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post #31 of 97
SHOP PHOTOS, SHOP PHOTOS, SHOP PHOTOS.........We want more!

By the way, how do you like that Makita impact driver? I have the blue one with the slightly larger battery. It's probably the most used and favorite power tool I own. How's the battery life on the smaller battery? I've considered getting that model as well because I'm not sure those lighter batteries will fit the one I have.


Enough about tools and shops.......as I mentioned before, your speed on this build was impressive.
post #32 of 97
looks nice man, very impressive
post #33 of 97
Thread Starter 
that makita impact drill is very nice. small, light, and has a led light activated by the trigger under the bit so you can see what your doing. Excellent tool! Batteries charge quick and they are a lithion ion 18v
post #34 of 97
Mine uses a couple of these. The "thing" leaning forward is an led that lights up if you need it. Pretty slick for hidden or dark areas. In fact, I was doing some work outside on our deck and I used both for lighting up what I was doing. Pretty slick.



dbl
post #35 of 97
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Originally Posted by LTD02 View Post

big-black subwoofers, blowing out windows
changing my neighbors, from friends into foes
high level bass that makes my music sing
these are some of my favorite things

MDF Sawdust and hundred pound boxes
Woodworker's glue on my fingers in splotches
Cranking the tunes 'til a cop comes and rings
These are a few of my favorite things
post #36 of 97
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Originally Posted by PassingInterest View Post

MDF Sawdust and hundred pound boxes
Woodworker's glue on my fingers in splotches
Cranking the tunes 'til a cop comes and rings
These are a few of my favorite things

Nice!
post #37 of 97
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Originally Posted by PassingInterest View Post

MDF Sawdust and hundred pound boxes
Woodworker's glue on my fingers in splotches
Cranking the tunes 'til a cop comes and rings
These are a few of my favorite things

;-)
post #38 of 97
LTD02,

You should change your last line in your sig to read, "These are a few of my favorite things"


dbl
post #39 of 97
updated. :-)
post #40 of 97
post #41 of 97
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Originally Posted by LTD02 View Post

big-black subwoofers, blowing out windows
changing my neighbors, from friends into foes
high level bass that makes my music sing
these are a few of my favorite things;-)

Third verse, anyone?
This is way more fun than the original.
Sort of an Alice Cooper Does The Sound of Music.
post #42 of 97
lol man, that is hilarious.

here is what i was thinking for the next verse:

songs in my speakers with sub-bass harmonics
..horn loaded mains with superior sonics
....hi-power speakers tucked behind giant screens
.....these are a few of my favorite things
post #43 of 97
You guys are too good ....

dbl
post #44 of 97
Thread Starter 
encore!
post #45 of 97
Radman, did you end up going with that BASH AMP?

I don't understand why Bill says the Bash Amp is easier to hook up than a EP2500. ????
post #46 of 97
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Originally Posted by Air Supply View Post

Radman, did you end up going with that BASH AMP?

I don't understand why Bill says the Bash Amp is easier to hook up than a EP2500. ????

The Bash is plug and play, and doesn't require external processing for a good result. Unless you have Audyssey or the like in your receiver running direct from the LFE to a power amp that has no processing ability may be less than optimum. Horn subs especially benefit from being low-passed below the nominal crossover frequency to the mains, to compensate for their rising response.
post #47 of 97
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Originally Posted by Bill Fitzmaurice View Post

The Bash is plug and play, and doesn't require external processing for a good result. Unless you have Audyssey or the like in your receiver running direct from the LFE to a power amp that has no processing ability may be less than optimum. Horn subs especially benefit from being low-passed below the nominal crossover frequency to the mains, to compensate for their rising response.

Ok.

I have the Yamaha V661 with the YAO, it does the equalizing with the mic. At some point I might want to run two THT's, and have heard one EQ2500 will run both. Would the Bash 500 push two THT's?

I know that if I went with the EQ2500, I would need a (Samson Bumpbox $50) or (Behringer DSP1124P $80) to increase signal.

I just don't know which route to take....

I appreciate your help, Bill.
post #48 of 97
Thread Starter 
air supply, nope i stuck with the samson s-convert with an ep4000.
post #49 of 97
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Originally Posted by radman12 View Post

air supply, nope i stuck with the samson s-convert with an ep4000.

So, you're just using the Audyssey to do all your equalizing?
post #50 of 97
Thread Starter 
i havent really equilized. all i have really does is use a spl meter
post #51 of 97
radman21,

you say the Tuba rattles bad, those that affect the sound any?
post #52 of 97
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Originally Posted by bodhisafa View Post

radman21,

you say the Tuba rattles bad, those that affect the sound any?

I think he meant it rattles the nearby window, which is why LTD02 suggested that he blow the window out for bragging rights. Great idea. Wish I'd thought of that.
post #53 of 97
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Originally Posted by LTD02 View Post

here is what i was thinking for the next verse:

songs in my speakers with sub-bass harmonics
..horn loaded mains with superior sonics
....hi-power speakers tucked behind giant screens
.....these are a few of my favorite things

Catchy lyrics.
Would make a good advertising jingle, with video of a window blowing out.
post #54 of 97
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Originally Posted by Air Supply View Post

Ok.

I have the Yamaha V661 with the YAO, it does the equalizing with the mic. At some point I might want to run two THT's, and have heard one EQ2500 will run both. Would the Bash 500 push two THT's?

I know that if I went with the EQ2500, I would need a (Samson Bumpbox $50) or (Behringer DSP1124P $80) to increase signal.

I just don't know which route to take....

I appreciate your help, Bill.

Air Supply, I have a Yamaha rxv663. I'm using a mic2200 in between the receiver and my ep2500. Let me go a take it out of the loop and see if I can get a signal straight from the receiver to the ep2500. I'll report back in a bit.


dbl
post #55 of 97
i also have a yammy 663. i would like to know what all is actually needed to power one of these subs. do you have to use a pre amp? will a plate amp work? how much power is needed? getting ready to order the sub and plans to get going on this project......
post #56 of 97
Alright. I couldn't turn it up too loud because my daughter is asleep, but I did get a decent signal from the receiver to the ep2500. Remember, you have to use a 1/4"TRS (stereo) to RCA adapter to get the signal in on the correct channel. I have the sub output on the Yamaha set to max tonight just for screwing around purposes, but I'm pretty sure it would be fine lower anyway. Tomorrow I'll put it through a better test if you still want me to.

dbl
post #57 of 97
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Originally Posted by onebadgsx View Post

how much power is needed? .

Less than what you're using now, unless your present sub is horn loaded.
post #58 of 97
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Originally Posted by Bill Fitzmaurice View Post

Less than what you're using now, unless your present sub is horn loaded.

What amp does he have?

dbl
post #59 of 97
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Originally Posted by dbldare View Post

What amp does he have?

dbl

I don't know, but whatever it is it will run at least 6dB louder through a THT than his current sub, unless that sub is horn loaded. If he doesn't have any amp now I'd do the BASH 500, and not because it needs that much power but for its signal shaping features.
post #60 of 97
I just didn't see it posted anywhere as to what amp he had. I agree with you on the BASH 500 also for the reasons stated.


dbl
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