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post #1 of 35
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I looked at the pictures gallery of DIY systems on this forum.
The pictures are very cool but can I please see some videos of your DIY subwoofer systems?

Please., can you folks post some videos of your very cool systems??
Thanks.

On my humble budget system:
I noticed the soda jumping around inside on some soda containers when I was playing a movie L.A. Battle so I took a small clip and pressed play to record my video.

Oops forgot the link? to the video??
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61UmRtKeFig
post #2 of 35
Well you know Krypto has a few videos. And so does Notnyn and Bossa. I dont have any videos yet but being an audiophile person I hat eto upload a video that shows a bunch of distortion.

When I get a be field recorder and can adjust levels I will upload a video myself.
post #3 of 35
impressive. perhaps i should put some soda bottles on my coffee table and see if my subs have the same effect.
post #4 of 35
You'd like videos, you say. Here's the only one I've done so far of my pair of 16Hz tapped horns in action:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z37ATn_V4wI
post #5 of 35
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Originally Posted by Russell Burrows View Post

I looked at the pictures gallery of DIY systems on this forum.
The pictures are very cool but can I please see some videos of your DIY subwoofer systems?

Please., can you folks post some videos of your very cool systems??
Thanks.

On my humble budget system:
I noticed the soda jumping around inside on some soda containers when I was playing a movie L.A. Battle so I took a small clip and pressed play to record my video.

Oops forgot the link? to the video??
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61UmRtKeFig

I really enjoy any videos from forum contributers. Generally, it adds so much context to a contributers posts, etc. In your case, it's very cool what you've done with the four drivers/boxes/amps, but it would be much more enjoyable if you moved the camera with very gentle movements. Always give consideration to the end user, and smoothness really adds to the experience, just a fyi. Also, for some reason, you're overloading the mic/recorder even with a modest speaking voice too.

You're right, something like a video gallery would be really nice. I have none, or I'd submit something,...i'll have to do something about that. Great idea, I hope this thread flourishes

Thanks
post #6 of 35
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Originally Posted by Oklahoma Wolf View Post

You'd like videos, you say. Here's the only one I've done so far of my pair of 16Hz tapped horns in action:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z37ATn_V4wI

That was great!!!

Thanks.
post #7 of 35
post #8 of 35
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Originally Posted by FOH View Post

I really enjoy any videos from forum contributers. Generally, it adds so much context to a contributers posts, etc. In your case, it's very cool what you've done with the four drivers/boxes/amps, but it would be much more enjoyable if you moved the camera with very gentle movements. Always give consideration to the end user, and smoothness really adds to the experience, just a fyi. Also, for some reason, you're overloading the mic/recorder even with a modest speaking voice too.

You're right, something like a video gallery would be really nice. I have none, or I'd submit something,...i'll have to do something about that. Great idea, I hope this thread flourishes

Thanks

I look foreward to seeing your videos.

Thanks for the tips on doing a better video.


The camera is a very budget Aiptek 720p camera that I got on black friday 2007.

I spent most of the day trying to charge the video camera battery and forgot to use a tripod.

Today I am going to redo the video but this time definitively and positively using the tripod.
My second mistake was speaking in a sugar fuelled hyper voice very close to the camera mic.......sigh.(I used to be in the military a long time ago and I had a bad habit of ticking off drill instructors by speaking in a normal voice but it sounded very, very loud).

And I will try to find other containers for another test.
post #9 of 35
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Originally Posted by notnyt View Post

http://www.youtube.com/user/notnyt have at it


Excellent!
Those subwoofer cones really move!
Those subs have a lot of excursion..............me want!!!!
What subs are they!!
post #10 of 35
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Originally Posted by smokarz View Post

impressive. perhaps i should put some soda bottles on my coffee table and see if my subs have the same effect.


Go for it!!

I tried a cat on the desktop and at the first rumble it jumped!! three feet in the air and ran out before I managed to film.

The family dog growled at me.

