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Old 19th April 2019, 01:30 PM   #11
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Link broken, try this: LXsirius: MagicLX
Wow! That's very nice. Would eliminate a lot of comments I get from people who think that the Minis are some type of plumbing fixture for very small people.
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Old 19th April 2019, 06:06 PM   #12
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"SUB" position raises the frequency of the existing high pass.
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Old 20th April 2019, 05:22 AM   #13
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Nelson, got it...and a hidden bonus feature!

Tubesguy, it's that rubber coupler that puts it firmly in the plumbing category. I can disguise the pipe pretty well, but that rubber coupler jumps out at you. For better or worse, it is perfect for the job...SL knew exactly what he was doing... without breaking the bank. Brilliant, practical engineering.
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Old 2nd May 2019, 07:17 PM   #14
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This is the jumper position without rumble filter
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Old 2nd May 2019, 08:02 PM   #15
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What you can't see there is that the other position has "SUB"
screened above it.
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Old 3rd May 2019, 05:37 AM   #16
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Indeed
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Old 3rd May 2019, 06:07 AM   #17
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Thanks!

A switch makes sense, once I find one modern enough to match Frank’s enclosure. Great design!

The rumble filter will get used now that I bought the Pearl2 and B1 preamp boards...this project and the LXMini’s have lured me back into vinyl.
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Old 18th May 2019, 02:44 PM   #18
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Default Rear photo of enclosure

See the rear photo of a finished 3-way balanced ASP

The plugs may be either balanced XLR or unbalanced RCA

The plugs may be mounted from outside or from inside.
The photo shows XLR mounted from outside.
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Old 18th May 2019, 02:50 PM   #19
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For LXmini / LXsirius operation connect fr and wof

For LXmini+2 / LXsirius+2 operation connect fr and mid and sub

For LXstudio operation connect fr and mid and sub , reduce sub pot to 50%

The pots are located on lower side and may be turned with a screwdriver (case closed)
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Old 23rd May 2019, 05:02 AM   #20
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I just finished mine. It replaced the MiniDSP 4 x 10 in a LXMini+2 configuration. I originally bought the LXMinis for mixing audio, because my wife thought the monitors I had were muddy on her piano recordings, which they were. Weíre amateurs, but the goal is the best recording possible and we love great music.

Most of my microphones are DIY kit copies of classic mics (Neumann and Schoeps copies from Microphone Parts or via Groupdiy.com, etc), or DIY upgrades of commercial mics with good properties (e.g., Oktava MK-012). You really hear the limitations of your signal chain, the instrument, (and your room) when you record a single instrument in stereo and listen to the recording relatively unprocessed. Since you hear the original source as it is being recorded, the difference in playback is striking.

I could always hear the difference between the MiniDSP and the Metric Halo interfaces that we use for recording, especially on sounds with fast transients.

The difference with the ASP is unbelievable! None of the fuzzy overtones on instruments where pick attack is important (banjo, guitar, mandolin), cymbals sound more natural, etc. Surprisingly, the bass from the sub sounds better, but I suspect it is because the high frequency detail in low frequency instruments is rendered more clearly.

This is a total home run...thank you! (And Iíll use the MiniDSP and a reference mic as tools to design an active analog crossover for those old monitors...nothing is lost).

I raise a glass to you, sir!

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