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post #1621 of 1767
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Originally Posted by brandonnash View Post

I think I misunderstood you about the water pipe. There is water pipe going into the ground, its the pipe coming from the gutter to discharge water. As long as its not raining today...again, I am going to see how well planted the ground cable is today after I get home from work.

I know one scene I am going to add to the DVD. The final scene in fight club. That is some good very low bass. Be careful with that one.

Newer houses will usually have a supplied ground coming out of the house for telephone and cable. It would just be a thick bare copper wire. If that isn't there the second best option would be the power riser provided it's metal. If not then maybe use cold water but there other conditions that need to be met for cold water to be a valid ground. Also, make sure to use at least 12 ga wire for your ground.
post #1622 of 1767
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Originally Posted by Ricci View Post

Rob,

Brando,

Get me a tracking # when you ship that HD back.

Got it packed up and ready to ship. Just had a beyond busier week than expected last week. Taking it to the post tomorrow. Will hit you up with the tracking number tomorrow afternoon or sooner.

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Originally Posted by Monger View Post

Newer houses will usually have a supplied ground coming out of the house for telephone and cable. It would just be a thick bare copper wire. If that isn't there the second best option would be the power riser provided it's metal. If not then maybe use cold water but there other conditions that need to be met for cold water to be a valid ground. Also, make sure to use at least 12 ga wire for your ground.

It is a newer house. Built in 2000. It does have the solid wire for the ground, but it doesn't look copper unless they have sunk the copper under the ground and just have the wire coming up for the electric/cable/phone.

I still don't understand how it could change like that literally overnight without changing anything at all in my system.
post #1623 of 1767
Didn't read the whole thread but robert could you answer a few questions?

How are the 5050s working for you? What load are you giving them?

Also how loud is the fan? Particularly when at low volumes, is it audible?

And could you tell me how much heat it is generating, as in is it heating up the room significantly?

Thanks.
post #1624 of 1767
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Originally Posted by Decadent_Spectre View Post

Didn't read the whole thread but robert could you answer a few questions?

How are the 5050s working for you? What load are you giving them?

Also how loud is the fan? Particularly when at low volumes, is it audible?

And could you tell me how much heat it is generating, as in is it heating up the room significantly?

Thanks.

Can't answer your questions because I do not have the 5050's. I am running crown ITech 8000's. Totally different animals. They really have a ton of power and can draw a ton of power no matter how you slice it. They really stay cool, but can be as loud as a jet engine when they get fired up-no kidding! I need to get the current firmware update to fix the fan situation-according to crown.

Any help?

Thanks,

Robert
post #1625 of 1767
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Originally Posted by robertcharles View Post

Can't answer your questions because I do not have the 5050's. I am running crown ITech 8000's. Totally different animals. They really have a ton of power and can draw a ton of power no matter how you slice it. They really stay cool, but can be as loud as a jet engine when they get fired up-no kidding! I need to get the current firmware update to fix the fan situation-according to crown.

Any help?

Thanks,

Robert

The Itechs are great amps but a large bit out of my price range. Curiously do you get roll off below 20Hz from the crown? I keep hearing thats what crowns do.
post #1626 of 1767
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Originally Posted by Decadent_Spectre View Post

The Itechs are great amps but a large bit out of my price range. Curiously do you get roll off below 20Hz from the crown? I keep hearing thats what crowns do.


I am working on getting measures. I just got my REW working, so some measures to follow.
post #1627 of 1767
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Originally Posted by robertcharles View Post

I am working on getting measures. I just got my REW working, so some measures to follow.

Look forward to it.

By the way what happened to the QSCs? I thought I saw a picture somewhere in your thread with a couple of them.
post #1628 of 1767
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Originally Posted by Decadent_Spectre View Post

Look forward to it.

By the way what happened to the QSCs? I thought I saw a picture somewhere in your thread with a couple of them.

QSC amps are powering all the mains and surrounds
post #1629 of 1767
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QSC amps are powering all the mains and surrounds

Which ones?
post #1630 of 1767
This thread has hit over 100,000 views...WOW!
post #1631 of 1767
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Originally Posted by Decadent_Spectre View Post

Which ones?

I have been using QSC amps for a long time now. They are RMX 2450's.
post #1632 of 1767
Hey Robert...is the GTG going on this weekend or this month sometime?
post #1633 of 1767
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Originally Posted by brandonnash View Post

Hey Robert...is the GTG going on this weekend or this month sometime?

I have had zero interest in this idea. At the moment, it is scrapped.
post #1634 of 1767
Well still shoot me your address in PM or email and I'll still send out the bass dvd. I've got one thrown together, but I'm wanting to take a few light scenes out of it. I ended up getting next week off anyway so I'll probably get it done during some time when the kids are in school. It's good to have a bass demo dvd laying around just for bass craving moments. Maybe something can be thrown together early next year.
post #1635 of 1767
Zero interest? If I weren't so far away and busy I would love to hear your bass masterpieces. I would even bring along a big spatula just so I could peel myself off the wall after a massive transient
post #1636 of 1767
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Originally Posted by mjaudio View Post

Zero interest? If I weren't so far away and busy I would love to hear your bass masterpieces.