The wife said uh, uh, uh, no way Jose!
post #11 of 35
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Originally Posted by Oklahoma Wolf View Post

You'd like videos, you say. Here's the only one I've done so far of my pair of 16Hz tapped horns in action:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z37ATn_V4wI


CSS sdx10

How much do those subs cost as I showed my wife the video and She liked the home theater setup.
post #12 of 35
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Originally Posted by Russell Burrows View Post

CSS sdx10

How much do those subs cost as I showed my wife the video and She liked the home theater setup.

http://www.creativesound.ca/details.php?model=SDX10

Plans can be found in my signature. One can be built for under $500 with 3 sheets of 3/4" plywood. You need a good 12Hz highpass (MiniDSP recommended) and 300W at 8 or 2 ohms for power as well to get the most out of it.

The video features my older tapped horn design as well. That one is less space friendly, but has a little better sensitivity. About 3.5 sheets of ply to build that one.
post #13 of 35
Thread Starter 
Thanks
post #14 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by Russell Burrows View Post

Excellent!
Those subwoofer cones really move!
Those subs have a lot of excursion..............me want!!!!
What subs are they!!

Pretty sure it says it in the title and my signature
post #15 of 35
I have a few videos here somewheres. They are older now, when I had the eD system.

I will find them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kgUbAeoI7U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp4jY...eature=related


StarWars
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUK1YjScAm8

Dark Knight Tumbler scene:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Aenee0oLH8

Dark Knight Hospital scene:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZG0qBO4W3Wo

HULK street fight scene:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oADUmJGetXc

HULK sound cannons:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pi3k3aP4FA

HULK heli crash:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6pQiJ8Jyrs

WOTW when the pods arrive:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MGf32aDeLc

WOTW when the laser vapor people:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g23pRVMqZkc

WOTW ferry boat:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTYcHvJyj-g

WOTW pods with no shields:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_HEPYQJ-H0

WOTW tanks:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaZFLp_JdNU

FOTP scene we did a while back:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kgUbAeoI7U

Pulse scene we did a while back:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp4jY3rJya4

All but pulse the meter was set to 120 db's.
post #16 of 35
Thread Starter 
MK
I had fun looking at those videos.
Those were 120 + at the listening scenes with a cool projector.


I redid the video using a tripod with camera.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZqyumUKQHw
post #17 of 35
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Originally Posted by notnyt View Post

Pretty sure it says it in the title and my signature

18??
And 8 of them wow!!
post #18 of 35
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Originally Posted by Russell Burrows View Post

18??
And 8 of them wow!!

I USE to think I was a "Bass Head" until I joined this forum. I've come to find out I'm about average here. That system probibly would beat out the system I use to have in my Ford Bronco, 4 ported MTX T7000 15's with 4 2300x amps pushing 900w to each. I only had to pressurize the vehicle, not and entire theater room like that. I couldn't even listen at full volume in the Bronco for long and CERTAINLY not while driving due to severe blurry vision while cranking ICP I'm suprized I don't have any hearing loss due to my younger years in life.

My theater is pretty tame compared to most here, 4 mfw-15 drivers in 2 dual opposed cabs soon to be powered by an EP4000.
post #19 of 35
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Originally Posted by Russell Burrows View Post

I look foreward to seeing your videos.

Thanks for the tips on doing a better video.


The camera is a very budget Aiptek 720p camera that I got on black friday 2007.

I spent most of the day trying to charge the video camera battery and forgot to use a tripod.

Today I am going to redo the video but this time definitively and positively using the tripod.
My second mistake was speaking in a sugar fuelled hyper voice very close to the camera mic.......sigh.(I used to be in the military a long time ago and I had a bad habit of ticking off drill instructors by speaking in a normal voice but it sounded very, very loud).

And I will try to find other containers for another test.

I meant no disrespect, I enjoy vids regardless of quality, as it's about the content. But vids online, interacting with frame rates etc, really benefit from super gentle panning and movement in general.

Thanks
post #20 of 35
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FOH View Post

I meant no disrespect, I enjoy vids regardless of quality, as it's about the content. But vids online, interacting with frame rates etc, really benefit from super gentle panning and movement in general.

Thanks


Its cool.
I am happy that you pointed that out as I went and redid the video.
Thanks for giving me video tips and thanks for watching my vid.
post #21 of 35
I need a meter. My video will look like a joke compared to the ones here, but I'll still post because some of us have WAF to abide by... lol
post #22 of 35
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Originally Posted by diaz View Post

I need a meter. My video will look like a joke compared to the ones here, but I'll still post because some of us have WAF to abide by... lol


All systems are cool.
I want to see vids.

