Originally Posted by grantpab
These look great Craig! I think you made a good choice going without the faux-doors. How do you think they sound compared to your VBSS subs?
Thanks Grant, and I agree. I'm growing more and more glad I didn't do the doors. As for sound, sadly I haven't gotten an opportunity to really mess with the volume and the DSP settings. My nx3000dsp is still configured for my audio setup. Consequently I've been trying not to pass judgement on the sound quality. I can say that the B52s seem to have much more tactile feel, but that's likely because they are firing into the floor, and resonating into my sofa. So when you're on the sofa, you feel the sofa shake as well as the floor shake under your feet. Even at very low volumes, rap, electronic and bass boosted songs are very loud. It makes me grin, but also think to myself "I probably shouldn't be doing this at 10pm with neighbors next door." However, with regular rock music, I don't notice the punchyness of the subs as I did with the VBSS, but I think that's because I don't have the DSP tuned for general music. And finally, for actual movies, I told myself I wouldn't watch any blu-ray movies until my entire audio setup is finished, including the Cinema Towers, so I could get the full effect at the same time.
Originally Posted by Jk7.2
I had a brace above and below the waveguide, and one behind both woofers. It made for a nicely dead cabinet. Yours being towers, you might need even more.
I remember seeing your picture from earlier in the thread. And while I'm a fan of braces in a cabinet, since this cabinet is only 12.5" wide and 14" deep, I'm leaning towards just doing two braces inside the Cinema10 section. There will effectively be a 3rd brace in the lower section in the form of a block of panel to separate the cinema10 section from the lower part of the tower.