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Al Toid 07-15-2017 11:54 AM

Holy Speakers!! Parts Express Delivered me a Surprise!
 
Parts Express just did me a huge solid by giving me a bunch of free speakers. I guess they had been watching my YouTube channel and wanted to make me a brand manager. So they sent me a bunch of speakers, exciters, a few plate amplifiers, tweeters, woofers and even subwoofers. It was an awesome surprise! So a huge shout out to Parts Express and their team there.

I am posting this, to see if you guys want any individual videos or pictures of any of the products I received. Sometimes, those pictures online just do not do it justice. Or if you want me to do any specific projects with them. I am game for about anything. Here's an unboxing of everything I received:


I have a few ideas already:

1. Passive radiator Subwoofer
2. Soundbar
3. End table Subwoofer with hidden amp - maybe wireless
4. Teach Dats v2 if you guys are interested
5. Get some of the GRS speaker specs out
6. Make a bluetooth Tower speaker with a built in subwoofer.

Those are some of the ideas. I'll post a link and list of all the products I received later tonight. I already started my first build :D I couldn't help it, lol. I guess I am jsut giddy with excitement.

Al Toid 07-15-2017 11:55 AM


BassThatHz 07-15-2017 12:43 PM

I've bought like $10,000 worth of stuff from parts express and never got a free "anything". (Feeling a bit excluded Bass? :p)

All it really does is remind me of how censored by channel is. Although... it would probably help if I:
-Advertized it
-Monetized it
-Weren't anon
-Actually taught people things :)

Or perhaps if I only... did obnoxious/stupid/annoying vids like the "Licking Guy" or 9000 years of Nyan Cat etc
and then also click-baited every video with "OMG facial expressions" and various "body parts" of hot chicks.
The "whatever works" approach...
LOL! :D

Al Toid 07-15-2017 01:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BassThatHz (Post 54302985)
I've bought like $10,000 worth of stuff from parts express and never got a free "anything". (Feeling a bit excluded Bass? :p)

All it really does is remind me of how censored by channel is. Although... it would probably help if I:
-Advertized it
-Monetized it
-Weren't anon
-Actually taught people things :)

Or perhaps if I only... did obnoxious/stupid/annoying vids like the "Licking Guy" or 9000 years of Nyan Cat etc
and then also click-baited every video with "OMG facial expressions" and various "body parts" of hot chicks.
The "whatever works" approach...
LOL! :D


This is an awesome response! I loved every line. Honestly, I never thought anything of my channel. I think it started with teaching people how to build the Overnight Sensation Crossover since there seemed to be a lot of confusion around it. Then jsut figured, I had a little knowledge, why not share it. I am still nowhere near a lot of guys expertise and I still have a lot of learning. But this was quite a humbling experience. I never expected anything like this.

By the way, what is your YouTube Channel? I'll have to check it out! And Subscribe. I always love the work you do.

BassThatHz 07-15-2017 01:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Al Toid (Post 54303321)
This is an awesome response! I loved every line. Honestly, I never thought anything of my channel. I think it started with teaching people how to build the Overnight Sensation Crossover since there seemed to be a lot of confusion around it. Then jsut figured, I had a little knowledge, why not share it. I am still nowhere near a lot of guys expertise and I still have a lot of learning. But this was quite a humbling experience. I never expected anything like this.

By the way, what is your YouTube Channel? I'll have to check it out! And Subscribe. I always love the work you do.

I have always taken the time to read and reply to every question posted on my channel, yet many youtuber's don't interact with their viewers at all (one-way) or like Steve Meade he continuously tells all his viewers that they are complete idiots on an hourly basis and has all the audio viewers, while continuing to post nothing but clipped 2000% distorted audio.
Simply mind boggling...

I always try to keep my vids as distortion-free as possible, although I HAVE been letting them slip a bit more recently.

I've been posting on youtube since 2006, but I had to delete my previous channels (to keep big brother from shutting me down and censoring me more so that they already do.) Napster days etc.

This one has lasted since 2012:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ProjectRedbook2013
I haven't really been very active in the last 9 months on the channel because of various life reasons.

I think I've totalled about 400,000 views so far across all of them.
Not bad... but even new comers like doublsmm gets like 100,000 new-views a week, and I get like zero. (Paid or viral?)
Don't ask me how I got to hundreds of 1000's of total views and yet no new-viewers... on any vid, EVER... ;)

I guess I should probably add search-tags to my videos, that might help? LOL! :D

Al Toid 07-15-2017 01:44 PM

You just earned yourself a new subscriber :D I can't wait to start watching your videos. I honestly do not know how doublsmm gets all those views. It just seems crazy! I saw his videos and just can't figure it out. Maybe search tags, Instagram, Twitter? I am no where near him or other big YouTubers. But I'm also a lot like you. I try to answer questions for people when I can. I don't quite get the Steve Meade's and the doublsmm's of YouTube. But I guess that is what most people want to see...be entertained. Either way, I am really excited about building some stuff and helping the further the DIY community anyway I can.

