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  • emisgallo
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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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  • uxofalass
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    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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  • jpstyx
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    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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  • matt996
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    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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  • ckmoore
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    Re: Event Horizon: a slim, wall-mounted WMTMW

    They are sealed. Not suitable for ported in current configuration/volume.

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  • matt996
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    Could these be a candidate for capacitor "passive assist" rather than ported?

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  • ckmoore
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    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.

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  • jpstyx
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    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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  • fdieck
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    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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  • Paul Carmody
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    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.

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

    Paul, I've been scouring this thread for days now and am going to attempt to build these but have a few quick questions before I get started. Since I'm using these in a theater, I can easily extend the height so am very interested in the XL design. Did you ever figure the dimensions of the larger design to extend the bass? Also, since I'm putting them next to a projector screen, my goal is to go as shallow as possible so (forgive the noob question) if I make them less deep is it just a matter of making them longer/wider to compensate for the lost volume or will the performance suffer by doing so?

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  • S4Huey2012
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    Re: Event Horizon: a slim, wall-mounted WMTMW

    Hi Paul, I came across this thread my research for a speaker for my setup and I found the thread on Event horizons. I prefer the ND drivers over the HiVi, I plan on having a so the low end isn't a big issue for me. I was hoping you could share the XO design for ND drivers and any final recommendations on cabinet dimensions. I plan to use this a CC and build the box into a mantel below my tv. I will share the build process here once I get my ducks in a row.

    Thanks!

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

    paul i think we are after some information of the XL version that you mentioned.

    from what i got on other posts you said you weren't happy with using the 4" mids in a 3 way design as the bass suffered.

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  • Paul Carmody
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    Re: Event Horizon: a slim, wall-mounted WMTMW

    Wait, which version are we talking about?

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

    Agreed. We just started looking. It's becoming hard for me to suggest something to him because in the end is what he wants but with his experience he doesn't know what to look for. Originally I was thinking OS would work well but it's looking like he is drawn to busier designs
    Last edited by tashspop; 12-09-2014, 01:17 PM.

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