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post #1291 of 1320
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Originally Posted by tuxedocivic View Post

For me I think the IXL is a better sub and worth the money over the SI and Dayton (all based on thread lurking is all), but I'm like jbrown says, I look at the UXl and think, well I would save up for that. I'm not looking to buy right now anyways, but if I was I'd go for the UXL even if I had to wait/save. It has more xmax, more power handling, fits in a smaller box, etc. Its a real sub. Not some amateur boom maker. Everything about says "give me your best".

I just need some amp power before I can consider it frown.gif

Since this thread sort of went on a tangent from the UXL-18 to the IXL-18 and there are mini discussions on the IXL-18 ongoing elsewhere, I just started an IXL-18 thread so that hopefully we can get a nice discussion going all in one place that can be later referenced for all IXL-18 related stuff.
post #1292 of 1320
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Originally Posted by chalugadp View Post

You coming by next week to cut them out ?

The last two are actually going to be cut on a CNC machine tomorrow by Warren's buddy that cut the cabinets for his Tempests. I'll make the arrangements to grab the rest of the plywood soon and I was still doing to donate a sheet or two to you for your help and troubles. smile.gif
post #1293 of 1320
Ok sounds good. Cnc is sweet.
post #1294 of 1320
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Originally Posted by chalugadp View Post

Ok sounds good. Cnc is sweet.

Yeah I'll take lots of pictures, the CNC machine will also cut all of the dados and we'll recess the driver in the baffle too. But only 1/2" because that'll still give me a full inch to mount the screws into, so there'll still be some good meat to put the screws into.

I'm guessing that one sheet you used went into putting that sweet looking component cabinet together? It turned out really good!
post #1295 of 1320
Yeah. The other five sheets are sitting ready for pickup. 4 uxl18 will be insane.
post #1296 of 1320
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Originally Posted by jbrown15 View Post

Here's what I did with two so far, with the other two coming very soon! biggrin.gif

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Nice imposing front stage....almost a pity the beauty will be hidden behind a screen.

I love how your room looks so far man....the detail on the ceiling is awesome. Makes me wish for a dedicated theater room of my own
post #1297 of 1320
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Originally Posted by joebuddyguy View Post

Nice imposing front stage....almost a pity the beauty will be hidden behind a screen.

I love how your room looks so far man....the detail on the ceiling is awesome. Makes me wish for a dedicated theater room of my own

Thanks Joe, from one Joe to another I appreciate that comment biggrin.gif

It was actually really easy to do, I wanted the look of a coffered ceiling but only have ceiling height of 7'10". So I went and got 1" MDF, primed and painted it and then ripped the MDF into 6" wide strips. Then I glued and nailed the strips to the ceiling and then installed crown moulding inside of the strips and then around the outer edges. It turned out pretty good and gives that feeling of having a coffered ceiling. smile.gif
Edited by jbrown15 - 4/14/14 at 8:57pm
post #1298 of 1320
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Originally Posted by jbrown15 View Post

Thanks Joe, from one Joe to another I appreciate that comment biggrin.gif

It was actually really to do, I wanted the look of a coffered ceiling but only have ceiling height of 7'10". So I went and got 1" MDF, primed and painted it and then ripped the MDF into 6" wide strips. Then I glued and nailed the strips to the ceiling and then installed crown moulding inside of the strips and then around the outer edges. It turned out pretty good and gives that feeling of having a coffered ceiling. smile.gif

I love the look of your ceiling. I am going to do something similar in the bar I am building. Very nice and unique. Thanks for the idea!
post #1299 of 1320
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Originally Posted by jbrown15 View Post

Thanks Joe, from one Joe to another I appreciate that comment biggrin.gif

It was actually really easy to do, I wanted the look of a coffered ceiling but only have ceiling height of 7'10". So I went and got 1" MDF, primed and painted it and then ripped the MDF into 6" wide strips. Then I glued and nailed the strips to the ceiling and then installed crown moulding inside of the strips and then around the outer edges. It turned out pretty good and gives that feeling of having a coffered ceiling. smile.gif

My nick is misleading, my name is actually Kyle, lol.....hopefully that doesn't tarnish my compliment any biggrin.gif

About how big is your theater? Looks great man....what's your next project aside from more marty subs? Sorry to derail this thread a little
post #1300 of 1320
Thread Starter 
Hey, no prob there fellas... anything tied into UXL18 in some way is fair game...smile.gif
post #1301 of 1320
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Originally Posted by joebuddyguy View Post

My nick is misleading, my name is actually Kyle, lol.....hopefully that doesn't tarnish my compliment any biggrin.gif

About how big is your theater? Looks great man....what's your next project aside from more marty subs? Sorry to derail this thread a little
Now I could have understood Joe or Buddy or Guy...but Kyle? Lol
post #1302 of 1320
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Originally Posted by gpmbc View Post

Now I could have understood Joe or Buddy or Guy...but Kyle? Lol

Yah, I was young when I created it....weird sense of humor back then I guess tongue.gif
post #1303 of 1320
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Originally Posted by joebuddyguy View Post

Yah, I was young when I created it....weird sense of humor back then I guess tongue.gif

Well, you're from Canada so you likely weren't completely thawed out when you came up with that nickname. smile.gif. Just kidding...I used to live in Nome and Fairbanks, AK so I distantly remember cold...uh, still bad memories of -60F.

