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post #91 of 356
Damn you guys are worse than me! I've been pretty happy with my QUADS so far. Every now and then whenever I start to get these little crazy thoughts about subs, i stop, bump up the bass 12db's and then all is well. biggrin.gif
post #92 of 356
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Originally Posted by mjaudio View Post

You see, now I want some RE's as well, I am going to wind up with so many subs I might even catch up to N8 biggrin.gif
cough......I did buy a JL 13W7 to mess with......cough.......not that I am sick or anything........cough

Im coming over this weekend dude! biggrin.gif
post #93 of 356
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Really. I often have thoughts on where to go once I've finished uber system #1. tongue.gif

When my new house finally starts getting built, I can start the process of an entirely new setup.... poor Mark will be busy for a week or 2 building subs LOL I can hopefully get somewhere to finally demo a full Danley setup and pick what I'm going to run.
post #94 of 356
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Originally Posted by edoggrc51 View Post

Damn you guys are worse than me! I've been pretty happy with my QUADS so far. Every now and then whenever I start to get these little crazy thoughts about subs, i stop, bump up the bass 12db's and then all is well. biggrin.gif

Sure, rub it in biggrin.gif
post #95 of 356
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Im coming over this weekend dude! biggrin.gif

Oh oh, here comes trouble biggrin.gif
post #96 of 356
This thread is making me regret my decision to wimp out and not buy 4 FTW 21's myself. At the end of the day I was afraid to let go of the Submersives since they really do it for me when it comes to music. Still, the curiosity of what 4 21" drivers in here would sound like is killing me..... mad.gifsmile.gif
post #97 of 356
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Originally Posted by carp View Post

This thread is making me regret my decision to wimp out and not buy 4 FTW 21's myself. At the end of the day I was afraid to let go of the Submersives since they really do it for me when it comes to music. Still, the curiosity of what 4 21" drivers in here would sound like is killing me..... mad.gifsmile.gif

You can still upgrade. Just sayin...

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post #98 of 356
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Oh oh, here comes trouble biggrin.gif

Yup!! And trouble's bringing beer! biggrin.gif
post #99 of 356
I wanna hang wit yew guise smile.gif
post #100 of 356
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Originally Posted by mastermaybe View Post

^ Good grief. Sorry, but we should be well-versed on the weight of one-off anecdotal accounts here by now, shouldn't we? This reeks a bit of: "my tens sound better and are faster than my 15's, but the 15's are better down low." Sigh.
I'm going to go out on a limb right now and say that you'll be just fine up to at least 70/80 hz where most people have "other" speakers taking over anyway.
Great build man, now my gears are turning on $500 21"s over my considered LMSU build, THANKS. mad.gifwink.gif
Not crazy about waiting 1-2 months though, I have to say...hope you get yours soon.
James

Yeah, most of us use these in theater rooms so having a wall full of 12"-15" speakers for each of the LCRs along with whatever sub driver the LCRs have would be a huge setup and would also need an AT screen to hide all the cabs. Thats one thing I love about Not's system, his huge mains to help out crossing the 18's at 80 or whatever hz. Wish I had went with the JTR 12s instead of my triple 8s for the same reason although music sounds just fine to me with the 21s matched with the triple 8s. Sure the triples sound good but they dont hit you in the chest. I even thought about putting some 12s or 15s under the triples but there simply wasnt enough space. If were DJing then could take up as much space as one wanted and then the use of mid bass drivers would work but in the home its not that easy. The 21s will perform how ever high you want to run them if localization isnt an issue, sure they are heavy but they will play really well. Maybe I ought to put three of mine on the same channels as the LCRs and see if there is that much noticable difference since my first plan was to have a 21FLH on the L and R channels.
post #101 of 356
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Originally Posted by edoggrc51 View Post

Yup!! And trouble's bringing beer! biggrin.gif

Is that you on the track in your profile pic?

Now back on topic.
post #102 of 356
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Originally Posted by Scott Simonian View Post

I wanna hang wit yew guise smile.gif
Of course man! Come on down! Party at Mikes! Woot woot! biggrin.gif
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Is that you on the track in your profile pic?
Yes sir, California Speedway (actually I thinks it's called Auto Club Speedway now.)
post #103 of 356
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Originally Posted by Scott Simonian View Post

I wanna hang wit yew guise smile.gif

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Originally Posted by edoggrc51 View Post

Of course man! Come on down! Party at Mikes! Woot woot! biggrin.gif

Couple o trouble makers, what's wrong with that? biggrin.gif
post #104 of 356
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Originally Posted by Fatshaft View Post

Guys,
What's fun about this place (In my case) is that having 4x 21's in a small room is considered very average!biggrin.gif
On the other hand all my friends think I'm absolutely insane/crazy!
Ya, I prefer talking about this disease here...only here people understand wink.gif
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Efff me. My wife already hates me for my 18's. I might have to get rid of her so I can hang with you guys...
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Originally Posted by Fatshaft View Post

If we're lucky we might even see a video...c'mon BassThatHz, throw us a bone!
Anyways to me...the FTW's at $550 a pop compared to the LMS Ultra at $925 a pop, if they even come close to the
LMS Ultra, then it's worth it and it's saving me quite a few $$$. But what do I know...

