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DJ, my only problem with the z5500 is that I feel the bass is a little too artificial and full, it lacks the clarity of the bass in something like the new gigaworks. Do you know of any mods that I'm able to do to alleviate that problem?
stop those rubbish.... it's BOOMY..... BOOMY..... BOOMY BASS..... not "a little too artificial and full".........

yea, not much we can do about it... all the mods can do is just to help it clean the bass beat a bit, and adds more pressure.

it's a plus minus situation..... you can trade it with gigaworks.... but you will miss the the pressure power delivered by z5500.

if you want.... get HT setup instead
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z5500 mod project from my friend.
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looks damn nice. wonder how it sounds.
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how much of a difference did dampening the cabinent make dj?
also about how much did you use?
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looks damn nice. wonder how it sounds.
pretty nice if i might say

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how much of a difference did dampening the cabinent make dj?
also about how much did you use?
too much dampening = no sound pressure
too little dampening = very dry

just put a thin layer of good dampening material
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I was reading this thread partially and you mentioned that the new speaker wire and connectors sounded so much better, and that the big name/big money wires are so worth it. Allow me to introduce to you Monster Cable VS Coat Hanger.

http://forums.audioholics.com/forums...2&postcount=28
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Ok, I have watched this thread for quite a while now, and I still don't see anyone doing the cheap upgrade that could really make a big diff. The cap upgrades are great, and prob... make a noticeable improvement, the speaker wire upgrade well, ohms law would state you should not hear a diff..., but what about the enclosure itself? Rebuild the the enclosure to the exact air space with the same port, only make the box with 1in thick MDF, this will far surpass any sound dampening you can do inside the box. Furthermore you could change the air space and port size to accomidate the type of music you listen to. You could make it boomy, or flat. Great thread Big Bear. BTW spray the inside walls of the box with rubberized undercoat spray. They "z-5500" prob... did not put polly fill in for a reason. Polly fill will make the woofer react as if it were in a larger box, and the box may be built to the specs they wanted.
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post #58 of 104
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this thread is never about encouraging ppl to mod their Z5500 to achieve night and day differences.
it's about me and some of my friends, had spare time and nothing better to do.

yes, there will be lotsa improvements over total redesigning of the speakers....
but for the money, i think getting a HT setup would probably be better choice.

but really.... this mod is not something i would recommend to you ppl.
it's not worthless, but it's half pointless
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It seems I can only buy it from Ebay but they are shipped from China or Hong Kong. Where in the US can I buy some audio capacitors? And dampining material?

Thanks.
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It seems I can only buy it from Ebay but they are shipped from China or Hong Kong. Where in the US can I buy some audio capacitors? And dampining material?

Thanks.
You can get the capacitors at a radio shack, and the local car stereo shop will have some sound dampening material.

Again, I would rebuild the box first, it will cost very little "prob less than the dampening or caps" if you have access to some common wood tools.
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