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05-20-10 05:31 PM
zacjones
Re: IXL-18.2.2 Sealed

Sorry to be digging up an old thread but how big is your listening area? I'm considering building some IXL18's into sealed cabinets as well and I'd like to get an idea of how many it will take.
11-26-09 10:36 PM
shogo33
Re: IXL-18.2.2 Sealed

Hahah..oops..yeah..suspension..not coils!!..lol
11-26-09 10:34 PM
shogo33
Re: IXL-18.2.2 Sealed

No real reason at all. My local hardware store was throwing away these veneer tapes at $2 per roll, so i bought a few packs and did them. Yes they were a hassle but i wanted to do this on the cheap.

Update - Nearly a year later.

Yes, the coils have loosen up heaps and i've tweaked them a bit as well. Added 4 pillows as stuffing and it seemed to tighten up the sound more. I'm very impressed with the sound now, bass is very fast,tight and tuneful. Still havent got off my bum to equalise and run some REW measurements..will do them once i am on holidays this xmas!
11-01-09 04:04 PM
Tsloms
Re: IXL-18.2.2 Sealed

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I know I'm digging up an old thread here... But did the OP actually edge band veneer an entire sub enclosure? If so, looks pretty good
What is the reason for the edge veneer being used instead of the proper veneer? It looks like a lot more work to veneer with that.
10-28-09 01:39 PM
Ryan Anderson
Re: IXL-18.2.2 Sealed

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shogo33 wrote: View Post
Did run it in with a 100-5hz sweep tone on repeat for an hour yesterday. One thing i could immediatly tell is that this driver needs some juice and as Mike said earlier, this baby needs around 900w to be in the optimal zone before overexcursion kicks in
:-O this was done in the enclosure? or free air?

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I'm pretty sure that the sub will sound better once the coil's loosen up with frequent listening.
let's hope the coils stay tight and the suspension lossens up a touch :-P
10-28-09 12:56 AM
spl_nut
Re: IXL-18.2.2 Sealed

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Okay, hope the pics work. These pics were taken after all the hard work and lugging this back breaking 45kg cube into the house from the garage! Pls note that my woodworking/sub building skills are that of a newbie, (need to fix that veneer blemish), but this has been one great experience and am in a way looking forward to building my next..

Top & Side view of the cube:


Front view:


Back view:


Cube stuffed with speaker stuffing view:


Front view with speaker assembled:


Sub in with the rest of the gear:


cheers guys!
I know I'm digging up an old thread here... But did the OP actually edge band veneer an entire sub enclosure? If so, looks pretty good
12-27-08 05:50 PM
shogo33
Re: IXL-18.2.2 Sealed

Lol...u did say BFD my bad..must still be in the xmas spirit of things, too much food and grog in the system.

I'll check out Allans for the BFD, as the best online price for a BFD i've seen is $245 so far as eq'ing will get the best out of my build.
12-27-08 07:39 AM
Blueeyedfrog
Re: IXL-18.2.2 Sealed

Actually, that wasn't a price for an EP2500 (that would be good!) but the Feedback destroyer Pro eq unit Thought you mentioned that you may be interested in eqing at a later date.

Well, let's face it, looks are more important than performance...
12-26-08 03:45 AM
shogo33
Re: IXL-18.2.2 Sealed

Cheers Sam,

I've ordered a 21db 24VDC fan but the order hasnt arrived yet, suspect the usual xmas period delays etc.. Wow, thats really a great price for an EP2500! I called up Allans but they didnt have any in stock in Melb so had order it directly from Behringer (pretty much the same with most music stores across Melb at the moment.

I've had the in-laws over yesterday and they were impressed with the build and the sound just blew them away. I've used Transformers the movie on bluray the final battlescene in the city just threw them some gut-wrenching bass .. The funny thing was that the missus was more impressed with the cabinet fitting in with the rest of the furnishings than the awesome bass...go figure!..lol
12-25-08 10:58 PM
Blueeyedfrog
Re: IXL-18.2.2 Sealed

Hi Shogo,

Well done on your first build - it looks teriffic!

You'll love the fan mod - I used a super-quite 12v computer case fan and a 12v IC regulator (and couple of capacitors) - cost $9 fan, $2-3 parts.

I recall getting my BFD from Allans Music for $149 earlier this year - online price made it a bit cheaper (you can order online and go in and pick it up).

Don't forget to remind your missus how thoughtful you were to hand-make her Christmas present this year

Cheers,
Sam
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