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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. Excellent speaker choice. I’ve got the older version and they are great speakers, in an almost reasonable size. My wife doesn’t even notice them now. We’ve got three cats, none declawed ( because that’s awful) they’ve never bothered a speaker, not once. They’ve torn up other things just, not speakers.
  2. It wound up in the family room where it’s hidden in a corner (so much for my lacquer work 😀) It was originally intended to go into this room to give a bit more low end to what was a 5.0 set up. It’s working very well even though it’s a larger area this little sub manages to add some impressive low end oomph to the system. While still having an adequate WAF. I guess I’ll need to build another Tuba for the music room.
  3. Amen! Foreigner and Journey are two of the worst bands ever! I’m damned if I understand how the kids today will still listen to Journey. No accounting for tastes I suppose.
  4. In my set up for HT, I’ve got Heresys for L/C/R the L/R are on the floor, with the center sitting higher than the L/R. Out of necessity, the TV sits too high even higher than yours. I don’t think it is an issue. I say give it a try. If it doesn’t work, they can always sit on something like end tables or stands. It could even be used as extra storage space.
  5. Very close and agrees with my rudimentary measurements. Thanks for the tech. It’s nice to know there are at least a few of us WV folk that care a bit about decent audio. I’m just east of Charleston. Michael
  6. I’ve built speaker stands, odds & ends with the 1/2” MDF. Seemed the same as 3/4” stuff. It’s a perfectly adequate material, like I said I just hate the dust & weight, mostly the dust. Plus it’s just, inelegant. However, it is listed as an acceptable material in the plans. And is definitely “cost effective”.
  7. Thank you. You seem to know what you are doing on these subs, that compliment carries some weight. I had no better luck locally sourcing the Auraco. I considered using MDF, I just hate the dust and weight. I’ll definitely build another Tuba Sub, probably a THTLP, but another T18, or Table Tuba may happen first. I’ll take more time with the wood next build. Thank you for your part in sending me down this path. I doubt I’d ever build, or buy another direct radiator sub again.
  8. Thank ya. Will do. The music room is a mess right now. I really think I’ve found the sweet spot. It’s midway along the left long wall, which isn’t supposed to be optimal. But as I’d recently moved the other sub into the left rear corner, it was an open space. It sounded really good there. Much better than the other sub sounded when it was in that same spot.
  9. Yes. Width is variable. This one is 12”, I should have gone wider, but as I had to have the Baltic Birch shipped, the economical choice was 12”W. Plus it was planned to fit a certain location. Even with the smaller size, the output is quite impressive.
  10. I took inspiration from a Les Paul guitar, with an homage to Lava Lamps.
  11. Ok. I’m calling it finished. Perhaps a little outside the box, for a subwoofer but I did say WTF. I’m fairly satisfied with the results. At least I’m focusing on the good and ignoring the bad.
  12. True for certain. I’ve learned more than a few things by not letting my ignorance, or ineptitude stand in my way.
  13. I continue to be impressed with this subwoofer. If anyone is on the fence about building one, just do it. I can’t imagine being disappointed with the results. I’m certain I’ll be building another BFM design in the future, probably a THTLP. I’ve finally decided on a finish for this one. I’m probably going beyond my abilities, both in concept and execution. Oh well, sometimes ya gotta say WTF, and roll with it. I’ll post pictures once it’s finished. Unless it’s terrible, then I’ll post pictures of the Plan B redo.
  14. I’ll cast a vote for the Crites CT120s. They were, at least to my aging ears, quite a bit smoother than the K77s on my La Scalas. Horn and guitar highs just sound better. Mine use the AA crossover, and no changes were required.
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