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  • mlau
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    I just built a pair last week as a present, and they sounded fantastic!

    Huge thanks to Leroy.

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  • Chris Roemer
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    You can model box extension yourself using WinISD from linearteam.org .
    Most typically, a vented box ends up about twice the size of a closed box.

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  • mmu7
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    has anyone ported these to help with the low end? I'm interested in building these but with a ported enclosure, thoughts?

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  • bkeane1259
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    A series 200uf NPE will give you some excursion protection (6db/octave from 100Hz).

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  • Mike220
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    I don't know how many watts were going through these at the meniscus and indy events but it was at at least 78db at indy and probably 80 at meniscus. They can definitely break up at loud volumes. I think you get a lot more than you would expect out of them but it is still a 3" full range driver. For $30 bucks its a nice little build. My veneer was more than the drivers.

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  • blackie
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    I think that I need to build a set of these Minions! I'm concerned about power handling however. According to WinISD, the 1.5mm of xmax is exceeded at just 3 (three) watts of input at 138 hz and down. I would think it easy to pop these without a high pass filter. WinISD says that a 200hz, second order high pass would allow for about 14 watts before xmax is reached at about 170 hz.

    Am I over complicating this or should I add a big a__ cap in series? I wasn't planning on an AVR with internal crossover...

    Thanks!!

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  • Mike220
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    That little 3" tangband played pretty loudly. I think many were surprised at the clarity of it especially without a crossover. We skipped the drum track and there was not a sub playing. It does more than i ever expected out of it for $13.** (i bought 5) so i got the discount.

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  • Leroy R
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    I hope I can make it to one of these events some day. I tend to take my vacation up there usually the last week of June and first week of July though. I'll be hitting the road to drive up to Michigan on the 19th of this month and will be there until roughly July 7th.

    I take it that since some people stopped talking and sat down to listen that they didn't fair to badly even in the large room? Did you have a sub playing with them?

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  • Mike220
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    Yeh! It was a great time. Paul k pushed to play them. It was a gigantic room and i was afraid they might get blown on accident with the amp being used.

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  • Leroy R
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    Cool, you took them to the Indiana meet?

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  • Mike220
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    Demo'ed the minions, everyone seemed to like them. Believe it or not alot of people talking in the back came and sat down lol.

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  • Mike220
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    Thanks. Putting what was to be the last coats today. Using wipe on gloss poly but decided to use a foam brush because the clothes were leaving lint. It went on really thick and i hope i didn't ruin my finish. Any suggestions or rubbing out a finish just incase it doesnt turn out well?

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  • ejh2854
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    Nice work, Mike!

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  • Leroy R
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    Those are really looking nice. I hope you enjoy them. Can't wait to see them finished and hear your impressions.

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