NEW BUILD - Omni 15 Tall Boy in New Zealand

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#121 Post by Grey Owl » Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:04 am

Gidday Peeps
Well on Saturday, my soldering iron crapped out and I actually found the sticker of my frustrating roll of solder on the floor!!!!!!
It says "Plumbing Solder"............. :horse: :cop:
So, bought new 30/60 switchable iron and ELECTRICAL solder. Jeez what a difference - so easy. :clap:
Proceeded to test & solder, test & solder etc. etc. and hey presto, sound at last. Yaaaahhhhhh. :)
No "Hi-Fi" stereo amp or anysuch though; just plugged into my Ampeg & let rip. It's quite trebley.
Pics attached.
I took a couple of video's of the cab in full flight but don't yet know how to upload them. They're largish files but surpisingly good fidelity for a Samsung fone.
Someone on here in the past said that you can hear each band as a separate feed - I can absolutely vouch for that! :shock:
The treble via tweet is omnipresent but the L-Pad tones that down; almost.
Actually I find the tweeter adds a width & detail of colouration that mids can't reproduce. Lovely icing on the cake really.
Mids are great.
Woofer there but as the back is still off, that will come later. I can hear the possibilites. :fingers:
I've installed an old grill that I had as protection of the woofer until such time as I get the full screen made.
I found a free on-line tone generator as recommended and put some serious low frequencies through her at voltage - it's amazing that I can actually hear much lower frequencies than I thought I would be able to. :!:
Anyway, I'm happy and moving on with closing her up and testing tone and pressures etc.
More to come no doubt.
Thank Bill for your efforts, plans, kindness & studious encouragement and to everyone else around the BfM world for their concern, support and information.
Cheers All
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Re: NEW BUILD - Omni 15 Tall Boy in New Zealand

#122 Post by SethRocksYou » Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:59 am

Well, I'll be darned if it isn't starting to look like a finished project! Look'n pretty good there David :thumbsup:

Looking forward to a completed review!

BTW, easiest way to get video on the internet is YouTube. You can do it right from your phone, and pretty easily too. Just download the app to your phone, create an account if you don't have one or sign into your account if you already have one, then select upload video... it's pretty straight forward from there. Let me know if you have any questions with the process. After it's uploaded, post the web address of the video as a web link in a post here. Then I'll show you how to embed a player right in your posts in the future.

Hot tip for taking videos... take them in panorama (hold phone horizontally) so the video fills the screen left to right, instead of portrait style which shows up not-so-nicely for online videos. Portrait videos are fine for texting videos of kids playing and being cute to their parents/grandparents, not so good for anything else IMO.
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Re: NEW BUILD - Omni 15 Tall Boy in New Zealand

#123 Post by Tom Smit » Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:22 pm

I've been quietly rooting for you, here in the back row. Good work. Looking forward to the review.
TomS

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Re: NEW BUILD - Omni 15 Tall Boy in New Zealand

#124 Post by Grant Bunter » Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:54 am

Oooooooo nearly , so nearly there....
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: NEW BUILD - Omni 15 Tall Boy in New Zealand

#125 Post by SethRocksYou » Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:56 pm

David... anything new on this? How's it going?
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One 16" T39, 3012LF loaded
20" Tall AutoTuba loaded with 2 8" MCM 55-2421
8½" TruckTuba loaded with 2 8" MCM 55-2421

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UPDATE 19 - NEW BUILD - Omni 15 Tall Boy in New Zealand

#126 Post by Grey Owl » Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:57 pm

Gidday Seth,
I'm still here. Thanks for your shoutout.
Long story short; I got her up and running and it sounds great.
Spent about 6 hours playing various tracks through it comparing music styles with fidelity etc.
Wrote a few reviews of each showing my ears reactions to each style etc. etc.
Took the vids, wrote out the words but when it came to uploading onto Utube, it said sumthink like "to many redirections" etc. so I spent a day trying to fix that then threw my hands up in disgust & left the premises - had a gutsfull of Google.
Then, I was distracted by more positive matters then, went away for a week and am going away again this week for 10 days.
Upshot - I love it and was soo keen to share my findings but just got feedup trying to cope with Google's nonsense etc.
Will try again when I get back.
Cheers
Ps: you're not gunna believe this but I haven't even plugged my G&L low B into yet!!!!???
Got distracted with my new aural landscape.
Once it I heard the cab operating at half volume, I knew I wouldn't have a worry in the world.
You have two ears and one mouth. Use them in the same ratio!!

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Re: NEW BUILD - Omni 15 Tall Boy in New Zealand

#127 Post by Tom Smit » Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:46 pm

Wow! I'm really looking forward to when you are able to get the stuff uploaded, Grey Owl!
TomS

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