You should not need to flip the speaker upside down unless ear level is below the center of the woofer, and that would be for close listening distances
Thank you so much I was actually thinking of rounding them out like the attached picture. Would you reccomend this? I mean would it make any difference or shall I leave as is? Thank you.Braces look great. As long as they fit nice and tight, you won't need to do a thing with them. If you have the time, and the tools, and are so inclined, you can use a router to round over all the exposed internal non-glue edges, which is common among the OCD-obsessed in this corner of the world (including me on my SDX-10 build). I think the consensus is that it may not do anything, especially not at lower frequencies, but it definitely doesn't hurt anything.
Oh, I thought you meant round over the edges, sorry! I'll still give you my unsolicited, unexpert opinion though. Lol. I'd say if you can do it without too much trouble, then go for it. It won't make a measurable or audible difference, but it would slightly increase the usable volume. And it would look nice.Thank you so much I was actually thinking of rounding them out like the attached picture. Would you reccomend this? I mean would it make any difference or shall I leave as is? Thank you.
@mtg90 I would really appreciate if you could advise if the squares need to be larger or if I need to make them circles.. Thank you , much appreciated
Hey @JCJetta, just checked your build thread and your room looks sweet. I am super excited about the HTM-12's but they are up against speakers that I literally loved (XTZ Cinema M6) cinema series so the expectation is very high.. I do believe it will beat it though ( I hope ) LOL as I have heard too many good things about the HTM-12's.Yep, so long as you still have the strength with no pliability in the brace and you are keeping as close to spec'd internal volume as possible, you'll be fine. I've seen plenty of gorgeous window braces in DIY cabs - but in reality they will never be seen again once the baffle is placed over top of them.
You are gonna love these speakers. I was this close to building a set of three myself, but ended up buying them from another kinda local AVS fellow all completed. My only "complaint" is they are so smooth sounding that I forget how loud they truly are. Too many evenings enjoying my setup of late have left me with ringing ears afterward.
Thank you so much for such a fantastic review of the HTM-12's I am even more excited now lol I hope I can finish them and have them up and running by xmas. I really want to demo these with the Polar Express on xmas day with the kids Love that movie.. Great for showing off your speakersK, here’s a little write up as I’ve enjoyed the HTMs for more than a month now. I may copy/paste this to my build thread too.
This sound to me has always had a great way of showing off speakers’ strengths or weaknesses as it were. War of the Worlds scene where the tripod initially emerges from the street comes to mind. I’ve heard this scene on everything from alarm-clock-radio style speakers, PA speakers, nearfield monitors, and of course our HTMs. The HTMs nail the sound as natural and brutal, but without being harsh like nails-on-chalkboard. This is a sound that you can tell when a tweeter is being stressed, and the HTM’s CD handles it with ease. You also can enjoy the many other complex sounds occurring simultaneously in that scene such as screams of terror, street pavement cracking, and the ominous strings from the musical score ramping up.
You don’t get the harshness of the “ESSSSes” or taking a breath with the HTMs like you do with lesser speakers. The woman sounds like she is speaking/singing right in front of you (albeit a bit louder than normal, thanks to my prodigious volume level).
The HTMs don’t boom or drone when a male with a baritone is speaking. Take a stand-up comedian recording and it seems like you are at a live performance (thank you for sharing Jimmy Car with us Yanks, by the way!) Sure, sometimes the pops from the microphone are a bit annoying, but that could be a product of the recording instead of the speakers.
Yeah… again these make guitars sound pretty much live on the stage. You hear fingers moving on frets, harmonic chords sound natural. Do yourself a favor and enjoy some live concert recordings on these.
Perhaps the only weakness with these speaks is they won’t quite provide the chest impact from snares, toms, gunshots, and Ferrari exhaust that say the Titans or Fusion 15s give. Of course, those speakers are using 15” mids verses our 12s – and they have considerably larger footprint. For my small room, the HTMs are already overkill; the aforementioned speakers I simply would not have room for. Of course, in the end the HTMs are designed for use with a subwoofer, and the HTMs can play along very nicely with some nasty subs.
I’d also suggest you doing some before and after comparisons. Especially if you have the ability to swap out your XTZs quickly (SpeakOn connections). That’s something I’ve had fun doing, when I can actually peel myself away from just enjoying a movie.
I put the long threaded side into the CD and the short onto the seos. Make sure they are nice and tight, spanner will be necessary!Back on it today... Braces all installed now gluing on the front baffles.. Do you reckon that's enough clamps lol
Oh, I also forget to ask.. Sorry if this is a silly question but with the CD there are 2 screws that screw into the CD and then into the waveguide. one side of the screw has more thread than the other. Does the side with little thread go into the CD and the side with more thread go into the waveguide ? Would appreciate your help. Thank you