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HTM-8 and sealed UM18 builds (and more)

Not going to bore you with the details (you've seen countless similar builds already), just thought I would post a couple pics in case it might give someone else ideas.

Point of this build was to accommodate an HTM-8 as center to go with the HTM-10s. And while measuring for the new A/V stand I was building (and due to the PE sale a couple of months ago) I figured I could cram a couple 5cuft sealed subs on each end.

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What is your feeling about the center channel being lower than the LR?

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Thanks! Been wanting to do something with the old setup for awhile.

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With the CD/WG about where the old center was, and the HTM-8 tipped to point to ear level at the MLP I haven't noticed any ill effects. It's probably not as ideal as on the same level, but I have no issues with it.

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Very slick i did something similar with my pair um18's

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Thanks. Very pleased with how everything turned out. And how it sounds...

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This is my favorite part! We often talk about refrigerator sized sub cabs. It’s nice to see a refrigerator sized...... refrigerator!
But honestly, nice work!
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maybe it's just me . .

the convenience of the fridge that close, no doubt handy in moments of reduced capacity and mobility

but the extra noise it adds, while easily negated / drubbed into being of no consequence, ,
will still be there

properly locating 2 reefers so that the combine output creates a null at the mlp could make sense
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This is my favorite part! We often talk about refrigerator sized sub cabs. It’s nice to see a refrigerator sized...... refrigerator!

But honestly, nice work!
Thanks Jared! Have to keep those cold ones handy...

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maybe it's just me . .

the convenience of the fridge that close, no doubt handy in moments of reduced capacity and mobility

but the extra noise it adds, while easily negated / drubbed into being of no consequence, ,
will still be there

properly locating 2 reefers so that the combine output creates a null at the mlp could make sense
I thought the fridge may be a problem too. I have taken measurements with the fridge where it sits in the pictures, and removed from the room and they were nearly identical. I have not taken those measurements since the new AV stand/subs were introduced, will have to do that and see what effect it has, if any.

Our living room has a pretty high noise floor as it is, we barely notice it when the fridge is on.

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Thanks. Very pleased with how everything turned out. And how it sounds...
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I worry for the safety of everything on those shelves LOL


Very nice UMs, but I do have to say that your ported Infinities were definitely an inspiration when I built my ported Infinities!! They were pretty attractive, and pretty capable too!
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Very nice UMs, but I do have to say that your ported Infinities were definitely an inspiration when I built my ported Infinities!! They were pretty attractive, and pretty capable too!
Everything makes noise now. Might have to Super Glue things to the shelves!

Glad you got something out of my 1260 thread(s). They are capable subs, but this damn rabbit hole always leaves me wanting MOAR!!
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