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post #1951 of 2212
Thanks ltd02. Ill do just that

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post #1952 of 2212
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"If you make the design from two angles like.marty I will do a sketchup render. Only takes 15 min..."great deal chaluga! thanks! but let's spend that time on the designs that are most likely to get built. sometimes, many designs get designed, but then never built and no need to waste your time on all of those!i really should take some time to learn how to use that tool...it seems so powerful.
I agree , only interested in doing ones people are actually building .
post #1953 of 2212
although, we may coordinate with the stereo integrity folks to make one or two designs that they could feature on their website. just thinking out loud. the big 18" and perhaps a dual front firing 15". for some reason, i really like the dual 15" handy panel cab and it is really close to what they suggest on the site for ~4-5 cubic feet per driver tuned to 20hz.

post #1954 of 2212
My six showed up yesterday, Saturday, and they shipped Monday. I'm in Portland, OR.

I cracked one open and its sitting on my desk. I mentioned in my build thread that I might have to order an extra for a paperweight because it is so fun to look at. smile.gif

RE: the rubber surround, leave it on and use a light beed of silicone or the like around the perimeter. I didnt look and im on the ipad away from the desk, but there should be screw holes in the gasket.
Edited by pdxrealtor - 9/22/13 at 10:31am
post #1955 of 2212
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My six showed up yesterday. I cracked one open and its sitting on my desk. I mentioned in my build thread that I might have to order an extra for a paperweight because it is so fun to look at. :) RE: the rubber surround, leave it on and use a light beed of silicone or the like around the perimeter. I didnt look and im on the ipad away from the desk, but there should be screw holes in the gasket.

Six ! Makes my one seem puny biggrin.gif
post #1956 of 2212
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Six ! Makes my one seem puny biggrin.gif

I couldn't say no after seeing just how cheap sonotube was, and just how well it would fit in my space. tongue.gif
post #1957 of 2212
that raises an interesting possibility...flat pack kits/cutouts for sonotube!
post #1958 of 2212
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that raises an interesting possibility...flat pack kits/cutouts for sonotube!

Yes, a great idea!
post #1959 of 2212
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that raises an interesting possibility...flat pack kits/cutouts for sonotube!

I'd go for that. Fo sho.
post #1960 of 2212
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I'd go for that. Fo sho.

no kidding, and it would be EASY too
post #1961 of 2212
I'm all in on the FPST.. 12" 15" and 18" driver options. I'll save a small box of MDF dust and snort a little when I do a sono build so I won't miss the MDF dust. tongue.gif
post #1962 of 2212
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I I'll save a small box of MDF dust and snort a little when I do a sono build so I won't miss the MDF dust. tongue.gif


LMAO!

I needed that laugh after reading for the last two hours about a measly two settings I didn't understand on my new movie server. rolleyes.gif

That was funny as sh*t.


I'll save all my dust and we can do it scarface style. Just use the hand to create a big fat rail..................
post #1963 of 2212
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I'm all in on the FPST.. 12" 15" and 18" driver options. I'll save a small box of MDF dust and snort a little when I do a sono build so I won't miss the MDF dust. tongue.gif

Lol I knew you were on something...tongue.gif
post #1964 of 2212
LOL.. That's some good sh I mean humor guys biggrin.gif
post #1965 of 2212
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My six showed up yesterday, Saturday, and they shipped Monday. I'm in Portland, OR.

I cracked one open and its sitting on my desk. I mentioned in my build thread that I might have to order an extra for a paperweight because it is so fun to look at. smile.gif

RE: the rubber surround, leave it on and use a light beed of silicone or the like around the perimeter. I didnt look and im on the ipad away from the desk, but there should be screw holes in the gasket.

No siilcone if you ever want to pull it from the box!!! I wouldn't suggest that ever. If you want extra protection from air leaks, just add some gasket tape along with the rubber ring.
post #1966 of 2212
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No siilcone if you ever want to pull it from the box!!! I wouldn't suggest that ever. If you want extra protection from air leaks, just add some gasket tape along with the rubber ring.

+100.

My Daytons sealed pretty well with just the factory gasket against duratex. If/when I remove the drivers again the factory gasket compresses quite a bit so I supplement with 1/2" gasket tape from PE.
post #1967 of 2212
Ive never not used a small bead of silicone or other sealent. They come up just just fine.

I could maybe see why you wouldnt want to use it on nicely finished boxes and/or countersunk drivers.
post #1968 of 2212
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No siilcone if you ever want to pull it from the box!!!

If you put down a bead of silicone, and let it skin over (maybe 15 minutes), the driver won't bond to it.
post #1969 of 2212
Okay, I've had 4 18" D4s and a CV-5000 sitting in my spare bedroom while I've been framing out my basement. That portion of the project is coming to an end, so I'm looking at the subs again. I'm not looking for huge output, but I do want nice low extension. I'm thinking four separate sonos. The pics show what I'm playing around with, just add 6 dBs for four times the goodness. Anyway, I bought the CV-5000 in case I wanted to be able to power eight drivers. The green and pink lines show 13 cubic feet tuned to 15hz, orange and purple lines are 16 cubic feet tuned to 15hz. The difference is power. Wiring them up as a stereo 4ohm load I can go 900W per driver (the pink and purple lines) as opposed to the max rating of 600W (green and orange). I'm liking that the 13 cubic foot enclosure allows me to use all 900W without going past xmax. Any thoughts? Oh yeah, room is roughly 6000 cubic feet.




