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post #61 of 158
B.A.Yoootiful smile.gif Keep it up, and get those dudes in!!!! You won't be disappointed biggrin.gif I know this now....I don't even want to go to sleep right for listening to them.
post #62 of 158
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Thanks. I wasn't in a big hurry until dropping the drivers in. Now I can't wait to get this thing fired up. smile.gif

I'm taking Saturday off so hopefully I can have these painted and ready to test drive by Saturday evening.
post #63 of 158
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Well after a crappy day (week) at work, I decided to take some frustrations out in the garage. Needless to say that probably wasn't a good idea. I was in fast forward mode and snapped two router bits. Couple minor nicks in my top baffle, but after some minor touch up and duratex she'll be just like new. smile.gif

Top (3rd) baffle done and ready for paint.


I really like the way that setup looks. You will be very happy with the results.




I sure am happy with the way mine turned out.

Good luck,

Keep cranking,

Robert
post #64 of 158
That 3 driver baffle looks pretty mean, it's coming out great Bass Addict!
post #65 of 158
Triple baffle has a very nice look. Those are going to be awesome!
post #66 of 158
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Triple baffle has a very nice look. Those are going to be awesome!

Thanks. I originally was just planning on a double baffle without countersinking the drivers; but decided on adding one additional baffle for strength, and because it looks better (even though no one will ever see it). smile.gif

Besides, when you're already pushing 300 lbs per cab unloaded, what's another 30 lbs. biggrin.gif
post #67 of 158
Nice! Slick and beefy looking. I like. smile.gif
post #68 of 158
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Nice! Slick and beefy looking. I like. smile.gif

Thanks Scott. I can't keep up with your avatar nowadays. smile.gif
post #69 of 158
Heheheh. I think I'm gonna change it up more often.

My last two was a bit too obscure (mst3k episodes) I think so I went with Jeremy Clarkson from Top Gear UK settling into his latest invention. biggrin.gif
post #70 of 158
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Finished up all the round overs tonight. Applied a layer of bondo over where the third baffle laid over the other two so it's a perfect match. Painted the area where the woofers will sit. I won't be using Duratex inside these as I want a sure seal between the drivers and the cab. Yes, I jumped the gun a little on the stuffing lol. I got tired of walking around the boxes.


post #71 of 158
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First coat of Duratex down. I keep hearing about how long this stuff goes for so I only grabbed a gallon. By the time I hit both of these with a couple coats and my friends 15" cab I'm building, I'll be down to the end. I guess most guys aren't coating 5' tall cabs, lol.

post #72 of 158
DAYUM!!!! Looks Menacing.
post #73 of 158
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DAYUM!!!! Looks Menacing.

Thanks Brian. I'll work on getting some better pics after they are installed in their final home. Just finished the 3rd coat and I'll work on wiring them this evening.
post #74 of 158
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Well I think I'm finally on the home stretch.

Three coats of Duratex. I really like this stuff. Wish I would have found out about it earlier. I could think of a lot of uses for this stuff. I didn't get it laid down 100% perfect, but it's very close and won't matter regardless being behind my screen.




Holy wiring batman. Wiring for a final load of 6 ohms was a mess. Connections everywhere, lol.


I like these terminals a lot better than the cups I've used in the past. Pretty slick. Set them 3/4" apart so my dual banana will plug right in.


Only thing left to do is solder the terminals, and drill and mount the drivers. smile.gif Oh, and lug these behemoths into their final resting place, and bolt them down. And remove the sheetrock I just put up so I can run more wiring from my equipment rack to the theater room.
Edited by bass addict - 2/2/13 at 9:41pm
post #75 of 158
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Well I think I'm finally on the home stretch.

Three coats of Duratex. I really like this stuff. Wish I would have found out about it earlier. I could think of a lot of uses for this stuff. I didn't get it laid down 100% perfect, but it's very close and won't matter regardless being behind my screen.




Holy wiring batman. Wiring for a final load of 6 ohms was a mess. Connections everywhere, lol.


I like these terminals a lot better than the cups I've used in the past. Pretty slick. Set them 3/4" apart so my dual banana will plug right in.


Only thing left to do is solder the terminals, and drill and mount the drivers. smile.gif Oh, and lug these behemoths into their final resting place, and bolt them down. And remove the sheetrock I just put up so I can run more wiring from my equipment rack to the theater room.

Very nice. You will be rocking soon!!!


Keep cranking,

Robert
post #76 of 158
Oops, double post. Broswer error.
post #77 of 158
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DAYUM!!!! Looks Menacing.

