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About M_Klipsch

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    Cooking, Car stuff, Audio, Film, Frisbee, Darts, Chicago Cubs, Dogs, Cats, & whatever else strikes my fancy at the moment.
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    Music Room: La Scalas - usually for 2.1 Stereo, Heresys for 5.1, all sharing a 15” DIY Sub.
    Control & power by Yamaha RX-A1070, and a Carver A400X Amp.
    Music Hall turntable plays the vinyl.
    Family Room: RP280Fs L/R, RC62ii C, RP502S Surr. Powered by
    Denon AVR-X2200W.

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  1. Nice! Which ones did you decide to go with?
  2. The Tubas don’t seem to need too much amp. I’m using a Yung 300w plate amp. I doubt you’d need much more than that for any of them, even the big ones. As far as cost they are really reasonable. I’ve got less than $300 in mine. However, it is still unfinished so a little more to spend. You will need to measure and make fairly straight cuts though 😀 Oh and you’ll need to follow directions. The designer is big on following directions, and sticking with the plan.
  3. Forgot the Subwoofer question. I just built a T18 tuba sub it was fun and sounds great. Bill Fitzmaurice has some great designs, I’m definitely going to build another one of his subs. If you are moderately handy, it’s worth a look. https://billfitzmaurice.info/index.html
  4. Fwiw. I’m using an RC-62ii with RP-280Fs which are the previous model to your RP-8000Fs, so I’m going to say that will work well. I’d prefer the RC-64 but it’s really big, in size and $, plus my wife is still adjusting to the RP-280Fs, so that’s not going to happen anytime soon. I have used RB-61iis in that set up and thought they sounded good, but I had placement issues with those and switched to RP502S, still some placement issues (WAF). I’ll bet the RB-81ii would sound great with your RP8000.
  5. M_Klipsch

    T18 Subwoofer Project

    Ok had a chance to play with the still unfinished T18 in the room with the LaScalas & Heresys. I had recently moved my DIY 15” sealed box subwoofer to a back corner. This alone made a significant difference in that sub. Increased volume, better and more evenly dispersed bass. I first ran the T18 solo with the LS. Super balanced sound, it compliments the LS, not overwhelming them, nor getting left behind. Just clean bass that sounds like it’s coming from the La Scalas. Perfect for music. Then tried Heresys in 5.2, I cued up the party/club scene from John Wick 2, switched on both subs, and let the magic happen. It was over the top. Both subs are staying in that system. Although, I do need to secure a couple of resonant items that are trying to ruin the good times. I’m guessing the radiator and horn subs aren’t supposed to work together? It seems like they do. I’m for sure no expert.
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    Heresy troubleshooting

    “ the first thing my wife said we I got home was : Wow they are ugly. The second thing: they are big!” Almost word for word what my wife said about my LaScalas, after she helped me move them in and saw them unpacked. Those look really good, I do like the “patina”. I’ve always regretted what I did do my first H1s after I got the paint off. I stained & polyeurethaned them. Which has held up well, and should last forever. However, I wish I’d just done a tung oil varnish on them. It really brought out the beauty of my La Scalas which are LS-BR. Even she doesn’t hate them, quite as much as she did that first day.
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    Heresy troubleshooting

    With my first H1s, one of them had a pop/cut out that turned out to be the connection at the back of the speaker terminal. I’m sure you checked this, but worth mentioning. Good luck with the issue, also with bringing back the Walnut finish. Be super careful, especially if sanding. I had to remove three coats of paint from mine. Oh, do NOT do this in your kitchen, even if your wife is out of town for the weekend. You will not get it completely finished and cleaned up before she gets back. Trust me
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    T18 Subwoofer Project

    Nice work. Your measurements and cuts for your braces were far superior to mine. Actually all your cuts are superior to mine. I’d really like to use one, as a table. So what’s your take on T18 v Table Tuba?
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    T18 Subwoofer Project

    You are welcome @MookieStl actually I may owe @zobsky as well. I was so pleased with the T18 I was already looking over the plans for a Table Tuba. After the review I may build another T18. Although I suppose I should finish this one first. On that front, I’ve narrowed the finish choices down to two.
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    T18 Subwoofer Project

    Fwiw, this was 30hz test tone at 90db. Under reasonable circumstances it wouldn’t be an issue. Well then again, there is probably a reason my music room isn’t in the house. That does seem about the practical limit for this sub in that room. Two of them would likely work well with those Belle clones. I think it’s awesome that you built those. That’s some pro level cabinet making. Damned impressive.
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    T18 Subwoofer Project

    I used the Dayton DCS 205-4. The Tang Band W8-740 is also suggested. I went with the Dayton because the specs were close, and it was quite a bit less expensive. The depth of the driver can be “no more than 5 3/8”. This is important, because there ain’t much room when attaching the driver.
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    T18 Subwoofer Project

    Some initial testing yielded this text from my wife. Note. My music room is not even in the house. Completely detached building. She’s a tolerant woman.
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    T18 Subwoofer Project

    I’m hoping to gain a little bit. Those RPs can go pretty low though.
  14. M_Klipsch

    T18 Subwoofer Project

    I was testing it with the La Scalas it sounded pretty good and seemed able to keep up and enhanced the low end for sure. It’s not a large room, 16’X20’X7’, but probably would need two, to do it right. It certainly is a clean bass note, not boomy at all. I built a diy sub that I use with The La Scalas for music & five Heresys for gaming and occasional movies.
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    T18 Subwoofer Project

    Thank you. I did the cuts myself. I just followed the plans and didn’t take too many liberties. There were more than a few “blade’s width” trims for sure. I did pre-cut all the pieces beforehand, due to sketchy weather.
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