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Old 22nd February 2006, 07:43 PM   #1
basham is offline basham  United States
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Default New Sub finished with Rythmik Servo kit.

Recently completed RythmikAudios Servo sub kit.
This has to be the most musical sub I have ever owned.

I used a Keller 16" dia. 10ply Maple drum shell as the tube, .75"
Red Oak end caps and 1.25" MDF end plugs. I braced the
baffle to the top end cap using 1.25" dia. Red Oak dowels.
Also used 1.25" dowels for the feet.
I used Min-wax Red Oak stain on the end caps and Colonial
Maple on the Maple tube, then 4 coats laquer.

You can see it here
and here
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Old 22nd February 2006, 11:02 PM   #2
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Very nice work!
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Old 23rd February 2006, 12:09 AM   #3
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Very nice! what is a drum shell, is that sonotube or made from wood? And where do you get them?
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Old 23rd February 2006, 01:01 AM   #4
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Very nice! what is a drum shell, is that sonotube or made from wood? And where do you get them?

Google is a wonderful thing!

Keller Drum Shells

Very cool idea! Much nicer looking than a cloth sock over a Sonotube.

What's the sattelite in the 2nd photo? Also DIY, I presume?
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Old 23rd February 2006, 01:13 AM   #5
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Good job! I have to agree - they sound great. Clean and articulate, with great extension.
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Old 23rd February 2006, 03:23 AM   #6
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Welcome to the club
I like the finish. Neat mounting of the amp too. Good job

Cheers

AJ

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Old 23rd February 2006, 03:41 PM   #7
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Thanks to all.

As lousymusician pointed out, the shell is what is used to make drums. A little more pricey, but IMO, worth it.
The bookshelfs are DIY, the Ed Frias AR's.
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Old 25th February 2006, 03:46 AM   #8
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What have you compared the Rythmik subs to? Wish I could hear some over here in Australia!
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Old 25th February 2006, 01:08 PM   #9
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The only commercial subs I can compare it to are a HSU VTF2,
an old Yamaha with two 7" woofers and an old Paradigm. All ported.
I have 2 sealed DIY subs around the house, a Dayton DVC12 in a 2.5f^3 cabinet, and the TitanicIII 12 in a 2.2f^3 cab. Now don't get me wrong, these are very capable subs, but the Rythmiks musical presentation is just so much more defined. I can honestly say I have never heard bass with this much clarity, through a stereo.
Please excuse my gushing
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Old 26th February 2006, 09:58 AM   #10
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Basham,

Nice work.

I had somebody else make my Rythmic cabinets since I didn't have your skills.

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What have you compared the Rythmik subs to? Wish I could hear some over here in Australia!
That could be arranged when I finally get my theatre finished

http://www.avicalaustralia.com.au/photos/Speakers/

I have 2 Rythmik subs each in a sealed 60L enclosure built by Acoustic Concepts in Melbourne. Finish is Teak Stained Quilted Bubinga.

The Main speakers are Zaph Metals (Seas L18RNX/P and 27TBFC/G) running active with Hypex amps and DSP crossover.

It's all in kit form at the moment.

Aaron
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