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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-19-2014, 05:23 PM
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Posted By eljaycanuck
Good flick - I have it on BD. No kids in the...

Good flick - I have it on BD. No kids in the house, but my wife tells me that despite being just shy of 47, I have a "youthful disposition". :D
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-19-2014, 05:15 PM
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Posted By eljaycanuck
Driver #2...

Driver #2 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) has been unboxed. Preliminary testing says it's working fine. :cool:

I am really looking forward to this...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-18-2014, 12:36 PM
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Posted By eljaycanuck
Thanks. :) I hope to have the second one up and...

Thanks. :) I hope to have the second one up and running and the system re-calibrated in time for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" Saturday night. :cool:
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-18-2014, 07:43 AM
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Posted By eljaycanuck
It's sealed.

It's sealed.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-18-2014, 04:20 AM
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Posted By eljaycanuck
Thanks - I hope so, too. :) I'm looking...

Thanks - I hope so, too. :)

I'm looking forward to hearing what duals will sound like in my room, and to experimenting with a low-shelf boost down to ~10Hz.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-17-2014, 05:31 PM
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Posted By eljaycanuck
I played a couple of movie clips and a couple of...

I played a couple of movie clips and a couple of songs and my first impression is that the bass is "thicker"-sounding than what I was used to hearing from the SS-18s.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-17-2014, 04:49 PM
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Posted By eljaycanuck
This afternoon, I moved the amp behind the wall -...

This afternoon, I moved the amp behind the wall - into the furnace area - and set it onto a small riser. With the amp out of the way - and the room MUCH quieter for it! - I ran Audyssey, which...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-17-2014, 11:37 AM
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Posted By eljaycanuck
Thanks for the info, guys. I'll try a few...

Thanks for the info, guys. I'll try a few different settings and see what works best. :)
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-17-2014, 11:34 AM
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Posted By eljaycanuck
That is an awesome coffee table sub! :cool:

That is an awesome coffee table sub! :cool:
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-17-2014, 07:00 AM
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Posted By eljaycanuck
Thanks. :)

Thanks. :)
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-16-2014, 07:51 PM
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Posted By eljaycanuck
Thanks. :) And I'll be cranking it as soon as I...

Thanks. :) And I'll be cranking it as soon as I get the chance. I'm curious to see what this driver + amp combo can do! :cool:
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-16-2014, 07:38 PM
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Posted By eljaycanuck
Well, I wasn't sure how high to set the gain on...

Well, I wasn't sure how high to set the gain on the new amp, so I figured noon was a safe bet. For starters, anyway... :)


Thanks! :D
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-16-2014, 07:13 PM
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Posted By eljaycanuck
One down, one to go! :D Pics and play-by-play....

One down, one to go! :D Pics and play-by-play. (http://www.coolcrab.com/newsubs/newsubsframe.html)

Although I didn't take any measurements tonight, I did test it out with...
- stock settings on...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-15-2014, 06:31 PM
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Posted By eljaycanuck
Question: 1/2" wide weather-stripping bunches up...

Question: 1/2" wide weather-stripping bunches up as it's laid out in a circle. Do you guys cut notches into the weather-stripping in order to make sure it's completely flat, or do you leave the...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-15-2014, 06:28 PM
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Posted By eljaycanuck
I re-wired the connector as +1 / -1, tested both...

I re-wired the connector as +1 / -1, tested both channels and the amp appears to be working fine. :)

So, today ended up being a "prep day". First, I removed the rubber ring from the driver. ...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-15-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By eljaycanuck
The "punch in the chest" is a function of output...

The "punch in the chest" is a function of output and in a larger room at lower volumes you won't get that. As indicated, setting the sub to "max output" mode will help, as will:
- raising the...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-14-2014, 04:40 AM
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Posted By eljaycanuck
Just got an e-mail that the second driver is on...

Just got an e-mail that the second driver is on its way! :)

A couple of nights ago, I lightly tested the first driver - hooked up to my SA1000 - and it seem to work fine (no funny noises, etc.)....
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-12-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By eljaycanuck
Yup. Not really, because as Rowan611...

Yup.


Not really, because as Rowan611 pointed out, there are much better ID (Internet-Direct) options available to you.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-11-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By eljaycanuck
Re. Q.1: You have a couple of options for...

Re. Q.1: You have a couple of options for hook-up:
1. Two sets of speaker wire running from the L&R "A" binding posts on the receiver:
- one set to the binding posts on the subwoofer; and
- the...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-11-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By eljaycanuck
Could just be a matter of cleaning the contacts...

Could just be a matter of cleaning the contacts on the gain control (volume knob). Hard to say.

If I were eyeing this sub and:
- I could test it in person to confirm that the static only occurs...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-11-2014, 10:41 AM
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Posted By eljaycanuck
So, basically, the PB13-Ultra is a decent sub? ;)...

So, basically, the PB13-Ultra is a decent sub? ;)

Kidding! :D

Thanks for the descriptive and enthusiastic review. Clearly - and understandably - you are a very happy camper! :)
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-11-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By eljaycanuck
Dual Dayton SUB-1200...

Dual Dayton SUB-1200 (http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-sub-1200-12-120-watt-powered-subwoofer--300-629)s ($129/ea., shipped) from parts-express.com.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-09-2014, 01:01 PM
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Posted By eljaycanuck
OK, I'll try angling the screws a bit. I haven't...

OK, I'll try angling the screws a bit. I haven't put the blocks in yet - that's next weekend's project. :)
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-09-2014, 12:31 PM
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Posted By eljaycanuck
OK, thanks. I'll add a bit of caulking before I...

OK, thanks. I'll add a bit of caulking before I screw the plate on.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-09-2014, 12:16 PM
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Views: 4,044
Posted By eljaycanuck
So...will the gap between the 7/8" barrel and the...

So...will the gap between the 7/8" barrel and the 1-3/8" hole be an issue or a non-issue?
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