Ditto. biggrin.gif
post #78 of 158
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Ditto. biggrin.gif

Thanks. I'm like a kid on Christmas Eve waiting to get these things fired up. I'm gunning for testing by mid this week.
post #79 of 158
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Started the wiring impedance test tonight. How much rise do you expect these should have?


post #80 of 158
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Started the wiring impedance test tonight. How much rise do you expect these should have?

Depends on the frequency you are testing at. DC resistance is as follows per woofer:

D4 Series 6.7 Ohms
D4 Parallel 1.675 Ohms
D2 Series 3.5 Ohms
D2 Parallel 0.875 Ohms

Make sure you test your DMM's leads and measure/note their resistance as well. I may have missed it in the thread but how do you have your woofers wired up? And are they D2 or D4?
post #81 of 158
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Originally Posted by Electrodynamic View Post

Depends on the frequency you are testing at. DC resistance is as follows per woofer:

D4 Series 6.7 Ohms
D4 Parallel 1.675 Ohms
D2 Series 3.5 Ohms
D2 Parallel 0.875 Ohms

Make sure you test your DMM's leads and measure/note their resistance as well. I may have missed it in the thread but how do you have your woofers wired up? And are they D2 or D4?

I noted their resistance and it was not much; .02 if I remember correctly.

They are D4's. Voice coils are wired in parallel and drivers are wired in series. I was just curious more than anything, as I'd be happy with the lower impedance. I planned on 6 ohm and even though .5 ohm is not much, I'll take all the extra power I can get. biggrin.gif
post #82 of 158
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Well my back isn't liking me too much tonight. Got the drivers mounted and the cabs drug into position. The cabs went from heavy to holy hell that weighs a lot after installing the drivers. Just standing them up by myself took an act of congress, lol. I'm sure not looking forward to hoisting these things up on my stage tomorrow.

Cab only. I wasn't thinking when I installed the screws. Only square drive ones I had laying around were bronze colored. Hopefully they don't cause any issues behind the screen or I guess it's sharpie time. smile.gif


Cab next to my Axioms for size reference. Those things look tiny. biggrin.gif


Whole setup
post #83 of 158
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I noted their resistance and it was not much; .02 if I remember correctly.

They are D4's. Voice coils are wired in parallel and drivers are wired in series. I was just curious more than anything, as I'd be happy with the lower impedance. I planned on 6 ohm and even though .5 ohm is not much, I'll take all the extra power I can get. biggrin.gif

Cool. Just making sure something wasn't off. Extra power is always a good thing. cool.gif

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Well my back isn't liking me too much tonight. Got the drivers mounted and the cabs drug into position. The cabs went from heavy to holy hell that weighs a lot after installing the drivers. Just standing them up by myself took an act of congress, lol. I'm sure not looking forward to hoisting these things up on my stage tomorrow.

So tomorrow we can see your initial thoughts on the woofers performance? biggrin.gif
post #84 of 158
NICE!! cool.gif
post #85 of 158
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So tomorrow we can see your initial thoughts on the woofers performance? biggrin.gif

That's the plan. I'm hoping by late tomorrow night I can sit down and try out some familiar SACD/DVDA's. I have to get the EP4000's wired up and remove about 6 panels of sheetrock I just put up to drill and run new wires to the stage, but after that it should be go time. smile.gif

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NICE!! cool.gif

Thanks captain.
post #86 of 158
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That's the plan. I'm hoping by late tomorrow night I can sit down and try out some familiar SACD/DVDA's. I have to get the EP4000's wired up and remove about 6 panels of sheetrock I just put up to drill and run new wires to the stage, but after that it should be go time. smile.gif
Thanks captain.

Good job.

Crank them up. Can't wait to hear the results.

Keep cranking,

Robert
post #87 of 158
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The only issue I see after listening to them is; I'm going to have to upgrade my front stage to something better. I see a SEOS build in the near future. biggrin.gif
post #88 of 158
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The only issue I see after listening to them is; I'm going to have to upgrade my front stage to something better. I see a SEOS build in the near future. biggrin.gif

Did you have an LFE system previous to this? Also, were you happy with the overall impact of the speakers you have in place without an LFE?


Keep cranking,

Robert
post #89 of 158
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The only issue I see after listening to them is; I'm going to have to upgrade my front stage to something better. I see a SEOS build in the near future. biggrin.gif

Yuuuuup. smile.gif
post #90 of 158
Many choices for capable mains you have.
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