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  • #16

    Speakers are ready for Xover design!!!. Stand by for what we end up doing with them



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    • #17
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      • #18
        Got the xover finished. This will be the same for all 3 speakers.

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        • #19
          Which alignment did you settle upon from your pics in post # 16 for all 3 speakers?

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          • Ram Jr
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            Sorry what do you mean by alignment??

          • Steve Lee
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            Never mind - I see my confusion, now.

            Looks great, BTW.

        • #20
          Originally posted by Ram Jr View Post
          These are the atmos speakers going into the sound clouds.

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          What are you using for atmos speakers?

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          • Ram Jr
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            Triad bronze inwall surrounds.

        • #21
          Just out of curiosity, how were the drivers chosen? Not questioning the efforts/work but simply curious. If Paul is helping I am sure there is solid reasoning behind it. Just can't say I remember a center channel with a pair of 10" woofers in it.
          Last edited by davidroberts; 11-01-2021, 06:07 PM.

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          • #22
            This is my design. I can't remember exactly how we decided on these drivers. I know I was aiming away from metal-cone drivers for the woofers and mids. I hadn't really worked much with the RS-P line, so I think that was part of it.

            The RS270 are monsters; I had used the metal-cone ones on a big WMTMW design 10 years ago and just couldn't believe how much SPL they can put out before xmax. So the "P" version seemed like a natural way to go.

            The tweeters were chosen because Rich had asked about a variety of tweeters in this price range, and the Wavecor stuck out as something hat could hold its own in terms of sensitivity and power handling--without actually being a horn.

            I recently had to give these monsters back to Rich. It was a sad day for me; although a happy day for my wife (she was relieved to have reclaimed all the space in the TV room). They sound glorious. Just gobs of output. But I was also able to dial in a great amount of precise imaging with the tweeters. I'll officially publish the design in the coming months.
            Isn't it about time we started answering rhetorical questions?

            Paul Carmody's DIY Audio Projects
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            • #23
              Originally posted by Paul Carmody View Post
              This is my design.
              Oops, sorry about that. I had just read the post about Curt...corrected now.

              Those are some very nice tweeters. I have the Anarchy MTM's that Pete designed and they will definitely keep up.

              Look forward to seeing the finished product!

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              • #24
                I love them, and I can only imagine the sound of music coming out of them.

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                • #25
                  I just wish I had room for them.

                  They look like they sound awesome!

                  Twin-10" Paper RS Series Woofers . . . Mmmmm . . . If they sound as good as the RS180P's I would buy them anyways - and figure out how to fit it all in here later - impressive stuff.

                  Thanks, Mr. Carmody!


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                  • #26
                    The only issues I've found on the RS270 is that the boxes are massive! I actually have a quad of the aluminum.
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                    • #27
                      You can make the boxes appear smaller by cutting a hole in the floor and using the space between the joists . . . Where there is a will, there is a dead-man walking a fine line concerning WAF . . .

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                      • #28
                        Some updates for the LCR's. Added some inner dampening. I have the crossovers built and ready for the drivers. Also painted the MDF flat black with 2 coats of prime and 2 coats of flat black. The front Zebra wood did not get stained just 2 coats of poly to get things sealed and stronger. Click image for larger version

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                        • #29
                          That wood is exquisite and all those other thingies are just icing on the cake.

                          You know - that's the part about this hobby that I really dislike - the visual part that people see and appreciate so much more than the technical aspects of making them sound so good.

                          (Now I feel like a woman from the view of an engineering husband after he has spent 24 months of effort in the basement . . .)


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