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ss3079
02-27-2005, 01:49 PM
I'll be starting to build some HT towers Tomorrow.
My whole goal was to not spend a lot of money ... so no stuffing them with $500 worth of speakers.

So, I chose ...
http://www.partsexpress.com/projectshowcase/vht/index.htm
Just two towers to begin with.

Eventually I'll move my Uberwoofer inside and build a beast of an enclosure. Throw 800 - 1200 watts on it ... just because.

Oh, and I'm going to need an amp for those towers. All I have right now is an old AKAI AA-1050 (I can't find specs for it anymore) ... some of the older guys might remember them. Have a Sony CDP-CX100 100-disc as well.

I don't want to spend a lot of money here. I figure those towers were decent bang for the buck.

Now, if you have any suggestions ... let me know. If you think a different driver would work better (in a similar price range) ... suggest it. Keep the crossover in mind, please.

- Steve :)

JimJ
02-27-2005, 01:50 PM
How big of an amp are we talking about here?

ss3079
02-27-2005, 01:51 PM
Whatever I need to power the towers with.

I need an amp for the Uberwoofer, and one for the towers, no?

I *might* add rear speakers later on.


Can I make use of any of the equipment I currently have?
Think those towers are alright? Consider budget / bang for the buck.

JimJ
02-27-2005, 01:54 PM
Yeah, you'll need an amp for the mains and one for the Uber.

I was just wondering how much power you need for those towers.

For the Uber, I would run a large rack amp...something like this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=23787&item=7303928496&rd=1

I'm getting the smaller version of that to run the TC 15".

JimJ
02-27-2005, 01:56 PM
I'll move my Uberwoofer inside and build a beast of an enclosure.

go transmission line...you know you want to :)

ss3079
02-27-2005, 02:02 PM
Behringer EP1500 could work. Or something similar.

Tower power ... the 7's are 50RMS, the 5.25's are 30RMS, and the tweets are 100RMS.

ss3079
02-27-2005, 02:03 PM
TL box would be big.

I hate this 30 second flood control junk.

JimJ
02-27-2005, 02:06 PM
TL box would be big.

It's in the home...you've got space :) I'm thinking of making mine an end table or something...maybe a big thick piece of tempered glass over it, poof - instant coffee table.

ss3079
02-27-2005, 03:35 PM
:sneaky: :hide:

JimJ
02-27-2005, 03:42 PM
:nerd:

PV Audio
02-27-2005, 04:10 PM
It's in the home...you've got space :) I'm thinking of making mine an end table or something...maybe a big thick piece of tempered glass over it, poof - instant coffee table.
just put the sugar in the cup and BAM. no need to stir lol. u should get one of those dayton titanics along with the uber woofer. those daytons BANG.

JimJ
02-27-2005, 04:13 PM
I don't have the Uber, it's Steve's :)

PV Audio
02-27-2005, 04:16 PM
yes i'm aware, ive seen it on here b4. its a beast. i dont even know what it is tho lol. what is it?

JimJ
02-27-2005, 04:18 PM
mine?

it's a TC Sounds custom build...TC9 motor, black aluminum cone, MTX 12-spoke basket. Really low Fs (21Hz) and *really* low Qts (.18)...should be spiffy for a transmission line.

Steve's?

that thing is an unholy beast...34mm (IIRC) of excursion, LMT motor...a Ti Pro gone berserk :)

PV Audio
02-27-2005, 04:59 PM
no, not urs jack. no one cares about you anyway. yes i was talking about steve's. heh jp (u wish i was)

ss3079
02-27-2005, 05:28 PM
it's a TC Sounds custom build...TC9 motor, black aluminum cone, MTX 12-spoke basket. Really low Fs (21Hz) and *really* low Qts (.18)...should be spiffy for a transmission line.


Holy **** that's a low Qts ... mine is around .39 - mind you, a Brahma 15 is .47.

Fs on my driver is 23.

Alright for a TL?

Never done a TL before, so I don't know what all goes into one.