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post #7171 of 9844
I look forward to your pics of the 24. They seem very interesting to me so I might have to get a pair in the future.
post #7172 of 9844
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Originally Posted by Erich H View Post

Again, I'm at their mercy as to when the pallet is filled with orders, when they get all the orders produced, and when they get the pallet loaded, and when it gets picked up and shipped. Then I'm at the mercy of the shipping company, and then customs could keep it 3 days, or 2 weeks. There's no way possible to give an exact date.

The pallet was nearly full towards the end of December. At that point I would've just ordered 30+ models of something to fill the pallet....it would have been done. But then there was a good number of orders put in for more SEOS-24's. Like 20. I assume they have one mold and can maybe make one per day. Probably a few days to polish everything and wrap it up. Then make a shipping container/pallet and get it loaded.

Nothing I say on this forum will make it come any faster. Yes, they respond to my questions. But I don't ask them when it will ship every few days because that's not going to help. As mentioned, I'll give updates when it ships. But there's really nothing else that can be done and everyone that orders knows that. It's never going to be fast enough in the instant gratification era. You can order directly from Autotech, but shipping a pair by themselves would cost about $400.

They sent me photos of the SEOS-24 a little after lunch today. I'm still at my shop packaging things up for people. If I have time to upload the photos, I will. They look like a SEOS-12.....only twice as big.

I know I speak for many when I say, we appreciate your efforts. You have always been clear with me, even over stressing the fact that they could take months to get here. I can't imagine it's any fun for you to try to coordinate, and your efforts are most certainly noticed! Looking forward to seeing a pic of the 24 as well
post #7173 of 9844
Is it too late to add a couple of SEOS 15's to the pallet before it leaves?!?
post #7174 of 9844
Was going to order but the possibility of assembled crossovers has me fighting to wait on them.

Will they be offered soon or is it more of a goal/planning phase?
post #7175 of 9844
Any updates on that MTM center based on the fusion 8 someone was working on?

i need something else to build
post #7176 of 9844
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Originally Posted by Sibuna View Post


i need something else to build

Haha, you're hilarious!
post #7177 of 9844
So with the exception of the SEOS emblems, and some REW comparison measurements; I am done, and VERY Happy!
Special Thanks to Erich, bwaslo, drewmc, and numerous others !!
post #7178 of 9844
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Originally Posted by Sibuna View Post

Any updates on that MTM center based on the fusion 8 someone was working on?

i need something else to build
A MTM center is a poor compromise.
post #7179 of 9844
Hi Erich

I've tried to contact you a few times by PM since your last (PM) response to me on 10th February. I know you must get inundated with messages, so I'm posting here in the hope you see this.
New PM sent.

Thanks!

Simon
post #7180 of 9844
Cuzed, NICE!
post #7181 of 9844
My SEOS / TD12X tower build starts today. Since there is no 40" flat pack, I've enlisted JB's help again on the box and bracing. I'll be doing the staining this time to save some time. I'm also getting some crossover help done by mtg since I don't want my mains to be botched by any first attempt I might try myself, despite having good soldering skills.

Hopefully these will be a good blueprint to follow, as I haven't seen many SEOS towers. The TD12X drivers model well with the extra cu ft of space, a 32hz tune, and a long slot port (from John at AE himself).

Out of the many commercial speakers out there I've tried, I've found my JBL 190's to be an excellent value/performer, so I'm interested in how much better the SEOS towers can be. A whole 190 tower can be had now for less than the price of the TD12X woofer, so competition will be fierce in my mind.
post #7182 of 9844
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Originally Posted by tuxedocivic View Post

Cuzed, NICE!

Thanks Tux !!
post #7183 of 9844
Really anticipating an announcement - Any ETA on the assembled crossovers?
post #7184 of 9844
Very excited, just ordered the Karma-8 kit. I plan on building the cabinets in the shape of the left and right speakers here and using them as surrounds. I wanted to start with a design like this before moving to the Fusion-12 Tempests for LCR. Thought this would give me a mini slice of the pie to wet my appetite before moving on to the big boys I also thought the waveguide on the Karma's would work great as surrounds due to the wide dispersion as they'll be on their sides in the upper corners of the room.

