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Old 7th August 2013, 08:41 PM   #1
Zwiller is offline Zwiller  United States
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Long time lurker/drooler. I am an ex loud rock band wooddorker with some old wedges I use to DJ occasionally. Usually more than plenty for what I do. As fate will have it I am scheduled to DJ a niece's wedding and the room is a bit bigger than I am use to and don't think the wedges will cut it. Looking to add some low end. Obviously looking to save a few bucks going DIY but otherwise like the Yorkville subs on the market today. Anyone willing to take me under their wing and offer some suggestions or help? I have a Mackie 1400 laying around and am partial to a pair of SS15s but maybe some 18's in reflex will suffice. As usual (and customary for a first post I think?) I am trying to do the impossible: loud, low, AND small All kidding aside, I am am torn between loud and low, but willing to deal with size... OR should I just go to Guitar Center and put a 18" Yorky on plastic...

Let the ridicule begin!

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Old 8th August 2013, 04:02 AM   #2
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Buy the yorkville then return it

I'd say build something that you can use for multiple things, say a music system in your garage or maybe bbq's etc.

Is this really only a one time use thing? If so I'd say rent a sub setup from someone. Don't bother with the time effort and $ for just a one night thing

Where are you located?
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Old 8th August 2013, 04:52 AM   #3
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Great ideas so far. FREE!

I still have some buds in the business so I can borrow if need be and the wedges are doable, so it's not do or die... I would have other uses for a sub as I do other gigs. Doesn't hurt that I have a decent shop to work in either.

Thanks for the input, I am in Northern Ohio.
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Old 8th August 2013, 05:22 AM   #4
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for wedding fare I doubt you really need low. go for loud and small.

most important question, what you got for $cash$ AND what you have for power/processing available
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Old 8th August 2013, 01:38 PM   #5
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Isn't that technically 2 questions?

Although I could splurge I would like to keep cost down and I think $500 is good figure for DIY. I have a Mackie 1400 and while it might not be a macrotech but does have decent wattage (1400W @ 4 ohms) and a variable low cut (bessel 2nd order) and 63/125hz low pass (bessel 3rd order). While the low cut might not be as steep as I'd like, it should suffice for some TH protection.

Some other info: room sits 300-400 people with 20' ceilings or so.
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Old 8th August 2013, 08:56 PM   #6
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yes I suppose it is lol

thats a big room for 1 sub, certainly. hows you're line on quality plywood?
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Old 8th August 2013, 10:58 PM   #7
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I have access to anything but I think some maple hardwood ply from the box store would do. I live near the lake and could use marine grade ribbon stripe mahogany if I wanted. I am not gonna chintz out on ply but I think BB is overrated.
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Old 8th August 2013, 11:13 PM   #8
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mostly meant, how much of the 500 dollar budget is gonna get sunk into wood (and finish and hardware etc), and how much do you have left for the driver.
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Old 9th August 2013, 03:04 PM   #9
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Gotcha. As you alluded to I have leaning on a mid level driver with the hope of building 2 cabs since I believe more drivers is the key. Kinda thinking $350 drivers/$150 wood.

It's been quite a struggle for me trying to extract and keep track of info here in my quest for low end: What design couple better, single high power cab versus multiple low power cabs, larger driver designs versus smaller etc. If it pleases the court, I would be willing to lug around a single "beast" if it will outperform 2 or more portables since I am not regularly gigging.

Thanks for your help thus far.
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Old 9th August 2013, 05:36 PM   #10
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Hi Zwiller,

Have you seen mRgSr's thread: $325 Lab 12 based PA tapped horn. ~35hz extension ?

Might work for you.

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