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ballstothewall
03-04-2006, 09:37 PM
I didn't make my subwoofer box heavy enough :crazy:

I finally got my crossover in and everything hooked up, and its fricking insane!!!!

My system

Behringer T1953 Tube Preamp
Behringer Super-X Pro CX 2310 Crossover
Behringer EP2500 powering a ED e8a sealed at .4 cubes
ART SLA-1 powering 2 Back loaded horns with Fostex FE103E's

This e8a just fricking pounds, its INSANE. I did NOT even come close to making the box heavy enough, the box is 3/4" and it has a RE RE12" sitting in a box on top of it, a Profile HA1000, and a big yellow pages phone book on top of that, and it still dances around the floor. Its fricking INSANE!! I can't beleive this little 8 pounds like this. I havent had much time to play around with it, but this stuff sounds pretty **** good for a dorm room, its insane.

Enough with the tying, on with the pics, don't mind the messy wiring, I havent had time to pretty everything up yet.



http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/5845/p10100167fr.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/8074/p10100027bm.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img315.imageshack.us/img315/2623/p10100091hx.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/9647/p10100055qw.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img315.imageshack.us/img315/5909/p10100127of.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/4239/p10100036uw.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img315.imageshack.us/img315/5377/p10100205mm.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img315.imageshack.us/img315/1618/p10100260rf.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


Ok, thats enough pics for this thread.

This setup is fricking crazy, especially in a dorm, wow. :crazy:

Showrides
03-05-2006, 02:25 PM
Nice Work!!!!

Here is what my behringer amp can do...I am sure yours does the same!

http://showrides.net/sub/MOV00238.MPG

That is just a sealed box I quickly through together. It works until I get my ported one tuned to 25 hz.

ballstothewall
03-05-2006, 02:50 PM
Mind does something similiar.... To bad I don't have as much displacement as you.... I'm lovin this setup though, I'm sure you are too.

Do you find your behringer kinda noisy as well? I'm seriously contemplating switching out the fan in it for something quieter.

Showrides
03-05-2006, 02:59 PM
Mind does something similiar.... To bad I don't have as much displacement as you.... I'm lovin this setup though, I'm sure you are too.

Do you find your behringer kinda noisy as well? I'm seriously contemplating switching out the fan in it for something quieter.

Honestly it is under my tv and I don't even know what the fan sounds like. I don't hear it at all. But I have only been using it for about 5 minutes with sound on all the time. Maybe if I was watching a movie or something and there was some dead silence I might notice. I will let you know if I hear any problems with it.

ballstothewall
03-05-2006, 03:02 PM
When my music is on quietly, I hear the fan in it over the 5 fans in my computer. But also, my amp is alot closer to me than yours are so that is probably also a big factor too. But when I get around to doing the mod, I will tell ya what I did so if you ever feel like it, you'll have somewhat of an idea what other people have done.

ballstothewall
03-05-2006, 03:03 PM
Its just another thing that adds to the background hum. Needless to say when its cranked you can't hear anything other than the music.... But I normally have my music on pretty quietly so its noticable.

Showrides
03-05-2006, 03:25 PM
Its just another thing that adds to the background hum. Needless to say when its cranked you can't hear anything other than the music.... But I normally have my music on pretty quietly so its noticable.

Yeah, deff let me know what you think of the new fan. I doubt I would do anything though since I can't even hear it over normal tv volume. If it were close to me though I my think about it.

