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post #121 of 1121
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Originally Posted by elfranche View Post

Here's mine!
Details HERE --> http://www.stormpages.com/elfranche/


All the details but how they sound!

I say they look fantastic, but how do they sound (besides enough bass to shake the walls!)?
post #122 of 1121
As far as I'm concerned I say mission accomplished. =)
Undoubtedly my best pair so far. I used HiFi components and aimed for the flattest possible response curve. The overall sound has lots of presence and warmth. The detail is absolutely amazing. This is what strikes the most. I've had many friends over for a music session and they all found new details in their own music. Nothing else Ive heard comes close! That being said, I'd be curious to hear other DIY systems.
post #123 of 1121
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Originally Posted by elfranche View Post

Here's mine!
Details HERE --> http://www.stormpages.com/elfranche/


very impressive effort and construction!
post #124 of 1121
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Originally Posted by elfranche View Post

As far as I'm concerned I say mission accomplished. =)
Undoubtedly my best pair so far, all the while remaining a good bang for the buck. The overall sound has lots of presence and warmth. The sound definition is absolutely amazing. This is what strikes the most. I've had many friends over for a music session and they all found new details in their own music. Nothing Ive heard in any store comes close! That being said, I'd be very curious to hear other DIY systems..

The XT25/PL18 combo has been used by many DIYers in two-way systems with good results. So adding those big drivers made the speakers very complete.
The Dayton and passive effortlessly produce sounds I never heard before on a 3-way system (down to 20hz).

Just went through your entire build, very impressive!!
post #125 of 1121
Thanks!
post #126 of 1121
KLH AV5001 cabinets
Morel MDT-20 Tweeter
Morel MDM-55 Mid
Two LA 12 inch subs

I am getting rid of the tower cabinets in a week or so and building some satellites and 4 sub enclosures and reusing my current drivers.
LL
post #127 of 1121
Wow these are awesome!
post #128 of 1121
My Natalie P's




Two MTMs each with his own hefty 7" driver makes for lots of effortless output down to 28hz in-room.

Total cost $460
post #129 of 1121
i would like to know why my post was removed/deleted regarding this thread being stickied, since i never received a response through pm. integrity please.
post #130 of 1121
I've just completed the Avalanche 15 sonotube powered by QSC RMX850 pro amp.

Price:
Sonotube + port = $69
MDF = $24
Paints = $12
Fiberglass = $12
Screws + Grill + Speaker terminals = $30
Spray adhesive = $9
Speaker Carpet = $30
Misc items = $20
Avalanche 15 driver = $200
QSC RMX850 pro amp (830W bridged) = $180
Labor = priceless
Total = ~$600

Design Thread: http://www.htguide.com/forum/showthread.php4?t=20374
Design: Ported Sonotube 300L (22" dia X 54.5" height) with port (6" dia x 28" length)

Below are pics and measurements:




Credit goes to Steve and Thomas and every else that help me. Thanks all. I'm extremely happy with the outcome. So far I haven't heard any distortion or bottom out yet. The Avalanche 15 is really a nice subwoofer with great SQ.

Below are a few pictures of my 2 main speakers, also DIY on the GR A/V-3 kit:




Total price is about $550 with veneer and everything. Also, happy with the outcome. Great sound, nice and smooth...

Next project might be the center speaker... to be continued....

Al,
post #131 of 1121
thank you.
post #132 of 1121
Wackii,

Looks like a great job on the GR-Research A/V-3s... I was also looking at building those, and ironically, in that same finish! Can you give me more of your impressions of the sound and how well it integrates with your sub?

I plan to build a sealed 2 cu ft. 12" RSS HF sub, but I'm keen to get my MTMs going...

Thanks,
Peter
post #133 of 1121
Peter,

These GR A/V-3 bass integrate really well with the sub. They plain right in. I have and still have the sealed DIY Tempest and now the Avalanche sonotube. Both of these subs and the A/V-3 integrate really well. I can't really tell if the bass is coming from the sub or the mains. About the sound, they really impress me with how clear, clean and detail the sound is. Especially on the female vocals. It really shine. Bass are tight and I believe these go down to the high 30s or low 40s. So you're probably not going to need a sub (music wise)unless you're a basshead like me I have a few friends that have Energy C-6(old glossy black model), Energy C-9, and the Paradigm Studio 60. They all prefer my GR A/V-3. And for $550, you can't beat it. Go for it. You won't regret it. Have fun...

