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  • #91
    Re: Event Horizon: a slim, wall-mounted WMTMW

    Sigh. Unfortunately, the Event Horizon XL doesn't really exist. I did prototype a box, but still couldn't get the sound where I wanted. Ultimately, I know I'll need to go bigger. I'm not sure if I'll ever get that project off the ground.

    In its absence, I would recommend doing Lou Corragio's "Schtick" project in a WMTMW orientation. (the baffle/cabinet sizes wouldn't have to change, just reorient and center the drivers). I think this would be a rock-solid speaker--and in the back of my mind I kind of knew Lou's speaker would be hard to beat for what it is. I don't know who has a copy of Lou's site. A few people here saved it, I know. So if we can dig up the plans for the Schtick, I'd be glad to help get this going.

    edit: ON THE OTHER HAND, upon thinking about this more, if there are any builders in the Chicagoland area who are willing to work with me on another set of prototype cabinets, maybe we can get the XL working after all.
    Isn't it about time we started answering rhetorical questions?

    Paul Carmody's DIY Audio Projects
    Twitter: @undefinition1

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    • #92
      Re: Event Horizon: a slim, wall-mounted WMTMW

      Originally posted by Paul Carmody View Post
      Sigh. Unfortunately, the Event Horizon XL doesn't really exist. I did prototype a box, but still couldn't get the sound where I wanted. Ultimately, I know I'll need to go bigger. I'm not sure if I'll ever get that project off the ground.

      In its absence, I would recommend doing Lou Corragio's "Schtick" project in a WMTMW orientation. (the baffle/cabinet sizes wouldn't have to change, just reorient and center the drivers). I think this would be a rock-solid speaker--and in the back of my mind I kind of knew Lou's speaker would be hard to beat for what it is. I don't know who has a copy of Lou's site. A few people here saved it, I know. So if we can dig up the plans for the Schtick, I'd be glad to help get this going.

      edit: ON THE OTHER HAND, upon thinking about this more, if there are any builders in the Chicagoland area who are willing to work with me on another set of prototype cabinets, maybe we can get the XL working after all.
      http://www.rob-elder.com/LouC/speake...ck/Shtick.html

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      • #93
        Re: Event Horizon: a slim, wall-mounted WMTMW

        Originally posted by Paul Carmody View Post
        Sigh. Unfortunately, the Event Horizon XL doesn't really exist. I did prototype a box, but still couldn't get the sound where I wanted. Ultimately, I know I'll need to go bigger. I'm not sure if I'll ever get that project off the ground.

        In its absence, I would recommend doing Lou Corragio's "Schtick" project in a WMTMW orientation. (the baffle/cabinet sizes wouldn't have to change, just reorient and center the drivers). I think this would be a rock-solid speaker--and in the back of my mind I kind of knew Lou's speaker would be hard to beat for what it is. I don't know who has a copy of Lou's site. A few people here saved it, I know. So if we can dig up the plans for the Schtick, I'd be glad to help get this going.

        edit: ON THE OTHER HAND, upon thinking about this more, if there are any builders in the Chicagoland area who are willing to work with me on another set of prototype cabinets, maybe we can get the XL working after all.
        Thanks for the link to the Schtick, I may review these with a little more detail but I don't think they'd fit my application too well. I need something with a lower cabinet profile, ideally less than 4" total depth, and something that needs less distance from the wall (he quoted 1-2'). I understand that the Sensations did not get the low-end performance that you were intending but, for me, that's OK since I plan to pair these with at least one (probably two) powered subs to extend the range. I just need solid upper and mid-range cabinets that look good aren't too bulky (depth-wise) on the wall. (My current towers stick out 12" past the front of my screen...) I may try to create my own variation using the same drivers but will probably need some help with tuning the crossovers.

        I'm not in the Chicago area but would be happy to work on the XL version if you wanted. I've got a suitable woodshop and would be able to document everything very well. Testing may be a bit of a challenge but I'm sure I could think of something.

        I'll do a little work on the designs to see what I can come up with. If I find anything promising I'll let you know.

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        • #94
          Re: Event Horizon: a slim, wall-mounted WMTMW

          Not sure if this will help you, but here is my project on Pauls original design. Changed a bit with Pauls input.
          http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...ational+events

          Listen to them everyday. Couldn't be more happier. The only thing i am going to change, is going from my current single 15" Dayton sub, to dual 12"s.
          My projects
          https://picasaweb.google.com/112307725038877176664

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          • #95
            Re: Event Horizon: a slim, wall-mounted WMTMW

            Could these be a candidate for capacitor "passive assist" rather than ported?

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            • #96
              Re: Event Horizon: a slim, wall-mounted WMTMW

              They are sealed. Not suitable for ported in current configuration/volume.
              My projects
              https://picasaweb.google.com/112307725038877176664

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              • #97
                Re: Event Horizon: a slim, wall-mounted WMTMW

                Originally posted by ckmoore View Post
                They are sealed. Not suitable for ported in current configuration/volume.
                Yes, sorry - I was referring to the original iterations of the design, which were ported, and where Paul was not satisfied with the bass.

                Yours look like a very nice implementation!

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                • #98
                  Re: Event Horizon: a slim, wall-mounted WMTMW

                  Originally posted by ckmoore View Post
                  Not sure if this will help you, but here is my project on Pauls original design. Changed a bit with Pauls input.
                  http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...ational+events

                  Listen to them everyday. Couldn't be more happier. The only thing i am going to change, is going from my current single 15" Dayton sub, to dual 12"s.
                  Thank you sir, I've also read that entire thread very closely. I'm going to try to build pretty soon. I'd like to find a way to make them a little more shallow and will create a way to attach grills to the front but look forward to getting them working. If you have any other tips on the build just let me know. I'll photograph the build and may also create a new project thread for anyone who's interested.

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                  • #99
                    Re: Event Horizon: a slim, wall-mounted WMTMW

                    that looks awesome! probably a bit too advance for me, but definitely something to shoot for.

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                    • Hello...
                      I've set out to make your Event Horizon project in its hivi version ...
                      I get a question ... inside the box you do not put any acoustic insulation?
                      Thank you

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