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Old 23rd June 2021, 08:26 PM   #1
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After completing my Aleph J amplifier, I set forth to listen with a collection of speakers to get a feel for it. With the placement of my primary Klipsch Heresy IIs being on stands about three feet from the wall to get them sounding their best, I found that the bass in my room was severely lacking. Even with the Heresy's 12-inch woofer, it just wasn't doing the trick.

@dBel84 sent me a link to a project to correct this problem that would be affordable, fun, and downright quirky: a pair of Bucket Subs.

DIY and Notes - Bucket Subwoofer

I pretty much followed his lead, including the 8-inch Peerless speakers, and boy oh boy does it sound fine! I chose the Home Depot orange bucket (orange is the new black) as my housing. Quite the discussion piece, no doubt.

While I'm currently running it with an 80s-vintage Technics 160W/ch amplifier that I borrowed from my other setup, I have a dedicated Crown amp incoming. It is crossed over at 80Hz through my Pioneer A/V preamp for now, but I will have a dedicated crossover for it soon.

Certainly adds life to the listening area!

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Old 24th June 2021, 01:48 AM   #2
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Old 27th June 2021, 12:56 AM   #3
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cool ! perhaps with a hot-on-axis fullrange and a big funnel supported above the cone , one could make an omni of sorts

Little Giant Orange 10-1/2 inch H Plastic 192 ounce Funnel - Ace Hardware
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Old 27th June 2021, 02:41 AM   #4
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Neat idea!
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Stopped by CiM's place earlier this week to hear what wonder he had created this time and was not disappointed

The design sure is quirky but they do exactly what they are I tended to do with some nice tight and responsive bass. Obviously couldn't help being adolescents and tried to shake the foundations

Going to be a killer all round system once it is all in place.

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