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Ummmmm, and when are you planning on sharing the info on your dual 21's, I don't want to have to warn you a third time:paddle: This is what I had to do to the last guy that teased me with sub-woofer info but didn't deliver:boxer: And these are the people who told me about there sub build:party:

Choose wisely friendo:foottap:
LOL, I'm gettin there. I mistakenly had the camera in megapixel mode when I took all the pictures. I'm trying to figure out how to reduce the pixel size so they'll fit the HT file size limitation.
 

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LOL, I'm gettin there. I mistakenly had the camera in megapixel mode when I took all the pictures. I'm trying to figure out how to reduce the pixel size so they'll fit the HT file size limitation.
You should download Picasa and set-up an account: http://picasa.google.com/

You can upload the pics to your picasa acct then insert the photo's into the the HTS thread or you can even reduce the pic size using picasa as well.
 

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I have an account with Photobucket, it too will reduce the pixel size. My problem right now is my ISP. It runs at about 25Kbps upload and often drops/breaks the upload sequence. It's driving me nuts.
I'd like to be able to reduce the pixel size in Windows XP and upload to HT from my computer. But I can't find where to reduce pixel size in XP.
 

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I don't know of any photo editing software in XP, I think you need to download a separate photo editing software to do that.
 

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Started glueing birch on..... Not as easy as it sounded but I'm getting there

Also went to Meeks and had them make me some black stain. I did a test piece and I think it's going to look good. And for the finish I wasn't to sure which would look better, high gloss or semi gloss, so I went with semi
 

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I have an account with Photobucket, it too will reduce the pixel size. My problem right now is my ISP. It runs at about 25Kbps upload and often drops/breaks the upload sequence. It's driving me nuts.
I'd like to be able to reduce the pixel size in Windows XP and upload to HT from my computer. But I can't find where to reduce pixel size in XP.
i reduce all of mine in microsoft office picture manager. Just click edit picture. compress to a document, then resize 800x600
might check that out if you have it
 

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EQ

One of the biggest headaches in trying to decide what equipment to buy was the EQ. Reading about other peoples set ups and then the manuals on some of these made it sound confusing.

So for ease of use, i narrowed it down to two different ones. The Velodyne SMS-1 and the ANTI-MODE 8033.
Both have automatic features and came with microphone/power adapters.

I read several reviews on differenct sites discussing each one. The SMS-1 for the most part got good reviews. I think the biggest complaint i read about was a hum problem. And who knows, that could be something the owners were doing to cause it. IDK.

The Anti-mode had really good reviews, and found that it was an award winning product. One experienced individual tested it against his own eq skills and if i read it right, they were pretty matched up. http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/bfd-electronic-equalization-devices/11699-testing-dspeaker-anti-mode-8033-a.html

i am not really sure how to use all of the EQ style programs that are mentioned alot on this board. Figured it will take quite a bit of studying, trial and error, and more equipment. Plus not really sure what i would be listening for that needed fixing.

So i ended up going with the Anti-mode. The SMS-1 was a close call, but it would be my luck i would get the hum noise. so didn't want to risk it.

Got with Creative Sounds from this board, told him about the project i was working on, and he was able to help me get a pretty good deal, which made me even more glad i went that route lol.

Ordered it on monday and got it today. Here are some pics of the unit, microphone, and power supply. I put a pen on the unit to show how small it really is. Sucker is tiny.
 

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Wow! I had thought from the pictures I've seen of the 8033 that it was MUCH bigger. Reality is it's not much larger than a Mini EQ/DSP.
Is that the total instruction manual on the back of the unit or is there an actual book that comes with it?
 

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Wow! I had thought from the pictures I've seen of the 8033 that it was MUCH bigger. Reality is it's not much larger than a Mini EQ.
Is that the total instruction manual on the back of the unit or is there an actual book that comes with it?
Yep, that was the entire manual!!! Just kidding. It came 4 page instruction manual. What i don't know just yet. is it suppose to be hooked up in this order.

Receiver-Antimode-Amp-Sub

Also on the crown, am i suppose to set all of the highpass and low pass settings to flat?
 

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It goes between the Receiver and the amp. Leave the Crown flat for first hookup. The high pass filter can protect a sub from unloading below tune but that's for a ported enclosure. I don't think the Ultra needs that kind of protection in a sealed box of 4 cubes.
The low pass filter shouldn't have much effect because your receiver cuts off the highs through the sub-out.
You can experiment with both settings (carefully) and decide for yourself what's best.
 

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well, my girlfriend did not like the black stain sample. So, now to figure out the paint. Can i still use the polyurethane coating on the paint?
 

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I wish I had some good tips on paint but I usually come out of the garage with more paint on my-self than the enclosure:D

They make this stuff called Duratex which is made for speakers and they have a roll on version of it. It is supposed to leave a textured finish but I hear it's pretty pricey. I used rattle cans the last time I painted but that took forever to get a nice finish and I hated ever second of it.

As you have probably already figured out I REALLY don't like to paint:nono:
 

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its 10:30pm. just finished getting the last of the birch wood clamped down. So far, thats been the hardest part i think. That glue makes the surface like a slip and slide. I had originally started with the baffle cover, but that proved impossible because each edge stuck out 3/4 of an inch and i couldn't get it squared up for nothing. so ended up taking it off before it dried. I had ran out of pl premium glue pretty quick. after that first piece i had run out and decided against using anymore and went and got some more tite bond. I think the tite bond is a little easier to use and sand. I will get some pics up tomorrow

Tomorrows goal is to get it sanded down, edges rounded, and primed.
 

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its 10:30pm. just finished getting the last of the birch wood clamped down. So far, thats been the hardest part i think. That glue makes the surface like a slip and slide. I had originally started with the baffle cover, but that proved impossible because each edge stuck out 3/4 of an inch and i couldn't get it squared up for nothing. so ended up taking it off before it dried. I had ran out of pl premium glue pretty quick. after that first piece i had run out and decided against using anymore and went and got some more tite bond. I think the tite bond is a little easier to use and sand. I will get some pics up tomorrow

Tomorrows goal is to get it sanded down, edges rounded, and primed.
I ONLY use PL premium if it is a tapped horn enclosure or I have a gap to fill. If not then it is Titebond II for everything else. PL gets all over everything and is so much harder to clean that normal wood glue. I almost avoid projects that require PL due to the mess.
 
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