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Thanks Owen! I looked into doing some DIY speakers - the 4pi's look very nice - but I'm planning on getting PRO-10s, which to me are a great value, to the point where I don't think I could build something better for less $$. I did build my own sub though, completed a couple weeks ago - in that case, I felt the $ vs. time worked in my favor. I built a THT LP (folded horn), here's a few pictures:















Edit: checked your sig links, great looking work! nice job on the router circle jig too! - but the first link (GeoCities) seems to be dead?


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Very nice, the Darth Vader of subs


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Very nice, the Darth Vader of subs
Thanks! And fortunately, very efficient, so you don't need 1.21 gigawatts.


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Kind of slow going here - but I *think* I might be done with the drywall dust everywhere phase - at least I hope so, sick of cleaning up and inhaling that stuff. Here's the soffit (again), ready for priming and painting the ceiling / cove, installation of rope light, installation of soffit lights, installing rest of fiberglass insulation, and fabric covering.

Front over the screen - curved:





rear - the soffit is open on the bottom to hold fiberglass for bass trapping - some in place, some still to buy. I better keep the little halogen lights well away from the fiberglass, due to flammable facing.



Behind the screen wall, with fiberglass in:



I wasn't sure on the front whether to (1) keep all the same level, (2) add a ledge, with a curve matching the curve of the front, or (3) add a more angular ledge, which is what I ended up doing. Will be covered with fabric - and a little trim piece next to that ledge.





I'm waffling on the color scheme - want to have the soffit contrast with the walls and the ceiling, with either an olive green or mocha color scheme - black ceiling / dark shade soffit / lighter shade walls? Any suggestions?

Also, how well does rope lighting light up a black ceiling? Vs. say an olive green or mocha ceiling (so I could do black soffit, and green/mocha walls, and still have a contrast there).

The sub is great fun - I'm expecting to get my new speakers in this week, which means I better get cracking on setting up a shelf behind the screen to support the LCRs at proper height, and work on columns for the side and rear surrounds.

Anyone happen to know off the top of their head what the distance from floor to eyes is for a 5'10" guy in a Berkline 13175? And the distance from the bottom of cabinet to center of tweeter on a PRO-10 / SHO-10?

Hopefully Bryan is watching to keep me honest, in case I've missed something entirely in my attempt at bass trapping within the soffit.


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That's a really nice looking sub!!

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Nice work with the soffits!!! Don't you think it would be better to take the paper out of the insulation if you are going to use it as a bass trap?

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Thanks Radar - the reason I've left the insulation facing out is to reflect some of the mids/highs, while absorbing bass - so as to not overdeaden the room, when combined with other treatments to be added. It's what I've seen on other bpape directed soffit builds.


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Here's some updates...

New speakers - CHT (Chase Home Theater, formerly Tweak City Audio) - 6x Pro-10, 1x SHO-10 (center) - they were returns (scratches here and there), and Chris gave me a smoking hot deal on them - thanks Chris!













Did the fan mod on my QSC power amp that drives the THT LP - huge difference, the old fan was a turbo prop:



















Painted the trims for the 3" recessed lights that are going in the soffits:



Cut the holes for the lights:





Pile of debris, and cans ready to go (tomorrow):





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Soffit lights in, and filled the soffit cavities with insulation:







Testing out the rope light - trying to decide between one and two layers (one looks better I think), and placement (seems like against the inner face of the soffit, raised up about an inch gives a better diffuse effect):









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Hey Brad,

Great thread so far! you are right it looks like we are in almost identical posistions

I've subscribed to your thread so I can hopefully keep up!

Cheers,
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P.S. I love the rack


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