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Old 19th August 2014, 11:06 PM   #1
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Someone was asking in another thread if I would show these a little more. They started life as a set of Community speakers from a pub and I added the blowout Sammi Coax's from Parts Express. Here they are on Vancouver Island this last weekend for the annual diyFest at planet10's. I use 4 amps in a tri-amp system with one Tascam for each on the mids and one for the two tweeters. The Hafler 500 runs the woofers. XO's are the Behringer CX2310.
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Old 19th August 2014, 11:19 PM   #2
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It was a straightforward build, no rebating the drivers but I threw in a stick brace or five, a divider panel for the coax and a bunch of holes behind it. Quick build as it was butt joints with cleats so there was no waiting, just full steam ahead. For less than $500 it's hard to beat. They sounded quite good and on top of that, Dave now has a clean driveway.
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Old 20th August 2014, 01:59 AM   #3
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Those are the biggest mid-range drivers and tweeters that I have ever seen (?).
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Love the lighting in the first shot.
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Old 20th August 2014, 03:01 AM   #5
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Those are the biggest mid-range drivers and tweeters that I have ever seen (?).
Yes, it's always interesting when you use a mid the same size as the woofer. The 48dB xo (IIRC) seemed to work best at 120Hz and 3kHz.
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Love the lighting in the first shot.
Thanks to Dave proteges, Daniel and Brandon. They had some 1000 or so LED lights strung up including that single multi-watt unit under the canopy. Sure made life easy for the fat guy.
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gotta love dynamics !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nice.
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Is that a vented box on bottom and aperiodic boffle vents on the top? What is the tuning freq on the bottom? Nice big over the top box. Bet it is loud.
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Vent yes, holey backed coax yes. The same box volume and vent size as the original. I know nothing more.

Yes, it is loud, even with my beer muffs on.
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Presumably it was a Big Party, with mass consumption of Beverages and Boisterous Hilarity to complement the Party Speakers ?
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Presumably it was a Big Party, with mass consumption of Beverages and Boisterous Hilarity to complement the Party Speakers ?
For some of the attendees, yes.

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