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  1. As far as testing goes. There is nothing happening right now and for the immediate future. I've had to turn away a bunch of companies and projects since this time last year and I'm still sitting on a whole summers worth of testing from well previous to that. I'm not planning to be done completely, but after 10 years my priorities and other life goals have shifted and I can't find the hundreds of hours to put into testing, and publishing every year, like I once did.
  2. T-nuts are the devil...Avoid! Looks good Peniku8
  3. It is complicated. The key word here is subjective. IMHO there really isn't a wrong way. All that matters is if you like the way it sounds. I'm not necessarily talking about just bass balance or response shape with these comments BTW. We've all heard people wax poetic about the goal being to be transported to the live performance. This is an impossible fools errand IMO. The live performance from who's perspective? Front row, stage left, right, dead center? Most recordings these days are created with a totally fabricated sense of space and "venue" by the recording engineer anyway. A lot of the content is totally computer created. You could say that you want to recreate what the recording or mastering engineer heard but this will be very difficult too. Most studio control rooms are as variable as our own systems. I've been in my fair share of them and very few of them are totally flat on axis, with controlled directivity. The amount of room reverb and the room size vary a LOT too. Mixing balance, quality and artistic expression is all over the map on top of that. If you personally like more bass, less treble, a mountain of mids, whatever...Do it.
  4. Yep. It's a ripole. There's some good information on them at DIYAudio forum.
  5. Crispy coils are what's for dinner! Sorry to hear about that Tahoe. PL380 is a serious amp. How many Skrams do you have? All 21SW152 loaded?
  6. Careful using slow sine waves for this type of testing. It's a good way to cook a voice coil.
  7. I've been busy with other things and haven't done much related to bass or subs in a long time. I still have the 2269H and some other drivers that I need to GP test in the sealed cabs at some point. I may get back to it next spring. Maybe not.
  8. I don't use a HPF with sealed subs either in testing or my systems. I'm careful during testing to not push the level too high and in my systems I try not to have enough amp on tap to bottom the drivers with the box size used.
  9. I'd echo SME here. The Othorn is still a very good sounding design but I'd consider the Skram instead. It's smaller, lighter, has flexible tuning options and is simpler to build. Output and SQ should be the same if not a bit better due to the more extended top end. Issues don't start till higher in frequency that the Othorn.
  10. You could do something similar and shrink the cabinet and slot volume somewhat to better fit the 18". The 18 doesn't need as much airspace to work in.
  11. I'm not entirely sure what it would be for the SI 24's. The cone holds a lot of volume but the surround is huge and protrudes a lot unlike the pro drivers. Also the frame is really thick on these and it'll be front mounted which moves the whole assembly forward quite a bit. It may actually be less than a back mounted 21" pro. This is probably a good generic guess. AVH...300-350cm2 for each driver should be added to S2. This is used rather than Atc/Vtc. It has a better track record, in my offset designs at least. Also the AE drivers have extremely low inductance. I doubt the complex inductance modeling will make much difference at all on them. I wouldn't worry about it. Yes the inductance modeled correctly would be slightly more accurate but it'll be a very small difference on these. These are the exception rather than the rule for bass drivers.
  12. Are your FR measurements above after EQ? If so do you have any from before EQ? The waterfall indicates the decay rate of the sub in your room. It looks like you have a bit of a resonance at 27Hz, 42Hz. Not bad though most rooms do. Seems like you might have a bit of ground hum at 60Hz...
  13. Hello Enrique... What is your budget for the subwoofer? What would be a maximum size you would like for the sub? LxWxH?
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