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    Dorm setup v3.0

    Heres some photos of the new dorm setup with the MTM's I made using Dayton Reference 7/Morel MDT29's. Sounds alright, need to do some more work to get them better, EQ, etc, etc.

    MTM's are double layered 1/2" Birch ply with only .5" showing on the endgrain *PITA to make*. Build time was three days start to finish. Blah, blah, blah, on with the pictures for you visual people.

    The ART SLA-1 is running the sub on one channel, the bass shaker on the other channel. The CX902 is on the mids, and the 1.0HV is on the tweets, DCX2496 pulling crossover duty.









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    Re: Dorm setup v3.0

    your dorm > mine




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    Re: Dorm setup v3.0

    Looks nice...

    I would put the Powerlight on the mids...

    I would say that your issues are more in the crossover settings than EQing them... Just give the mids and the tweeters room to work with out messing with each other and you should be fine. I have no doubt that EQing will be needed but don't over do it so you have that "hacked" pro audio sound....







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    Re: Dorm setup v3.0

    Quote Originally Posted by jmanpc View Post
    your dorm > mine
    My dorm system > all....



    And I'm not talking about my current system... Because that's in an apartment.....







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    Re: Dorm setup v3.0

    Nevermind on the Powerlight on the mids... I was thinking it was more wattage than it was... But I just looked up the specs.... My bad....







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    Re: Dorm setup v3.0

    Why would you want the powerlight on the mids?? I have the crossover at 1.96kHz or something with L-R 48dB slopes. What would you suggest?



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    Re: Dorm setup v3.0

    Some build pictures...










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    Re: Dorm setup v3.0

    Quote Originally Posted by ballstothewall View Post
    Why would you want the powerlight on the mids?? I have the crossover at 1.96kHz or something with L-R 48dB slopes. What would you suggest?
    I thought the powerlight was more power.... I was wrong... And you might try something like a 24 db and or 12 db slope so that the drivers can blend a little more, a harsh transition of drivers can give you some weird sounds...

    Wanted to make sure you weren't doing something like PV and running first order at the same frequency...







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    Re: Dorm setup v3.0

    Quote Originally Posted by B&W_EE View Post
    Wanted to make sure you weren't doing something like PV and running first order at the same frequency...
    Why run first when I have the capabilites to run three way 4th order??



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    Re: Dorm setup v3.0

    Quote Originally Posted by ballstothewall View Post
    Why run first when I have the capabilites to run three way 4th order??
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    Re: Dorm setup v3.0

    How much was the total?



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    Re: Dorm setup v3.0

    got clamps ?




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    Re: Dorm setup v3.0

    Oh, you want to see a dorm system?







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    Re: Dorm setup v3.0

    Heres some photos of the new dorm setup with the MTM's I made using Dayton Reference 7/Morel MDT29's. Sounds alright, need to do some more work to get them better, EQ, etc, etc.

    Polyfill or equivalent in the box ?

    Add a ~15mS delay on mid and tweeter DCX output for an effect. 5mS - 25mS might give you a 'concert hall' effect.

    Do you have too much midrange sound in relation to bass due to bafflestep ?
    http://sound.westhost.com/bafflestep.htm

    if so, you can add an EQ setting for the mid output only -> LP setting, 6dB slope,
    frequency = ~ 500hz, try +3dB boost.

    These are just ballpark numbers as the DCX allows you to tweak settings.
    I'd sweep the frequency from 200hz - 700hz to see how it sounds. Try 1, 2, 3
    up to 6dB of boost. Whatever sounds good to you.

    Dayton Reference 7" may have audible breakup modes beyond 2khz crossover
    and you might hear is with a shallow slope, so I'd keep the 48dB/octave but
    it's an easy experiment to try. I like Butterworth 3rd order, LR 4th order, and
    LR 8th order soundwise.




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    Re: Dorm setup v3.0

    LOL awesome. 3 write ups in 19 hours... WOW.... That's more than I ever got in that short period of time..







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