Originally Posted by MKtheater
That drop at 6hz is your mic's fault. Mine did the same exact thing. Do you have the newest version that is supposed to go to 5hz per mic(corrected) rather than the general 5hz version?
When all this is said and done and you have 8 drivers and 14000 watts on tap all for less than a pair of submersives and or Caps(I use them because everyone says they are the best) let me know how DIY compares to commercial. Those are two of the best commercial offerings and a pair of each are over $4000. I try to tell people all the time it is not fair comparing DIY to commercial but they do and still say commercial wins at times. I say not if it is done right. I always get" but you are comparing 12 drivers to 4" but I say they are the same price. Here is how I look at it, at one GTG they compared a submersive, dual Caps, a CHT 18.2, and others. The CHT 18.2 cost about $1200 with amp and it scored close to the Cap and submersives. For some reason these GTG's always compare way more expensive commercial offerings to less expensive DIY setups. I think this is because they compared duals to duals or one to one which would never be fair comparing prices. So I wanted to compare myself but rather than keeping a fair one to one subs I compared a one to one in price. So I compared dual Cap1000's at $3000 to 4 18.2's with clone at $3200. To me it was not even close except sound quality.(I still love the caps sound and size for a ported 18, damn impressive!). Now I bought better drivers and better cabinets with even more power and for $3800 I would love to see duals compared to what I have. I say this with confidence because I owned dual DTS-10's as well which were awesome and they don't have a chance to compete because these have more spl and full bandwidth to boot.
Anyways, you ordering 4 more drivers says it all right there!
BTW, I don't even know why I posted that.
I have the latest omnimic, V2. From their site they claim it is calibrated to 5hz, but who knows. I'm sure I also have other stuff in my chain rolling off around this same level too as well.
As for DIY vs. commercial - After hearing the two dual opposed enclosures for the first time, I was immediately hooked. This past Saturday at our mini-GTG we played the Cap ported pair followed by a pair of the 18 sealed dual opposed setup. From the comments I heard I think most of the group was very impressed. I was excited to get some outside comments as up until that point I was the only one from AVS that had heard them. As far as value - you simply cannot beat it. I just referenced my spreadsheet which I used to track cost for the stuff I build. I have 2500 total into the subs (625 per sub) and 850 into the clone amp for a grand total of 3350 for 4 dual opposed cabinets and a massively powerful amplifier. This includes full finishing and every last material that went into the build like sandpaper, glue, screws, polyfil, wire, and duratex, including all shipping costs. About the same price as a Cap S2 with shipping I'd imagine? I do have a decent amount of labor into them, but it's all good fun to me. I also have a lot of leftovers like extra wood, screws, paint, etc for use in future projects. At the next GTG I'd be happy to see how they compare to any commercial offering someone would like to bring.Edited by Gorilla83 - 12/18/12 at 11:22am