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Need some ideas to finish up the planning stages of this project.


I almost had a weak moment after the recent KC GTG, I really was thinking of reselling what I have already and getting a pair of JTR Sealed Caps.


But I just can't do it, I need to see this through....everything I calculate and look at says this will dominate once finished.


I have one LG Clone FP14k on hand. My pair of UXL-18 drivers from Mach5 are shipped and will arrive this week.


I will order another LG Clone FP14k and the second pair of UXL-18s from M5 once Mark has them rolling again regularly in the spring.


Now I'm debating cabinet choices.


I was going to widen out the MFW-15 dual opposed cabs because desertdome was going to sell 4 of those drivers. I think after the blind GTG he wants to keep them together now based on their solid performance.


So, cabinet design time.


Dual opposed or single cabs?


I really liked the size of JTR Sealed Caps...I also like the look of the funky waves single 18" cabs. I also like the idea of a dual opposed cabinet that is inert. I could sit one dual opposed cab on each side of my center where I know my room prefers them. I could also do this with singles, and then spread the other two singles when I get them around the room for an even more smooth FR in theory.


Ideas?


Once I have them built, I'll use this thread for measurements and all of that. I think I am buying Desertdome's CSL calibrated ECM8000 and maybe a Tascam or something that you all may suggest.


Single Cab: Was thinking in the area of 2.5 cubes. Dual Opposed: 5-5.5 cubes.

Max height of 21 inches including feet if used. Width and depth can vary.
 

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Originally Posted by HuskerOmaha /forum/post/21502334


I really liked the size of JTR Sealed Caps...I also like the look of the funky waves single 18" cabs. I also like the idea of a dual opposed cabinet that is inert. I could sit one dual opposed cab on each side of my center where I know my room prefers them. I could also do this with singles, and then spread the other two singles when I get them around the room for an even more smooth FR in theory.


Ideas?

Yup. You can do any of that. Single cabs will be easier to place about, dual-opposed will be inert. We can't choose for you. This is the part you have to figure out.


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I vote dual opposed... Mark told me it will be another 7 weeks before my UXL-18 drivers will ship. That should give you plenty of time to complete your build and take measurements before I can start building mine
 

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Yup. You can do any of that. Single cabs will be easier to place about, dual-opposed will be inert. We can't choose for you. This is the part you have to figure out.


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True.

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That's what I told him in email
Not has been a great coach via email. That is why I keep prodding him to make a decision for me!

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I vote dual opposed... Mark told me it will be another 7 weeks before my UXL-18 drivers will ship. That should give you plenty of time to complete your build and take measurements before I can start building mine

I could probably get something done by then. Desertdome thinks dual opposed (easier to build, inert). The only thing I don't like is the fact I'll have to wait for a few months until I can get another pair of drivers for the other box. I guess I can sit the empty finished box on the other side so it looks better.




Alright, any fun dual opposed box ideas?


Otherwise, I guess we just do two boxes (submersive design style) about 5.5? cubes, herculiner on it, and have a nice black box with a durable finish.
 

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dual front facing look the most intimidating... :)

I actually was tired of looking at the 4 MFW15 drivers from the dual opposed boxes. I'd rather have the drivers firing to the sides and just looking at the boxes blending into the wall. Yeah, I might be in the minority.
 

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Just put the single dual opposed under your center speaker until you get another one. Its about the same height as your stand, isn't it?
 

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I actually was tired of looking at the 4 MFW15 drivers from the dual opposed boxes. I'd rather have the drivers firing to the sides and just looking at the boxes blending into the wall. Yeah, I might be in the minority.

:0 you didn't want to see the drivers :00000000000


I should add that my suggestion is 4 boxes. Gives you the option of dealing with room modes more effectively and really playing around with placement options.


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"I actually was tired of looking at the 4 MFW15 drivers from the dual opposed boxes."


roger. some folks like the driver look, others don't.
 

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Just put the single dual opposed under your center speaker until you get another one. Its about the same height as your stand, isn't it?

Not really, if I do that the center will cut out about 5 inches of viewable screen. I think I just have 2 enclosures totally finished out, have those on the sides....


I guess Desertdome may give me the 2 MFW-15 dual opposed boxes to use after all. They are approx 5.5 cubes each. I would just clean them up a bit with some rounding of edges and a herculiner spray.


I'm just not sure how hard it is to enlarge the driver holes. Has anyone tried this on a finished cabinet?


Modeling has looked okay with this setup.


Use a minidsp to EQ?
 

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Defintely would look cool but I'd just butt together two seperate cabs for the same effect.


Yeesh. 7 weeks for an ordered sub driver? Is Mark whittling these out of wood all by himself? What's the hold up?

He's waiting for parts. He's at the same point that a lot of the other driver makers are. The waiting game sucks but he said theres nothing he can do but wait untill the parts get here.
 

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Sexy! Packaging looks good.


Damn that is a big magnet stack!! :0


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