I'll get right on it, but first perhaps you can all purchase these instead and we can rename the block to "Nightmare at Bass Street" biggrin.gif



More like: get my head axed into 21 pieces.

There is 1.5 acres of empty land separating me and them and they still complain about how loud it is from that distance.

Just wait until they hear what my current system does PLUS Heywood's FP10000Q added to my rig biggrin.gif

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I'll need to bury my system underground, in a concrete bunker, in the middle of the acreage.
post #105 of 356
Mystery sub AB test time.
Same box, same amp, same gain, same ohm, same input wire, same song. Only 1 sub playing at a time.
You tell me which is which... biggrin.gif
post #106 of 356
I'd rather have measurements.
post #107 of 356
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by BassThatHz View Post

Mystery sub AB test time.
Same box, same amp, same gain, same ohm, same input wire, same song. Only 1 sub playing at a time.
You tell me which is which... biggrin.gif

I want measurements too!

For the record the 2nd part has more bass and is louder!!!
There's no way to know if all is even or not...
Just the positions of the sub and mic can make a big difference.

Can't wait to get my subs...

PS. I should change my title to 4x FTW21's now.

Regards,
post #108 of 356
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Originally Posted by Fatshaft View Post


Can't wait to get my subs..,
I got my FTW21's on Friday.
post #109 of 356
Nice box... You do know that the new RE XXX is nothing like the old XXX before RE was sold, etc. And the king of movent was the Adire Brahma MKII which RE licensed the XBL^2 motor tech from.

I'm about to build a sub based on one of the old Titanium coned TC Sounds 5200 with the 4HP motor. I had PWK design me a box. I'm hoping for mad extention. cool.gif The sub is my avatar.
post #110 of 356
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Originally Posted by A9X-308 View Post

I got my FTW21's on Friday.

That was fast smile.gif
post #111 of 356
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Originally Posted by VEXXD View Post

That was fast smile.gif
Would have been Wednesday if the {expletive deleted} courier had picked them up when he was supposed to.
I think I'll go sealed with these as the 8 12" drivers I'm going to use as well are difficult to get into low tuned enclosures of sizes suitable to where I can place them.
When I pick up the ply next month, I'll see if I'll do them stained with a baffle textured like Fatshaft's, or textured all over. I'm thinking 120 wide, 60 high and 40-50cm deep as two will fit nicely on the front wall in enclosures of those dimensions.
post #112 of 356
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by A9X-308 View Post

I got my FTW21's on Friday.

Can you please give me you initial impressions?
Your silence is killing me!
post #113 of 356
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Originally Posted by Fatshaft View Post

Can you please give me you initial impressions?
Your silence is killing me!
The look nice and were well packed.
post #114 of 356
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by A9X-308 View Post

The look nice and were well packed.

Thanks...hope all is well then
Man of few words?


Well here's where I am after today...
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Should be finished by Tuesday
post #115 of 356
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Originally Posted by Fatshaft View Post

Thanks...hope all is well then
Man of few words?
Well here's where I am after today...
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Should be finished by Tuesday

Dude, are you married? My wife almost had my balls after only building one pair of cabs.
post #116 of 356
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Originally Posted by Fatshaft View Post

Man of few words?
Yes.
post #117 of 356
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Originally Posted by popalock View Post

Dude, are you married? My wife almost had my balls after only building one pair of cabs.

Happily married with kids...wife says nothing...She loves this too! She has my balls too but in a different way biggrin.gif

On with the build now...going to HD to get sandpaper.

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Originally Posted by A9X-308 View Post

Yes.

Thanks for the detailed reply...would've never guessed how flabbergasted you would be! LOL


VEXXD,
Where are you? Did you get your drivers yet?
Please let me know when you do and your thoughts on them...thanks
post #118 of 356
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Originally Posted by Fatshaft View Post

VEXXD,
Where are you? Did you get your drivers yet?
Please let me know when you do and your thoughts on them...thanks

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post #119 of 356
I really feel for those of you who cannot pursue the things you want to do. I'm infinitely glad I laid down the ground rules a long time ago.

She buys purses and jeans that are simply nonsensically expensive and to me- idiotic- I do my thing.

Almost home now on your journey here, now. Good luck.

Jamed
post #120 of 356
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Originally Posted by mastermaybe View Post

I really feel for those of you who cannot pursue the things you want to do. I'm infinitely glad I laid down the ground rules a long time ago.
She buys purses and jeans that are simply nonsensically expensive and to me- idiotic- I do my thing.
Almost home now on your journey here, now. Good luck.
Jamed

+1 to that, though my wife is pretty easy going so it wasn't very difficult to establish "ground rules". I'm just not allowed to comment on her purchases. I guess we're in the minority...
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