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post #271 of 768
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Originally Posted by bodhisafa View Post

It seems alot of folks are asking questions in order to properly gauge what to order, but time is running out...any chance on a possible extension so folks can get their enquiries sorted out.

Probably not, no. I think the deadline is there because he has to get X amount of parts in bulk from china, and if he keeps it open he would delay that process. Maybe he could close this current group buy tomorrow and open up another one that also needs 50 people.. but not sure how that works or if john wants to do that
post #272 of 768
A great read which helped me make my woofer decision:
http://audioroundtable.com/forum/ind...6914#msg_66914
I posted some WinISD for TD12S/M (if anybody is still interested in the last moments):
http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/sho...ostcount=13732
post #273 of 768
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Originally Posted by omegaslast View Post

Probably not, no. I think the deadline is there because he has to get X amount of parts in bulk from china, and if he keeps it open he would delay that process. Maybe he could close this current group buy tomorrow and open up another one that also needs 50 people.. but not sure how that works or if john wants to do that

the short time of this group buy makes it more fun imo LOL
post #274 of 768
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Originally Posted by bodhisafa View Post

It seems alot of folks are asking questions in order to properly gauge what to order, but time is running out...any chance on a possible extension so folks can get their enquiries sorted out.

I think all you need to do is pick the frame size now. That might buy you a couple weeks to hash out which specific model to go with. Not 100% sure on this...

Nothing like a deadline to get to a decision made. Speaking of which....what on my desk was due Friday?
post #275 of 768
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Originally Posted by Tack View Post

Does anyone know yet if the INukes are going to cut it for higher freqs? Im not a fancy amp man by any standard, but some of the class D amps don't sound so great up high. Then add Behringer to that......

Hate to see people buy all this stuff to go active and have hiss or distortion. Most of the cheapie amps we deal with here are for sub duty.

I don't know that it has been tested or used with hf drivers. This is definitely a concern of mine when using compression drivers. It doesn't take much amp hiss to be severely annoying with a 100db+ sensitivity driver. I've never used pro amps on a CD.

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Originally Posted by omegaslast View Post

Wouldnt the minidsp be cheaper

2x inuke1000 $400 and then 1x minidsp for $150? as opposed to $150 extra for two inuke 1000dsps (which im not sure if people have actually given good reviews for in terms of interface)

also i plan on using 4 ohm TD15Ms with inuke1000, or would it be in my best interest to go for an 8ohm just in case the impedance likes to drop too much on the 4ohm versions

I guess it would be an extra $50 which would nearly be a wash when you account for cabling and enclosure if you are referring to the balanced unit. You do reduce the risk of a ground loop problem with contained DSP. Either way will work.

I'd probably go with something like the Dayton DTA-100a for $100 on the HFs. It is likely to have a lower noise floor than the cheap pro amps. The chipamp used in those is well known. The iNuke 1000 would be more well suited to the woofer portion. Then use a MiniDSP for the crossover.

These amps will be able to drive either the 4ohm or 8ohm versions. If you go 4 ohm, you likely lose the ability to try a passive design at some point in the future. Someone might design something for a 4 ohm driver, but it is not as likely as for a 8 ohm driver.

I don't see any advantage of the 4ohm over the 8ohm to be honest even in active.
post #276 of 768
Drivers ordered...

Did anyone else order the TD18's with the Apollo upgrade? John mentioned needing a few in order to have the vc's made for the 18 otherwise it is expensive. Hopefully some of you other guys did. If not and you ordered the 18's consider asking for the upgrade so we can try to get enough to have it done!
post #277 of 768
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mobeer4don View Post

I think all you need to do is pick the frame size now. That might buy you a couple weeks to hash out which specific model to go with. Not 100% sure on this...

Nothing like a deadline to get to a decision made. Speaking of which....what on my desk was due Friday?

Electronic Filing is the key for the "Thing" due on Friday


For myself Im going to hold off on any purchases . With 6 12" woofers already in house already unused I simply have run out of excuses to try and explain new purchases to my wife. Either build or sell she says.
post #278 of 768
Ok, 3 - TD15M's and 2 - TD10M's ordered. I have no idea what I'm going to do with them yet, but couldn't pass this one up.
post #279 of 768
Thread Starter 
lmao.....

You are thinking like me now
post #280 of 768
Well this is what Iam doing ordering (3)TD15M, but I need to decide on the bottom end. Either dual TD15H or a single TD 18 for the bottom end.

Size is begining to be an issue. The sealed Seaton kit is 20W 30H..correct?

What I dont know is the size of the box needed for dual 15's sealed or ported?

same thing for the single TD18..sealed and ported?

These will be used for home theater.
post #281 of 768
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Originally Posted by omegaslast View Post

Probably not, no. I think the deadline is there because he has to get X amount of parts in bulk from china, and if he keeps it open he would delay that process. Maybe he could close this current group buy tomorrow and open up another one that also needs 50 people.. but not sure how that works or if john wants to do that

I caught up with John briefly this morning regarding my OEM drivers and we briefly talked about the TD group buy... The orders in thus far are well above his projections. There will be no extension, as he needs to get all the steel on order and in process to get these delivered in a timely fashion as he already has to increase the previously projected part order quantities. If there are any later deals to be had between now and the last group buy drivers being delivered, it will not be at this level of savings.
post #282 of 768
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Originally Posted by LTD02 View Post

smokarz, attached.

the reason that i suggested the 1 cf ported tuned to 50hz for the td12m is that it pretty much mirrors a the thx spec mains, which is for a sealed enclosure with a -3db point of 80hz.

thanks. that make sense.

however, i like the sealed design more. easier to build, and help with excersuion.

but .725 cf seems too small. can i fit the TD12M in that box?
post #283 of 768
Thread Starter 
I really do not think you can push the TD12M low at all in a sealed design, I couldn't.

