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  • #46
    Re: Event Horizon: a slim, wall-mounted WMTMW

    Paul,

    I'm in no hurry. I currently have a pair of Pete's Prisstina's with matching center but I showed my wife a pic of the Event Horizons and she flipped out and made some comment about getting some floor space back in her living room. ;)

    In the meantime I'm working on a pair of Chris' ntn's in tower form for the bedroom.

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    • #47
      Re: Event Horizon: a slim, wall-mounted WMTMW

      Originally posted by Paul Carmody View Post
      OK. I can do that. Like I said, I already have a larger set of thin cabinets in my garage. They're floorstanders, but I can rig it up to approximate what we're doing. I think the Dayton ND crossover is pretty close to done, but I really need to hear it in the "proper" sized enclosure to make sure.

      How long can you wait? ;) I'm half-kidding with that, but I do want to button-up this HiVi version first.
      if you wanted to keep the ND105-4's, what about my idea from page 1 of making the cabinet (as viewed from the top) a trapezoid? keep the front baffle the same width, kick the sides out 15 degrees, and you end up with almost 50% more volume....

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      • #48
        Re: Event Horizon: a slim, wall-mounted WMTMW

        Chris Roemer's ntn's use a pair of the ND105-4's in a cabinet roughly .55ft^3, or about 15 liters. His single driver nt's use a .32ft^3 cabinets, or about 7 liters. So far, everyone who's built either of these designs have loved them, including their bass output. I'm building a pair of the ntn's right now but would love these for the living room setup.

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        • #49
          Re: Event Horizon: a slim, wall-mounted WMTMW

          Any progress on this Paul?

          Also, did you consider MichiganPats suggestion about making them slightly horizontally trapezoidal to get a bit more volume, without increasing baffle size?


          Also, how would you compare the sound of these (with Hivi drivers) to the Swopes?
          I was all set on the Swopes, but my wife was looking over the shoulder and saw this thread, and said "I didn't know wall mounting like that was an option!" getting excited....
          My projects
          https://picasaweb.google.com/112307725038877176664

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          • #50
            Re: Event Horizon: a slim, wall-mounted WMTMW

            Originally posted by ckmoore View Post
            Any progress on this Paul?

            Also, did you consider MichiganPats suggestion about making them slightly horizontally trapezoidal to get a bit more volume, without increasing baffle size?
            If someone wants to design a trapezoidal cabinet for them and build it, that's fine by me. I don't want to do a trapezoidal cabinet design, though, because I think it would appear too difficult to the average hobbyist. I'm really trying to keep it as simple as possible with this project.

            Also, how would you compare the sound of these (with Hivi drivers) to the Swopes?
            I was all set on the Swopes, but my wife was looking over the shoulder and saw this thread, and said "I didn't know wall mounting like that was an option!" getting excited....
            I'm glad it caught your wife's eye. (My wife would be proud, too, since she thinks it's a design "for the wives"). Well, the sound I got out of the HiVis was very pleasing. Sweet-sounding, I suppose. If I were to compare it to the Swopes, I would say it's more like the TM--which I personally thought had some more "character" to their voice than the MTM.

            Anyway, the project had to be suspended again because this cabinet I'm using just won't work for the big magnets of the HiVis--and doesn't dig deep enough for the Dayton ND105-4. Soooo.... I'm on to cabinet design #3. I haven't built it yet, but hope to in the next few weeks. And geez, do I hope that cabinet finally works!
            Isn't it about time we started answering rhetorical questions?

            Paul Carmody's DIY Audio Projects
            Twitter: @undefinition1

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            • #51
              Re: Event Horizon: a slim, wall-mounted WMTMW

              This is a type of project I havent seen much of in my limited exposure to DIY. Are there other designs floating around that are specifically designed for on-wall? (not in-wall). And not the super small bose buster types.
              My projects
              https://picasaweb.google.com/112307725038877176664

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              • #52
                Re: Event Horizon: a slim, wall-mounted WMTMW

                Originally posted by ckmoore View Post
                This is a type of project I havent seen much of in my limited exposure to DIY. Are there other designs floating around that are specifically designed for on-wall? (not in-wall). And not the super small bose buster types.
                You've asked the right question, in my opinion. To my knowledge, there's almost nothing like this in the DIY world. The commercial world is creating speakers like this, and they do look nice. I've studied every commercial offering I could to get ideas in terms of size and proportions, and also just plain "how'd they do it"?

