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Poll Results: TURNKEY V DIY

 
  • 34% (26)
    TURNKEY
  • 48% (37)
    DIY
  • 17% (13)
    BI
76 Total Votes  
post #31 of 70
I love DIY. But as you allude to in your first post, the performance/value that some of the ID companies bring to the table is undeniable.

Every aspect of thus hobby forces one to make compromises. I love single digit response, but knowing that some of the ID offerings available can perform on par (or even remotely close to) 8 of my 18's in any part of the fq spectrum for roughly the same price is damn impressive! Regardless of design.

I voted bi.
post #32 of 70
Oh, BTW. I wanted to mention that that I feel as though us DIYers have much more of a vested interest in the hobby and seem to be more active in the AVS/HT community. Meaning, I think you are going to get more DIY votes in general. Just my opinion though.

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post #33 of 70
DIY - More rewarding, more fun, more learning, best value. Saving lots of money on a capable system aside, I've learned SO much about woodworking in the last year. tongue.gif

Easy! biggrin.gif
post #34 of 70
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by basshead81 View Post

Or should I say build some custom 15" cylinders. Diy might be a good option for Beeman especially if the benjamins are tight.

Not to worry Bass!.. I’m on it! We both know Bee likes multiples so I took it upon myself to put a little something together for him that ought to fit in with the WAF also. A question I would have is do you want them all differently tuned Bee??.. knowin you like to tinker and all. wink.gif


post #35 of 70
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Originally Posted by basshead81 View Post

...my next suggestion would be a F25 with a E15, but of course like you say its all about the benjamins.

That sure seems to be the best (easiest) solution but in the end, in my opinion, due to the comparatively short stature, the F25 lacks the visual drama a PSA, XV30f adds to the room's decor: anticipation.

[URL=http://anticipation carly simon]Carly Simon: "Anticipation"[/URL]

Now you guys aren't playing fair. tongue.gif

In the younger days, in a heart beat I would have been all over DIY but these days, each day we spend an hour or two in the yard and then spend the rest of the day recovering.

After the springtime yard is whipped into shape, the next DIY project is to take the shower doors out back and polish the glass back to glossy smooth. To give you guys an idea how slow I've become, it took us two weeks to polish and seal the car. The paint looks wonderful for the effort but wonderful was long in coming.

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Edited by BeeMan458 - 6/13/13 at 5:46am
post #36 of 70
Thread Starter 
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I voted bi.

Hey Pop,

Do you think maybe a good descriptive for us bi’s might be SW whore?? Do they have counseling for such behavior? confused.gif Nah! I like hobby better, save the $$ for more drivers. rolleyes.gif
post #37 of 70
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Gorilla83 View Post

DIY - More rewarding, more fun, more learning, best value. Saving lots of money on a capable system aside, I've learned SO much about woodworking in the last year. tongue.gif

Easy! biggrin.gif

Really impressed with your last project Gor. . very nice indeed. cool.gif
post #38 of 70
Thread Starter 
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Now you guys aren't playing fair. tongue.gif

Never with you Bee, but I assure you it's always in good humor. Skip all the paperwork and try some configs out would be my suggestion. smile.gif
post #39 of 70
...biggrin.gif
post #40 of 70
Dumb question, what is Bi?
post #41 of 70
Could go either way.
post #42 of 70
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BeeMan458 View Post

Could go either way.

+1 except to say the emphases is on subwoofers. Just want to be clear is all. Lol wink.gif
post #43 of 70
An example of a DIY project vs commercial, the GH vs OS, you can save $1000 and get more performance especially from 12-40hz. If one opts for those sontubes you can save even more money. Again an example would be a PSA XV-15 vs a LLT sonotube. The more multiples you have the more you save with DIY as the amp can power many and the material can be used for a few.
post #44 of 70
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Originally Posted by MKtheater View Post

An example of a DIY project vs commercial, the GH vs OS, you can save $1000 and get more performance especially from 12-40hz. If one opts for those sontubes you can save even more money. Again an example would be a PSA XV-15 vs a LLT sonotube. The more multiples you have the more you save with DIY as the amp can power many and the material can be used for a few.

+1. On the amp issue especially!

You could almost do dual GH for the cost of a single OS. Luke got it right for sure...lol
post #45 of 70
I am thinking of changing myself. I am getting bored with happy.
post #46 of 70
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by MKtheater View Post

I am thinking of changing myself. I am getting bored with happy.

Oh man it never ends! I totally understand though. I find myself buying/building lesser subs just to see for myself what the scoop is instead of relying on others. This might be a option you might consider? Keep what you have with the ability to play at the same time. Sub addiction never stops, so cover all your bases. It's a thought anyway.
post #47 of 70
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Originally Posted by steve nn View Post

+1 except to say the emphases is on subwoofers. Just want to be clear is all. Lol wink.gif

This should be merged with the subwoofer "orientation" thread wink.gif
post #48 of 70
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Tack View Post

This should be merged with the subwoofer "orientation" thread wink.gif

Tack you always make me laugh.


post #49 of 70
Whoah! I saved that gem if you dont mind.

Kinda makes me hungry...






post #50 of 70
Okay, that was funny. tongue.gif
post #51 of 70
Whatever makes you happy ... smile.gif
post #52 of 70
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Whoah! I saved that gem if you dont mind.

Kinda makes me hungry...

No prob as long as I can keep your's.

Hey look!.. BI is up to 8 votes so far, 16%. I wonder what that translates to?
post #53 of 70
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Originally Posted by steve nn View Post


Hey look!.. BI is up to 8 votes so far, 16%.

Not that there's anything wrong with that. Some are probably just "sub curious"
post #54 of 70
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Tack View Post



Not that there's anything wrong with that. Some are probably just "sub curious"

+1
post #55 of 70
Thread Starter 
Yip the poll confirms it! Price is the biggest issue around here! It reads as DIY 1st, Bi second and turnkey coming in at third. Mmm.. why don’t I see more pushing DIY then. Maybe the numbers are skewed. eek.gif

post #56 of 70
DYI if you have the interest , time and equipment with a little experience. If not, buy something and be happy!
post #57 of 70
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Originally Posted by derrickdj1 View Post

If not, buy something and be happy!

Okay but you can't play a sound track through an eighteen year old bottle of Bourbon. tongue.gif

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Edited by BeeMan458 - 6/29/13 at 10:34am
post #58 of 70
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by BeeMan458 View Post

Okay but you can't play a sound track through and eighteen year old bottle of Bourbon. tongue.gif

. Yeah that’s like a major upgrade! Everything sounds better with a little help. rolleyes.gif


My wife took a pic of me the other day, do you think I ought to be embarrassed?




Edited by steve nn - 6/29/13 at 8:24am
post #59 of 70
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Originally Posted by steve nn View Post

My wife took a pic of me the other day, do you think I ought to be embarrassed?

Only if she forgets to recycle. tongue.gif
post #60 of 70
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by BeeMan458 View Post

Only if she forgets to recycle. tongue.gif

That’s good Bee. LOL biggrin.gif
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