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Forum: Headphones   11-23-2016, 03:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 62
Posted By maxcooper
Also consider Zero Audio Carbo Tenore (but not...

Also consider Zero Audio Carbo Tenore (but not the Basso, IMO) for $40-ish. They are fairly neutral with a bit of extra bass, and sound great for the price. These have their fans and detractors, but...
Forum: Headphones   06-16-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 305
Posted By maxcooper
I have an O2 amp and I like it, though I wish...

I have an O2 amp and I like it, though I wish that I had gotten the O2+Objective DAC in one box for less clutter (I have both, but in separate boxes). It sounds like you don't need the DAC, though,...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-08-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,168
Posted By maxcooper
My primary advice would echo what you've already...

My primary advice would echo what you've already heard here:
1) Get new speakers; ones that play loud and clear.
2) Run the Atmos speakers directly off the AVR; no need for external amps on these...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-08-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By maxcooper
Thanks for the suggestions! I'd really love...

Thanks for the suggestions!

I'd really love to hear the Statements (http://speakerdesignworks.com/Statements.html) someday, but I think they are overkill for this application -- physically larger...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-15-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By maxcooper
Thanks Prana -- both of those look like good...

Thanks Prana -- both of those look like good options. I added the Amiga to the short list, too.

-Max
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-15-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By maxcooper
We're looking for a simple passive speaker. High...

We're looking for a simple passive speaker. High output is not a requirement, and I've found a few designs with F3 at 40Hz, which seems entirely adequate for his needs.

-Max
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-15-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By maxcooper
I think no more than 8" wide. I know he'll...

I think no more than 8" wide.

I know he'll miss out on many DIYSG options with that constraint, but that's what we're looking for.

-Max
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-15-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By maxcooper
Thanks for the ideas... keep them coming, and...

Thanks for the ideas... keep them coming, and I'll look at them all. :D

Here are two more for the list:

AviaTrix MLTL MTM
http://speakerdesignworks.com/AviaTrix_1.html

GR Research A/V-3...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-15-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By maxcooper
looking for narrow tower design to build

My friend wants to build some speakers. I've shown him my SEOS speakers, but he wants a more conventional slim tower build. He wants clear sound from a 2.0 system for watching movies and TV at mid to...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-21-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,821
Posted By maxcooper
I took these to Burning Man last year, instead of...

I took these to Burning Man last year, instead of the THTLP "bacon" sub. They worked great -- lots of bass and 100% reliable despite running with the clip lights flickering occasionally on the...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-11-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 205
Posted By maxcooper
This might meet your needs: ...

This might meet your needs:
http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=102&cp_id=10228&cs_id=1022801&p_id=5293&seq=1&format=2

-Max
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-06-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 28,829
Posted By maxcooper
I've got a few Harbor Freight ones that are dirt...

I've got a few Harbor Freight ones that are dirt cheap and work just fine:
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/155-diy-speakers-subs/1864673-mtg-06-ows-bookshelf-build.html#post31611089
...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-05-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 28,829
Posted By maxcooper
I'm a biscuit newb, but they really worked out...

I'm a biscuit newb, but they really worked out well for me when gluing up my truncated-pyramid bookshelf speaker cabinet:...
Forum: Headphones   03-27-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 576
Posted By maxcooper
Dynamic drivers (like you describe) are...

Dynamic drivers (like you describe) are relatively simple devices, but look at the measured performance. They are all imperfect. Some more than others. There are also more kinds of drivers, with...
Forum: Headphones   03-20-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By maxcooper
Also interesting:...

Also interesting: https://splurgebook.wordpress.com/2011/02/21/everything-you-need-to-know-about-iems/
Forum: Headphones   03-20-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By maxcooper
A lot of people do that. Including me. You can...

A lot of people do that. Including me. You can fall asleep with IEMs, too.

Head-fi.org is the best place to go for discussions.

The innerfidelity wall of fame is a good source for...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-20-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 560
Posted By maxcooper
Lol. I came to the site tonight just to post that...

Lol. I came to the site tonight just to post that video. So good.

-Max
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-05-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 28,829
Posted By maxcooper
I also own a few abrasive cut-off saws for metal,...

I also own a few abrasive cut-off saws for metal, including a 14" DeWalt. A co-worker mentioned that he was using a miter saw with a speed control and a ferrous-metal blade, so I tried it. The miter...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-04-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 28,829
Posted By maxcooper
You'll probably end up with two -- one for small...

You'll probably end up with two -- one for small wires and another for large. I read a bunch of posts on electrician forums and ended up with these:
...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-02-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,668
Posted By maxcooper
It's sort of pricey, but I have this RA1173AT...

It's sort of pricey, but I have this RA1173AT dust collection attachment for my Bosch 1617EVSPK router:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00005RHPN/

-Max
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-12-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 19,270
Posted By maxcooper
Shake it off, shake it off. -Max

Shake it off, shake it off.

-Max
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-09-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By maxcooper
Done. After I inline the images, is it safe...

Done.

After I inline the images, is it safe to remove the "attachments"? It seems like the images could get deleted if they are no longer attachments.

-Max
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-09-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 19,270
Posted By maxcooper
It does seem like a nice opportunity to compare...

It does seem like a nice opportunity to compare them (at least A/Bing them, and maybe learn more trying to integrate). Listen if you got 'em. :-)
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-09-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By maxcooper
Tonight I cut the biscuit pockets in the tops,...

Tonight I cut the biscuit pockets in the tops, did a dry test-fit and test-clamp, and then glued up one of the cabinets. The glue-up went pretty well, even though I used the wrong glue. I got some...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-02-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,790
Posted By maxcooper
Have I got the sub for you! ...

Have I got the sub for you!
http://cdn.avsforum.com/b/b1/b1ce9a14_vbattach220211.jpeg
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