Welcome Kyle! And I don't have a dedicated theater either, I have a living room that will transform into an awesome movie experience. I too wish I could build a dedicated space but then I'd have to give up my basement woodworking shop...and I'm not quite ready to do that, especially if I can make the living room as awesome as I think can.
post #1304 of 1320
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Originally Posted by dgage View Post

Well, you're from Canada so you likely weren't completely thawed out when you came up with that nickname. smile.gif. Just kidding...I used to live in Nome and Fairbanks, AK so I distantly remember cold...uh, still bad memories of -60F.

Welcome Kyle! And I don't have a dedicated theater either, I have a living room that will transform into an awesome movie experience. I too wish I could build a dedicated space but then I'd have to give up my basement woodworking shop...and I'm not quite ready to do that, especially if I can make the living room as awesome as I think can.

Haha, thanks....funny you say that, today we received about 2 inches of snow......in April!!!! Crazy....couldn't believe it this morning. Never been to AK, but I've been to ND in the middle of winter.....was cold to say the least eek.gif

My space I have is a man cave in my basement that is pretty much my room, however it's not sealed off or anything. Next thing I'm planning on doing is acoustic treatments as long as I can disguise them somewhat.

I look forward to seeing your hybrid living room/theater.....should give me a few ideas. I like the sub design you did....the legs look really cool!
post #1305 of 1320
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Originally Posted by joebuddyguy View Post

I look forward to seeing your hybrid living room/theater.....should give me a few ideas. I like the sub design you did....the legs look really cool!

I'm assuming you mean the end table sub...thanks.

If you liked that, wait until you see my UXL-18 enclosure build. It will have part of it under the center seat of the couch with the UXL-18 facing down at an angle toward the front of the couch where people's feet would be normally when sitting. The second part of the enclosure will be behind the couch from one end of the couch to the other. Should be fun. smile.gif

And when I post up pictures of the UXL-18 enclosure, I should have the built-in done at the front of the room so I'll take a complete picture of my living room with 3 LMS-5400s and 2 UXL-18s. With the doors to the built-in closed, people won't see any of the subs and even with the doors open, you'd only see 2 subs. I keep telling my wife that I'm trying to reproduce what the Space Shuttle take off might be like. smile.gif
post #1306 of 1320
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Originally Posted by joebuddyguy View Post

Haha, thanks....funny you say that, today we received about 2 inches of snow......in April!!!! Crazy....couldn't believe it this morning. Never been to AK, but I've been to ND in the middle of winter.....was cold to say the least eek.gif

My space I have is a man cave in my basement that is pretty much my room, however it's not sealed off or anything. Next thing I'm planning on doing is acoustic treatments as long as I can disguise them somewhat.

I look forward to seeing your hybrid living room/theater.....should give me a few ideas. I like the sub design you did....the legs look really cool!

Ha! joebuddy...y'all up North have nothing on me in Syracuse, NY!! Two inches of snow today right along with you!!
Funny thing of course, I was hiking in the area yesterday at 3pm and it hit 80 degrees...today, 29 degrees! Doh!!!rolleyes.gif
post #1307 of 1320
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Originally Posted by dgage View Post

I'm assuming you mean the end table sub...thanks.

If you liked that, wait until you see my UXL-18 enclosure build. It will have part of it under the center seat of the couch with the UXL-18 facing down at an angle toward the front of the couch where people's feet would be normally when sitting. The second part of the enclosure will be behind the couch from one end of the couch to the other. Should be fun. smile.gif

And when I post up pictures of the UXL-18 enclosure, I should have the built-in done at the front of the room so I'll take a complete picture of my living room with 3 LMS-5400s and 2 UXL-18s. With the doors to the built-in closed, people won't see any of the subs and even with the doors open, you'd only see 2 subs. I keep telling my wife that I'm trying to reproduce what the Space Shuttle take off might be like. smile.gif

I can't remember the exact reason but someone posted that the UXL-18 isn't a good driver to have in a downward firing configuration.
post #1308 of 1320
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Originally Posted by jbrown15 View Post

I can't remember the exact reason but someone posted that the UXL-18 isn't a good driver to have in a downward firing configuration.

