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post #841 of 856 Old 02-28-17, 02:26 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Ellis Family Retirement HT: Go big or go home

Yup, pretty hard to beat a $100 EV DH1A compression driver in a 2 way setup. My friend is running the same driver in a small horn with La Scala bass bin, and his sound great too.

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Re: Ellis Family Retirement HT: Go big or go home

Great find. What were you using for Xo?
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I used a MINIDSP 2x4 for a while, then I used a xilica xp3060, then the MINIDSP 88. On my new build I will be using a pair of MINIDSP 2x4s built into my 14 channel icepower amp.

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So no hiss problems?

I am not a fan of the Mini on highly sensative speakers. BUT I am looking at (budget friendly)options as I build my rig.

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The 2x4 is good, but I would not use the balanced version, as it is noisier than the unbalanced version.

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The 2x4 is good, but I would not use the balanced version, as it is noisier than the unbalanced version.

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Is that because of the higher voltage output? I'm debating which way to go for my subs, and I know there are pros and cons for each.

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Is that because of the higher voltage output? I'm debating which way to go for my subs, and I know there are pros and cons for each.

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I don't know, but I do know I sold it because the hiss was horrible. With the 2x4 UNbalanced there was a little bit of hiss. I will let you know how the hiss is when we get the amp built. I am keeping my fingers crossed that i will have either zero hiss or very low. One thing for sure is the only noise in the room (other than sound from the speakers) will be the projector for the first time since i sold the stack of Yamaha P2500s amps (I really miss them).

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Re: Ellis Family Retirement HT: Go big or go home

Was just looking at some Yamaha amps for the future. I am not sure they are silent though as these are the PX series or whatever they are called. The P2500 and others are known to be almost silent which would be a god thing for the future.

The Mini's have always been great for subs but not always for high sensativity speakers.
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My 4 channel Yamaha has fans constantly on. The p2500s, p7000s both had fans, but they never came on. You can't get any quieter than that.

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My 4 channel Yamaha has fans constantly on. The p2500s, p7000s both had fans, but they never came on. You can't get any quieter than that.

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Yessir! My 2500 is dead silent. Love it.
Speaker looks really cool Ron. It's gonna look cool when you back light the screen.

I think Owen mentioned some neoprene from eBay, which could work I think. I got some of this hydro turf for the swim deck of my boat.
HYDRO-TURF SHT40MD-GY Mat Sheet (Ride Mat Material) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007GRFFPU..._.xSTybJ3NB9G3

Maybe a sheet of rubber like a mud flap from a semi/straight truck would have less tendency to compress over time. Maybe it wouldn't matter?
Anyways, looking good.
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