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SEOS-24, BMS 4594ND, Dual AE TD18H+

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lukeamdman    154

This build was the first to be added to the "DIY Showcase" on the Acoustic Elegance website:

 

http://aespeakers.com/dual-ae-td18h-mains-and-td15m-center-channel-by-lukeamdman/

 

 

The goal of this project was to combine the best attributes of all the high quality speakers I’ve heard over the years and see if I could make something even better.  I also wanted a speaker that I wouldn’t feel the need to upgrade from after only a few years, so I needed a combination of tremendous output, ultra-low distortion, and ‘full range’ playback capabilities well beyond reference levels.  These needed to handle music solo without the need of subwoofers to augment the low end, and my standards for bass are incredibly high!

 

Powering the (4) TD18H+ drivers is a Crest CC4000, and powering the BMS coaxials is a Lab Gruppen IPD 2400.

 

Final cabinet tune ended up being 25hz. Crossover point is 450hz.

 

Final outside dimensions of the boxes:

 

Width: 25"
Height: 29.5" (tops and bottoms are doubled up on MDF (1.5" thick))
Depth: 29.25" (front baffle is 1.5" thick)

 

Ports: (2) 11.375" wide, by 1.5" tall, by 8.5" deep per box (depth includes 1.5" baffle).

 

Once stacked the speakers are 75" tall.

 

 

 

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Ricci    652

I gotta hear those sometime Luke. I already know how the TD18's and 15's sound and the BMS coax's, just not all together like that. I need to upgrade my JBL cd's to the BMS's at some point.

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lukeamdman    154

I gotta hear those sometime Luke. I already know how the TD18's and 15's sound and the BMS coax's, just not all together like that. I need to upgrade my JBL cd's to the BMS's at some point.

 

You're welcome any time man! 

 

I was testing out my new mic yesterday and was pushing these to about 125db on drum kicks.  I need a bigger amp for them ;)  :P

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Ricci    652

Here's what I'm rocking at the warehouse space. Ignore the junk PA cab behind the TD15's. Those are what my buddy had in there before I moved in.  :)

 

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lukeamdman    154

Here's what I'm rocking at the warehouse space. Ignore the junk PA cab behind the TD15's. Those are what my buddy had in there before I moved in.  :)

 

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lol

 

You just had to play the trump card with the MAUL...control yourself man! :D

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andy497    6

What's the passive crossover stuff for?  I assumed it was all active.  Is one of the woofers low-passed to avoid off-axis cancellation or something?

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lukeamdman    154

What's the passive crossover stuff for?  I assumed it was all active.  Is one of the woofers low-passed to avoid off-axis cancellation or something?

 

The BMS 4594ND is a coaxial, so that's the passive XO (~6,500hz) between the mid and HF. 

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lukeamdman    154

This build is iconic.

 

What kind of amp are you contemplating to upgrade the CC4000?

 

I've been keeping my eye out for a used PL380. 

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Kyle    62

Here's what I'm rocking at the warehouse space. Ignore the junk PA cab behind the TD15's. Those are what my buddy had in there before I moved in.  :)

 

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whats that subwoofer in the bottom of the pic, do you think others might want to talk about it and weight in with their opinion? maybe make a thread about it...

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Kyle    62

This build was the first to be added to the "DIY Showcase" on the Acoustic Elegance website:

 

http://aespeakers.com/dual-ae-td18h-mains-and-td15m-center-channel-by-lukeamdman/

 

 

The goal of this project was to combine the best attributes of all the high quality speakers I’ve heard over the years and see if I could make something even better.  I also wanted a speaker that I wouldn’t feel the need to upgrade from after only a few years, so I needed a combination of tremendous output, ultra-low distortion, and ‘full range’ playback capabilities well beyond reference levels.  These needed to handle music solo without the need of subwoofers to augment the low end, and my standards for bass are incredibly high!

 

Powering the (4) TD18H+ drivers is a Crest CC4000, and powering the BMS coaxials is a Lab Gruppen IPD 2400.

 

Final cabinet tune ended up being 25hz. Crossover point is 450hz.

 

Final outside dimensions of the boxes:

 

Width: 25"

Height: 29.5" (tops and bottoms are doubled up on MDF (1.5" thick))

Depth: 29.25" (front baffle is 1.5" thick)

 

Ports: (2) 11.375" wide, by 1.5" tall, by 8.5" deep per box (depth includes 1.5" baffle).

 

Once stacked the speakers are 75" tall.

 

 

 

20141023_154459_zpskvjef4kl.jpg

 

20141023_154736_zpsskiynrbl.jpg

 

20150307_172415_zpsbsxfjvej.jpg

 

20150314_163233_zpslnnagg55.jpg

 

20150509_101043_zpsnf95cbr3.jpg

 

20150629_164315_zpspdg5qsie.jpg

 

20150531_201655_zpsttwq8jn9.jpg

 

IMAG11941_zpsklqknkaq.jpg

 

20150803_112743_zpsqqfadahy.jpg

 

IMG_4694_zpsdd7dgzrj.jpg

 

okay, I'm really feeling the itch to upgrade my system now :)

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Ricci    652

I bet four 5100's would do just the trick. ;)

 

No wait.

 

 

Kyle needs to put those in Othorns. :P

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Kyle    62

I bet four 5100's would do just the trick. ;)

 

No wait.

 

Or 6 :(

 

My home can not sustain high SPL. My wife is always turning down my stereo and its never even loud.

 

Although I did bottom out my little 12" TC-Epic the other day and it really pissed me off because I loved that driver and I was being stupid with the system. ugh.

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Ricci    652

Bottomed it out like THAT eh? Guess it's toast now? I wish the Epics were still on the market. My Epic 10" was great in a car. The 15's were killer when they were under $200.

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maxmercy    331

So I know these speakers are overkill in one of the most righteous ways......but maybe a projector and AT screen are in order at some point to keep up?  With an AT screen, you can backlight it and still show people the Mountains of Mayhem that lie beyond.

 

This is assuming your house is still standing after your LLT upgrade...

 

JSS

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lukeamdman    154

So I know these speakers are overkill in one of the most righteous ways......but maybe a projector and AT screen are in order at some point to keep up?  With an AT screen, you can backlight it and still show people the Mountains of Mayhem that lie beyond.

 

This is assuming your house is still standing after your LLT upgrade...

 

JSS

 

An AT screen is definitely on my list.  For the sake of back row seating, I need to raise the center up at least a few feet which I'd need an AT screen to do as well. 

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lukeamdman    154

I figured you'd just make a third monster WTW for the center.

 

JSS

 

Believe it or not I don't spend a lot of time watching movies.  The limited time I spend in the HT I'm listening to mostly 2ch music. 

 

That'd be $3k for something that's hardly used. 

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lukeamdman    154

I believe it....

 

But then I wonder why bother chasing single digits? :blink:

 

Needs moar O-thorn's! :lol:

 

Yeah I should have just gone ported from the start.  The only sure way to get some tactile feedback below 15hz is to get some Crowsons.  It's on the list lol. 

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