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  1. Ronnie Ferrell

    Dave Poehlman inspired me! DIY Media Storage

    reference thread Dave Poehlman asked a few questions last week about DIY DVD storage shelves. He inspired me to use up some scrap MDF I have had around for a while. This cost me all of $4. The only thing I had to purchase was the backer-board. Not bad for $4 and a Saturday in the shop...
  2. Ronnie Ferrell

    BFD results.

    First I want to personally thank Anthony Gomez for his wonderful PEQ program. It has helped me out a ton! For me it was a "must have" for setting up my BFD. Man what a difference the BFD made in the sound of my room. We have added more furniture to the room and after moving my sub back in...
  3. Ronnie Ferrell

    Sub finish update!

    *EDIT* Final Update below. (quick link) --------------------------------------------- Well all I can say is that I LOVE Minwax Polyshade! It does obscure the grain because it is a tented poly but it has done wonders on blending my blotchy stained maple. Here is a shot with only the Bahlen...
  4. Ronnie Ferrell

    Well here it is!

    This will probably the only finished picture I'll post of my sub because this is how I want to remember it. I had to stain it dark walnut to satisfy SWMBO. I am not liking the look of it dark one bit. I am not finished with the stain but so far I think it sucks! Anyway, it sure was purdy in...
  5. Ronnie Ferrell

    Final stretch of a year long project

    Well I have finally got around to finishing my sealed tempest sub. Here is a refresher course on the beginnings of it, ala Patman style! pictorial build of 122L sealed Tempest I have had the thing running naked (again Patman style) for probably 10 months or so now. About 3 weeks...
  6. Ronnie Ferrell

    air nailers: Nail Ga. question

    Is a 16 Ga. finishing nail to large for gluing up 3/4 MDF? I know most of you air nailer guys use 18 Ga. brad nails, but I can get a great deal on a 16 Ga. Porter-Cable gun and compressor right now. Thanks! Ronnie
  7. Ronnie Ferrell

    How hot does a BFD get?

    I am cramped for component space and was curious on my placement options if I get one... Ronnie
  8. Ronnie Ferrell

    Need some suggestions on what to try...

    I did all I could to get my DIY center channel as close as possible to the top of my 32" TV. Well maybe to close. I am having a small issue with one thing I did not take into consideration. My crossover is so close to the top of my TV, it is picking up and amplifying a slight electrical hum from...
  9. Ronnie Ferrell

    A non-sub post. Pics of my center channel construction.

    More Pictures of my center channel being built. Well, I have finally started the build of my center channel. I took the plans for the A/V-1+ and made modifications to it. I needed it to fit on the shelf above my TV in my entertainment armoire. I only have about 7" clearance for the center...
  10. Ronnie Ferrell

    Cool Sub finish

    The friend I built the other 122L sealed sub for got around to finishing his. I thought it looked pretty cool and I told him I would post a picture here for all to see. He used TiteBond II wood glue to attach the individual wooden tiles to the sub. He did it side at a time. For clamping...
  11. Ronnie Ferrell

    Brian or Hank- Gasket material for small drivers

    What do you guys use for gasket material on the small Tang Band drivers you use in your bosebusters? Or do the TBs come with a gasket? I picked up some discontinued 4" full range 40-1197 drivers at Radio Shack the other night to play around with. They were a whopping $2.97 each. Thanks...
  12. Ronnie Ferrell

    Before I go and build this...

    Before I spend the money and take the time to build a center channel, I need a little input. I just ordered a HK-520, my first HT receiver and should get it Friday. It can drive a 4ohm load. I have 8ohm GR-A/V1s for my mains. I am wanting to build an A/V1+ to use as my center which has a 4ohm...
  13. Ronnie Ferrell

    Help me decide. HK AVR-520 vs. Newcastle R-756

    Ok, I know there are 100's of these post everyday, but you guys are the greatest when it comes to opinions! Anyway I can get a HK AVR-520 or a Newcastle R-756 for the same price. Which should I get. Here is some helpful info: This is my first HT receiver. $500 is my budget. 2-channel...
  14. Ronnie Ferrell

    Newbie question! 6.1 encoded DVD played through a 5.1 processor?

    Ok, let me start by saying as of now, I have been a 2-channel audio guy. I have never owned a Dolby "fill in the blank" surround sound processor. I am wanting to build up a modest HT system. It will be replacing my 10 year old 2-channel audio system. I have an original Parasound HCA-2200 MK-I...
  15. Ronnie Ferrell

    Taming the "mud" in the bonus room from HELL!!!

    I need some serious help with room treatment. Here is some photos of the room I am trying to tame: UPDATED: With photos of the installed tube traps. The room is not a dedicated HT room. Right now it is a 2-channel system with a dedicated sub. Hopfully Santa will bring me a HT receiver! Also...
  16. Ronnie Ferrell

    Stupid weather-stripping question

    This is probably a stupid question and it probably does not make a difference. But I was wondering what size weather-stripping most of you use for sealing up your subs. Also do you put it on the back side of the driver basket, or do you put it on the front of the enclosure? Thanks...
  17. Ronnie Ferrell

    Pictures of the build process of my traditional 122L Tempest sub.

    QuickTime VR of my room with the sub! PLEASE EXCUSE THE CLUTTER! My Tempest Project Here are some pictures of the build process of my Tempest sub. I am trying to out do Patrick on number of pictures taken on one project. I am up to 82 at this point. I don't have the time to document them...
  18. Ronnie Ferrell

    Pictures of my first DIY speaker project. (AV-1s)

    UPDATE: Well I finally finished my AV-1s Sunday night. Here are a few pictures of the final speakers. I am really happy with the way they look. I have not had any REAL time to listen to them but I think I am going to really like them! take care, Ronnie Ferrell ORIGINAL MESSAGE: I...
  19. Ronnie Ferrell

    Does anyone have any pictures of DIY subs with a sandstone or off white finish

    I love the look of a big glossy black sub just as much as anyone but... The WAF is very high in my household so it is taking some doing to get a 22"x22"x25" sub approved. I think it would help out if I had pictures to show her of subs that were camouflaged in a room as much as possible...