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Are non-angled flatpacks ever coming back? Looks like they're out for all the Volts is why I ask...
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Are non-angled flatpacks ever coming back? Looks like they're out for all the Volts is why I ask...
I would like to know this as well.
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Yes I will be getting more of those done soon. I was debating if the Volt-10 should be made bigger and ported or sealed and smaller.

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I picked the Volt 10 over the Volt 8 and Volt 6 because:
  • It was shorter in height, and my basement theater is height-limited.
  • The greater sensitivity.

If the porting didn't make the front baffle dimensions bigger, to gain some more output at tune, that would have been okay for my situation.

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If the Volt 6 and Volt 8 were sealed they wouldn't get down to 80hz like the Volt 10 can.

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But could the Volt 10 be ported without increasing size?

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The ported Volt-10 would have to be in a bigger enclosure.

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Yes I will be getting more of those done soon.
Any ETA on square flatpacks? (Looking for a pair of V6's.) Getting antsy now that the weather is decent

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Do the tweeter threads need sealant? I thought I could hear air noise coming through the dust cap when pushing on woofer.
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Some people might use teflon tape/plumbers tape on the threads, but I never have. The compression driver should tighten down nice and snug and seal things up pretty tight already.

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How are you doing on the 6" and 8" coax kits? Can those be shipped right away when you come back online mid august?
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Those can be ordered whenever you wanted it just might take an extra couple days to get them shipped.

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Those can be ordered whenever you wanted it just might take an extra couple days to get them shipped.
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Are there are other Volt flatpack shapes/styles coming?
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@Erich H Can I order the Volt 6 baffle without the roundover? Will be placing order for 4 more kits.
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What are the chances of getting a Volt-10 baffle made for the configuration with two passive radiators? I would love to see something that mounts on the 1099 flat pack. This way, the upgrade to 1099 down the road would be even easier. Plus, no need to design a new flat pack.
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That flat pack might be too big for the Volt-10, plus the 1099 has 3 separate chambers in it and you wouldn't want that with passive radiators.

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That flat pack might be too big for the Volt-10, plus the 1099 has 3 separate chambers in it and you wouldn't want that with passive radiators.
I expected to cut holes in the dividers to make the 1099 flat pack one large volume. The passive radiators would not function otherwise.
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i think the volume would be too big for that as well.

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The 1099 flat pack is not quite 3 CF gross internal. That's larger than you really need for the Volt, but I modeled the driver real quick, and think it would work fine in 3 CF.

However, to convert that back to use for a 1099 would be a ton of work. You'd have to accurately slice the Volt/PR baffle off, replace the panels separating the chambers, and then rebuild it with a new baffle. And then you're left with a Volt driver and crossover and no box.

If you want to buy Volts now and upgrade later, just build the Volts in one of the existing Volt flat packs, and repurpose them as surrounds later. PRs don't perform mostly the same as ports, so there's not really much advantage to using 1099 flat packs.
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My intention was not to reuse the flatpacks with the 1099, but to have a Volt-10 LX in the same dimensions. This way I can build the location for them with the future 1099 in mind, and then when I do make the upgrade, pull out the Volt, slide the 1099 in, and wire it up.

I am probably going to build a set of "adapters" just for this with my current Volt-10s. I will make a 1099 enclosure, with a location for the Volt-10 to fit into, and then build them into my front wall. Later I can upgrade to anything 1099 or smaller, which will fit in the alcove.
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I will build two volt 10LX into slot ported towers for side surrounds, and I could use some help with the port dimensions to make sure there are no mistakes. The enclosures will tentatively be 12"x12"x36", which could change slightly if needed. The port will be at the base with the driver up near the top. Thanks!

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I don't know where to begin with my question, but this is regarding the Volt 6 and Volt 10 LX.

My system consists of the Elusive 1099 for the LCR, the Volt 10 LX in the ported flat pack for side surrounds, and then the Volt 6 in the angled flat packs, as my rear back.

These are hanging up in the back of my room. Here's some pictures of the setup to get an idea of room layout/placement to go with the question...

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So I noticed lately, especially with some video games, and certain movies, the Volt 6 seem to lack vocal depth that I can easily hear from the front speakers and side surrounds. Is this more due to the smaller size of the Volt 6 speakers and or them being up high?

Would adding one of the passive Cerwin Vega subwoofers I have or add a 10" to 12" MBM to those channels help any, and sitting it on the floor along the same back wall? Eventually I plan to get a new Marantz preamp and utilize front and rear height on Dolby Atmos / DTS X / Whatever, but I don't quite know how things will go in that department.

