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Old 19th January 2020, 05:01 PM   #31
mark100 is offline mark100  United States
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Have you managed to get signed up at Soundforums?

My build is in the Peter Morris threads 60 Degree DIY Mid Hi | Sound Forums
& maybe this one too..don't remember ...New DIY Mid High (90deg) | Sound Forums

Long threads...but check out all Peter's posts, Don Davis's (who drew up plans), and i think Max Warasila also drew up a second set of plans later in the thread(s)

Like said, i'm m wilkinson...my build was early on, and convertible from 90 to 60 degrees.
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Old 20th January 2020, 02:55 PM   #32
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Have you managed to get signed up at Soundforums?

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I am still having issues with joining Soundforums, one of the mods replied to my email and said they were having issues with Hotmail and tried to help me out but when I tried to log in again it said my password was wrong. Unfortunately, to reset your password they have to email it to you and it seems that function isn't working so I'm still trying to figure it out. Hopefully soon, I really want to get working on this project to have it done late spring.
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Old 20th January 2020, 05:41 PM   #33
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same. Ive heard nothing from them since requesting to join
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Old Yesterday, 01:30 PM   #34
mark100 is offline mark100  United States
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Hi guys, I got a reply on the trouble report I posted there...from David Karol...forum admin.
He said for me to pm him with name and email, and he would approve. No info given as to what problems they are having with signups. You can see those posts there.
Anyway, if u like, pm me name and email, and I will forward on to him..
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The MacroTech amps are a little out of my budget right now. Trying to keep it around $1000 per amp. The XTi 4002 and 6002 are on my list of candidates.

For decent amps on a small budget, it's hard to beat QSC.
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Amps with DSP will lower the rack size, weight and complexity of cabling and probably simplify limiting (as you won't need to take into account amp gain). The advantage of a dedicated DSP is increased flexibility and power. For example on my DSP (Symetrix Symnet 8x8 DSP + DIGIO) I have over 40 PEQS, delays, 3 way crossover, external controls, live metering, multiple different limiters on outputs and the processing is done using floating point so I only need to worry about levels at input and output. If you get DSP amps to start with though you may find they have enough features or add a DSP later.

I wouldn't recommend the minidsp for pro use as it has a 4V maximum input voltage, some mixers are going to give you a very hot signal, I have had a +20dBu input clipping before.

Good points.

Also, having all your DSP in one rack processor allows you to easily store / recall settings for each room / venue you play, and / or to quickly make changes on the fly. I suppose that these days, maybe you can control the dsp on multiple speakers via an iPad or such, but that seems like quite a hassle to me. (I'm old! lol... )

Another factor is having the freedom to try different amps. For instance, maybe a nice old analog class AB for your horns.

And as DSP technology improves, which it always does, you can easily just upgrade that one processor.

And of course, with amp-loaded DSP, your signal then has to go through yet another A-D conversion. (unless the amps have a digital input.) I suppose that's not a big deal these days, but why do it if you don't have to?

I HATE the idea of amps with onboard DSP, with the exception of hard-limiting. - But even the latter can easily be done with a rack processor, and really should be set for the speakers anyway, not for the amp.

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