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Reply #400 - 12/04/18 at 14:53:14
 
I would like to hear those speakers! What's with the FJ---did you add a snorkel?
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Reply #401 - 12/04/18 at 15:19:05
 
I think they are sounding pretty sweet and continue to play with placement.  I always like to get a CDApS opinion before declaring victory and should have one later this month.
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Reply #402 - 12/04/18 at 15:32:56
 
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Looks like a new set of coil over shocks/struts.
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Reply #403 - 12/04/18 at 17:26:07
 
The main problem with that FJ is that it isn't a Jeep!
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Reply #404 - 12/04/18 at 17:32:36
 
Donnie = troublemaker
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Reply #405 - 12/04/18 at 23:16:13
 
I like to think of myself as more of an Freelance Instigator. You want trouble, just call me!
I almost bought a FJ Cruiser on two occasions but I made the mistake of driving a Wrangler and it was all over, then I got older and smarter and starting buying Grand Cherokees.
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Reply #406 - 12/05/18 at 02:02:20
 
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Or a Bronco!
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Reply #407 - 12/08/18 at 07:13:40
 
I guess my post got deleted?
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Reply #408 - 12/08/18 at 07:44:22
 
All posts, site-wide, after Dec. 5th are gone!  Apparently some technical issues with the server/hosting.
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Reply #409 - 12/08/18 at 12:13:07
 
Yeah, I wrote a scathing post last night that had to be purged. It caused the entire system to crash.
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Reply #410 - 12/08/18 at 12:41:17
 
ZEN thing...no doubt
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Reply #411 - 12/08/18 at 19:05:04
 
Wonder what happened!
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Reply #412 - 12/11/18 at 15:32:07
 


I have been following this thread and enjoying the "journey" as the project has progressed  .....

Before creating my "business' website, I had a personal "hobby" website that shared some of my interests, audio projects and favorite music.
I haven't had much time to mess with that website lately, but was looking at it for a few minutes a couple of days ago.

Included on that site was a project that reminded me of this thread.
It was a "three way" open baffle project that sounded pretty good, but was a bit unusual looking.
It seemed reasonable to share it with readers of this thread .....



Larger photo found here.

The website page is here.

Obviously, offering this speaker commercially would have been a pain and I ended up with a much simpler product for the music loving public ..... but it certainly was "interesting" .....

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Reply #413 - 12/11/18 at 16:00:27
 
Thanks for sharing.  Love the name.

As you know Randy, you are my OB-won.  

The only thing I have come up with on my own concerning this latest design is the midrange (kind of a mis-applied full range driver) and the baffle shape.  Everything else is a product of your experimentation over the years.
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Reply #414 - 12/11/18 at 16:11:10
 
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Oh no...no no...you didn't just...(sigh)

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Reply #415 - 12/11/18 at 16:18:50
 
I knew you'd take the bait on that one Wink
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Reply #416 - 12/11/18 at 22:06:16
 


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Reply #417 - 12/11/18 at 22:14:13
 
How could I resist with "Darth Baffles"
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Reply #418 - 12/11/18 at 22:30:37
 


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Yep ..... I kind of liked that name.

Unfortunately, one of my audio buddies insisted on referring to them as the "Banjo Baffles" .....

Everyone's a comedian .....  

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Reply #419 - 12/11/18 at 23:24:20
 
Bad puns aside. Thanks for your help.

Those Heils are still on sale.  Tempting....
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Reply #420 - 12/12/18 at 14:39:23
 
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Those Heils are still on sale.  Tempting....


I'm trying not to notice as well...I'm just too damn broke and too many projects going on.

Please stop with the puns, or I'll repost all my FJ photos and Anti-Jeep propaganda in your thread.
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Reply #421 - 12/12/18 at 14:58:28
 
Deal, although  I do have an interest in your FJ adventures every this I watched that FJ history video on YouTube.
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Reply #422 - 12/17/18 at 19:57:18
 
Finally made some sawdust this weekend.  Pulled the 15" Hawthorne drivers out of their baffles, and cut some adapter plates for the Tangbang 1808's ...

Right now I'm using my digital preamp to EQ the 1808s ... cut the treble by 3db and boost bass by 9db.  About 24 hours on them so far.  I'm absolutely STUNNED by the amount of detail I was missing out on with the Hawthornes.  And gobsmacked by how good these 1808's sound with EQ.

I have a pair of the AMTPRO4 tweeters waiting in the wings, I already cut small plates for them as well.  Waiting on crossover components to arrive in a few days.

