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TLAH Home theater build.

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:08 pm
by mktheater
Just like the title says, can the TLAH Abe put in a baffle wall and if so just seal it up? I have owned speakers that drop off like a rock at 120hz and play flat to 50hz in my baffle and room. The -3 dB point was 40hz! Of course I still crossed to my subs well above that.

Re: TLAH in baffle wall?

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:25 pm
by Bill Fitzmaurice
The terminus needs to vent into the room.

Re: TLAH in baffle wall?

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:33 pm
by mktheater
Bill Fitzmaurice wrote:The terminus needs to vent into the room.
Is that the top of the cabinet or in my case would be bottom(upside down angling down)

Re: TLAH in baffle wall?

Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:03 am
by Tom Smit
The open end.

Re: TLAH in baffle wall?

Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:50 am
by 88h88
Oh shit mktheater is back. What's changed in the cinema room?

Re: TLAH in baffle wall?

Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:22 am
by mktheater
88h88 wrote:Oh shit mktheater is back. What's changed in the cinema room?
I am finally going to listen to Bill and use his theater speakers in my theater, or at least try a pair first. The DRs were at the top of the food chain in my theater but they were really hard to integrate once I went to a full Atmos theater. These are flat to the walls so they would work perfect. I figure these may sound a little softer(soft dome vs piezo) naturally but after I used dsp on the DRs they were awesome. My room is small so 12 soft domes should rock. The open side is the top and since I will angle them down they will be flipped upside down and then the open side will be the bottom. Did I just confuse everyone! I have a habit of doing that.

Re: TLAH in baffle wall?

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 8:27 am
by mktheater
I started my build finally! I changed my front wall and made it heavier and better braced. I also made it a giant acoustic panel so any speaker in front will have no reflections. Anyways, first thing, why do these 4 inch woofers have the terminals sideways! I can not get my clips on them at all and the holes are too tight for pre install them before mounting. It is very frustrating because looking at this speaker is just awesome and I have very high hopes. Should I try to bend the terminals? When I mounted from the front the speaker ripped out from the clip. Maybe better crimping?

Re: TLAH in baffle wall?

Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 12:56 am
by Tom Smit
Solder, perhaps? :?

Re: TLAH in baffle wall?

Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 6:01 am
by ketoet
mine are soldered, still going strong after about 3 years

Re: TLAH in baffle wall?

Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 8:33 pm
by mktheater
You guys think I am handy? I am lucky enough to crimp. Anyways it is alive. Still finishing the final touches.

Re: TLAH in baffle wall?

Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 5:21 am
by ketoet
glad to hear it worked out despite the lacking handyness.
can u post pics when they're installed?

Re: TLAH in baffle wall?

Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 7:10 am
by mktheater
Yes I will.

I changed the title to reflect the build.

Re: TLAH Home theater build.

Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 5:25 pm
by mktheater
I will post pics and stuff tomorrow when I get to my office computer. I built two to test out and then more if they pass. Let me just say in my room these are 1 in my speaker shootout. The midbass lacks compared to others but I have always used a potent sub system. I have to update my speaker shootout forum. These combine the best of my DRs and my M&K S-5000s. I don't need any Eq in my treated room and makes setup easy. Do these come in small versions for atoms? As they are much too heavy to hang from the ceiling. I used 1/2 inch MDF and plywood for the front baffle.

Re: TLAH Home theater build.

Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 5:40 pm
by Bill Fitzmaurice
mktheater wrote: Do these come in small versions for atoms?
Assuming you mean atmos, yes, the SLA.

Re: TLAH Home theater build.

Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 8:12 pm
by mktheater
Yes Atmos, typing from my phone. I read the SLA comes in a version with 3-4 drivers and how many tweeters. How loud would a version like that go? My ceiling speakers are only 3-4 feet away. I am loving my stereo pair of TLAH. Everyone has said just the two sounds better than my previous 11 channel system. I am going to build a 7.2.4 TLAH and SLA system. Lots of work but not very hard. This was my first ever use of saws and power tools. I always had my friend to the building where I did the wiring. I told my friend even a cave man can do it and I am the caveman. They really do sound awesome. The soundstage is right in my face whether in the front or back row, Amazing. I really like the tower ability angling up which makes setup much easier. It also makes separation from the 7 channels and ceiling greater and better for Atmos. I really like a coherent all sounding the same theater from all directions.