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post #211 of 1005
Sure, depending upon how my eventual room goes, decor wise, that one in the red oak above gave me the inclination to do my potential quad cabs in maple. The contrast of the black aluminum and maple could look real real nice.


James
post #212 of 1005
Definitely the best looking $250 driver I've ever seen.
post #213 of 1005
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Originally Posted by Scott Simonian View Post

Definitely the best looking $250 driver I've ever seen.

 

 

Oh yeah?  Well check out this baby! lol  who's good lookin now!biggrin.gif

 

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post #214 of 1005
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Originally Posted by Gorilla83 View Post

James, that looks great - thanks for sharing. Hopefully will have something of my own to share in not too long. biggrin.gif

So are you calling it yet? Is this your official driver of choice?

Even if you have excellent woodworking skills, constructing 8 individual cabinets is going to be a tall task for sure. If your wife is anything like mine, it's less about the money investment and more about the time investment.

That is one pretty driver though... I love the carbon fiber look of the UXL as well...Minus the dustcap logo.

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post #215 of 1005
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F it, 4 drivers ordered from PE! biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif With a 45 day return policy, I've got really nothing to lose even in the very unlikely event that I hate them.

BTW there is a 5.00 off coupon for PE SAVE52012 which brings the total for 4 daytons to 927, including shipping. Every little bit helps. smile.gif I also ordered binding posts and magnetic grill guides.

Agreed, the cabs are going to take some time to construct. Hoping to get a solid start on them this weekend though. tongue.gif

First prototype will be a 23w X 25h x 28d 7 cube (net) dual opposed cabinet.
post #216 of 1005
Niiiice...

Congrats.

Their return policy is awesome. I've sent a few things back with no questions asked.
Edited by enterthedragon - 11/8/12 at 1:28pm
post #217 of 1005
Good luck gorilla! I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

I'm sure you mentioned it already but what will you be powering those by?
post #218 of 1005
FP14K Clone?!?!

Which is also (ironically) $927 shipped...lol
post #219 of 1005
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FP14K Clone?!?!
Which is also (ironically) $927 shipped...lol

Nevermind, not the best impedence match...
post #220 of 1005
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Nevermind, not the best impedence match...

Well I could actually make it work - 4 cabs per channel @ total 4 ohm load. I believe this would put me right at 1100 per driver. $$$ wise it's an absolute bargain. My primary concern with the clone is the large number of problems members here have experienced upon receipt. Some DOA, some other issues but not something I really want to deal with - especially involving international shipping. I had the chance to look at this amp at our recent GTG although we didn't have a chance to fire it up. It looked/felt like a nice amp but IIRC, one of the channels had been experiencing premature clipping. I find it astounding THAT kind of power comes from such a little/light enclosure.
post #221 of 1005
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Oh yeah?  Well check out this baby! lol  who's good lookin now!biggrin.gif

images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQpuGqGgVsjYkOMcrHi8WGAOOSUpgfWsx3ZlveVX-GC3Q3xsIymPkJlbPvA8A

Gah!

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Originally Posted by Gorilla83 View Post

F it, 4 drivers ordered from PE! biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif With a 45 day return policy, I've got really nothing to lose even in the very unlikely event that I hate them.
BTW there is a 5.00 off coupon for PE SAVE52012 which brings the total for 4 daytons to 927, including shipping. Every little bit helps. smile.gif I also ordered binding posts and magnetic grill guides.
Agreed, the cabs are going to take some time to construct. Hoping to get a solid start on them this weekend though. tongue.gif
First prototype will be a 23w X 25h x 28d 7 cube (net) dual opposed cabinet.

There ya go! The journey...begins. smile.gif

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Originally Posted by enterthedragon View Post

Nevermind, not the best impedence match...

Umm, no. It would work fine with either an 8ohm load or 4ohm for all four.
post #222 of 1005
And have an extra channel to spare in the event upgraditis kicks in...More subs? Never that in the diy section. smile.gif
post #223 of 1005
Correct and a very smart idea!

















Guaranteed to get anyone with a hint of OCD to pick up another quad set of driver.

Excellent.

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post #224 of 1005
congrats gorilla.
post #225 of 1005
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congrats gorilla.

Thank you sir - although we should hold the congratulations until we see how this hunk turns out, heh.

Also LOL @ Scott's Smithers picture.

Introducing the Gorilla Dayton Dual opposed flat pack - shown with test speaker cutout on scrap wood.

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post #226 of 1005
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Introducing the Gorilla Dayton Dual opposed flat pack - shown with test speaker cutout on scrap wood.

Yea, and tons of beer in the background too. Nice... tongue.gif
post #227 of 1005
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Originally Posted by enterthedragon View Post

Nevermind, not the best impedence match...

I don't know what I was thinking... My bad.

I'm usually pretty good at common sense math.
post #228 of 1005
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Originally Posted by Gorilla83 View Post

Well I could actually make it work - 4 cabs per channel @ total 4 ohm load. I believe this would put me right at 1100 per driver. $$$ wise it's an absolute bargain. My primary concern with the clone is the large number of problems members here have experienced upon receipt. Some DOA, some other issues but not something I really want to deal with - especially involving international shipping. I had the chance to look at this amp at our recent GTG although we didn't have a chance to fire it up. It looked/felt like a nice amp but IIRC, one of the channels had been experiencing premature clipping. I find it astounding THAT kind of power comes from such a little/light enclosure.

