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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-20-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By meledward
I built my utilitarian subs (IE not finish...

I built my utilitarian subs (IE not finish quality) wihtout feet. The next models will have feet.

But in the mean time, as I got my Bench Cookies for woodworking, I ended up throwing them under...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-07-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,258
Posted By meledward
Well here is the pair. Obviously the room...

Well here is the pair.

Obviously the room is under construction. I have carpet samples due in early next week. Walls to smooth out. I have the ply to cut for two more boxes and then I will build...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-26-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,258
Posted By meledward
Photos will have to wait, first thing Saturday...

Photos will have to wait, first thing Saturday morning I popped something in my back. Very little was done this weekend on anything.
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-23-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,281
Posted By meledward
Any suggestions on a well respected 25' HDMI...

Any suggestions on a well respected 25' HDMI cable for 1080p?
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-23-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,258
Posted By meledward
The boxes are currently utilitarian. I...

The boxes are currently utilitarian.

I figure to build boxes 3 and 4 in a more finished appearance then FINISH the Face of Boxes 1 and 2. Though I can't Fathom why I want 4 of these beasts.
...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-23-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,258
Posted By meledward
Okay two boxes complete and hooked up. I...

Okay two boxes complete and hooked up.

I have now decided I need to build a garage that is sound proofed for the system. There is no way the wife will tolerate this.

Needed more space anyway.
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-23-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,281
Posted By meledward
Yes setting the BD to output 1080i does fix the...

Yes setting the BD to output 1080i does fix the problem.
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-23-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,281
Posted By meledward
Panasonic BD-110 with 6' cable no issues. ...

Panasonic BD-110

with 6' cable no issues.
with 25' cable - single pixels flash on and off screen as static, occasional image stutter

I have 2 Identical 25' cables. They are: Aurum Ultra...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-23-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2,674
Views: 431,454
Posted By meledward
AIRPLAY - Issue - Question Main...

AIRPLAY - Issue - Question

Main Configuration
DSLMOdem -> switch Hub -> wireless Router

Computer and Ipod run off wireless router.
Reciever runs off Switch Hub.

Ipod can control the...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-18-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,269
Posted By meledward
Hooked up the first box. It sounds good. Nice...

Hooked up the first box. It sounds good. Nice sound. I still need pull the driver and mount some accoustic poly fill inside it.

Time to start a few more boxes. I will leave this one running in...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-16-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,258
Posted By meledward
Mpray, you are now officially my hero. Anything...

Mpray, you are now officially my hero. Anything to stay out of walmart. Michael's here I come.

Two photos of current condition of sub box.

I am adding a layer to the front baffle. Going to run...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-16-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 909
Posted By meledward
Naturally Days after I purchased 4 Dayton...

Naturally Days after I purchased 4 Dayton DVC-385's.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-16-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,269
Posted By meledward
"In a 3.2 cf enclosure wired like this you are...

"In a 3.2 cf enclosure wired like this you are basically feeding each driver a little more than 400watts at 2ohms."

where are we coming up with this?

and how are we getting to 2ohms. By...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-16-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,269
Posted By meledward
yeah I have used winISD, exactly why I need a...

yeah I have used winISD, exactly why I need a book, I don't fully understand it. I mean I can enter parameters and look at graphs. What I am not getting is what all the parameters completely mean.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-16-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,269
Posted By meledward
I understand every third word. Problem is I...

I understand every third word.

Problem is I have a significant amount of sciences and mathematics, yet after 2.5 years of engineering I ended up in life sciences and somehow have never taken an...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-16-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,269
Posted By meledward
thud..... that's my head and desk meeting. ...

thud.....

that's my head and desk meeting.

I need a book.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-16-2011, 06:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,269
Posted By meledward
what, driver has volume, holy.... blah. No I...

what, driver has volume, holy.... blah. No I haven't.

and it does have some volume to it, too...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-16-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,269
Posted By meledward
Enclosures are over 3cu ft. Around 3.4cuft less...

Enclosures are over 3cu ft. Around 3.4cuft less bracing which will bring me down to 3.2ish, I haven't done final calc's but those are initial. First box is sealed up. I am going to double up the...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-16-2011, 05:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,269
Posted By meledward
I know I have not had my second cup of coffee....

I know I have not had my second cup of coffee. But , here I am left scratching my head.
I looked at crutchfield site , but it seems to me you actually need to understand the first site first, to...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-15-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,269
Posted By meledward
As I complete my first test sub box, I have...

As I complete my first test sub box, I have questions about wiring this up.

This is DVC (dual voice coil) so I found http://mobile.jlaudio.com/support_pages.php?page_id=163 an informative site....
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-15-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,258
Posted By meledward
So explain the pillow. 1lb per cu ft is...

So explain the pillow.

1lb per cu ft is what I believe I have read.
Do I just take the pillow and glue it in the cabinet?

Other?

Thanks.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-15-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,258
Posted By meledward
Well it is AC Ply. But as asked it is ...

Well it is AC Ply.
But as asked it is

ARAUCOPLY

I just picked up a piece and it has that tag on it.

ARAUCOPLY AC 23/32 S2S

We shall see how it performs, I may make one box out of MDF...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-14-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,258
Posted By meledward
What do gaps in plywood do? I presume resonate? ...

What do gaps in plywood do? I presume resonate?

How much bracing is required in a box?
Am I bracing just to keep the walls from flexing a little? Do I need to brace every 8" to make sure there...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-14-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,258
Posted By meledward
Of course this is the mistake box. First one is...

Of course this is the mistake box. First one is material of choice. I completely intend on finishing it. The loss is a little bit of time, but lots of experience in trial and error. There is no real...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-14-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,258
Posted By meledward
Quote:Originally Posted by Mpray1983...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mpray1983 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20949735)

How much is the Baltic birch at HD? 5x5 or 4x8 sheets? That looks...
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