Building my home theater rig, Tlah, Table Tuba

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Re: Building my home theater rig, Tlah, Table Tuba

#16 Post by ACUA » Sat Sep 04, 2021 11:55 pm

Made a little progress with my center channel speaker. Glued all the baffle parts together. Top bottom sides glued, test fit!!! Parts for filters on order. So far so good.
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Re: Building my home theater rig, Tlah, Table Tuba

#17 Post by himhimself » Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:38 am

I didn't realize the plan for the center speaker when you first posted pics of the entertainment center. Very cool, gonna be awesome when you're done!
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#18 Post by ACUA » Sat Sep 11, 2021 5:55 pm

Progress on the center channel speaker. I have pieced the filter together. I wired up the tweeters and tested them. Getting closer!
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#19 Post by ACUA » Sun Sep 12, 2021 6:39 pm

Center piece complete, now to hook it up and take a proper listen.
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#20 Post by ACUA » Sun Sep 12, 2021 8:09 pm

So how does it sound? It sounds great. I am very pleased, the sound is smooth where it should be, sharp where it should be and the detail is high. This is exactly what I was hoping to hear!!!! I can’t wait to build the rest of this system
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#21 Post by Tom Smit » Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:48 pm

That's awesome! Looking forward to the final result.
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#22 Post by Radian » Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:30 pm

Those are looking really good!! Wow. Great to see the dust blown off those drivers once and for all. :clap:
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#23 Post by jimbo7 » Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:45 pm

Is that some PL squish-out between the baffles there? Must not take stain very well. I know there's a different texture of DuraTex where it was painted over PL.

I can't wait to get my home theater built. And too see the rest of your builds. Good job
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#24 Post by ACUA » Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:57 pm

I have made some progress on my home theater/entertainment center. At this point I have fabricated the steel frame work for the book shelves. I have made some headway on the TLAH speakers. I need some more lumber. I will be starting on a table tuba sub soon. I ordered an MCM8” driver for it. More to come!
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#25 Post by ACUA » Fri Dec 03, 2021 7:04 pm

jimbo7 wrote:
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:45 pm
Is that some PL squish-out between the baffles there? Must not take stain very well. I know there's a different texture of DuraTex where it was painted over PL.

I can't wait to get my home theater built. And too see the rest of your builds. Good job
Yes it is PL, no it does not take stain hardly at all. In person it is not that noticeable, the picture I took really highlights it for some reason. Having the adhesive smeared like that is just laziness on my part. I had some gaps to fill and instead of properly attending to it I just smeared the Pl around and continued on.
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#26 Post by Seth » Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:00 am

WOW! I thought the last one was it. Done. Project complete. Which I thought was cool on it's own.

You're going big! Nice :twisted:

The pic with all the tweets routed out... Too cool. :thumbsup:
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#27 Post by ACUA » Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:45 pm

I have completed one of the Tlah cabs. I am feeling pretty good about it!
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#28 Post by Bryan Cox » Wed Dec 08, 2021 5:57 am

That looks pretty damn good!
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#29 Post by ACUA » Thu Dec 09, 2021 5:28 pm

I finished the second Tlah cab. Been doing some listening. I was worried that running 16 tweeters per cab would put them on the bright side. To my satisfaction they sound quite nice. This is the best sounding equipment I have ever built. It also draws near the least expensive I have ever built as well. Now that is pretty special.

So question, I ordered an mcm8” driver for my table tuba but I just found out that these units are on back order until April. I do not want to wait that long. Does anyone recommend I use anything different than the Dayton DCS205-4 8” driver? The TT cabinet width I will be building will be 16” wide open access panel!
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#30 Post by Tom Smit » Thu Dec 09, 2021 10:45 pm

Did you check out the Tang Band?
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