If you want 80Hz or better performance you need to port it or go with the TD12S.
post #284 of 768
i was hoping room gain would get be aronud 80hz with the sealed boxes.

what did you get with the TD12M sealed?
post #285 of 768
Thread Starter 
I never pushed them but 120Hz was around the XO point. I guess 80Hz is a okay if you limit the max SPL.

What room gain is that high??
post #286 of 768
Well I ordered (3) TD15M and (3) TD18 for an LCR setup.
post #287 of 768
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Originally Posted by penngray View Post

I never pushed them but 120Hz was around the XO point. I guess 80Hz is a okay if you limit the max SPL.

What room gain is that high??

not sure it's that high, but i do have some treatments in my tiny room so i think that should help.
post #288 of 768
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Originally Posted by smokarz View Post

i was hoping room gain would get be aronud 80hz with the sealed boxes.

you're about 2 octaves too high
post #289 of 768
ahhh....

post #290 of 768
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Originally Posted by Ricci View Post

Drivers ordered...

Did anyone else order the TD18's with the Apollo upgrade? John mentioned needing a few in order to have the vc's made for the 18 otherwise it is expensive. Hopefully some of you other guys did. If not and you ordered the 18's consider asking for the upgrade so we can try to get enough to have it done!

Wicked.

I was wondering if there was an Apollo option for the TD18's. Now I know.

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Originally Posted by bodhisafa View Post

Well I ordered (3) TD15M and (3) TD18 for an LCR setup.

Oohhh... awesome!
post #291 of 768
How much is the Apollo ugrade?
post #292 of 768
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Originally Posted by penngray View Post

lmao.....

You are thinking like me now

Don't laugh too hard yet, save it for my final build results . I characterize myself as a SDIY'er (Shouldn't Do It Yourself'er)...

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Originally Posted by LBDiver View Post

How much is the Apollo ugrade?

I saw 10-20$. At least I hope thats what it is since I ordered the Apollo option based on that price.
post #293 of 768
The Apollo option costs $100 across the board last time I checked. I believe John said it would cost an extra $10-20 on top of that for the group buy.

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Originally Posted by John_E_Janowitz View Post


There has been some interest in the apollo option for the TD6 and TD18. These won't be standard VC's that I stock, but I can order them in small quantity if there is interest. There is however an additional charge of $10-20 per driver. The VC vendor hits me with a high premium charge for any VC that do not meet the minimum quantities required.

John
post #294 of 768
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Originally Posted by LBDiver View Post

How much is the Apollo ugrade?

In the past it was $50 for the td10-15" drivers.

Edit.
Holy crap 100? Wow dang metal prices going up.
post #295 of 768
The apollo upgrade is the same standard $100 for any of the TD10,12,15. The discount percentage applies to that as well.

Additionally, although not a standard option, the upgrade can be done on a TD6 or TD18. The cost for the aluminum apollo plates is similar, $100 for the 18 and $75 for the 6. The discount percentage applies to that as well. However that requires a custom VC as well which isn't stocked. There will be a $20 fee for a custom VC for those drivers.

So as an example, the TD18H is normally $449 and the apollo upgrade would be $100. That is $549 and with the discount $384.30. Then add the $20 custom VC charge so it would come in at $404.30.

John
post #296 of 768
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Originally Posted by Scott Simonian View Post

The Apollo option costs $100 across the board last time I checked. I believe John said it would cost an extra $10-20 on top of that for the group buy.

Oh....thanks. Misunderstood that one. Order modification necessary.
post #297 of 768
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Originally Posted by John_E_Janowitz View Post

The apollo upgrade is the same standard $100 for any of the TD10,12,15. The discount percentage applies to that as well.

Additionally, although not a standard option, the upgrade can be done on a TD6 or TD18. The cost for the aluminum apollo plates is similar, $100 for the 18 and $75 for the 6. The discount percentage applies to that as well. However that requires a custom VC as well which isn't stocked. There will be a $20 fee for a custom VC for those drivers.

So as an example, the TD18H is normally $449 and the apollo upgrade would be $100. That is $549 and with the discount $384.30. Then add the $20 custom VC charge so it would come in at $404.30.

John

Thanks John. So the Apollo upgrade for the TD15M and TD10M will be $70 with the discount. I hope I have that correct now.
post #298 of 768
Is there any audible advantage to the appollo upgrade for everyday in home music/HT purposes?

I'd imagine it's more relevant for pro audio application? Also how long do I need to wait for my invoice? I ordered last night.
post #299 of 768
Thanks for the pricing info John.

Whew...Expensive spur of the moment splurge for me. Must think of the long ....term...plans...
post #300 of 768
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by LBDiver View Post

How much is the Apollo ugrade?

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Originally Posted by Gooddoc View Post

Thanks John. So the Apollo upgrade for the TD15M and TD10M will be $70 with the discount. I hope I have that correct now.



Maybe John can post why anyone would buy the upgrade and what its purpose is.

From all my reading on the topic, the Appollo upgrade are for those pushing this driver to its Max SPL limits. Normal home operation would have zero benefits from the Apollo upgrade.

FWIW, I had TD12S apollo upgrades and standard TD12S. There was zero difference between them for any of my applications.

Ricci spending $$ on the upgrade because its a live application where higher SPL is required.
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