I,e. a four inch sub from a roller rocker chair I had a few years ago and a friend was giving me grief saying thats never going to produce any bass.
Yep, sure

I took the still working 4 inch subwoofer box from what was left of my roller rocker chair(my two kids jumped up and down on Daddys roller rocker chair a few times and zip!! that was it! for Daddys roller rocker chair and of course it was gremlins or orcs or something else that did in the rocker chair according to my two kids......sigh).

I went and borrowed a seventy inch diameter by ten feet long concrete pipe and made an end cap for it.
Then I placed the 4 inch sub inside and hey!! the bass was much improved.

Being a DIY guy in sound I went and got a concrete pipe that was ten inches in diameter by three feet long and I made an end cap for that concrete pipe and placed the four inch sub inside the 10" diam pipe and then placed that pipe inside the fourty inch diam concrete pipe and hey!! the bass was much! improved!

You know where this is going right?, right!. right!
Yeah!!

I went and got a 15 inch diam concrete pipe and placed the 10' diam pipe with the four inch sub inside that.

Then I placed the 15 inch concrete pipe inside the 40 inch D. concrete pipe and HEY!! the bass was much improved!!

Then I called my friend over to get inside the seventy inch diameter concrete pipe with me and demod the four inch sub.

My friend was thats a four inch sub in there?? frack!!!

All systems are COOL!!

More vids please.
post #23 of 35
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Originally Posted by rancherlee View Post
I USE to think I was a "Bass Head" until I joined this forum. I've come to find out I'm about average here. That system probibly would beat out the system I use to have in my Ford Bronco, 4 ported MTX T7000 15's with 4 2300x amps pushing 900w to each. I only had to pressurize the vehicle, not and entire theater room like that. I couldn't even listen at full volume in the Bronco for long and CERTAINLY not while driving due to severe blurry vision while cranking ICP I'm suprized I don't have any hearing loss due to my younger years in life.

My theater is pretty tame compared to most here, 4 mfw-15 drivers in 2 dual opposed cabs soon to be powered by an EP4000.
I'm pretty sure it does. Those are $900 drivers with 4000 watts into each driver.
post #24 of 35
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Originally Posted by yelnatsch517 View Post

I'm pretty sure it does. Those are $900 drivers with 4000 watts into each driver.

7,000watts per driver.
post #25 of 35
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Originally Posted by UNICRON-WMD View Post

7,000watts per driver.

7000 watts!
7000 WATTS!!!

I feel a Back to the Future movie moment.

7000 jigawatts
per driver!!!
post #26 of 35
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Originally Posted by Russell Burrows View Post

All systems are cool.
Then I placed the 15 inch concrete pipe inside the 40 inch D. concrete pipe and HEY!! the bass was much improved!!

Then I called my friend over to get inside the seventy inch diameter concrete pipe with me and demod the four inch sub.

My friend was thats a four inch sub in there?? frack!!!

All systems are COOL!!

More vids please.

WOW! Can we see a video of that beast? Sounds like a basshorn based on your descriptions.
post #27 of 35
Ok here is my tapped horn. Not exactly a HT setup but its DIY? Or a completely overkill PC system

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLt91fDTGIY
music @ 1 watt. My iPod Touch mic craps out when I get into the port which is about ~110db's.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsdAqbzMgjM
110db with ~20 watts!
post #28 of 35
One more with the looow lows of 19hz, 15hz, and 13hz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmGdVDb4AJU
post #29 of 35
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Originally Posted by killa12222 View Post

WOW! Can we see a video of that beast? Sounds like a basshorn based on your descriptions.

I did that three years ago.
The roller rocker 4 sub was given away.
The concrete pipes went back to the Company that lent them to me.

Let me see if I can find a new Company that has concrete pipes and that most importantly will let me borrow concrete pipes, moving truck and positioning forklifts and folks to operate them.
post #30 of 35
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Originally Posted by killa12222 View Post

Ok here is my tapped horn. Not exactly a HT setup but its DIY? Or a completely overkill PC system

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLt91fDTGIY
music @ 1 watt. My iPod Touch mic craps out when I get into the port which is about ~110db's.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsdAqbzMgjM
110db with ~20 watts!


I like all that DIY stuff in that sliding cover box.
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