I didn't get any big woofer,s like you usually use, so I may make some nearfield subwoofers and maybe even a computer monitor setup. I think the biggest I got was a couple 10" subs. But that actually works out well for me.

Rowan611 07-15-2017 02:25 PM

I'm subscribed BTH. Awesome haul Al.

Typed on a tiny keyboard, excuse any typos

Al Toid 07-15-2017 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Rowan611 (Post 54304817)
I'm subscribed BTH. Awesome haul Al.

Typed on a tiny keyboard, excuse any typos

Thanks @Rowan611 !

Rowan611 07-15-2017 03:37 PM

@Al Toid what's your channel?

Typed on a tiny keyboard, excuse any typos

Al Toid 07-15-2017 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Rowan611 (Post 54305817)
@Al Toid what's your channel?

Typed on a tiny keyboard, excuse any typos

That is a great question and I guess I should have put that somewhere. But here it is: https://www.youtube.com/user/123Toid If you Subscribe, you should get notifications when I upload a video. Although, they may depend on your settings. Either way, when I finish a project, I'll post pictures and the video on here as well. I know I am more of a visual learner, so videos really help me.

derrickdj1 07-15-2017 03:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BassThatHz (Post 54302985)
I've bought like $10,000 worth of stuff from parts express and never got a free "anything". (Feeling a bit excluded Bass? :p)

All it really does is remind me of how censored by channel is. Although... it would probably help if I:
-Advertized it
-Monetized it
-Weren't anon
-Actually taught people things :)

Or perhaps if I only... did obnoxious/stupid/annoying vids like the "Licking Guy" or 9000 years of Nyan Cat etc
and then also click-baited every video with "OMG facial expressions" and various "body parts" of hot chicks.
The "whatever works" approach...
LOL! :D


I got a baseball cap. You did not even get a pen or pencil with their name on it, tis, tis, lol. You may be the next big winner!

TuteTibiImperes 07-15-2017 03:46 PM

Neat stuff. I'm excited about those exciters, I've always been curious about those. It would be neat to see how they respond to various materials and suspensions of those materials, like testing them on thin sheets of wood, metal, plastic, paper, etc, and rigidly mounted vs suspended from the top and free hanging vs suspended on all four sides via some elastic/rubber/cloth from a frame.

It might even be cool to externally cross them over to may a couple of 2-ways with a large panel handling the bass and a smaller panel handling the mids and treble.

Al Toid 07-15-2017 04:02 PM

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Originally Posted by TuteTibiImperes (Post 54306009)
Neat stuff. I'm excited about those exciters, I've always been curious about those. It would be neat to see how they respond to various materials and suspensions of those materials, like testing them on thin sheets of wood, metal, plastic, paper, etc, and rigidly mounted vs suspended from the top and free hanging vs suspended on all four sides via some elastic/rubber/cloth from a frame.

It might even be cool to externally cross them over to may a couple of 2-ways with a large panel handling the bass and a smaller panel handling the mids and treble.

Those are great ideas! I'll definitely see what I can do with them. By they way I loved the " I'm excited about those exciters." Nice play on words :wink: I have also thought about building a waterproof bluetooth speaker with the exciters See if I can come up with something that could actually go into the pool with you.

i'll definitely do the exciter test on various materials! and maybe make a 2.1 setup with them crossed over. I'll have to test and see how low I can get with the exciters and where they'd need to cross over at.

Al Toid 07-27-2017 09:06 AM


OJ Bartley 07-27-2017 11:41 AM

Congrats on the new brand rep status, and the pile of gear! I like that little sub, very nicely done.

Oh, and I just subscribed to both YouTube channels. Thanks for putting content out there for us, guys.

tuxedocivic 07-27-2017 11:57 AM

I want to make that excursion ending into a gif and spam speaker forums with it. Its hilarious. What kind of camera did you use to capture that so well? I have a couple woofers tests coming Id like to capture excursion like that.

Petr Berka 07-27-2017 12:04 PM

Al Toid: Just to let you know. I think that for many other people, I can say, that we hate you sincerely.
Just kidding. Great stuff! Looking forward to your next moves and projects!

tuxedocivic: it seems to me, like he plays it "real life", because if the PR works, it´s in phase with the driver. Here it´s out of phase, therefore under tuning frequency, therefore very low Hz, therefore manageable to catch with any camera...

tuxedocivic 07-27-2017 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Petr Berka (Post 54540370)

tuxedocivic: it seems to me, like he plays it "real life", because if the PR works, it´s in phase with the driver. Here it´s out of phase, therefore under tuning frequency, therefore very low Hz, therefore manageable to catch with any camera...

