T36 - Blast From The Past

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T36 - Blast From The Past

#1 Post by loaferz » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:54 am

Hi y'all!

Been a while since I've posted here. Pretty excited to have just gotten my small PA setup shipped out from my parents' place in Houston out to me in Los Angeles. Built this 3015lf t36 24" and 2512 ot12's in 2007 with my dad and used them a ton in college before leaving them to head out to UCLA for my PhD. From what I remember these were amazing speakers, definitely rocked the houses and got the cops called a few times :cop: :lol:

Going to take this setup camping for a little outdoor show for ~20 people and had a few questions since it's been almost a decade since I last ran them. In terms of maintenance I assume I should open the access port on the t36 and make sure the 3015lf is still secured tight? I'm pretty sure it was secured with wood screws to the horizontal baffle, but I guess it doesn't hurt to check?

In terms of driving them, I just picked up a Driverack PA2 and was wondering if any of the old-timers remember their settings for the t36? Was going to high pass the t36 at 35 Hz with 48dB LR and cross the subs/tops with a HPF at 120Hz, and LPF 125Hz both with 24dB LR. Definitely want to protect these with the limiters so I was thinking 60v for the sub and 40v for the tops (I know I should be able to hear the tops distorting before it becomes a problem).

Will update with how these turn out in the field, thank you again Bill for the fond memories and this amazing supportive community! :D

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Re: T36 - Blast From The Past

#2 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice » Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:34 am

60v into the T36 is OK, high pass it at 35Hz.

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