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post #181 of 192
When you are done,and have the sub ready...pop in Rambo 4 The Return of The Body Count and play the jolly scene near the end where Rambo cuts the belly of the happy camper...and mows down the congregation.

I never had so much fun,what a hilarious scene!!!
post #182 of 192
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Originally Posted by gareth_davies View Post

WOW, that enclosure turned out stunning mate, KUDOS!!

Bummer on the defective LF unit, but ...........

I must say that the display of customer service from mach5 and Mark is excellent.

This was one of the deciding factors for me also in choosing drivers, I have been in contact with Mark, and can confirm that even late in the evening he was very quick to respond to a general enquiry of mine regarding shipment to Mexico! Plus it was an amazing price including this LONG haul shipping.

I will be building the same size enclosure, but I will be using BB for mine.
I will start a new thread once things are in hand, and look forward to recieving comments and help , should the need arise.

Regards,
Gareth

Yeah, it shows just how much of a life I have...
post #183 of 192
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Originally Posted by zero the hero View Post

I was kinda thinking sealed.... 2 12 cf boxes might be a little overbearing

Hehe. I am running 2 ixl18.4's each in their own sealed 4.5cu.ft box.
My room is 13x26.
My room literally pukes bass(good thing) when it's called upon.
I do strongly recommend 2 seperate enclosures though for optimum room placement.
1 on each side wall 1/3 along the way.

Mike
post #184 of 192
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Originally Posted by kingpin111 View Post

Yup. Mark from Mach5 is an awesome person to deal with.
I use to think his name was Mr. Ogowski. lol lol

Mike

btw. I consider their drivers the Corvette of the subwoofers. Amazing product for an amazing price.

Interesting claim.
Being a Corvette owner myself, thought it was a interesting comparison.
post #185 of 192
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Originally Posted by kingpin111 View Post

Hehe. I am running 2 ixl18.4's each in their own sealed 4.5cu.ft box.
My room is 13x26.
My room literally pukes bass(good thing) when it's called upon.
I do strongly recommend 2 seperate enclosures though for optimum room placement.
1 on each side wall 1/3 along the way.

Mike

Whats your low end responce with this setup? how strongly do you EQ the bottom end?
post #186 of 192
Thread Starter 
So Mark, my new best friend over at Mach5Audio hooked me up with a new IXL18.4 replacing the driver that was ruined by the shippers :/. As stated in an earlier post, Mark's customer service is second to none. He really took excellent care of me.

With the new IXL18.4 now installed, all I have to say is WOW.

The tactile pressure felt deep down into the teens is sensational to say the least. 15 - 45hz sign sweeps deliver the same oscillation feeling that I have grown for in the car audio days providing ample "cloth shaking" sensations throughout your body. I was blown away while watching the the opening scene in Transformers when the helicopter flies by. My pant legs on my Dockers were fluttering.

I threw on a 20hz tone to break in the driver playing it conservatively low. Heading up stairs to grab a drink I realized I had a new problem on my hands. All 3300 sq feet of my 5 level split home was shaking. From windows to door frames to dishes and even the garage door. Laughing, my first thought was "I'm going to need a ton of Dynamat!". My wife now home from work grinned and commented on how it felt like an earthquake.

As they say, there is no replacement for displacement, This thing really moves some serious air. I am so extreamly impressed at how effortlessly this IXL18.4 can drop bottom at high SPL levels without a single sign of stress.

My next steps in the project are to connect my new BFD to it, eqing it with the rest of my system.

I leave you with a few videos I took to augment my feelings about this now finished subwoofer.

I'd like to thank Mark @ Mach5Audio again for your incredibly superb service. If anyone is thinking about building a sub, give Mark a ring. He'll take care of you like nobody else. Thanks again Mark.


Video 1: Excessive rattling all over house caused by Mach5Audio IXL 18.4 LLT. Playing 20hz sinewave. The sound that is heard is not the subwoofer but the rattling throughout the house. The poor quality of this google video doesn't show the mirror vibrating unfortunately. The floor actually flexes.

Video 2: Up close look at driver playing 20hz tone. Again, the Canon camera doesn't pick the low frequency that well, but you can obviously see the nice clean extension this driver has.

Video 3: Rattling door in the same room as LLT, again 20hz tone.


Video 4: More rattling door
post #187 of 192
Now you need one more and you will be set. You know while at it add three...with four you start to FEEL the powah.

Then you build a wall..and...each time Mickey Mouse takes a step it sounds like King Kong.

Good to hear you are happy.
post #188 of 192
Whew! I'm glad we got things worked out.

Hope you enjoy it!

Best,
m
post #189 of 192
Thread Starter 
We're redoing the media room and the wife said I'm limited to only 1 large refrigerator size subwoofer in this room so I am keeping the THT and getting rid of this LLT enclosure (keeping the subs for another project)

If you or someone you know lives in central Ohio (Columbus area) and have a good home for the enclosure (not the subwoofer driver) and and can pick it up locally, please let me know. The fixed frame Black Flame Light Fusion projection screen in this picture also has to go too.

Images and specs of enclosure can be found through this thread. Here is what it looks liked finished (on the right):

Edited by mynym - 1/13/13 at 6:42pm
post #190 of 192
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Originally Posted by mynym View Post

We're redoing the media room and the wife said I'm limited to only 1 large refrigerator size subwoofer in this room so I am keeping the THT and getting rid of this LLT enclosure (keeping the subs for another project)

If you or someone you know lives in central Ohio (Columbus area) and have a good home for the enclosure (not the subwoofer driver) and and can pick it up locally, please let me know. The fixed frame Black Flame Light Fusion projection screen in this picture also has to go too.

Images and specs of enclosure can be found through this thread. Here is what it looks liked finished (on the right):
hey..I was wondering ..what size and ratio of this screen I like it I have a small living room .
post #191 of 192
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by pioneertop View Post

hey..I was wondering ..what size and ratio of this screen I like it I have a small living room .

94" diagonal 16:9
post #192 of 192
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Originally Posted by mynym View Post

94" diagonal 16:9
thanks..I have a small space so this may be just right for me...
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