custom dj mixer enclosure/Tuba45 down fire stands/LED Banner

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custom dj mixer enclosure/Tuba45 down fire stands/LED Banner

#1 Post by ACUA » Sat May 04, 2019 5:39 pm

So, when I do a gig, I like to run two mics, my laptop, a basic dj mixer a digital mixer, my iPad and I have my phone hooked up. All this stuff I would place up on my table and you can imagine the cable mess that occurs. I was keeping my digital mixer in my amp rack which required a fair amount of cabling from the table to the rack. This setup took me a while to put together every gig and it needs streamlined!
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Re: custom dj mixer rack/enclosure

#2 Post by ACUA » Sat May 04, 2019 5:48 pm

I need to consolidate into one compact cabinet, so it becomes modular and I only have to send one set of xlr cables out to the amp rack! I spent some time on sketchup and came up with this.

The box sits 21x21x6” and should make setup and tear down a snap. My laptop should sit on it easy enough, there is a slot for the ipad, and mixers. Then the cables and router as well as wireless mic receiver are easily concealed inside!!!
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#3 Post by ACUA » Sat May 04, 2019 5:52 pm

Side note cause I made them recently, I made some stands to down fire two of my t45 subs. There is about 300cuin more exit surface area than the mouth of the horn, should work ok I think
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#4 Post by ACUA » Sat May 04, 2019 8:52 pm

My usual cheap stain job as per usual.
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#5 Post by himhimself » Sun May 05, 2019 7:01 am

Nice job! You know, a gallon of Duratex would do wonders for making your equipment look as professional as it sounds. Just my preference, but I like to have people be shocked when they find out what gear is DIY :D
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#6 Post by ACUA » Sun May 05, 2019 9:04 am

I will someday spring for some quality black textured coating.

For now I put it all together I am pretty pleased with it.
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#7 Post by Tom Smit » Sun May 05, 2019 9:46 pm

Good job.
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#8 Post by ACUA » Wed May 15, 2019 10:58 am

I built a sign/banner to place in front of my dj table. It sits 50”x30”. I used plywood and 2x4s then some led strip and a little thin sheet of plexi-glass. We put a vinyl logo on it and bam!!!

I picked up a controller that will allow the light to pulse with the music, but it was too sensitive even with the pot turned down. I opened the box up and located the mic in the circuitry and globed up a ball of hot melt all over it. That really helped with the sensitivity and makes the higher frequencies less effective on it. Now the pot has some functional adjustability as well.

I get it if no one cares, but if anyone finds value in it I am appreciative. I admit that posting things like this here is really just fueling my ego. I really enjoy sharing stuff like this with people of similar interests though.
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#9 Post by Bruce Weldy » Wed May 15, 2019 11:07 am

Hey, glad to see it. I wish everyone would post pics of everything they build.....lots of good ideas come out of other people's designs....doesn't just have to be speakers.

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#10 Post by ACUA » Wed May 15, 2019 11:14 am

On a side note, this whole time I have been communicating my custom bfm sound rig as running on like 1500watts. This wattage talk was to the normal people into some form of sound where wattage is the misconceptioally accepted method of system capability measuring. Most people scratch there heads or blow me off and don’t truely evaluate the situation but that’s not my point. I was calculating 1500w from my limited settings right so at 50v limit on a starting 6+2ohm impedance that is about 300w each times 4 is 1200watts plus a few hundred for the other speakers, now that is not an rms power, that is a peak as I only ever let it limit once in a while as I seek out max output but I never let it operate with limiter engaged!!! So why I was not making sense of everything blows my mind but the 1500ish watt value I have been advertising is a peak figure and rms over the course of an event is going to be somewhat lower than that and that is not accounting for impedance raise in due process. Ha, that means I’m slamming venues on like closer to 600-1000w rms. I feel silly but that makes me pretty happy about how efficient these horns are.....
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#11 Post by Bruce Weldy » Wed May 15, 2019 11:24 am

ACUA wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 11:14 am
On a side note, this whole time I have been communicating my custom bfm sound rig as running on like 1500watts. This wattage talk was to the normal people into some form of sound where wattage is the misconceptioally accepted method of system capability measuring. Most people scratch there heads or blow me off and don’t truely evaluate the situation but that’s not my point. I was calculating 1500w from my limited settings right so at 50v limit on a starting 6+2ohm impedance that is about 300w each times 4 is 1200watts plus a few hundred for the other speakers, now that is not an rms power, that is a peak as I only ever let it limit once in a while as I seek out max output but I never let it operate with limiter engaged!!! So why I was not making sense of everything blows my mind but the 1500ish watt value I have been advertising is a peak figure and rms over the course of an event is going to be somewhat lower than that and that is not accounting for impedance raise in due process. Ha, that means I’m slamming venues on like closer to 600-1000w rms. I feel silly but that makes me pretty happy about how efficient these horns are.....
Everyone runs a small percentage of the wattage they think they are putting out since gear is all listed at peak wattage. Heck, if I was truly putting all the power to my system that the amp are supposed to be able to produce - I sure couldn't run my whole rig off a single 15A circuit.

But, it's always worth a giggle or two when some guy starts bragging about how his 10 inch powered monitor has 1000 watts.... yeah, right.....give that 10 about a quarter of that at 60hz and watch the cone explode.

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Re: custom dj mixer rack/enclosure

#12 Post by ACUA » Wed May 15, 2019 12:59 pm

10,000watt rig out of an 1800watt receptacle!!! Just like a 4000watt amp in a car with an 80amp 14v alternator! Happens all the time! It’s easy to get that power if you run enough 00 cables!!!
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#13 Post by Grant Bunter » Wed May 15, 2019 3:58 pm

Ages back I asked everyone for their thoughts on marketing low power high efficiency designs like we use.
It's difficult.

On a side note, you can edit your thread title if you go back to post 1, to include your T45 stands, and screen :)
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#14 Post by CoronaOperator » Wed May 15, 2019 5:46 pm

ACUA wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 10:58 am
I built a sign/banner to place in front of my dj table. It sits 50”x30”. I used plywood and 2x4s then some led strip and a little thin sheet of plexi-glass. We put a vinyl logo on it and bam!!!

I picked up a controller that will allow the light to pulse with the music, but it was too sensitive even with the pot turned down. I opened the box up and located the mic in the circuitry and globed up a ball of hot melt all over it. That really helped with the sensitivity and makes the higher frequencies less effective on it. Now the pot has some functional adjustability as well.

I get it if no one cares, but if anyone finds value in it I am appreciative. I admit that posting things like this here is really just fueling my ego. I really enjoy sharing stuff like this with people of similar interests though.
Love the sign, very effective and eye catching! IMO good lighting for an event is as important as sound, it sets the mood.
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Re: custom dj mixer rack/enclosure

#15 Post by ACUA » Wed May 15, 2019 7:52 pm

Grant Bunter wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 3:58 pm
Ages back I asked everyone for their thoughts on marketing low power high efficiency designs like we use.
It's difficult.

On a side note, you can edit your thread title if you go back to post 1, to include your T45 stands, and screen :)
That is what has me sold here, its the efficiency! I mean those are the bragging rights man. Do a lot for a little just seems like a self evident value to me. I still crack a smile when I am running my rig hard the police get called to shut us down and its really only like 600w consumption. :hyper: that is just so cool to me!!!
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