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by himhimself
Mon Sep 26, 2022 10:43 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: L-acoustics PA
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: L-acoustics PA

About 85% Vancouver now with a new job since Jan. Hurts having my BFM rig almost 4000km away :-( Gotta take the good with the bad, but all told mostly good.
by himhimself
Sun Sep 25, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: L-acoustics PA
Replies: 2
Views: 109

L-acoustics PA

Went to the Odesza show here in Vancouver at the PNE amphitheater last night. Wow, what a production! I think it's the second time I've heard an L-acoustics system, impressive both times. Flown arrays were 16 cabs per side, plenty of fills and rows of cardioid-stacked dual-18 subs. There was a massi...
by himhimself
Sat Aug 13, 2022 11:38 am
Forum: Tips, Techniques and Supplier Links
Topic: Check your piezo's, Damp your cabs, Follow the plans!
Replies: 26
Views: 23168

Re: Re:

fender3x wrote: Sat Aug 13, 2022 11:19 am The info in the thread is definitely helpful!
For sure. This post helped me build my little test rig that made checking the piezos for my otop arrays easy. Found a fair number of bad ones that Parts Express forgave.
by himhimself
Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:55 am
Forum: Build Threads
Topic: Truck Tuba 7" thick - 10" Infinity Sub
Replies: 15
Views: 664

Re: Truck Tuba 7" thick - 10" Infinity Sub

Looking good, Howie. I'm curious though, as to why you bothered to paint the entire interior.
by himhimself
Fri Aug 05, 2022 1:55 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 16
Views: 313

Re: Hello!

I looked at the T45, but my understanding is that I can't benefit from V-plating those because they're end firing, right? Maybe I misunderstood. That is correct and played into my decision to build T30s instead. The V-plate bonus dB was too hard to resist. I've gotten better at moving the T30s arou...
by himhimself
Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:40 pm
Forum: Home Theatre/Stereo/Auto Sound
Topic: Boat sub ideas?
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Re: Boat sub ideas?

Thanks Grant. Good grief, I've built a truck tuba. For some reason I was thinking it was wider than 24". That may just work. Laid down flat with the speaker on the bottom, how much space should be left underneath? 1"? 2"? With the open end of the horn firing into the cuddy, it might w...
by himhimself
Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:45 am
Forum: Home Theatre/Stereo/Auto Sound
Topic: Boat sub ideas?
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Boat sub ideas?

I have a friend in Vancouver with a nice little cuddy cabin cruiser that is in desperate need of some low end. There is a step down area from the cockpit into the cabin that is about 50" long and 24" wide. However, it is only 7.25" deep. Not many other areas available to put a sub. I ...
by himhimself
Sun Jul 31, 2022 7:42 am
Forum: Build Threads
Topic: Jack 10 Lite Build
Replies: 144
Views: 5560

Re: Jack 10 Lite Build

Wow - this is what room-shaking bass feels like.
Yay. Been following this thread waiting for the outcome. Glad to hear you are pleased!
by himhimself
Fri May 27, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What's to chat about?
Replies: 1185
Views: 56779

Re: What's to chat about?

Oh sweet, Seth. Where'd you happen to bump into Dave? Just an lucky accident?
by himhimself
Fri May 13, 2022 2:02 pm
Forum: Tips, Techniques and Supplier Links
Topic: Alternatives to flat black spray for Duratex primer?
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: Alternatives to flat black spray for Duratex primer?

go to a big box store and ask for a gallon of their cheapest flat black paint and use a small roller to put it on. Yup, that's the way to go. As Bruce said, it dries super fast, especially if you slop it on outside in the sunshine. Greatly decreases the amount of Duratex it will take to cover your ...
by himhimself
Mon May 09, 2022 8:32 pm
Forum: Omni Bass/Key/PA Speakers
Topic: Well crud
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Re: Well crud

Plugged it back in and turned it on. The power and channel 2 clip light come on. Both fault lights are blinking. The manual doesn't say anything about the constant clip light, but the flashing faults have the following potential issues - "The amplifier output wires have developed a short circui...
by himhimself
Mon May 09, 2022 7:32 am
Forum: Omni Bass/Key/PA Speakers
Topic: Well crud
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Re: Well crud

This is just a wild guess; but do you think something flew inside the amp to cause it to short out? Like a bug? You know, jimbo, it crossed my mind that night. A big crane fly or wasp or some other insect getting fried in there, but it wasn't a buggy night at all. I need to try and fire it back up ...
by himhimself
Sun May 08, 2022 3:45 pm
Forum: Omni Bass/Key/PA Speakers
Topic: Well crud
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Re: Well crud

Have you tried the amp again? I had a Crown go thermal several years ago when one of my OTops had a blown cap in the crossover. I'd test it with one OTop at a time. You might find the amp is still working. If not, then I'd ditch the 40 pound amp and get a newer model Crown XLS.....you can find 'em ...
by himhimself
Sun May 08, 2022 12:37 pm
Forum: Omni Bass/Key/PA Speakers
Topic: Well crud
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Re: Well crud

Yep, the Crown CH is what I run the tops with. Two CEs bridged to each run a pair of subs. Pulled the CH out of the rack and replaced with an identical spare amp :) . Opened up the blown one expecting to see something burned or popped, but everything looks fine. Based on where I saw it spark, maybe ...
by himhimself
Sun May 08, 2022 12:51 am
Forum: Omni Bass/Key/PA Speakers
Topic: Well crud
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Well crud

Pulled the rig out for a graduation party today. Sounded phenomenal for hours right up to the last tune, at which point my amp running the otops blew. Like sparks and all. Will be interesting to pull it apart and see what happened, since I still wasn’t even into the limiters, tops or subs. 015FA4ED-...