Damn it! You may be right but that is the only place I can fit them and where I originally planned to put them. It won't be completely down facing, more about 60 degrees down...not as bad but I'm sure still not ideal. I'll consider other options but I'll likely just take my chances.
post #1309 of 1320
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Originally Posted by dgage View Post

Damn it! You may be right but that is the only place I can fit them and where I originally planned to put them. It won't be completely down facing, more about 60 degrees down...not as bad but I'm sure still not ideal. I'll consider other options but I'll likely just take my chances.

Why not just use the UXL-18's in place of your LMS drivers and use the LMS ones in the downward firing spot?
post #1310 of 1320
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Originally Posted by jbrown15 View Post

I can't remember the exact reason but someone posted that the UXL-18 isn't a good driver to have in a downward firing configuration.

I think I remember someone saying that it would somehow damage the driver if down-facing; some part of the driver isn't meant to be faced that way.
post #1311 of 1320
Na, they are just heavy cones and will sag after time. I personally wouldn't use either one but you could if you wanted to. It's not going to damage them, but they will sag in time.
post #1312 of 1320
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Originally Posted by N8DOGG View Post

Na, they are just heavy cones and will sag after time. I personally wouldn't use either one but you could if you wanted to. It's not going to damage them, but they will sag in time.

 

 

Kind of like when I used to lift in my college days for both football and baseball......................and now in my elderly years, that "Greek God" phyisque has turned into the Michelin Man?  No need to acerbate the situation..............;)

 

 

post #1313 of 1320
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Originally Posted by blah450 View Post

Ha! joebuddy...y'all up North have nothing on me in Syracuse, NY!! Two inches of snow today right along with you!!
Funny thing of course, I was hiking in the area yesterday at 3pm and it hit 80 degrees...today, 29 degrees! Doh!!!rolleyes.gif


Sounds pretty similar to what we've been dealing with Blah....on the weekend it was 75 degrees out at the warmest; today snow....crazy weather eek.gif
post #1314 of 1320
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Originally Posted by jbrown15 View Post

Why not just use the UXL-18's in place of your LMS drivers and use the LMS ones in the downward firing spot?

The LMS are 12" deep while the UXL is 9" deep. One will fit under the couch and the other won't.

I'll consider other options but here's one. Can you imagine a UXL-18 firing into your back when sitting on the couch? Would that be over powering?
post #1315 of 1320
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Originally Posted by dgage View Post


The LMS are 12" deep while the UXL is 9" deep. One will fit under the couch and the other won't.

I'll consider other options but here's one. Can you imagine a UXL-18 firing into your back when sitting on the couch? Would that be over powering?

 

 

I  can envision.............but I'm firing drivers away from seating ..............will be smoother. ..............

 


Edited by doublewing11 - 4/15/14 at 7:48pm
post #1316 of 1320
My AVS buddy DW helping me out. Hmmm, I might be able to make that work. Would 3" or 4" from the wall be good enough?
post #1317 of 1320
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Originally Posted by dgage View Post

I'll consider other options but here's one. Can you imagine a UXL-18 firing into your back when sitting on the couch? Would that be over powering?

No way, You wanna see what near field destruction looks like, this is it :


LOL. thats 6 x FTW 21's and 2 x G-horns about 2 feet from the back of my sofa, my other 2 x 21's are in behind but you can't see them, as well as the 4 x 18's in the IB and the 2 18's up front. They literally feel like someone is dropkicking the back. I personally love it! Others may not but who the hell cares what anyone else thinks! it's mine! tongue.gif
post #1318 of 1320
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Originally Posted by N8DOGG View Post


No way, You wanna see what near field destruction looks like, this is it :


LOL. thats 6 x FTW 21's and 2 x G-horns about 2 feet from the back of my sofa, my other 2 x 21's are in behind but you can't see them, as well as the 4 x 18's in the IB and the 2 18's up front. They literally feel like someone is dropkicking the back. I personally love it! Others may not but who the hell cares what anyone else thinks! it's mine! tongue.gif

 

 

Yeah.........if I did that, I'd be happy I built a restroom right off the theater room!  Kidneys can only take so much!  You young whipper snappers!  :rolleyes::p:o:D

post #1319 of 1320
Well, these are for the side couches for the kids and visitors. My main seating position is open to the kitchen in back so N8DOGG's solution isn't an option or I'd do it!!!! biggrin.gif So since this is for my 10 year olds and visitors, should I fire into the couch or towards the wall with ~3" from the wall. Thoughts from everyone not named N8DOGG! smile.gif
post #1320 of 1320

N8DOGG's system rapes...............an acoustic sledgehammer.  

 

Thanks for the experience Nathan!

 

I guess that's a vote for into the couch.

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