And, by the way, I've got a router, but I'd love some sono endcap flatpacks if anyone is looking to get into the business. wink.gif
post #1970 of 2212
Is there any sort of test I should do before mounting these? I'm not sure when I'll get to mount them. The sooner I can verify any issues the better.
post #1971 of 2212
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Is there any sort of test I should do before mounting these? I'm not sure when I'll get to mount them. The sooner I can verify any issues the better.

You can wire each one up as you normally would outside the enclosure and see if you get movement. Of course you have to have your amp hooked up to the source material.
post #1972 of 2212
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You can wire each one up as you normally would outside the enclosure and see if you get movement. Of course you have to have your amp hooked up to the source material.

Guess that's one more reason to buy the amp NOW.... lol...


I'm going to have to wait until PSA subs are returned and I get the credit. Even though we have the money x100 my wife doesn't like me dipping into our savings. rolleyes.gif

I could wire in series and hook them up to my AVR as a right and left channel..... hmmmm... build boxes or rip out AVR and test subs.
post #1973 of 2212
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You can wire each one up as you normally would outside the enclosure and see if you get movement. Of course you have to have your amp hooked up to the source material.

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Guess that's one more reason to buy the amp NOW.... lol...


I'm going to have to wait until PSA subs are returned and I get the credit. Even though we have the money x100 my wife doesn't like me dipping into our savings. rolleyes.gif

I could wire in series and hook them up to my AVR as a right and left channel..... hmmmm... build boxes or rip out AVR and test subs.

The AVR won't suffice I don't think. Do you have any other 2 channel amps laying around? I would highly suggest testing the subs before you mount them to make sure they operate ok in free air with no bad noises. The SI's have done well with this so far, and I don't know of anyone that has gotten one where the pole isn't centered in the gap as of yet, so that is a good indicator....However it is always nice to confirm before you get them in-box. It won't take a whole lot of power with them being free-air, but 3-400 watts would be right, off the sub channel, and running a good 20hz sine sweep to get them moving nicely. This is also a good way to get the drivers broken in nicely.
post #1974 of 2212
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The AVR won't suffice I don't think. Do you have any other 2 channel amps laying around? I would highly suggest testing the subs before you mount them to make sure they operate ok in free air with no bad noises. The SI's have done well with this so far, and I don't know of anyone that has gotten one where the pole isn't centered in the gap as of yet, so that is a good indicator....However it is always nice to confirm before you get them in-box. It won't take a whole lot of power with them being free-air, but 3-400 watts would be right, off the sub channel, and running a good 20hz sine sweep to get them moving nicely. This is also a good way to get the drivers broken in nicely.

I don't have any other amps. And ya, you're right. I have no clue what I was thinking.
post #1975 of 2212
Well, FWIW, the SI's are very compliant as well, so the break in period could be accomplished otherwise too, so don't let it be a deal breaker either way. It is just a good step to take!
post #1976 of 2212
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Even though we have the money x100 my wife doesn't like me dipping into our savings.
rolleyes.gif

So what do you think she would say if I dipped into your savings? smile.gif
post #1977 of 2212
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So what do you think she would say if I dipped into your savings? smile.gif

eek.gif Probably the same thing I'd say, but in a much nicer way. tongue.gif
post #1978 of 2212
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The AVR won't suffice I don't think. Do you have any other 2 channel amps laying around? I would highly suggest testing the subs before you mount them to make sure they operate ok in free air with no bad noises. The SI's have done well with this so far, and I don't know of anyone that has gotten one where the pole isn't centered in the gap as of yet, so that is a good indicator....However it is always nice to confirm before you get them in-box. It won't take a whole lot of power with them being free-air, but 3-400 watts would be right, off the sub channel, and running a good 20hz sine sweep to get them moving nicely. This is also a good way to get the drivers broken in nicely.


I tested all mine using my avr, I set the receivers bass management to front speakers large no sub and hooked up my SI drivers one at a time to the left speaker wire playing a10hz test tone. They all moved a ton (slowly of course) and made no sound at all so I figured I was good to go. Later I saw people recommending running the drivers for a much longer period of time then I did but it worked out fine for me anyway since all 8 drivers have had no problems.
post #1979 of 2212
Sure enough then...I wouldn't suggest breaking in drivers off the AVR's power, but for testing, sounds like a good option then! I didn't know if the AVR channels would yield enough signal for such a test, but good call Carp.
post #1980 of 2212
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Sure enough then...I wouldn't suggest breaking in drivers off the AVR's power, but for testing, sounds like a good option then! I didn't know if the AVR channels would yield enough signal for such a test, but good call Carp.

In hindsight I wonder if that was really bad for my receiver though...
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