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  • Re: Flex Your PCD Mettle:

    Originally posted by Zilch View Post
    O.K., I'll notch out the spike and fix the directivity, then provide new measurements so Pete can make it play flat as Nebraska.... ;)
    I always found Eastern Colorado to be as flat as any place I've ever seen. Central Illinois is right in there.

    Nebraska does more resemble a typical tweeter response, little bumps and hills.

    Seriously though Zilch, that is one fine looking set of components. And that L-pad makes it a cinch to dial it in for sure.
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    • Re: Flex Your PCD Mettle:

      Smoothe..yes. Econo?..........That would depend on your tax bracket.:D How bout Obamawave?

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      • Re: Flex Your PCD Mettle:

        Originally posted by Mayhem13 View Post
        Smoothe..yes. Econo?..........That would depend on your tax bracket.:D How bout Obamawave?
        EconoWave is full spectrum in $70 Dayton cab kits. ;)

        Several AKers have already built with this driver/waveguide combo, actually; it'd be good if we had an optimized crossover for it....

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        • Re: Flex Your PCD Mettle:

          Originally posted by Mayhem13 View Post
          Smoothe..yes. Econo?..........That would depend on your tax bracket.:D How bout Obamawave?
          Speaking of Econo; I've had something on my mind for a bit:


          Had anyone considered the QSC CDX1-1425, or the $52 CDX1-1415? I know it's not a ballsy driver but if it's got a usable low end that could mate up with a 15" driver like say the DeltaLite II 2515 for some efficient & light weight monitors.
          Regards,
          Dan

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          • Re: Flex Your PCD Mettle:

            Originally posted by NEO Dan View Post
            Had anyone considered the QSC CDX1-1425, or the $52 CDX1-1415? I know it's not a ballsy driver but if it's got a usable low end that could mate up with a 15" driver like say the DeltaLite II 2515 for some efficient & light weight monitors.
            http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...89#post1647589

            As with all of the links in the first post of this thread, the target post is the culmination of that particular effort. You've got to scroll/page back to see where it began and how we got there....

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            • Re: Flex Your PCD Mettle:

              Originally posted by Zilch View Post
              http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...89#post1647589

              As with all of the links in the first post of this thread, the target post is the culmination of that particular effort. You've got to scroll/page back to see where it began and how we got there....
              I remember that - someone was on a mission to kill Nathan :D very focused they were ;)

              I was suggesting a CDX1 series driver on the 152i WG may go well with a 15" driver WRT AC and forward lobe. I'm curious if the design of the CDX1 throat will help it hold up better in the LF, it looks a lot stronger and has a cleaner CSD than the DE250. Something potentially better than a DE250 for $52 and the commercial account price on the DL II 2515 is very - Econo :D
              Regards,
              Dan

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              • Re: Flex Your PCD Mettle:

                I have a pair of the CDX1-1731 that Duke is using in his product, but haven't tried them yet; -1730 is the bolt-on variant and appears to be popular. Penn and I went 'round and 'round about -1425 and how low it might suitably be used. I'm very much put off by the factory spec minimum recommended crossover frequency. In the end, all factors considered, I believe my view prevailed.

                You know my perspective on 15" woofers and waveguides, though Wayne disagrees, and Brandon recently demonstrated that 152i has usable pattern control down to 1 kHz with a suitable driver, which I suspect means having a "correct" exit angle. I'm tempted to mount a 2-bolt JBL 2425H on one and see what happens, i.e., if I can replicate Brandon's findings. If so, that moves us into 4430 territory with 15s in 4507 cabs, and I'm certainly not above taking that delicious ride.... :p

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                • Re: Flex Your PCD Mettle:

                  So much for the spike:
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                  • Re: Flex Your PCD Mettle:

                    Originally posted by Zilch View Post
                    I have a pair of the CDX1-1731 that Duke is using in his product, but haven't tried them yet; -1730 is the bolt-on variant and appears to be popular. Penn and I went 'round and 'round about -1425 and how low it might suitably be used. I'm very much put off by the factory spec minimum recommended crossover frequency. In the end, all factors considered, I believe my view prevailed.

                    You know my perspective on 15" woofers and waveguides, though Wayne disagrees, and Brandon recently demonstrated that 152i has usable pattern control down to 1 kHz with a suitable driver, which I suspect means having a "correct" exit angle. I'm tempted to mount a 2-bolt JBL 2425H on one and see what happens, i.e., if I can replicate Brandon's findings. If so, that moves us into 4430 territory with 15s in 4507 cabs, and I'm certainly not above taking that ride.... :p
                    2425H is an interesting choice, I'm sure the CSD will be quite a sight to behold. You can get the same level of awesomeness from the D220ti, why bother?
                    Regards,
                    Dan

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                    • Re: Flex Your PCD Mettle:

                      They're spec'd down to 500 Hz....

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                      • Re: Flex Your PCD Mettle:

                        Originally posted by Zilch View Post
                        They're spec'd down to 500 Hz....
                        I think it's 800 Hz actually. On a specific horn with a specific crossover...:rolleyes: so methinks YMMV

                        It would be nice to see a comparison of the two drivers on the 152i WG:D
                        Regards,
                        Dan

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                        • Re: Flex Your PCD Mettle:

                          Your HOLM is broke, too?

                          [EVERYBODY's HOLM is broke, apparently.... :eek: ]

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                          • Re: Flex Your PCD Mettle:

                            I don't have the drivers. Though I've got the DL II 2515. I did have HOLM working, I could probably manage to build another PC to get it going again.

                            I think the reason the Celestion compression drivers are so conservatively rated is the test method:
                            "Tested for two hours on plane wave tube using a continuous, band-limited pink noise signal as per AES standard. Power calculated on minimum impedance."

                            I C the JBL is de-rated to 20 watts at 500 Hz.
                            Regards,
                            Dan

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                            • Re: Flex Your PCD Mettle:

                              Originally posted by Zilch View Post
                              Your HOLM is broke, too?

                              [EVERYBODY's HOLM is broke, apparently.... :eek: ]
                              ]

                              Mine's not broken....

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                              • Re: Flex Your PCD Mettle:

                                Zilch posted:
                                ..., and Brandon recently demonstrated that 152i has usable pattern control down to 1 kHz with a suitable driver, which I suspect means having a "correct" exit angle.
                                My investigation with paper gages tell me the mouth entry angle of the 152i horn is:

                                Vertical ~32.5 degrees;
                                Horizontal ~60 degrees;

                                When you compare these to the DE250's exit angle of 14.6 degrees you can begin to appreciate the room for improvement.
                                Comparing these graphically with Geddes' OS profile tells me I need to add ~3/16" between the CD and horn...and smooth.
                                The smoothing needs to be extended out into the throat. There is a slight concavity to be dealt with up to around 1" into the horn. One can feel it and it is visible by letting sunshine through the throat. Rotate it slowly.

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