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post #1 of 18 Old 07-10-09, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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Officially started 13ft^3 maelstrom x build

Okay folks just ordered my Maelstrom X 18" for my up and coming 13 ft^3 build. Pics and more information to come. Now I gotta go back to bed.
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Okay folks just ordered my Maelstrom X 18" for my up and coming 13 ft^3 build. Pics and more information to come. Now I gotta go back to bed.
Cool! What tuning are you aiming for? A big port or PRs? Amplifier, subsonic filter?

What kind of room are you putting this beast in?
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Hey Fackamato I am porting it with a 15Hz tune. Along with a 13Hz HPF. I will use my current dcx 2496 for it. I plan on using a behringer ep2500 for amplication. I have a dedicated theater room that is 15'X 20' that is 3200ft^3. The rest of my sound system has an IB consisting of 2 atlas 15s, the mains are Nat Ps with separate mid bass bins ( this is where the dcx comes in), Center channel is the WMTW from htguide as well. My four poor infinity 20s are getting crushed in surround duty by the front system. I will build some new surrounds in the future. I use a LMC-1 with the a emotiva amp for the fronts, a panasonic 57 for the surrounds and a behringer ep1500 for the IB. That is it in a nut shell. Thanks for asking.
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A Maelstrom-X and a twin Atlas 15 IB for sub duty in a 15'X 20' room. That's going to make a nice setup.




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Just a heads up: You can't use the DCX2496 as a HPF lower than 20Hz.

If you feel like experimenting, you might achieve a 15Hz HPF with the DCX2496 anyway: http://www.hometheatershack.com/foru...html#post73273
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Thanks Fackamoto I believe I read that recently now that you mention it. I will try it out and if it doesn't workout I will get something else. I was just trying to utilize what I have on hand rather than spend more than I needed.
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Thanks Fackamoto I believe I read that recently now that you mention it. I will try it out and if it doesn't workout I will get something else. I was just trying to utilize what I have on hand rather than spend more than I needed.
I know what you mean, I was in the same position. I'll use my DCX2496 as an EQ, and the Reckhorn B1 I ordered as a SSF. I _must_ take measurements though, the chain will be quite long: H/K AVR > DCX2496 > Reckhorn B1 SSF > EP2500 > M-X.
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I understand that one about the long chain. While I don't have a reckhorn I do have a prepro.
Mike P I hope the IB blends in well with the ported sub. I visualize it that way anyway. I am excited about the build. My only problem besides a lot of over time at work is my other current project on installing a wetbar between the living room and kitchen areas. It delays my sub project a lot. Right now I have some very intricate crown molding that I am installing on the columns that go on either side of the bar. Well got to go to work. Cheers
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Well folks I am typing this while sitting next to my new driver on the dining room table. Pictures just do not give you an idea of the size of this thing. It is massive. It just drawfs my atlas 15"s. I pity the guys who would try and mount it overhead in a ceiling like I have for my IB. I got it in yesterday when I got home from work. Will post first pictures soon. Cheers
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Well folks I am typing this while sitting next to my new driver on the dining room table. Pictures just do not give you an idea of the size of this thing. It is massive. It just drawfs my atlas 15"s. I pity the guys who would try and mount it overhead in a ceiling like I have for my IB. I got it in yesterday when I got home from work. Will post first pictures soon. Cheers
Indeed I agree, pictures won't do it justice. I starred at mine for some time and wondered, what on earth I was getting myself into

Looking forward to some pictures of the project.
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