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New WH8

#1 Post by LelandCrooks » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:14 am

I know the change has been out for a bit. I finally did a pair for a customer. It's a great box. Blows my original design WH8's out of the water. Sounds like the WH10 original, which was a really good cab. Kudos Bill.
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Re: New WH8

#2 Post by PulseMan » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:06 pm

Hi Leyland


Glad to hear that, as I'm almost finished with my W10's also the new design. :hyper:
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Re: New WH8

#3 Post by jswingchun » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:06 pm

Leland, could you elaborate on what is better about the new design? I have three WH8s I built three years ago. Maybe I'm looking for an excuse to build more cabs...
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Re: New WH8

#4 Post by LelandCrooks » Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:34 pm

How about a cab that just sounds really good. The original was loud as hell, with eq got pretty good sound. The mid in this one is just as strong, but far smoother. More bottom end too. If my sons band was still running I'd replace them. Worth the effort.
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Re: New WH8

#5 Post by biggerrigger » Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:02 pm

Any Pics Mr Crooks? :fingers:
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Re: New WH8

#6 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:13 pm

LelandCrooks wrote:How about a cab that just sounds really good. The original was loud as hell, with eq got pretty good sound. The mid in this one is just as strong, but far smoother. More bottom end too. If my sons band was still running I'd replace them. Worth the effort.
If you think they're good build a W6. Mine sounded nice with a 7 band EQ, but I just added a DEQ2496 to my system and now they're stunning, from a package that's silly small, and with the 2496 FBD they'll take your head off before they'll feedback.

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Re: New WH8

#7 Post by LelandCrooks » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:25 pm

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Re: New WH8

#8 Post by Tom Smit » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:58 pm

Niiiice cabs, Leland!
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Re: New WH8

#9 Post by LelandCrooks » Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:59 am

Thanks. I didn't get any pics after I made grilles for them. Actually Sam built these, I just did the finishing work. He's gotten better than I am.
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Re: New WH8

#10 Post by SirNickity » Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:26 pm

Those tweeter horns looke like they were molded that way. Mine definitely do not stand up to high res photo scrutiny. You guys are pros.

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Re: New WH8

#11 Post by Harley » Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:09 pm

Bill Fitzmaurice wrote: but I just added a DEQ2496 .
How many mics does that handle Bill? We have 4 mics in our group.
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Re: New WH8

#12 Post by Grant Bunter » Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:00 pm

Excellent Leland/Sam!

Great to see these builds before I take them on myself down the track.

Harley, you'd ideally want one 2496 per monitor send I'd imagine. How many mikes doesn't matter so much as monitor placement.
If you do all your vocal mikes on one send you need one DEQ 2496, with some slight tweaking of monitor position if the DEQ doesn't cope. If you have a separate send for drums or keys etc, you would need another DEQ 2496 for each of those...
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Re: New WH8

#13 Post by Bruce Weldy » Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:27 pm

Harley wrote:
Bill Fitzmaurice wrote: but I just added a DEQ2496 .
How many mics does that handle Bill? We have 4 mics in our group.
If you use just one monitor signal, that's ok. The feedback eliminator works just like it would on the mains. It will detect feedback from any mic and adjust the entire monitor mix. Feedback doesn't necessarily come from the monitor closest to the mic.

Stick one on the monitor out and you'll be fine. I'm running my monitors off a driverack. One send on L and one on R so I can have two monitor mixes.

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Re: New WH8

#14 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice » Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:38 pm

Grant Bunter wrote:
Harley, you'd ideally want one 2496 per monitor send I'd imagine.
Not necessary. I have mine using one channel for the mains, one for the monitors. So long as all your monitors are the same one EQ patch works for all. As for the FBD, it has ten frequency bands, so that accounts for the differences in monitor locations and different mics.

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Re: New WH8

#15 Post by Harley » Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:32 am

Bill Fitzmaurice wrote:Not necessary. I have mine using one channel for the mains, one for the monitors. So long as all your monitors are the same one EQ patch works for all. As for the FBD, it has ten frequency bands, so that accounts for the differences in monitor locations and different mics.
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