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  1. Sealed -> Ported, just cut a hole?

    Ported Subwoofer Build Projects
    Hi all, I have "stood down" my ambitious plans for a monster Tapped Horn for the moment. Instead I built a 24" cube sealed box for 2x 15 inch Alpine SWS-15D4 and it works ok, clunky bracing not withstanding. It is a "test mule" somebody called it, over at the Other Forum That Shall Remain...
  2. With intelligence also comes vulnerability - Samsung SMART TVs left a gaping hole in security allowing hackers to turn on the TV's camera and spy

    Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    A hacker can be in Paris, France on a laptop in a coffee shop watching you watch TV while you are cozy in the comfort of your bed. How would you know? SMART TVs are connected devices, meaning they are connected to the Internet. Being on the Internet, a device is susceptible to hacking, unless...
  3. making hole bigger

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    hey guys, the cut out on my sonotube is too small for 18" avalanche to fit. the sonotube is completely finished (not built by me). how do i widen the hole by about 1/4 inch? thanks.............
  4. How to make a pin hole?

    Sealed Subwoofer Build Projects
    I've read a good deal about how a sealed sub should not have any leaks... "they" say even a small leak can cause a large loss in SPL, yet other "experts" say you need a pin hole in a sealed sub to allow any outside atmospheric pressure changes to equalize the pressures on both sides of the...
  5. The 80-120Hz hole?

    Audio Processing
    I've been reading up on satellite/sub crossover frequency including the recent thread regarding large vs. small amp settings, but I still seem to be missing something. My understanding is frequencies above 80Hz start to be directional, and THX specifies an 80Hz crossover. I have a Sony STR...
  6. Will setting my crossover to 60Hz create a hole

    System Setup and Connection
    between my 80Hz-bottomed surrounds and my sub? Because, otherwise, 60Hz is perfect for my mains/center. thanks!
  7. Back of subwoofer driver -- vent hole

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I have a sonosub with a giant 8" port. The port on the top plate is directly over the back of the driver. Even with a grill cover over the port dust will fall into the port, down the tube, and directly in the vent hole. Can the vent hole be covered with a cloth of some sort? Has anybody else...
  8. Sono sub side mounted port hole

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Sooooo am in the middle of building the sub for my home theater to go in our newly renovated living room and my wife said that the only way its going in is if she can decorate it with some of her decorative plants. Putting port on top is now out of the question. What do you guys think of...
  9. Newbie question regarding cutting speaker hole

    DIY Speakers
    Good evening , I am pretty new in the DIY world, and my first challenge is to build the SWOPE HT speaker system. Unfortunately there is not much detail regarding the diameter that need to be cut for the speakers. So how do i determine the proper inside and outside dimension that i need to...
  10. hole template or jig for 15" driver?

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I was just planning on cutting it out with a jig saw but need to find a template or something to make a pattern to follow? any suggestions?