So, I've been a lurker here for a while. I started over at HomeTheaterShack five or six years ago when I was in college and working at Best Buy, and due to some cross posts wound up looking at all the DIY goodness on this site last year. Before I did find it, I had already purchased the JBL LSR308's and the matching LSR310S sub for my humble battle station setup. I was able to grab an Emotiva XDA-1 when they went on closeout way back when, so currently my setup looks like this:
Home built PC/Media Server (PLEX and soon to be JRiver)
Emotiva XDA-1 DAC
JBL LSR 310S
JBL LSR 308
It's actually a pretty bangin' setup. According to most reviews, the 308s hit way above their price point (although building Fusion 8s or 10s would probably be cheaper) and they have done a pretty awesome job with the music and movies I've thrown at them. The 310 hits pretty hard, but definitely rolls of very fast below about 35hz. It also seems a bit boomy in the 50-60hz region, although I really only notice that when I'm moving around the room, so I'll blame it on ****ty room modes and lack of treatments (unless you count a bed on the opposite wall as a room treatment, haha)
Please forgive the positively ghetto speaker stands and lack of cable management. I'm currently in the army, and while the Army trusts me to be a sole representative for my branch in certain countries in the middle east, they don't yet trust me to feed or house myself. With promotions working the way they are for my job (MOS), unless I get married (not likely), I still get to live in the wonderful barracks.
Well, enough of my complaining. Originally I was planning on doing a VBSS build, and maybe try to get the boxes CNC cut somewhere so I could assemble them myself, as I don't have the resources to build my own currently. Well, fast forward to the DS4-18's going on sale, and I maybe had too much Jameson and ordered 2.
In order to utilize them, I had to get boxes, so in comes the DIYSG flat packs.
was awesome, and double checked with me that they were actually going to be delivered correctly. (I had put a box number for my Barracks Mail room, and apparently FedEx hates PO boxes)
I got the Flat Packs earlier this week, and had some time this evening to glue them together. I followed the awesome tutorial corradizo wrote, which completely saved my ass, as I had no idea how I was going to manage to build them without clamps. I used a whole bottle of Titebond II which I hope will be enough.
I'm going to buy the iNuke 3kdsp tomorrow, along with binding posts and feet (which I forgot to get from DIYSG, I blame the Jameson...again) but I'm not 100% sure how I should finish them. I'm pretty stoked about these, and I think in my meager 225ish ft^2 the two 18's should be pretty good.
I do have a couple questions:
1.) What gauge wire should I use for the cabinets internally?
2.) In regards to acousti stuff, for the 4 cu ft boxes is 4 lbs still the golden standard?
3.) Is there a DSP file for the iNuke that will get me a good base line for the DS4-18s? I don't have access to a mic right now, so a general file might have to do.
Let me know what you guys think!