In the meantime, WOW, I'm enjoying the music.  Thanks everyone for all the info provided in this thread!   Smiley Smiley Smiley
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Reply #423 - 12/17/18 at 20:03:44
 
Nice job on the adapters.  

I have those for the midrange drivers when I swap them out.  But as I said before, the 1808s is where I landed.  I'll continue to look, but I get great detail/richness with the AMT/Tang Band combo.

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Reply #424 - 12/19/18 at 04:07:45
 

Your speaker, from the meet this weekend.

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Reply #425 - 12/23/18 at 19:26:13
 
JDaun, outstanding job on those adapters. Speakers look great.
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Reply #426 - 01/09/19 at 18:32:46
 
The project continues....

I have mentioned before my addition of a sub run off a plate amp to fill in below 50hz.  By moving away from the Augies (for now) and going to the basic coil/15As woofer setup (to gain speed), it freed up my crown amps.

So I switched the sub plate amp to the crown crossed at 50hz.  Then I brought in my other 15" sub from the home theater and hooked it up to the other crown.  Both are run in bridged mode.

The subs are built using Dayton audio reference drivers, so they are pretty tight and fairly musical.  I really only want them for below 40Hz, but 50hz is the lowest the crowns go.  On the low end, these do about 25hz so I get some chest vibes.

I'd love to have those huge imperials or whatever Steve has in his room (amazing), but these provide some nice low frequency fill in and don't take up too much space.

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Reply #427 - 01/09/19 at 19:22:58
 
 What a great looking system (nice pic) and room, I bet it sounds amazing, those speakers with the addition of your subs has to pretty awesome. I’m working on a post right now looking for some discussion and advice, I hope you’ll chime in on it after I get it up, I’m sure you can offer some good thoughts and advice. I like the “Chest Thump” aspect you gotta be getting out of that setup, it has to be really satisfying building a lot of your own equipment that obviously ends up a success.

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Reply #428 - 01/09/19 at 19:58:12
 
My whole setup is very much a product of all the advice I have received from forum members.  I've been at it for two years!

Happy to help where I can.
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Reply #429 - 01/09/19 at 21:10:28
 

More than two years if you count all my poking and prodding about diffusers.  :)

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Reply #430 - 01/11/19 at 20:12:16
 
I went through my absorber phase then el presidente showed me the Tao of diffusion.  I remain an ardent student seeking a higher level of consciousness.

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Reply #431 - 01/12/19 at 19:29:47
 
Namaste.

More diffuser designs in the works! Check the DIY section!


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Reply #432 - 01/21/19 at 18:50:46
 
I finally got around to finishing the latest baffles.  Running my diy monoliths.  Sound really good.  Some things I like better that the OBs.

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Reply #433 - 01/25/19 at 17:52:26
 
Lots to like about these speakers.  The driver combo is a good one and mine does not have the waveguide on the woofer which I think helps the mids.  I can hear things in the upper mids to low highs that I really like.  More real than the OBs.

Also, these speakers actually do a better job of making the walls disappear than the OBs.  I am having trouble believing this so I will double check once the OBs return to the system.

Where the OBs clearly do better is on the low end between 50-250Hz.  I adjusted the crossover point to let the subs go higher (around 100hz xover).  While it helps, I think there is no replacement for the OBs 15" woofers displacement in moving air.
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Reply #434 - 01/25/19 at 18:45:42
 

Maybe it's time we build you some Imperial SO?   Smiley
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Reply #435 - 01/25/19 at 18:53:02
 
oooh oooh oooh.  Me like
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Reply #436 - 01/25/19 at 20:08:08
 
I've got the tools, you just need to buy the plywood.

I've been trying to spend a couple hours here and there setting up the workshop better. So we'll be ready for just about anything.

Speaking of, I'm going to try and (finally) knock out that second 18" woofer box, and finish up the other sound diffuser I made that jig for. I also found some Baltic Birch "on sale" (which isn't really a sale IMHO) so I can finally build my boombox project.
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Reply #437 - 01/25/19 at 20:26:52
 
I had some back and forth with a PE tech.  He suggested another subwoofer driver.  I haven't completed my design but it is shaping up in my head.
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Reply #438 - 01/25/19 at 21:11:25
 
Do you guys think that Imperials would be a step up from my garbage can sub?
If it ever gets above absolute zero around here, and the wind stops wafting out of the north at 65 mph, I need to get busy on multiple projects myself.
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Reply #439 - 01/25/19 at 21:27:42
 
Hard to tell Donnie.  Having owned that same can, I think it has excellent sonic properties, especially given your pillow stuff tactic.
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