HowieZ DR200 build

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Re: HowieZ DR200 build

#151 Post by howiez »

Bruce Weldy wrote: Sun Mar 27, 2022 1:02 am Side note - I've always rolled Duratex into the mouths of the horns as far as I could get it. You can't really see back in there far enough to not know it's not totally covered. The shadows hide it really well...and as long as there is flat black - it blends right in.
Bruce, this is still in the cards! I may give up and flat black them as far as i can reach and then Duratex. We'll see!
matmonster58 wrote: Sun Mar 27, 2022 8:15 am Great build!

Do you have a total cost breakdown for there pair.

I'd love to do a build but I'm on a tight budget. Dr200s with the budget driver may be just what I need
I should be able to figure something out, although I may not want to know! Lets take a stab anyway and hope my wife never sees this!


I can't remember, but I'm pretty sure I bought 15 panels to start and bought one more for braces and such.
1/2 Baltic Birch 16 panels @ 6.22 from Menards 99.52
1/8 BB 24x30 panels 2 @ 13.99 from Woodcraft 27.98
GRV 8" woofer, 2 @ 22.90 from Parts Express 45.80
Piezos 36 @ 2.68 from Parts Express(4 spares) 96.48
Dayton Audio resistors (HP) 2 @ 4.98 from PE 9.96
Dayton Audio resistors (HP) 2 @ 4.98 from PE 9.96
Dayton Audio coil (LP) 2 @ 6.49 from PE 12.98
Dayton Audio coil (HP) 2 @ 5.49 from PE 9.18
Dayton Audio (LP) cap 2 @ 6.81 from PE 12.38
Dayton Audio (HP) cap 2 @ 3.51 from PE 6.38
corner protectors 16.99
dual speakon in jack plate 11.99
mattress pad from Wal-Mart for $12
array wire 24ga 14c/ft from 6.99 roll $1ish
woofer wire 24ga 18c/ft from 17.99 roll $1ish

total 373.60

You could also factor in:
part of a can of Rustoleum black 8.89
part of a can of Duratex 45.99 I had left from my T48 build
I added 2 switches for 7.99 for my bi-amp
Have probably $20-30 in hardware with T-nuts and stainless screws for array etc
Probably sitting on $200/cab roughly.

I still may swap out the woofers and try the Dayton Audio PA200-8, which has the required rising mid range response. So that would add 53.98-22.90=31.08x2=62.16 to my total or 435.76 (those were $45 each when they debut in the fall IIRC).
Now by the time I spend $55 on a woofer I may as well hunt down some proper Eminence! That being said, I have zero complaints about my $25 woofers so far.

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Re: HowieZ DR200 build

#152 Post by matmonster58 »

Thanks!

$200 a speaker isn't too bad when you could easily be spending $200 per woofer

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Re: HowieZ DR200 build

#153 Post by nortonw3 »

1/2 Baltic Birch 16 panels @ 6.22 from Menards 99.52
for those curious about cost-cutting, after running the SketchUp model through the cut list extension you can get all 1/2in pieces cut from a single 5'x5' board. My local wood supplier sells them for about $65 apiece. so you should be able to save some money by buying larger panels. I went to rockler to pick up some smaller pieces Since I ran out of what I already had on hand and it was way more per board foot. I'm sure most people hear already know that but just thought id add that.

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Re: HowieZ DR200 build

#154 Post by howiez »

nortonw3 wrote: Sun Mar 27, 2022 7:07 pm
1/2 Baltic Birch 16 panels @ 6.22 from Menards 99.52
for those curious about cost-cutting, after running the SketchUp model through the cut list extension you can get all 1/2in pieces cut from a single 5'x5' board. My local wood supplier sells them for about $65 apiece. so you should be able to save some money by buying larger panels. I went to rockler to pick up some smaller pieces Since I ran out of what I already had on hand and it was way more per board foot. I'm sure most people hear already know that but just thought id add that.
During COVID getting plyood panels was much more expensive, otherwise I agree the $50 to $60 people usually pay for 5x5 would be a better deal.

In last two years, nowhere near me has those, (sometimes Woodcraft for a decent price), so the next option is 4x8 sheets special ordered for 100 or more. So my handi-panels were perfect. I liked the small size to take home in my SUV instead of a pickup truck bed or trailer.

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Re: HowieZ DR200 build

#155 Post by T_Gowan »

"after running the SketchUp model through the cut list extension you can get all 1/2in pieces cut from a single 5'x5' board"
Is there a way to directly run the sketchUP model in a cut list app??
DR200 x2
T24 16" x2
T39 20" x2
DCX2496
DEQ2496 x2
FBQ2496
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Re: HowieZ DR200 build

#156 Post by howiez »

Some updates/finishing touches to the build.

Since i have access to a 3D printer now, I printed my own 4" long 2" ID port tubes. I printed a small collar to glue on the insde. They were installed with silicone enhanced latex caulk, then the ABS collars glued on the back/inside with ABS plumbers pipe cement, also black in color, that i used on the Melded Array. Afterwards I painted the caulk black with another coat to my horn mouth.
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Right port caulk
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Ports inside view

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Re: HowieZ DR200 build

#157 Post by howiez »

Since I have access to a fiber laser at work, and press brake, I was able to make a tripod mount bracket.
I was not finding a good hat that fit inside clearance-wise. I wanted that adjustable one, but they seem to be discontinued.
The plastic foot that came with my $60 budget tripods is a bit cheap, but i'll hold up until I find a better solution.
Left mounted
Left mounted
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Right mounted
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Tripod left
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Tripod bottom
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Tripod right
Tripod naked
Tripod naked
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Re: HowieZ DR200 build

#158 Post by Seth »

That's a good looking solution you have there Howie. Well done brother :thumbsup:
Build in process - 2 WH6, one Alpha 6a loaded, one PRV Audio 6MB250-NDY loaded

Two 2x6 shorty SLA Pro's
One T39, 16", 3012LF loaded
Tall AutoTuba, 20" wide, 2x 8" MCM 55-2421
TruckTuba, 8½" wide, 2x 8" MCM 55-2421

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Re: HowieZ DR200 build

#159 Post by howiez »

Seth wrote: Thu Jul 14, 2022 12:36 pm That's a good looking solution you have there Howie. Well done brother :thumbsup:
Thanks!
I may have to build another set with some extreme tilt ability in case I get another loft/balcony gig. You'll see what I mean in my new review post.

Yeah, maybe I didn't mention this, but now the Mrs would like me to pimp out my system to pay for it LOL.

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Re: HowieZ DR200 build

#160 Post by Seth »

howiez wrote: Tue Jul 19, 2022 11:27 am ...now the Mrs would like me to pimp out my system to pay for it LOL.
Have her search "DJ Lady Style" on YouTube. Maybe she'll get inspired and the two of you could team up.
Build in process - 2 WH6, one Alpha 6a loaded, one PRV Audio 6MB250-NDY loaded

Two 2x6 shorty SLA Pro's
One T39, 16", 3012LF loaded
Tall AutoTuba, 20" wide, 2x 8" MCM 55-2421
TruckTuba, 8½" wide, 2x 8" MCM 55-2421

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Re: HowieZ DR200 build

#161 Post by Seth »

Build in process - 2 WH6, one Alpha 6a loaded, one PRV Audio 6MB250-NDY loaded

Two 2x6 shorty SLA Pro's
One T39, 16", 3012LF loaded
Tall AutoTuba, 20" wide, 2x 8" MCM 55-2421
TruckTuba, 8½" wide, 2x 8" MCM 55-2421

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Re: HowieZ DR200 build

#162 Post by CarterKraft »

Great build and documentation.
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