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post #11 of 87 Old 01-15-08, 10:51 AM
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Re: Mach 5 Audio IXL-18.4 Build

Holy Mike. I was thinking, "hey that's gotta be a pretty nice big sub" ... then "oh MAN, he built 2 of them!" ... and then "What!?, this guy has 2 Atlas 15's in the SAME room!!!???" I think you just blew my mind a little bit. Good for you! I've wondered about rear sub placement, is it noticable, or not really?

Also, how did the hot glue on the grilles work out? I have one that I haven't finished yet because I haven't been able to find staples short enough to not pop out the front side of mine. Glue would be a pretty good solution for me I think.

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Re: Mach 5 Audio IXL-18.4 Build

Hey Owen, with 2 subs in the rear and 2 on the sides, the bass is unnoticeable as to where it's coming from. My subs may appear overkill, but with my HT room being in the basement on a cement floor, I had no "tactile affect" from the low end until I added the IXL-18's. Now that I'm happy with the low end output, it's time to redo everything else. Everything is over 10 years old and has survived two teenage daughters growing up with all thier parties! Next project will be a projector and screen and some decent recliners to sit on. Hopefully some time this year.

Hot glue works excellent on grills. After applying the glue, I used a folded up piece of wax paper to press down the grill cloth into the glue. Much easier on the fingers! Just make sure you keep the grill cloth tight as you go along.



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Re: Mach 5 Audio IXL-18.4 Build

Congrats,

You have some serious subsonic activity there !

I have one IXL18.4 and il order the second. I am building 13 cu ft boxes, similar tune...using one 8" port...

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Wow! Nice builds! Really nice cabinet design, the bracing looks great. I wonder if egg crate foam actually does anything at these frequencies?

Where are these crossed over?
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Re: Mach 5 Audio IXL-18.4 Build

The egg crate foam stops the sub from sounding "boomy" or "hollow" as some have described it. I had a pair of identical Shiva sonotubes, one I lined with egg crate foam and the other had no foam installed, just to see what the difference was. It was night and day difference between them. The IXL's are crossed over at 80hz.




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Re: Mach 5 Audio IXL-18.4 Build

Mike,
You need to sell the piano and get a big Kurzweil digital workstation keyboard with orchestra ROM to put in it's place. Patch it into your system and look out! Start working on your pipe organ masterpiece!
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The house can barely withstand what I have already! I can imagine what a Kurzweil would do! Let's see what you think after you get your "Monster Subs" set up!




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Re: Mach 5 Audio IXL-18.4 Build

I can only imagine. I do have a feeling that it's going to be more than I need, which is about perfect for me.

Have you ever felt like you were stressing your system in regular use, or ever for that matter?
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Re: Mach 5 Audio IXL-18.4 Build

Not at all. With a pair of IXL-18's and a pair of Atlas 15's the bass is completely effortless, even at extreme levels. And I agree, more than you need is just about enough!




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Re: Mach 5 Audio IXL-18.4 Build

Ah, guys, you're making me sad. One 15 just isn't enough these days. I'm going to have to put some serious thought into a subwoofer upgrade in the next year or so. The only problem is I might be moving into a condo, so I may have to keep size as a design consideration. Keeping up with the Jones' can be difficult!

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