Al,
post #134 of 1121
Here is the bottom half of an 9 foot tall sono sub I am building.



The top of it will have a "Greek Capitol" mounted around the port. Will post more when finished. The panels around the bottom will be routed out and grill cloth stretched over them.

Chuck
post #135 of 1121
And here are my finished WWMT's with Dennis Murphy crossovers.

post #136 of 1121
Those never cease to amaze me. What was the total cost (not including your xover mishap)?
post #137 of 1121
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Originally Posted by Willd View Post

Those never cease to amaze me. What was the total cost (not including your xover mishap)?

With crossover screwup, veneer, MDF, drivers, etc. right around $700.00. That is probably on the high side because the crossover screwup cost me about $110.00 and I am pretty sure I spent under $600 for the rest of them. The veneer alone was $75 and that is not expensive veneer. But they sure sound fine especially with a new amp!

Chuck
post #138 of 1121
Those look real good, nice work.

a steal at just $ 700 .
post #139 of 1121
Design: Ported
Enclosure: ~3cuft w/ 3" precision port tuned to 25Hz (85L downfiring enclosure for Adire Shiva)
Driver: Ascendant Audio Atlas 12 (discontinued)
Amp: Rythmik Audio 250W
Misc: 3" Precision Port, Black Speaker Spikes, Black Ash Laminte Vinyl

Total Cost: ~$350 + $15 for brad nailer and $70 for plunge router.

This is the second one im making. On the first one the legs were broken off (just glued on), horrible black spraypaint, and some of the cuts were off by 1/8" or more. I'm taking my time on this one and so far so good. Im trying to make it match the Athena AS-B1's and AS-C1 so black ash around the sides and silver in the front. Might buy a speaker grill for looks. Any ideas?





post #140 of 1121
Just finishing up on a sub project:













A couple of shots of the driver:







The sub will be paired with and finished to match the mains I built:





And here's a CG rendering of the finished result:

post #141 of 1121
some really nice work here....makes me want to bust out the router and start something
post #142 of 1121
Really nice work, I wish I could afford those Tweeters.
post #143 of 1121
Beautiful work, guys. Shinobiwan, the detail of 12.JPG is incredible.
post #144 of 1121
Thanks for the kind words guys.
post #145 of 1121
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Originally Posted by Shinobiwan View Post

Just finishing up on a sub project:
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Great Job!

I like it when someone puts in the effort to make a Sub cabinet aesthetically match the mains.

Lovely mains as well.
post #146 of 1121
I just finished this last week. Sounds great. I can't wait to build some fronts to match it and then veneer it.

Cabinet: 142L Shiva (22.5" cube), 3/4" MDF, lots of bracing, all biscuit joined
Driver: Dayton Reference 12" High Fidelity
Amp: 250W Sub Plate Amp from PE w/ Remote
Port: 4" diameter, 18" long
Total cost: ~$330

http://s100.photobucket.com/albums/m...fer%20Project/
post #147 of 1121
Catacon...is your sub tuned to ~18Hz? Thats what I figure, considering your enclosure volume/port length.

Did you leave out any damping material? Have you noticed any port noise?
post #148 of 1121
Yeah, it's tuned to about 18hz. I didn't use any damping material and it seems fine without it, but I may try some to see if it makes it sound better. I haven't noticed any port noises, I guess the flaring helps with that. There isn't too much air moving through the port, even when it's up kind of loud, so that may be the reason.
post #149 of 1121
Very cool. Sounds like a pretty good "budget" build.
post #150 of 1121
I'm still only half way through my sub build-up, but I thought I'd go ahead and post a couple of pics. Keep in mind that these pics of the enclosure were taken right after I installed the driver for the first time. The box is unsanded and not cleaned up. I hope to put a finish on it within the next couple of weeks.







Design: Sealed
Enclosure: 20" wide x 26" high x 22" deep
Driver: Sound Splinter RL-P15 4ohm
Amp: Nady XA-1100 (2x475w @ 4 ohm)
EQ: Behringer 1124P (BFD) - Not used yet.
Total Cost: Haven't added it up yet.

Prior speaker/sub construction experance level( 1- 10):
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Construction Thread with Photos


Summary:
Even in the Houston heat of the garage, I had a blast working on this. I took time off from working on the house just long enough to throw this together and plug it in. Now lets see if I have time to tweak it.
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