I have to say though, I am having a blast over here. This thing pounds like crazy in a terrible 1 cubic foot sealed enclosure with air leaking out of the cracks haha. Not to mention I have the amp set to keep the power down when it senses any distortion. I can't wait for the ported box to arrive.

ballstothewall
03-05-2006, 03:43 PM
I would be having fun with mine, but I'm stuck trying to figure out calc. and attempting to study for a chemistry lab exam tommorow. Also thinking about switching majors...again. I'm in architectural engineering right now and I'm contemplating switching to EE.

thylantyr
03-05-2006, 10:00 PM
Just think of all the folks in the home audio world missing out on using
pro audio gear.

ballstothewall
03-05-2006, 10:16 PM
Now that I've been introduced to pro audio gear, I'm not gonna ever use receivers and plate amps.

ballstothewall
03-05-2006, 10:25 PM
mang diz sum wite bnoi shi i be gotten a 15 in my apartmnt it be bummpn hawd

Realllllly. :rolleyes:

thylantyr
03-05-2006, 10:35 PM
Now that I've been introduced to pro audio gear, I'm not gonna ever use receivers and plate amps.


You can use the receiver for source only or use internal amps for surround duty
and have your mains be the bully. But I wouldn't buy the more expensive receiver
just to get more power. It would be ultra cool if a Denon type receiver could be
had minus amplication at reduced price, but that market is not driven that way.. boo.

.. and if you want a dedicated preamp processor only, you have buy from the fany
names at high prices, another scam.

Receiver market = scam :crazy:

ballstothewall
03-05-2006, 10:47 PM
Since I won't be doing anything with surround speakers for a LONG time, I don't have to worry about that. Needless to say I'm pretty darn happy with my pro audio gear. And everyone else around me thinks I'm fricking insane. I just can't wait till this summer when I get the money to start my next project :crazy:

joetama
03-07-2006, 12:36 AM
Let us know if you get a noise complaint, last year a got a few. But my neighbor was alway playing rap and more people hated that than what I did, but I could out play him lol.....

Here's a few pics of what I ran last year...
In this picture:
2x B&W DM330i
QSC MXa-1500
Alesis Studio 12R
dbx 2231

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/5184/dsc000190kq.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Showrides
03-07-2006, 12:39 AM
That is a really nice looking setup. Did you build the speaker boxes yourself or did they come like that?

Showrides
03-07-2006, 10:43 AM
balltothewall...where did you buy your cross over from? I am just going to pick one up or build one if I can find instructions how. I need one that won't allow my sub to play over 80 hz?

adio
03-07-2006, 11:47 AM
Mind does something similiar.... To bad I don't have as much displacement as you.... I'm lovin this setup though, I'm sure you are too.

Do you find your behringer kinda noisy as well? I'm seriously contemplating switching out the fan in it for something quieter.
can u hook up your behringer to a regular receiver?

ballstothewall
03-07-2006, 01:02 PM
You could if you needed to.

I got my crossover off of ebay, I orig had it ordered from www.instrumentpro.com, but they neglected to tell me it was backordered for 3 weeks so I canceled that order. Its a pretty nice little crossover, I like it.

ballstothewall
03-07-2006, 04:37 PM
Very nice dorm setup there B & W

adio
03-14-2006, 09:53 PM
You could if you needed to.

I got my crossover off of ebay, I orig had it ordered from www.instrumentpro.com, but they neglected to tell me it was backordered for 3 weeks so I canceled that order. Its a pretty nice little crossover, I like it.
how do u do it?

ballstothewall
03-14-2006, 10:35 PM
If you have preouts, you can just get an RCA to XLR cable and hook it up that way.

Or

If you DON'T have preouts, you can get a Line Output Converter and then run a RCA to XLR cable and hook it up that way.

Eldorado
03-14-2006, 10:40 PM
So much noise from that e8a eh...lol

ballstothewall
03-14-2006, 10:46 PM
Its gonna be a RL-i 8" soon, ported to around ~25hz

Eldorado
03-14-2006, 10:47 PM
Good choice
25hz is a wee bit low for an 8 IMO

ballstothewall
03-14-2006, 10:49 PM
EBS (home) / Vented
0.60 cu ft net
Tuned to 24 Hz
15 sq. in. of Vent Area


Their website...

Eldorado
03-14-2006, 10:51 PM
Bah, mike doesnt know anything !