this means is that your tastes in music may change as you cut down on listening to crap recordings and seek out the stuff that makes your system shine. I don't think this is a problem.
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