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  • nrg74
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    Is anybody representing SEOS? It may be interesting, especially in blind tests.

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  • tron
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    Tnx guys. I will see what I can do. I may try a series XO for the fun of it. I am hoping to make it this year.

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  • Wolf
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    Originally posted by Jeff B. View Post
    Keep in mind, the series crossover thing is just Ben's little side-thing, like the "black box" contest last year. It's not the main-thing. There will be all kinds of speakers in the open listening portion of the gathering. People are welcome to come and bring whatever speakers they want to play for the gang. The series crossover thing is an extra. Whether someone joins into it, or just brings a nice set of Continuums ;), we'll all have a great time.

    Jeff
    Bingo.

    As to the SXO or 'abnormal PXO' alignments requested....

    I've never been one to say that you can't use an SXO with difficult drivers (ie- metal). The people that say that are targeting 1st order types for simplicity sake, and also say you cannot use notches in this type of xover. It's absolutely false. Use whatever driver you want, and whatever the layout, I'm sure you will be able to get a reasonably good sound from them.

    Later,
    Wolf

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  • Jeff B.
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    Originally posted by tron View Post
    OK. This may not be the thread to post such a question but others may have kinda the same thing on their mind. I have read a little on series XO's. Mostly what I have read says you have to be careful of driver selection......Robust tweeter...smooth woofer ect. I have never designed a system using a series XO. I have an unusual design using the ND105 and the ND20. My current XO is 12db with a RES and CAP in parallel with the coil of each. My current design looks good and sounds good. (my opinion!) I like the challenge of the unusual shaped loudspeaker but I am just not certain I should try a series XO this with these drivers! I could bring them anyway because they are weird....trust me, but what would be the fun in that!

    May is too far for me to plan because of my job but I would very much love to attend if possible. I would also like to bring something for you guys to critic.

    ToddT
    Keep in mind, the series crossover thing is just Ben's little side-thing, like the "black box" contest last year. It's not the main-thing. There will be all kinds of speakers in the open listening portion of the gathering. People are welcome to come and bring whatever speakers they want to play for the gang. The series crossover thing is an extra. Whether someone joins into it, or just brings a nice set of Continuums ;), we'll all have a great time.

    Jeff

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  • cjd
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    Originally posted by Wolf View Post
    Please do not say Cosmic Hippo....
    Haha. But everyone knows it, which is why it's good. Plus it has banjo! :P

    I have better tracks, but they're not something most folks are familiar with which makes them more likely to disengage.

    That said, I agree - finding good test tracks would be key, and that could be tough.

    C

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  • tron
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    OK. This may not be the thread to post such a question but others may have kinda the same thing on their mind. I have read a little on series XO's. Mostly what I have read says you have to be careful of driver selection......Robust tweeter...smooth woofer ect. I have never designed a system using a series XO. I have an unusual design using the ND105 and the ND20. My current XO is 12db with a RES and CAP in parallel with the coil of each. My current design looks good and sounds good. (my opinion!) I like the challenge of the unusual shaped loudspeaker but I am just not certain I should try a series XO this with these drivers! I could bring them anyway because they are weird....trust me, but what would be the fun in that!

    May is too far for me to plan because of my job but I would very much love to attend if possible. I would also like to bring something for you guys to critic.

    ToddT

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  • isaeagle4031
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    If I bring a sub it will be part of a 2.1 setup I've been working on Ben. And even then would only do it if time allowed.

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  • Sir Roundsound
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    Testing subwoofers in a place inhabited by other people could be a problem. As you know, bass is not stopped by walls, and will carry for quite some distance.

    Here is an account of what happened at MAF2003 in Lima, Ohio, when I demoed My LABhorn with a DJ Bassman CD. They came running into the room, and shut me down after about 20 seconds, because it was shaking everything so much.
    Scroll down to The Chicago Horn Club.

    http://tnt-audio.com/shows/maf03_e.html

    I gave the Labhorn to my nephew, but he would probably let me borrow it for the weekend to do a repeat performance in Ft Wayne.... (just kidding)

    BTW, what's wrong with Cosmic Hippo? Telarc 1812 would be good, too.

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  • Wolf
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    Again- I really don't know how that could shake out. It really depends on how many regular pairs we have coming, and how many are in-theme builds.

    Again- we'll have to see. I know we'll have enough power, but aside from that....

    What would be the criteria or music selections? Please do not say Cosmic Hippo....
    Later,
    Wolf

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  • cjd
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    Originally posted by isaeagle4031 View Post
    Yikes! The room at indiyana is boomy as is. Two 18s would be insane! But fun
    I could always bring all four...

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  • isaeagle4031
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    Yikes! The room at indiyana is boomy as is. Two 18s would be insane! But fun

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  • cjd
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    Originally posted by isaeagle4031 View Post
    Hmm I've got a couple of subwoofer "toys" I've been playing around with that I might be able to bringm
    I might shoot for a test-build for a dipole sub if we do a "sub" event here. Dual Maelstrom 18's, should cover to 16Hz comfortably. I'd probably have to rent a vehicle to cart that though (unless I replace mine by then...)

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  • christianb
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    I've got the go-ahead from my wife to pencil this gathering in. I really don't like what the Dayton get together has turned into (competitive and boring) and want to have fun again at a DiY meet. Who knows, maybe I'll even throw something together (yeah, right!).

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  • isaeagle4031
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    Hmm I've got a couple of subwoofer "toys" I've been playing around with that I might be able to bringm

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  • Wolf
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    Originally posted by mattsk8 View Post
    Just out of curiosity, would it be possible to do some subwoofer demos at this event?? There's been a lot of questions on the forum lately regarding subs, and I would be interested to see and hear some different sub builds. If not I understand, these events are already pretty packed w/ plenty to do. Just thought I'd ask!!
    We'll have to see.
    Wolf

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