Nice, thanks, I'll look that book up.
Great advice for sure. My first few speaker builds, I was in such a rush to get them finished and plugged in to see how they sounded, I didn't take the time to build nice, finished enclosures, or even enjoy the build for that matter. Now I really try to take my time and enjoy the process. A much better way to go
I considered monoblocks too. I guess that would be a more "purist" route. All the separate power supplies really add to the cost though.
Can't say enough good things about DIYSG. Some really great designs and the kits are sold at great prices.
For sure. Always cool to build for exactly what you need. I like the minimalist approach too. I do DSP and EQ on the HTPC, so I only needed pure amplification.
Not sure. By specs, it'll do around 400 watts x 7 (1kHz, 4 ohm load,
Yeah Blazar's good reviews of the M22 on his super sensitive horns helped me choose the Hypex UcD amps. The DIYSG speaks I'll be running should do well on these UcD400 amps.400w at 1khz and 4ohm is closer to 1% thd. Hypex shines in the lower power regimes, 200w and below is ~.03 THD and .005 at 1w. May not sound like much but since most speakers will put out 96+ db/w/m it ends up being some super clean playback at regular/close to reference listening levels.
Blazars review on NAD M22 which uses hypex amps, $3,000 for 2 channels $4,000 for the 7 channel that uses the UCD180 I believe.
Oh nice! Just connected the modules outside the case? And did you get the HxR versions or regular HG?Yeah Blazar's good reviews of the M22 on his super sensitive horns helped me choose the Hypex UcD amps. The DIYSG speaks I'll be running should do well on these UcD400 amps.
I did power an amp up, and played a few songs through a Pure 10. The UcD400 definitely packs a punch.
Yeah. Real talk, I just wanted to see a UcD board light up LOL. Something about those red and blue LEDS make you feel warm inside. But yeah, I need to get setup in my room and L/R channels setup properly before I can speculate. I think I might try to finish or at least mostly finish the whole amp+enclosure before I try to do real listening. All the loose wires (especially the AC stuff) freaks me out.Oh nice! Just connected the modules outside the case?
Nah. They've been out of stock for a while. About the same power as the UcD400, and the UcD's get such good reviews, I couldn't justify another +$220 per board. I'd want to keep the same amps for all 7 channels too.Did you consider going ncore for the LCR and UCD for the surrounds ?
I've had the same thought but that's part of the reason for mono blocks, I can swap them out for nc400's and expand to a 7+ channel system (currently only 5)Nah. They've been out of stock for a while. About the same power as the UcD400, and the UcD's get such good reviews, I couldn't justify another +$220 per board. I'd want to keep the same amps for all 7 channels too.
OP mentioned it, and if you look closely you can see the switch in the second pic in his last post.Nice! Any power switch, or it'll always be on?
Thanks Andersa. Yeah, just one switch up front. ON/OFF for A/C to both power supplies.Nice! Any power switch, or it'll always be on?
Thanks Gizze. It is meaty lol...and getting pretty heavy tooGood job, and what a meaty chassis!
Glad the BOM can help. There's so many little parts and pieces...hard to remember everything.I'm considering doing a VERY similar build (3ch in one box, 4-6 in another), so your existing BOM has already proved quite helpful! Looking forward to updates and your impressions!