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  • Re: Flex Your PCD Mettle:

    have any one build e-waves recently? couldn't find any recent build threads.

    i have a few questions, hoping for anwwers

    1) what are the dimension for e-waves? do they varied by versions (e.g deluxe, standard, sr, etc.)?

    2) are the cabs ported, sealed? doesn't matter?

    3) are all e-wave crossovers active?

    thanks!

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    • Re: Flex Your PCD Mettle:

      The QSC152i is now available at PE.

      http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...20&FTR=245-625

      Rejoice all you Econowave Deluxe dreamers!!!

      Thanks stgdz for pointing that out.

      Thanks PE for gettin' it done.
      Too bad the 3012LF are now $325 each , that's more than double what they were a couple of months ago.

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      • Re: Flex Your PCD Mettle:

        Has anyone tried the new MCM cast frame professional woofers in an econowave? I bought a pair of the 8" (http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/55-2960) during one of their daily deals for $11 each (normally only $20.49) about a month ago. Build quality is excellent for the price. I mounted them in a 0.5 cu ft sealed box and ran them full range with a 1" dome taking over the highs with a single capacitor and padding resistor in line. Considering the circumstances, they sounded great - much, much better than I expected. The first thing that came to mind is that these could be the bottom of an excellent low cost econowave variation. The larger woofers in this line are still very inexpensive ($34 for the 12") and I assume exhibit similar build quality and performance. Has anyone tried these in this application?

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        • Re: Flex Your PCD Mettle:

          Originally posted by smokarz View Post
          have any one build e-waves recently? couldn't find any recent build threads.

          i have a few questions, hoping for anwwers

          1) what are the dimension for e-waves? do they varied by versions (e.g deluxe, standard, sr, etc.)?

          2) are the cabs ported, sealed? doesn't matter?

          3) are all e-wave crossovers active?

          thanks!
          1) Stick with the same baffle width and driver spacing if you are using one of the fine-tuned crossover designs in this thread.

          2) Depends on the driver (and application).

          3) No, most folks use passive crossovers.

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          • Re: Flex Your PCD Mettle:

            Originally posted by donprice View Post
            1) Stick with the same baffle width and driver spacing if you are using one of the fine-tuned crossover designs in this thread.

            2) Depends on the driver (and application).

            3) No, most folks use passive crossovers.
            thanks,

            i am looking at the Delite 12" and SR versions. those look like they were built in a sealed 1.6cf cab?

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            • Re: Flex Your PCD Mettle:

              Originally posted by smokarz View Post
              thanks,

              i am looking at the Delite 12" and SR versions. those look like they were built in a sealed 1.6cf cab?
              Given the sudden increase in price of the Eminence Neo stuff, there's hardly any value there. Look towards Acoustic Elegance, JBL, B&C or other Pro midwoofers as alternatives. There's lots of proven Ewave 'variants' out there using these drivers, yoiu just gotta look around the net.

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              • Re: Flex Your PCD Mettle:

                Originally posted by Mayhem13 View Post
                Given the sudden increase in price of the Eminence Neo stuff, there's hardly any value there. Look towards Acoustic Elegance, JBL, B&C or other Pro midwoofers as alternatives. There's lots of proven Ewave 'variants' out there using these drivers, yoiu just gotta look around the net.
                thanks, i'll do some googling but if you have some links on hands please let me know. thanks!

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                • Re: Flex Your PCD Mettle:

                  Take a look at the econowave thread over at Audiokarma.

                  http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=150939

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                  • Re: Flex Your PCD Mettle:

                    Originally posted by Dean1000 View Post
                    Take a look at the econowave thread over at Audiokarma.

                    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=150939
                    i did, i am involve on both threads. just not seeing new e-wave builds.

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                    • Re: Flex Your PCD Mettle:

                      If you haven't looked already, the Dayton PA-310 models well for EWave. Like most pro drivers, it doesn't go real low, but is pretty smooth beyond the EWave crossover (~1600Hz) and can get loud. Not terribly expensive either.


                      Originally posted by smokarz View Post
                      thanks, i'll do some googling but if you have some links on hands please let me know. thanks!
                      I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.
                      OS MTMs http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=220388
                      Swope TM http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=221818
                      Econowave and Audio Nirvana AN10 fullrange http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=216841
                      Imperial Russian Stouts http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...=1#post1840444
                      LECBOS. http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...ghlight=lecbos

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                      • Re: Flex Your PCD Mettle:

                        Originally posted by smokarz View Post
                        thanks,

                        i am looking at the Delite 12" and SR versions. those look like they were built in a sealed 1.6cf cab?
                        Zilch used the PE trapezoidal cab on multiple builds to keep it simple. It wasn't optimal size or tuned for bass response for any particular driver. The crossover really doesn't care (much) if you use a bigger (or smaller) box as long as the baffle width and driver spacing is the same.

                        The design is flexible which is why you will see vintage cabs and/or vintage woofers thrown into the mix. Unfortunately this means you can drive yourself nuts looking for the "correct" answer when the answer is "it depends". So pick a budget, pick an application (full range or use w/sub), pick a size (8" mini through 15" monster), pick a cabinet (recycled or custom), and pick new or used/vintage drivers. Now you can start :D

                        Good luck. This can be a very educational process as you sort through the choices and compromises associated with each choice.

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                        • Re: Flex Your PCD Mettle:

                          Mayhem, weren't you once thinking about a horn tweeted/k6.5X2 design? Did you ever get anywhere on that?

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                          • Re: Flex Your PCD Mettle:

                            Originally posted by donprice View Post
                            Zilch used the PE trapezoidal cab on multiple builds to keep it simple. It wasn't optimal size or tuned for bass response for any particular driver. The crossover really doesn't care (much) if you use a bigger (or smaller) box as long as the baffle width and driver spacing is the same.
                            If you had to recommend some general enclosure sizes based on the general woofer sizes, what would they be?

                            Examples:

                            Would a 1.25 cu ft enclosure pair well with a decent number of pro 10's?

                            And maybe 1.75 cu ft for 12's?

                            Or do you think they can go smaller due to the fact that most people will be using subwoofers?



                            I'm trying to figure some box sizes to pair with the new SEOS waveguides.

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                            • Re: Flex Your PCD Mettle:

                              Originally posted by Erich H View Post
                              ......

                              I'm trying to figure some box sizes to pair with the new SEOS waveguides

                              .
                              now i am really looking forward to this, SEOS with flat pack.

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                              • Re: EconoWave Mini S-8: Summary

                                Originally posted by Zilch View Post




                                Errata: 'Til I get around to fixing it, correct PE Part# for L1 is 255-032.

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                                What sort of changes would need to be done to have this design play well when laying on it's side?

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