That said, if anyone can help me design the box so that it has 45's on each back corner to match the .67ft^3 required for these I'd really appreciate it

Scott
Edited by skeeter99 - 3/27/13 at 12:44pm
post #7185 of 9844
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Originally Posted by skeeter99 View Post

That said, if anyone can help me design the box so that it has 45's on each back corner to match the .67ft^3 required for these I'd really appreciate it
I think that's 45s on one side, and 30/60 on the other, isn't it? And there better be a build thread - I want to see the mathematical trickery that goes into making that cabinet.
post #7186 of 9844
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Originally Posted by HopefulFred View Post

I think that's 45s on one side, and 30/60 on the other, isn't it? And there better be a build thread - I want to see the mathematical trickery that goes into making that cabinet.

I think you're right for the box I linked to but I want to keep it a little more simple and just keep it at 45's. Should be much simpler math to compute.

Scott
post #7187 of 9844
Thread started with the math for anyone curious: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1465496/karma-8-build-thread
post #7188 of 9844
Hey guys!

I have a few questions about crossovers for the SEOS since im super new to the building world. I've noticed a lot of people using terminal blocks for their boards, I'm assuming this is mostly an aesthetic thing than actually soldering the speaker wires to the board? I was under the impression that having a direct connection is preferred opposed to using the blocks?

Re: Using bare copper vs. shielded copper. I assume this is also a preference? I saw someone posted this link about the proper form of building a crossover (http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=83325.0)

Finally, are all the other wires on this board copper? I wasn't sure if everything needs to be copper or if the shielded ones are regular strands wire. (Thanks to Java for his detailed thread)

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Hopefully I made sense in this post. Looking forward to starting my zephyr soon!
post #7189 of 9844
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I've noticed a lot of people using terminal blocks for their boards, I'm assuming this is mostly an aesthetic thing than actually soldering the speaker wires to the board? I was under the impression that having a direct connection is preferred opposed to using the blocks?

 

I would say a direct connection is best technically but its a lot more neat and easier to work with using terminal blocks. I'm using speaker wire connected directly to the components only because I'm cheap and didn't want to spend the $10 on terminal blocks tongue.gif

 

 

 

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Re: Using bare copper vs. shielded copper. I assume this is also a preference? I saw someone posted this link about the proper form of building a crossover (http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=83325.0)
 
Finally, are all the other wires on this board copper? I wasn't sure if everything needs to be copper or if the shielded ones are regular strands wire. (Thanks to Java for his detailed thread)
 

What is shielded copper? Stranded copper speaker wire is fine for crossovers. You can use a solid piece of copper for the ground, easier to work with.

post #7190 of 9844
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Originally Posted by Mrkazador View Post


What is shielded copper? Stranded copper speaker wire is fine for crossovers. You can use a solid piece of copper for the ground, easier to work with.

By shielded I mean like the wrap that is around copper, like the beige and the black wires in the above photo. I assume those are shielded copper. Am I saying it wrong?
post #7191 of 9844
Not shielded. Those wires came out of 12/2 Romex, black, white, and ground.
post #7192 of 9844
Bare copper or insulated speaker wire, doesn't matter.
post #7193 of 9844
Awesome, thanks everyone!
post #7194 of 9844
One last thing, I picked up 18/5 recently. Is it better to have thicker copper or will 18 be fine?
post #7195 of 9844
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by tuxedocivic View Post

Cuzed, NICE!

+1
post #7196 of 9844
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Originally Posted by Erich H View Post

The pallet of horns and waveguides is ready to ship from Poland. I'll be calling the shipping company to pick it up next week.
post #7197 of 9844
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Originally Posted by LTD02 View Post

+1

Thanks!
Now that I am infected - what to build next ??
post #7198 of 9844
Has anyone heard the eta for assembled crossovers
post #7199 of 9844
One of the forum members will assemble the crossovers if you need them done.
post #7200 of 9844

Hi Erich,

 

Did you get the last of my PM's regarding the Tempest crossovers? Have not heard back from you.

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