Other than that, they sound great and go wonderfully with the LCR as far as timbre matching to my ears.

However, I don't know what it is about the Volt 10 LX, but only the midrange or low midrange and low end seem to match just fine, but something's off with my tweeters. I'm fairly sure I wired the crossovers correctly, but it doesn't sound right to me. I can tell the, apart from the 1099s and Volt 6 quite easily from it.

I don't believe the original Volt 10s I have (which are used in the living room for my parents) sounded like that, for the tweeters. I'm a bit puzzled. I find it very hard to describe, but the tweeters kinda sound more... Crispy and the upper midrange a bit lacking? The 10" drivers other than that seem to function rather well.

I'm hoping it's an easy fix either way for both cases.
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I built a set of Volt 6 about 2 months ago. Prior to these, I had built a set of Volt 10LX. The Volt 6 is a nice speaker, but the Volt 10LX is far better (IMO). I have been 100% satisfied with the Volt 10LX, and intend to buy a second pair, so I can use them for side and back surrounds. I originally intended to use the Volt 6 for surrounds, but I will now likely be using them in my garage setup. As soon as I hooked up the Volt 6 (as mains on the same stands with the same equipment as the Volt 10LX was), I found something to be lacking. I realize they are not going to have the same output, but there was something else lacking from them. They are still far better than many other speakers out there, but for a few $$$ more, if you have the space, the Volt 10LX is the way to go.
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are the volt 6's level matched? may help to lower them and/or it could be room issues and may need to measure for eq. I have the 8lx temporarily in my living room as mains and they are crisp and detailed and the room is 33x16 with 18' ceilings. I even went in the back of the room to see how well they sound and have been very impressed.
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I built a set of Volt 6 about 2 months ago. Prior to these, I had built a set of Volt 10LX. ...if you have the space, the Volt 10LX is the way to go.
I went with the Volt10LX myself - even though space is at a serious premium in my theater - but I haven't gotten around to building them. Once the Atmos (shallow box) variation was determined, I bought the additional caps so I could save some space. Today, I started looking into the specifics of the enclosure I want to build (The flat pack wasn't a good option for what I want to accomplish). I was doing some math about using 1/2" material instead of 3/4" as in the flatpack - again to save some space, as well as weight. I knew from experience that Erich was cutting the baffles a little large to accommodate irregularities in assembly, but imagine my surprise when the baffles I have are 14.75 inches, not the 14" specified on the product page.

So, can you (Dr Fosgate) or anyone else who built the flatpack lay a ruler on it and give me the actual external dimensions?

Since I'm building using the Atmos variation I would most like to see that depth, if someone has it. It was given as 7", but now I'm not sure.

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I built the ported set, so my baffle would not be the same as yours.
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Hey guys looking to build 2 VOLT-10LX for L&R theater application- i want to build my own boxes- looking for some info on this as the kit includes a 14x14 panel/baffle so do you use baffel or toss it out lol this will be first DIY want speakers i can set to full and play 50/60 hz respectably as this sounds best to me in a theater application... Mind you will be powered only by a Pioneer Elite SC-97
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I knew from experience that Erich was cutting the baffles a little large to accommodate irregularities in assembly, but imagine my surprise when the baffles I have are 14.75 inches, not the 14" specified on the product page.
The only flat pack that was available for the Volt-10 in the beginning was the angled version. That baffle was 14" wide and around 14.75" tall. They aren't exactly 14.75" because the angle makes them an odd measurement like 14.67" or whatever was needed to cover the front angle. When someone ordered a kit without the flat pack, that was the baffle size they got.

Later the Atmos version came out that was 14" x 14". But if that flat pack wasn't ordered, I just included the standard baffle because the extra .75" doesn't cause any design issues if you're building an Atmos box, or the end user can just cut off that extra .75".

Since then I went with the standard baffle being 14" x 14" and figured that would probably be okay. But now people purchase the standard kit with no flat pack........then later realize they can't cut those angles and try to order the angled flat pack. Well, now the baffle they got with the standard kit won't fit the angled box that they want because it's .67" too short. So I don't think there's a good way to make that standard baffle to keep everyone happy.

I'd love to stock all baffle options, but it's just not feasible. Ported, sealed, sealed angled, Atmos....then round over or no roundover on all of those. That would be 8 different baffles for just one design, 24 different ones for the three Volt kits. Figure a minimum of 200 for each need to be cut and you quickly see that 2500+ baffles is a bit too much for 3 kits.

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