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VAP
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Corner loading Tuba 60

#1 Post by VAP » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:23 pm

Hi all,

This is my first post here. I have build A THT tuba for the living room (Me and my girlfriend love it) serving as a table :).

So now we have this place in the garden where we can sit and enjoy when the weather is good etc...
It has 2 long seats in a corner.
Now in that corner between the seats there was a small sub but I didn't like the performance of it. (CUBO15)
So the main speakers I use outside are horn loaded mids/highs and a folded horn basscab that will go to 50Hz.
So I was thinking to build a sub to cover the lower part and can also integrate well. I also like horns. I made 16 punisher subs in the past and altogether that was some crazy bass....

Now looking at the tuba 60 I think it would be possible to make the slim version and also use it as a seat to sit on.
I can then get rid of the 2 long seats and replace them with 2 slim version tubas using 1 LAB12 each. I could make them around 18-20" wide.
They will be in a corner and I could vplate them. The vplate will also serve as a table then.
So what kind of output would this give me?
They will have to handle 25-50Hz.
My first idea was A labsub but It doesn't go that low and I cant use it as a seat :)
A few times a year I do small parties. So I can then take them with me and place them in a corner of the room. disguised as A cosy seating corner :p could be a lot of fun I think
It could also be done with the THT tuba I think (I have the LP version). Don't now if Anyone has tried Vplating 2 Tuba THT's.

Best Regards
Jurgen

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Re: Corner loading Tuba 60

#2 Post by Rich4349 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:29 pm

They'll handle 25-100 by design. Whatever you're currently using from 50-100 will be made obsolete, and keeping it and trying to integrate it with the T-60s and your mains will only cause headaches, lesser sound quality, phase issues, etc. You may protest now, but wait until the next 11 responses confirm this.
2 DR250s, 2 27" Lab15 T-60s, 2 30" Neo Titan 39s, 1 Autotuba...and looking for more!

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Re: Corner loading Tuba 60

#3 Post by Grant Bunter » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:58 am

+11
Built:
DR 250: x 2 melded array, 2x CD horn, March 2012 plans.
T39's: 4 x 20" BP102 , 2 x 28" 3012lf.
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Re: Corner loading Tuba 60

#4 Post by commander_dan » Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:35 am

This ^
Built:
6 T30 (24", 3012LF)
2 OT12 (MA, 3012HO)
2 T24 (18", 3010LF)

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Re: Corner loading Tuba 60

#5 Post by VAP » Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:36 pm

The bass cab I use does 50 to around 300Hz so i could just cross it higher for use as a low mid section and use the tuba60 from 25-100Hz.

The main thing I'm not clear about is that using 2 tuba 60's slim version have enough hornmouth to really go down to 25Hz.
Putting them in a corner and Vplating them will help a lot I think. Just want to hear some experience from people using the Tuba 60

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Re: Corner loading Tuba 60

#6 Post by Grant Bunter » Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:43 pm

Welcome to the forum :)

1. Don't think of using the THTLP. It's a HT sub, not suitable for another use.
Read this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=25202

2. Yes, the T60 will go to 25Hz, regardless of width. It has to be high passed from 25-30Hz with DSP, and brick wall voltage limited to 50V if you use a lab12. Mandatory. Factor that into your budget.

3. The T60 is the size of a fridge. A slim would be 15" wide, a 20" wide version is the maximum width using a lab12 and is not a slim as such.

4. If you have been using your current mains down to 100Hz ish and have been happy with them, no need to turn the Cubo into a low mid bin. It just complicates setup.

5. Whatever you do, don't use different cabs in any part of the same passband...
Built:
DR 250: x 2 melded array, 2x CD horn, March 2012 plans.
T39's: 4 x 20" BP102 , 2 x 28" 3012lf.
WH8: x 3 with melded array.
Bunter's Audio and Lighting "like"s would be most appreciated...

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Re: Corner loading Tuba 60

#7 Post by VAP » Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:56 pm

DSP is no problem I use the Behringer DCX for that.

The cubo was used for going under the mains I now have. I will not use the cubo anymore. Instead I want to use the Tuba60 as it is a much better Subwoofer. (there is nothing like the clean bass sound coming from folded horns.....)
The T60 is indeed big thats why I whas thinking to integrate them as furniture (using them also as A bench to sit on :) )

And indeed the THTLP is only for in the living room as HT sub.

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