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Just bought the TV stand and got it set up yesterday, looks a whole lot better than sitting on a 4x12 speaker cabinet. I'm usually against Walmart furniture, but as an unemployed teenager I have to do what I can, right? Sorry for the bad pictures, they were for the TV stand review so not really focusing on the "audio equipment". I don't have any surround speakers hooked up atm, just L,R,C, and 2 subs.



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Those Mackie SR32 boards aren't too bad at all - I learned on an SR24, and though basic, they're pretty reliable and have lots of decent preamps for the price. I won't argue with upgrading though.

My new toys:


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I'm not a huge audio nut, but I thought Mackie was good?

Yeah, I bought the Behringer for $10! It's going to eBay once I clean the dog fur out the faders
$10? Nice!

Im more of a Soundcraft or Allen & Heath type of guy. Mackie's older consoles have crap for headroom and had common power issues. Current Mackies, such as the ONYX series have decent preamps and an alright EQ, but often pack a lot of crappy features that make them resemble Behringer products.

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Those Mackie SR32 boards aren't too bad at all - I learned on an SR24, and though basic, they're pretty reliable and have lots of decent preamps for the price. I won't argue with upgrading though.
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Are those LAB-12 -s? I'm planning of getting one myself with an HT sub amplifier to back up my bookshelves which I don't even have yet.

MOAR pics (maybe one next to a matchbox or sth, so I could see how big they really are ) and let me know how they play.
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Are those LAB-12 -s? I'm planning of getting one myself with an HT sub amplifier to back up my bookshelves which I don't even have yet.

MOAR pics (maybe one next to a matchbox or sth, so I could see how big they really are ) and let me know how they play.
Yessir. I'm going to try and keep pretty detailed logs of the construction process. It'll be a pretty ugly dual-12 box by this thread's standards, but is designed for rugged SR usage in clusters of 4. Response basically flat to 30hz at 124dB, with a steep HPF at 30hz to keep it from tearing itself apart with excursion. Box tuning is 36hz and it'll use two large triangular corner ports that pull double duty as structural support.

Honestly, for a HT sub, I'd either be looking at a horn loaded design or a different driver - just for kicks I ran a lot of models trying to get maximum low end extension and struggled to break down into the low 20hz range without an unreasonably large box (with a ported enclosure). Xmax is by far the limiting factor.
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do you recommend them??? im wanting to make a set of bookshelf speakers but at that price i may just get these.
I haven't even hooked them up yet so I can't comment on that, but I did feel really bad after buying them, so I probably wouldn't. I'm sure they're great for the money, but giving that company money just made me feel like a moron :/
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Yessir. I'm going to try and keep pretty detailed logs of the construction process. It'll be a pretty ugly dual-12 box by this thread's standards, but is designed for rugged SR usage in clusters of 4. Response basically flat to 30hz at 124dB, with a steep HPF at 30hz to keep it from tearing itself apart with excursion. Box tuning is 36hz and it'll use two large triangular corner ports that pull double duty as structural support.

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I have a friend who is into building enclosures for subs and we made a design for the LAB12. Different enclosure design programs showed a strong response down to 18hz@110dB@350W, below that it would start to exceed its Xmax.
It would be a ported box, about 100l in volume.

Maybe you can recommend a better speaker (and cheaper) that would go that low?
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I haven't even hooked them up yet so I can't comment on that, but I did feel really bad after buying them, so I probably wouldn't. I'm sure they're great for the money, but giving that company money just made me feel like a moron :/
whats wrong with that company? you have some bad news about them? i hear that there pretty good.
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Grease and WD-40.

It counts cause it's being used to fix my SL-1210!
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