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Old 08-01-00, 04:47 AM   #1
Patman
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Okay, it's done, I've put the finishing touches on the BassMaker(tm). Here's a quick link to it. Plus, you can see the How-to photos for the cover by clicking here and going to the July 31 section of the page.

All the information you need to build you a BassMaker(tm) is on that page.


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Old 08-01-00, 05:00 AM   #2
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Looks awesome.

And I mean that literally!

Nice job Pat. How does it sound? And have you noticed the absence of small animals and birds in your neighborhood lately?
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Old 08-01-00, 07:14 AM   #3
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Now that's a subwoofer!!!!!

Do you know what the max SPL is?

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Old 08-01-00, 12:26 PM   #4
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Blade, thanks! The question is not how it sounds, but how it feels! It feels great. I'm serious. When I watch my DVDs, I feel the SPL's now. It's tuned to 19Hz, and its low end is pretty nice. It needs to be EQ'd to get rid of an in-room hump around 56-63Hz though. When I watch my AC-3 Ld of The Phantom Menace, I feel the light sabers swooming through the room. Yeah, I like it.

Beejay, I don't have a real beefy amp yet (just a couple of amp channels with 80W/ch feeding each of the 2 drivers), so I don't know what the max SPL is, but I'm fearful of structural damage, so I don't get to crazy with it. I just like knowing I have plenty of bass reserves now. My next major purchase will be a better amp, hopefully 300W/ch @ 4 Ohms to feed both drivers.


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Old 08-04-00, 01:35 AM   #5
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That really does look nice. Woof! Are you going to move it around and experiment? I know that bass is considered to be omni-directional, but every room is a different tune.
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Old 08-04-00, 02:17 AM   #6
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quote:
Originally posted by LtlPhysics:
That really does look nice. Woof! Are you going to move it around and experiment? I know that bass is considered to be omni-directional, but every room is a different tune.


At this point, I can't really put it anywhere but where it's now located. If/when I get into a more conventional rectangular room, I'll move it in one of the corners and see where it sounds/feels the best.


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