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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-07-2016, 06:59 AM
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Posted By Bigus
Just settled in to our new house... will stay...

Just settled in to our new house... will stay here a couple of years while we plan and build.

Cspire Gigabit fiber was up and running last week. I can pull about 950 both ways from their box. ...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-22-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By Bigus
My guess is that the only chance to do this that...

My guess is that the only chance to do this that isn't terribly expensive and has a reasonable shot at having some decent sound attenuation is to blaze your own path with a solid door slab, sliding...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-21-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 224
Posted By Bigus
Another option to at least take a peek at is the...

Another option to at least take a peek at is the Lexicon QLI-32 processor.

For lack of a better way to describe it, this is sort of like Lexicon's alternative to Atmos/Auro3D/DTSX similar to how...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-17-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 765
Posted By Bigus
Look, there is nothing "wrong" with using a small...

Look, there is nothing "wrong" with using a small or smaller sealed enclosure. Speaker design is and I'm guess always will be about compromise and tradeoffs, optimizing one set of design and...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-15-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 765
Posted By Bigus
IMO, the only time an IB size sealed enclosure...

IMO, the only time an IB size sealed enclosure makes sense is when it is a "structural" enclosure. Most often, meaning you wall off the end of a room, or turn an adjacent closet into an IB, and the...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-15-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 812
Posted By Bigus
Question: Is there a relatively easy method...

Question:

Is there a relatively easy method to put a wood veneer or otherwise achieve a nice wood finish on a compound curve surface, say a molded fiberglass baffle or similar? I know there are...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-15-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 765
Posted By Bigus
Is there anyone serious about DIY subs these days...

Is there anyone serious about DIY subs these days not using some sort of bass equalization? Many use the DSP built into the amp... the iNuke DSP series are popular for price around here. The...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-13-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 765
Posted By Bigus
If you are prepared to use EQ, and you should be...

If you are prepared to use EQ, and you should be if you hope to marry the sub and room, then it can just as easily be used to protect against overexcursion as it can to boost the LF response in the...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-13-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 765
Posted By Bigus
I sort of get where you are coming from with this...

I sort of get where you are coming from with this advice, but really, this DIY forum is for people who know how to use a volume knob.

You say "Q drops" but this really means you gain low...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-13-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 208
Posted By Bigus
Active crossover is definitely the way to go in...

Active crossover is definitely the way to go in this case. You could buy/build the equipment/software to measure the impedance and response curves yourself, spend a significant amount of time both...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-11-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 812
Posted By Bigus
Awesome thread and great tips! This one will be...

Awesome thread and great tips! This one will be bookmarked.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-10-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 355
Posted By Bigus
Well, I should probably take a look at the math...

Well, I should probably take a look at the math myself. I understand the argument you made in your article, but it was still superficial. Taking a dozen dB off the max full scale signal won't cause...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-10-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,679
Posted By Bigus
I just meant I don't think its necessary to do a...

I just meant I don't think its necessary to do a coat of resin without any fiber or bead filler to seal the wood if you are going to be doing a coat(s) with some sort of filler later. In other...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-10-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,679
Posted By Bigus
And if when you say resin the box, for you just...

And if when you say resin the box, for you just mean straight resin? I'm not sure that is necessary although for the inside of the box that's all I would consider (and that's overkill). Thin coat...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-10-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,679
Posted By Bigus
I think you should be able to seal and fill at...

I think you should be able to seal and fill at the same time if I understand what you're asking. Route the seams and have at it!

The microbeads really do sand well but I've never worked with...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-10-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,679
Posted By Bigus
If you're sanding later I would recommend adding...

If you're sanding later I would recommend adding microbeads to the resin. Thickens it and greatly improves sandability. This is in cases where it is to be used as a cosmetic sealer and filler, like...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-09-2016, 10:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 355
Posted By Bigus
Wayne, I supposed this was addressed to me. I...

Wayne, I supposed this was addressed to me. I just read your article for the first time and its full of some good information. But with all due respect, you contradict yourself a bit in a few...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-08-2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,679
Posted By Bigus
Interesting. I've heard of people mixing...

Interesting. I've heard of people mixing standard wood glue and sawdust to make a decent filler, and I've tried it once or twice with OK results, but I hadn't heard of that with superglue. Wonder...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-08-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By Bigus
A single 10" vs 4 x 18" high excursion subs???? ...

A single 10" vs 4 x 18" high excursion subs???? Well, yeah, there will be a pretty dramatic difference!

If you don't mind the sound in the garage from the backwave, and don't see a problem with...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-08-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,679
Posted By Bigus
Yeah, and I'm guessing you do to... it's...

Yeah, and I'm guessing you do to... it's superglue! :)
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-08-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 213
Posted By Bigus
If you intend to keep listening levels moderate,...

If you intend to keep listening levels moderate, you can always go small sealed and use an amplifier with built in DSP or an outboard DSP to boost the low end. Great option for smaller listening...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-08-2016, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 355
Posted By Bigus
That's generally going the wrong direction. You...

That's generally going the wrong direction. You want the signal from source and through processing to be as hot as possible without clipping, and use as little gain in the amplifier as possible to...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-07-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 355
Posted By Bigus
Ideally, for best gain staging and system SNR,...

Ideally, for best gain staging and system SNR, volume on the Focusrite should be increased until you are just below the level of clipping the minidsp input, and then left alone. Use the Emotiva...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-07-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 396
Posted By Bigus
Looks matter to me, at least sometimes, at least...

Looks matter to me, at least sometimes, at least to some extent.

If performance is identical, I'll usually pay a little more to get what I consider a visually more appealing product. Just how...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-07-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 396
Posted By Bigus
IMO, there are three factors that help decide...

IMO, there are three factors that help decide where to draw the line on cone size.

1. Displacement per dollar.
2. Cone rigidity, inductance on a huge VC, and other performance characteristics...
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