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Old 20th June 2012, 05:40 AM   #1
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I built a small PA using a Crown xti 2000 and an AH ZED14 mixer. Next, I needed a place to hang connectors, but using a conventional rack seemed like overkill.
I got out a piece of 12mm ply and started cutting ... and this is what I ended up with.
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Old 2nd July 2012, 10:52 PM   #2
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Hi Don. Looking good. Seems cover friendly ( ply, vinly, whatever). And thanks for the cutsheet of Bjorno's TQWP. I built one loaded with a reconed Gauss and while I haven't taken it out, it sure sounds good in the house! Hornrespons looks OK , not really up to speed on MJK's sheets. Anyway, you've helped me (again) to get busy DIYing while I'm still noobish about theory and such. Thanks !!!
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Old 6th July 2012, 07:10 PM   #3
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Very similar to the rack I built for my setup, Numark cdj3 up top with a uhf wireless Rx and behringer DCX-2496 and a 2 rack space below for my CC-5500. Id include pictures but the manage attachments section won't let me. Very compact setup, should work good for you.
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Old 11th July 2012, 09:27 PM   #4
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Thanks for the input, guys.

Replacement: Glad you liked the TQWP. If you can settle for 40+ Hz, JBell's
SS15 is louder.

I thought using the carriage bolts to float the amp was good design, but people must be doing it another way.
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Old 11th July 2012, 10:39 PM   #5
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Looks cool, Don. Have any photos of it?
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Old 12th July 2012, 01:20 AM   #6
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I used bolts in the back for the rear rack ears, up front I used 1/8" aluminum "L" channel screwed to the sides so the ears face in, then tapped and threaded holes to mount the amp(s). (I forgot that I actually have my Crown K1 in there too.) The aluminum channel starts at the bottom and runs up to and backwards to accommodate the other equipment up top. I really like the way it looks.
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Old 12th July 2012, 02:30 PM   #7
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jwmbro: Just this pic of the whole PA. In use, the PR12's sit two feet above the subs.
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Very nice! I take it you're using one channel of the amp for subs and the other channel for mids and highs? Then just using internal dsp/ xovers to filter each channel?
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Old 12th July 2012, 04:42 PM   #9
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Yup ... HP subs @30Hz, XO @100Hz. Still playing with the EQ. I like it with
+3dB for the subs. The PR12s don't like bass and the highs above 15KHz just
heat the horn coils.

If you have an xti and don't use Band Manager, you're missing out.

Compromise, compromise!!!
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