I am looking forward to hearing your subjective opinions on how these quad Dayton HO18's perform in a sealed cabinet. Keep us all posted!
post #229 of 1005
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Yea, and tons of beer in the background too. Nice... tongue.gif

Leftovers from the GTG. I have ample supply to get me through Thanksgiving. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Martycool007 View Post

I am looking forward to hearing your subjective opinions on how these quad Dayton HO18's perform in a sealed cabinet. Keep us all posted!

Of course I will - will start the gluing this weekend. biggrin.gif If this cabinet comes together well I'll be off to pick up some more wood. tongue.gif
post #230 of 1005
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Originally Posted by Gorilla83 View Post

Leftovers from the GTG. I have ample supply to get me through Thanksgiving. biggrin.gif
Of course I will - will start the gluing this weekend. biggrin.gif If this cabinet comes together well I'll be off to pick up some more wood. tongue.gif

glad you are enjoying it, also hopeing you found what was left under the pizza box
post #231 of 1005
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glad you are enjoying it, also hoping you found what was left under the pizza box

LOL yes I did, thank you very much. You guys got creative with your donations. I got a text message later in the day from Dave S. stating to check my "Lean cooking" recipe book, page 20. biggrin.gif
post #232 of 1005
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Yea, and tons of beer in the background too. Nice... tongue.gif

You consider 36 beers a ton? Lightweight....Bahaha

Stoked for your build to take shape, I can't wait for your impressions. double and triple check that wiring, or double up on the binding posts so you can make VC wiring changes outside the boxes biggrin.gif
post #233 of 1005
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You consider 36 beers a ton? Lightweight....Bahaha
Stoked for your build to take shape, I can't wait for your impressions. double and triple check that wiring, or double up on the binding posts so you can make VC wiring changes outside the boxes biggrin.gif

Perhaps I should post a picture of INSIDE the fridge. I think the weakest beer is 6.5%, LOL!

And I did order a double binding post from PE so that I could change configurations easily. I'd like to keep from removing/installing the drivers as much as possible so figured that made sense.

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=260-304
post #234 of 1005
Pretty sure these are not DVC drivers. No need for extra binding posts.
post #235 of 1005
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Originally Posted by JimWilson View Post

Yea, and tons of beer in the background too. Nice... tongue.gif

You consider 36 beers a ton? Lightweight....Bahaha

hahah!

yeah, i get worried if beer sits too long building pressure. I have to let the pressure off......biggrin.gif
post #236 of 1005
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Originally Posted by Scott Simonian View Post

Pretty sure these are not DVC drivers. No need for extra binding posts.

There is a need when you have TWO drivers though. biggrin.gif

2 ohm in combined parallel? Check.
8 ohm combined in series? Check.
4 ohm stereo straight up? Check.

FYI - More beer discussion is always welcomed!

I've a huge fan recently of Loose Cannon IPA. Mmmmm.
post #237 of 1005
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Originally Posted by Gorilla83 View Post

There is a need when you have TWO drivers though. biggrin.gif
2 ohm in combined parallel? Check.
8 ohm combined in series? Check.
4 ohm stereo straight up? Check.
FYI - More beer discussion is always welcomed!
I've a huge fan recently of Loose Cannon IPA. Mmmmm.

No. Not really. You could use the same binding post to do the same thing.

Wait... are you building dual opposed or single driver per cab? If the former, then yes it would make things easier.
post #238 of 1005
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Originally Posted by Scott Simonian View Post

No. Not really. You could use the same binding post to do the same thing.
Wait... are you building dual opposed or single driver per cab? If the former, then yes it would make things easier.

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Originally Posted by Gorilla83 View Post

First prototype will be a 23w X 25h x 28d 7 cube (net) dual opposed cabinet.

Woot. And yeah, I figured I'd feed my laziness later on by wiring each driver directly to it's own terminal. Learned my lesson back in my car audio days. biggrin.gif
post #239 of 1005
Okay. Yeah, sorry. My bad. I forgot you were going to do dual-opposed. Definitely a good idea so you don't have to swap out drivers.
post #240 of 1005
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Originally Posted by Gorilla83 View Post

Leftovers from the GTG. I have ample supply to get me through Thanksgiving. biggrin.gif
Of course I will - will start the gluing this weekend. biggrin.gif If this cabinet comes together well I'll be off to pick up some more wood. tongue.gif


Thanksgiving (re the beer supply)? My money clip (and wife) would be happy if that got me through Saturday, lmao.

Excellent, this is going to turn out terribly, I just know it. tongue.gifbiggrin.gif

And btw: chalk me up as one who would settle with "just" 625 watts per driver with the infinitely reliable and 50% less expensive Crown XLS 5000. I mean how much more usable output are you going to get out these drivers beyond that figure anyway?

Just sayin'.

James
Edited by mastermaybe - 11/9/12 at 12:19pm
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