I agree he' below tuning, but thats about 2hz. Not sure that amp can produce 2hz. Hopefully he'll chime in and let us know. I want to be able to do that!!

Al Toid 07-27-2017 02:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OJ Bartley (Post 54540212)
Congrats on the new brand rep status, and the pile of gear! I like that little sub, very nicely done.

Oh, and I just subscribed to both YouTube channels. Thanks for putting content out there for us, guys.

Thanks OJ Bartley, it is so great to hear that you guys appreciate the content I put up. You should also check out tuxedocivic and Jason They both just started channels dedicated to speaker building.

Al Toid 07-27-2017 02:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Petr Berka (Post 54540370)
Al Toid: Just to let you know. I think that for many other people, I can say, that we hate you sincerely.
Just kidding. Great stuff! Looking forward to your next moves and projects!

tuxedocivic: it seems to me, like he plays it "real life", because if the PR works, it´s in phase with the driver. Here it´s out of phase, therefore under tuning frequency, therefore very low Hz, therefore manageable to catch with any camera...

Quote:

Originally Posted by tuxedocivic (Post 54540322)
I want to make that excursion ending into a gif and spam speaker forums with it. Its hilarious. What kind of camera did you use to capture that so well? I have a couple woofers tests coming Id like to capture excursion like that.

Petr, why don't you just tell me how you really feel?! LOL :D By the way, great eye noticing I was playing it below tuning. I don't think many people would have caught that. I believe this is a 20hz tone, but I took a couple different videos, so it is hard to remember for sure.

Tux, this is the the camera I used. You can get a really good deal on it and I think it has free shipping to Canada.

Hopefully, you have already clicked on the link and realized I was kidding. I actually used my "high end" Samsung Galaxy S8. There is a slow motion feature on the camera, which works surprisingly well. Which I used, but for this shot, I actually slowed it down in my video editing software.

N8DOGG 07-27-2017 03:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tuxedocivic (Post 54540322)
I want to make that excursion ending into a gif and spam speaker forums with it. Its hilarious. What kind of camera did you use to capture that so well? I have a couple woofers tests coming Id like to capture excursion like that.


Pretty much any new phone can do great slow motion videos.

tuxedocivic 07-27-2017 06:45 PM

Ha that camera actually messed with me. I looked at the currency to make sure it was actually $. Thought maybe the comouter thinks my IP is in China or something.

I dont think my phone does that. Ill try 60hz on my camera with a 10hz tone and then slow it down to 1/10th the frame rate.

BassThatHz 07-27-2017 10:00 PM

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I looked at the currency to make sure it was actually $.

Batteries not included:
Spoiler!

Trimlock 07-27-2017 11:49 PM

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Originally Posted by tuxedocivic (Post 54542580)
Ha that camera actually messed with me. I looked at the currency to make sure it was actually $. Thought maybe the comouter thinks my IP is in China or something.

I dont think my phone does that. Ill try 60hz on my camera with a 10hz tone and then slow it down to 1/10th the frame rate.



Chances are pretty high yours does. Unless you have a very old phone or a cheap China phone.

What phone do you have if you don't mind me asking?


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tuxedocivic 07-28-2017 06:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Trimlock (Post 54543326)
Chances are pretty high yours does. Unless you have a very old phone or a cheap China phone.

What phone do you have if you don't mind me asking?


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Its an older samsung smart phone. Was really good in the day. I cant find a setting but I have a newer Samsung as a work phone Ill check today.

Trimlock 07-28-2017 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by tuxedocivic (Post 54544086)
Its an older samsung smart phone. Was really good in the day. I cant find a setting but I have a newer Samsung as a work phone Ill check today.



If it's a s4 or newer they have it. But you may have to unlock it. Search for "unlock slow mo" if it's hidden.


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tuxedocivic 07-28-2017 06:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Trimlock (Post 54547018)
If it's a s4 or newer they have it. But you may have to unlock it. Search for "unlock slow mo" if it's hidden.


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My work phone has it. Thanks! Gonna get some sweet excursion vids [emoji14]

Al Toid 07-28-2017 07:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tuxedocivic (Post 54544086)
Its an older samsung smart phone. Was really good in the day. I cant find a setting but I have a newer Samsung as a work phone Ill check today.

Quote:

Originally Posted by tuxedocivic (Post 54547770)
My work phone has it. Thanks! Gonna get some sweet excursion vids [emoji14]

Lol, I tried to find the most ridiculous video camera I could find to have a little fun. I am glad you found one on your work phone. They are fun to play with.


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