                It turns out that this kind of speaker is HARD to do. That is, making a small midwoofer cross low in a 3-way situation, as if it were an 8" or larger, is nearly impossible because of the impedance spike (mentioned earlier in the thread).

                Sure, this type of design is a piece of cake to do if it's just a simple 2-way MTM (I could have just made a few adjustments to the OSMTM and called it a day). It turns out that that's almost exactly what the commercial companies all do. YOu either see an MTM in a tall, slender cabinet, or an MTM flanked with several small passive radiators (they look like woofers, doncha know). So, in effect, what you get is a handsome-looking "array" of midwoofers in a slender cabinet, but really only the inside pair are doing the work. You can bet that if us DIYers had access to these kind of small PRs like commercial companies do, that I would have just done a simple 2-way MTM coupled with a bunch of PRs and called it a day a long time ago.

                This one by Morduant Short is a perfect example of what I'm talking about.
                Isn't it about time we started answering rhetorical questions?

                Paul Carmody's DIY Audio Projects
                Twitter: @undefinition1

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                • #53
                  Re: Event Horizon: a slim, wall-mounted WMTMW

                  Paul,

                  Any updates? (don't mean to pester - just curious).

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                  • #54
                    Re: Event Horizon: a slim, wall-mounted WMTMW

                    Well, here's where I'm at. I was pretty happy with the crossover--as long as the enclosures were sealed. With a vented alignment on the bass (which is how I'll use them), I wanted more extension, and therefore needed larger cabinets. But I didn't build the larger cabinets yet. And I probably won't get around to it until December sometime.

                    However, anyone who wants to do the design sealed, send me an email and I'll share the XO and stuff. make sure to specify the HiVi or Dayton ND version.

                    Also, I was REALLY pleasantly surprised by how nicely the MMTMM turned out for Meniscus (using HiVi B3N). I think that would also work great in a modern HT setup.

                    So there's progress, but this project has mostly been on-hold. And I'm really swamped with projects, so I don't know if I can complete (that is: finalized, in a vented cabinet, and all the details make sense) this design until the new year.
                    Isn't it about time we started answering rhetorical questions?

                    Paul Carmody's DIY Audio Projects
                    Twitter: @undefinition1

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                    • #55
                      Re: Event Horizon: a slim, wall-mounted WMTMW

                      I am about to order the parts for the HiVi sealed version myself.

                      Paul, would you recommend a 3rd one horizontal for the CC, or the MMTMM design you mentioned?
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                      https://picasaweb.google.com/112307725038877176664

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                      • #56
                        Re: Event Horizon: a slim, wall-mounted WMTMW

                        I realize this is an old thread, but I'm wondering if there are any updates? Has anybody built these? I'm seriously considering them for a TV stand project of mine, they're nearly perfect for me.

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                        • #57
                          Re: Event Horizon: a slim, wall-mounted WMTMW

                          I am building them. Currently on a hiatus after having finished one speaker. I have been listening to it as my CC since Jan, using some Overnight sensations as the mains. Looking to finish them by end of the this month.

                          Here is my build thread.

                          http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...Events-a-build
                          My projects
                          https://picasaweb.google.com/112307725038877176664

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                          • #58
                            Re: Event Horizon: a slim, wall-mounted WMTMW

                            Got it, thanks. Replied in your thread. For anybody else who might know - can the Overnight Sensation CC be used vertically as a L/R main?

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                            • #59
                              Re: Event Horizon: a slim, wall-mounted WMTMW

                              Paul would need to comment to be sure, but if I remember correctly, he voiced that specifically for vocal range.

                              It might be a bit shouty for mains without an XO adjustment. (shouty being technical audiorific terminology)
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                              https://picasaweb.google.com/112307725038877176664

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                              • #60
                                Re: Event Horizon: a slim, wall-mounted WMTMW

                                Originally posted by jsbordeleau View Post
                                Got it, thanks. Replied in your thread. For anybody else who might know - can the Overnight Sensation CC be used vertically as a L/R main?
                                Yes. Paired with a sub, I think it would work well in your application.
                                Isn't it about time we started answering rhetorical questions?

                                Paul Carmody's DIY Audio Projects
                                Twitter: @undefinition1

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