IXL 18.2.2 in sealed boxes - 1 driver or two? - Page 2 - Home Theater Forum and Systems - HomeTheaterShack.com

Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #11 of 19 Old 06-13-10, 10:18 PM
Elite Shackster
 
lsiberian's Avatar
lsiberian
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 2,625
Re: IXL 18.2.2 in sealed boxes - 1 driver or two?

2 drivers are better than 1, but if the choice is between 1 driver in 4 boxes vs 2 drivers in 2 boxes. The 4 boxes will give you the best placement possible. Though only if your room allows.
lsiberian is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 19 Old 06-15-10, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
Shackster
Mat
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 7
Re: IXL 18.2.2 in sealed boxes - 1 driver or two?

Boxes are nearly finished, up to the point of designing grilles. I don't have the drivers yet (haven't made the circle cuts) and I can't find a dimension anywhere for how far the driver protrudes from the face it is mounted on; i.e. how much clearance the grille cloth needs from the mounting face.

Does anyone have an IXL 18.2.2 and can tell me how much clearance to allow from the face to the max driver extension? From the diagram on the Mach5 website I estimate it to be about 40mm (just over 1.5"). Is this right?

Thanks to anyone that can help.
mrel is offline  
post #13 of 19 Old 06-15-10, 01:03 PM
Elite Shackster
 
Mike P.'s Avatar
Mike
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Chitek Lake, Sask.
Posts: 19,397
Re: IXL 18.2.2 in sealed boxes - 1 driver or two?

Mine are surface mounted with 1.5" thick grills, no problems.




We're all in this together!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

Mike P. is offline  
 
post #14 of 19 Old 06-18-10, 04:08 AM Thread Starter
Shackster
Mat
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 7
Re: IXL 18.2.2 in sealed boxes - 1 driver or two?

Thanks Mike, 1.5" it is.

Finished building the first box. I have a tendency to over-engineer things.... the box is 60kg without the driver. Oops!

Got no idea how I'm going to move these things when they have the 15kg drivers in them too. Sheesh!
mrel is offline  
post #15 of 19 Old 06-18-10, 04:45 AM
Elite Shackster
 
Mike P.'s Avatar
Mike
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Chitek Lake, Sask.
Posts: 19,397
Re: IXL 18.2.2 in sealed boxes - 1 driver or two?

Got any pics?




We're all in this together!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

Mike P. is offline  
post #16 of 19 Old 06-18-10, 11:51 AM
Elite Shackster
 
Moonfly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 7,142
Re: IXL 18.2.2 in sealed boxes - 1 driver or two?

Quote:
Mike P. wrote: View Post
Got any pics?
I second that request
Moonfly is offline  
post #17 of 19 Old 06-18-10, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
Shackster
Mat
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 7
Re: IXL 18.2.2 in sealed boxes - 1 driver or two?

Ha!...and fair enough too, thanks to you guys for your help.

The first box is done and sealed - without the driver cutout (have to wait 4-6 weeks for stock to arrive ) there's not much to see - roughly a 24" cube with 1.5" walls...

As I make the second one I'll take some pics etc. It's a bit embarrassing after seeing your last build, though Dan. My excuse is these are temporary boxes (12 months max) so the bracing etc isn't very elegant.

But man is it heavy.
mrel is offline  
post #18 of 19 Old 06-19-10, 05:51 AM
Elite Shackster
 
Moonfly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 7,142
Re: IXL 18.2.2 in sealed boxes - 1 driver or two?

I wouldnt worry about how it looks all that much, as long as its solid it will do its job. Routing the bracing like I have is pretty much pointless, but its easy to do so I do just because I like it. If your boxes are temporary then not finishing them makes sense too.

In the end we are all just enthusiasts, and we cant resist a look at a build
Moonfly is offline  
post #19 of 19 Old 06-22-10, 07:14 AM
Shackster
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 34
Re: IXL 18.2.2 in sealed boxes - 1 driver or two?

Depending on the amount of volume the driver requires, I'd say more drivers, more boxes
NoSnipeLimit is offline  
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
18.2.2 , boxes , driver , sealed , two?

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now




PLEASE COMPLETE ALL REQUIRED FIELDS BELOW... THANKS!

REQUIRED FIELDS ON THIS PAGE
YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL OF THESE

Username
Password
Confirm Password
Email Address
Confirm Email Address
Random Question
Random Question #2




User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
PLEASE READ BELOW PRIOR TO ENTERING AN EMAIL ADDRESS!

ATTENTION!

YOU MUST ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT!

Activation requires you reply to an email we will send you after you register... if you do not reply to this email, you will not be able to view certain areas of the forum or certain images... nor will you be able download software.

AN INVALID EMAIL ADDRESS WILL CAUSE YOUR ACCOUNT TO BE DELETED!

See our banned email list here: Banned Email List

We DO NOT respond to spamcop, boxtrapper and spamblocker emails... please add @hometheatershack DOT com to your whitelist prior to registering or you will get nowhere on your registration.


Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML is not allowed!
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 


For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome