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It should be able to no problem.

Nice. Thanks. I'll definitely try to upgrade to an lms ultra driver some time soon. There's no way I'll ever over drive that driver. I'll be refinishing my velodyne box soon anyway.

For $900, I'll make it sound better than a $3000+ sub? I'll take it.

If only my servo worked perfectly frown.gif
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can I join?

my current setup

custom cabinets, tmm setup using focal woofers and morel tweeters

very nice
post #1753 of 3865
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Nice. Thanks. I'll definitely try to upgrade to an lms ultra driver some time soon. There's no way I'll ever over drive that driver. I'll be refinishing my velodyne box soon anyway.

For $900, I'll make it sound better than a $3000+ sub? I'll take it.

If only my servo worked perfectly
If it's a ported box you might want to watch out. If the drivers are too much different you could end up with a huge peak/dip.

Why not just buy some 1" MDF and make your own . That way you'd still have the velodyne lying around for emergencies .
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If it's a ported box you might want to watch out. If the drivers are too much different you could end up with a huge peak/dip.

Why not just buy some 1" MDF and make your own . That way you'd still have the velodyne lying around for emergencies .
^^^ Not that hard and it's more bragging rights .

Though I now have a question for some of you more experienced with building custom boxes for highs. For a speaker designed to go down to 60 hz what do you think would be optimal tuning (I have no Thiele/small parameters right now or I would run it through Win Isd or BB6), I am not too familiar with building highs boxes.

I have a 2 inch pvc pipe that is 16 inches in length to port with, and have yet to decide on box design.
Edited by Darkapoc - 1/6/11 at 1:40am
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If it's a ported box you might want to watch out. If the drivers are too much different you could end up with a huge peak/dip.

Why not just buy some 1" MDF and make your own . That way you'd still have the velodyne lying around for emergencies .
it's a completely sealed box, air tight as can be. the box is about 1 inch thick of MDF, nicely polyfilled and everything.





thats what the box inside looks like. theres a heavy duty drill inside to use as a scale lol, fell in actually

but yeah, im thinking building a box that good will be a lot of hard work, and the box alone would be worth the $200 i spent, so i'm not bad off anyway, especially if i can get the amp to work well.
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i usually don't see focal propelyne cones. usually i see some sort of paper material or carbon fiber.
They are pretty decent drivers for the price. Exact model # is 7C114 S7 I think.
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They are pretty decent drivers for the price. Exact model # is 7C114 S7 I think.
the one time i ever heard focal drivers was in a jmlab micro utopia. it was some type of paper cone, used beryllium tweeters. best pair of speakers ive ever heard, hands down.

then again, i never get to hear good speakers. its impossible to audition hifi speakers in the dc area that i know of anymore.
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the one time i ever heard focal drivers was in a jmlab micro utopia. it was some type of paper cone, used beryllium tweeters. best pair of speakers ive ever heard, hands down.

then again, i never get to hear good speakers. its impossible to audition hifi speakers in the dc area that i know of anymore.
yeah the days of high end audio shops seem to be numbered... which is a shame I can read all the reviews I want online but that still doesnt help me decide if I think they will sound good. Which is why I ended up just building my own, cheaper and I got what I wanted.
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yeah the days of high end audio shops seem to be numbered... which is a shame I can read all the reviews I want online but that still doesnt help me decide if I think they will sound good. Which is why I ended up just building my own, cheaper and I got what I wanted.
everyone leads me to believe that building your own takes insane ammounts of research. i have no idea how to find the right coils, capacitors for the right corssovers, how the acoustical properties of the woofer work with what material it's made out of vs what the baffle is made out of, the baffle placement, cubic feet of the box, how much polyfill i'll need, then i need to learn to veneer properly, that doesnt seem easy.

i should probably get a circle jig, and some tools, buy some drivers online at some point. i'll actually try to make some speakers as good as the energy rc 50's im going to hopefully get some time soon.
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everyone leads me to believe that building your own takes insane ammounts of research. i have no idea how to find the right coils, capacitors for the right corssovers, how the acoustical properties of the woofer work with what material it's made out of vs what the baffle is made out of, the baffle placement, cubic feet of the box, how much polyfill i'll need, then i need to learn to veneer properly, that doesnt seem easy.

i should probably get a circle jig, and some tools, buy some drivers online at some point. i'll actually try to make some speakers as good as the energy rc 50's im going to hopefully get some time soon.
it dose take a fair amount of research to make a good sounding speaker. it took me some where around 3 months designing mine. its a piece of cake finding drivers and tweeters and stick them in a box but there are a few more things to look into like baffle diffraction and where to crossover the speakers to get the best out of them. for a first time builder it may be better to go with ether a kit or follows some ones wright up and build a copy.
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