+1

I would have loved to hear those subs!

Btw robert do your RMX2450s run really hot?
post #1637 of 1767
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Originally Posted by Decadent_Spectre View Post

+1

I would have loved to hear those subs!

Btw robert do your RMX2450s run really hot?


No.
post #1638 of 1767
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Originally Posted by robertcharles View Post

I hope these pictures are better than the ones I took. A really nice camera was used for these. Thanks. I will be looking forward to seeing all of you guys who can make it when we have the next GTG. My place will be good for the end of the year sometime.










Jai,

Here are the latest I have.
post #1639 of 1767
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Originally Posted by robertcharles View Post

Jai,

Here are the latest I have.

Awesome!
post #1640 of 1767
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Originally Posted by jmcomp124 View Post

Awesome!

Thanks!
post #1641 of 1767
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In the case of 2 LFE cabs, has anyone seen better results when placing them in the back of the room?

I am trying to get a bit of help to move at least one cab and do a little testing. I want to see how the graphs change and the overall effect on the system when I move the cabs. I should have went with the wheels!!!!!
post #1642 of 1767
I have my sub behind my couch and have had it on the back wall of my room. When I had my smaller sub I had it up front and if I could fit my current sub up front and still get the shaking feeling I get now I would have it up front. Seems to integrate with the main speakers better that way.
post #1643 of 1767
Very nice! Quality build with quality materials.
post #1644 of 1767
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Originally Posted by robertcharles View Post

In the case of 2 LFE cabs, has anyone seen better results when placing them in the back of the room?

I am trying to get a bit of help to move at least one cab and do a little testing. I want to see how the graphs change and the overall effect on the system when I move the cabs. I should have went with the wheels!!!!!

How soon and how much help do you need?
post #1645 of 1767
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Originally Posted by dragonetti25 View Post

How soon and how much help do you need?


It's kind of a logistics nightmare. Because they are extremely heavy and can tip over and hurt someone, being very careful is a priority. It is like moving a coke machine. I have a few friends coming for a Holloween party in the next 2 weeks, so that is the time- Oct. 24th.

I am hoping to get some interest in a GTG going, but nobody seems to be able to make the trip. Maybe if Mardi Gras was part of the trip, they might make the trip down here. We will see. I have to get some input. It sure would be nice to have a couple of people with quality measuring gear and knowledge of REW, and such, to do some real world measures. I would love to do some A/B comparisons with my cabinets. No takers as of yet. If I could just move them and bring them with me, I would go to the testers, but that is not possible with my cabs. Hope I get some interest in attending for the new date.

Thanks,

Robert
post #1646 of 1767
WOW... I just read through this thread from the start - what a journey! RC, I think you need to film a documentary on this build process and sell it to all the DIY freaks on this board! Make sure it includes some good low frequency information in the audio portion, too.

Congratulations on a fantastic build and a GREAT looking set of subs! Wishing you success in getting them integrated with the rest of your system so you and others can enjoy the fruits of your considerable labor.
post #1647 of 1767
Thread Starter 
Longer sweeps provide higher signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) in the measurements, each doubling of the sweep length improves S/N by almost 3dB. However, the time required to perform the processing after each sweep will more than double for each doubling of sweep length. If REW is running on a computer which does not have a fast processor and a lot of memory, measurements will be much faster using the shortest sweep length (128k samples), at a small S/N penalty of about 3dB compared to the default. 1GB of RAM and a fast processor are recommended if using the 1M sweep, invalid measurements may occur on computers which have insufficient RAM or processor speed


I might need a faster computer and more RAM.
post #1648 of 1767
I live in Baton Rouge, I have no equipment or knowledge, just a good back. I would be glad to help but it sounds like you need expert/tech help. I would love to hear them though. I have to work the 24th, 25th, 26th also, shift work
post #1649 of 1767
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Originally Posted by dragonetti25 View Post

I live in Baton Rouge, I have no equipment or knowledge, just a good back. I would be glad to help but it sounds like you need expert/tech help. I would love to hear them though. I have to work the 24th, 25th, 26th also, shift work

I've been to Baton Rouge 5 times in the last 3 weeks searching wrecking yards. Pull a Part and Brown's. I am trying to get a GTG together. I am in no hurry, but it would be nice to get a few guys together to chew the fat about subs and LFE. Keep in touch and we can work something out. Do you have any subs that can be tested?
post #1650 of 1767
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Originally Posted by dragonetti25 View Post

I live in Baton Rouge, I have no equipment or knowledge, just a good back. I would be glad to help but it sounds like you need expert/tech help. I would love to hear them though. I have to work the 24th, 25th, 26th also, shift work

Weekends would be good because of the season. It is starting to slow down for me and I will be home more weekends. I have had my share of car trouble in the last 2 months, so just catching up with that has slowed progress to a trickle. Even though, I am game for some demo. Do you have any setup skills for 5.1 or 7.1?
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