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  • A few projects: A TMWW (crossover by Paul Carmody) and a pair of Subs

    So about 6 months ago I got in touch with Paul to help me with a TMWW I wanted to do. They turned out really well and I am very happy with the results! I'll post more about them in the TechTalk area later but for now, here is a pic and a link to the album (I have more pictures too but am not home to upload them).

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    TMWW album.



    I also put together a pair of subs for a friend of mine. He wanted to add some low end to his system while still blending in to the room. I had a pair of LAB12's that I never got around to using so we put them together into a couple of approximately 2ft^3 sealed cabinets each with a 300 watt BASH amp. The tops are redwood burl veneer with a quilted maple border.

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    Subwoofer Album.

    I can post details later but for now, bedtime!
    People hear with their eyes.

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    Re: A few projects: A TMWW (crossover by Paul Carmody) and a pair of Subs

    Nice work all around. You have a way with wood! (no comments on that please)

    What are your impressions of the Lab12's?

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    • #3
      Re: A few projects: A TMWW (crossover by Paul Carmody) and a pair of Subs

      Hey, you have some nice drivers in those towers. How do the sound? What models of drivers did you use?

      Dan

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      • #4
        Re: A few projects: A TMWW (crossover by Paul Carmody) and a pair of Subs

        W5-1138 and a 25-1744 for certain, but the Mark Audio model I don't know off the top of my head.
        Later,
        Wolf
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        • #5
          Re: A few projects: A TMWW (crossover by Paul Carmody) and a pair of Subs

          Originally posted by ROTECH View Post
          Nice work all around. You have a way with wood! (no comments on that please)

          What are your impressions of the Lab12's?
          Thanks!

          Regarding the LAB12's, I originally bought them with the intent of building a LAB horn and just never got around to it for various reasons. I've used one in a cabinet designed for a Dayton DVC 12" (the good one) and it performed similarly. If I were building a home subwoofer from the ground up I would probably choose a different driver. It's not that these are bad - they are quite good in fact. Response is nice and tight - I really love listening to them with a pair of CHR-70 monitors I have being crossed over with just the BASH amp's crossovers. They blend together really well to my ears/tastes. That said, I think it's kind of a niche product and there are other drivers (like the Dayton RS series) that may be just as good if not better for a little less $$.
          People hear with their eyes.

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          • #6
            Re: A few projects: A TMWW (crossover by Paul Carmody) and a pair of Subs

            Originally posted by saabracer23 View Post
            Hey, you have some nice drivers in those towers. How do the sound? What models of drivers did you use?

            Dan
            Wolf is mostly correct. The woofers are actually the W5-1138 - that's probably what he meant. The mid is the Mark Audio CHR-70. I have built two pairs of bookshelf speakers using the CHR-70 and I just love how it sounds for $32 even without any filter on it so I was very eager to incorporate it into a tower design. Plus, since more and more these days (whether it's a spouse or a buddy) aesthetics are important. A surround system using these towers, perhaps building a sealed cabinet for a CC and two of the CHR-70's as surrounds would look, IMO, awesome WITHOUT sacrificing sound quality.

            The TMWW sounds incredibly detailed to me, image well and give a full sound that really puts you "there." My wife and I listened to the Eagles "Hell Freezes Over" DVD and Hotel California has never sounded so real. Guitars sound like guitars. Congas sound like congas. I've put on some Gordon Goodwin (even through Pandora on the iPhone) and it all sounds just so right. The bass guitar on the track "Act your Age" is spot on. I play with some good sax players everyday and know quite well what they should sound like. These nail it! I'm really thrilled with the way they turned out and I greatly appreciate Paul for his help in making it happen.

            - Dan
            People hear with their eyes.

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            • #7
              Re: A few projects: A TMWW (crossover by Paul Carmody) and a pair of Subs

              So, not to be pushy or anything, will we get some cab and XO details?

              /Larry
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              • #8
                Re: A few projects: A TMWW (crossover by Paul Carmody) and a pair of Subs

                Sheesh! Nice hardwood baffles! Wow.

                (I'm very glad you like them. Please enjoy!)
                Isn't it about time we started answering rhetorical questions?

                Paul Carmody's DIY Audio Projects
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                • #9
                  Re: A few projects: A TMWW (crossover by Paul Carmody) and a pair of Subs

                  Wolf is mostly correct. The woofers are actually the W5-1138 - that's probably what he meant.
                  Whoops- yeah, that was a typo. W5-1138 I meant, and corrected it.

                  I'm with fastbike- I wanna see the gritty!
                  Wolf
                  "Wolf, you shall now be known as "King of the Zip ties." -Pete00t
                  "Wolf and speakers equivalent to Picasso and 'Blue'" -dantheman
                  "He is a true ambassador for this forum and speaker DIY in general." -Ed Froste
                  "We're all in this together, so keep your stick on the ice!" - Red Green aka Steve Smith

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                  Photobucket pages:
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                  My blog/writeups/thoughts here at PE:
                  http://techtalk.parts-express.com/blog.php?u=4102

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                  • #10
                    Re: A few projects: A TMWW (crossover by Paul Carmody) and a pair of Subs

                    I don't recall the dimensions/measurements off the top of my head and will be out of town for the rest of the week. I can post that this weekend. I do have the FR, impedance and crossover schematics for your viewing pleasure.

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                    People hear with their eyes.

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