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    Stryke MTM towers pics

    Hey John.. couple of questions: Are you going to be using the same MTM crossover that I used for my towers? And any idea when you'll be posting the new designs? I've still got enough drivers for a set of surrounds and a center, so I'm very interested in doing the 2-way bookshelf and the...
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    Stryke MTM towers pics

    I think the sound is great.. but obviously the weak point is the tweeter. Highs are not quite as crisp and clear as they could be. Mark, have you tried using the SA071's with a different tweeter? My compressor is nothing special.. just a 15 gallon 4.5HP porter cable. I picked up the porter...
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    Stryke MTM towers pics

    I just finished building my MTM towers using the Stryke sa071 and sa-tw1 drivers.. have a look at them here. There are some large pics so 56k beware. Total cost for drivers and crossover = $95.
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    Cutting Circles

    I made a circle jig out of 1/4" plexi. Basically I just cut the plexi to size and drilled holes to mount it to the base of my router. Then I drilled a hole for the bit to clear through, and now whenever I need to make a new size circle I just drill a new pivot hole in the jig. For the 15" hole...
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    Blockbuster Previously viewed dvds all 9.99

    Just thought some people might want to know, all the previously viewed dvds are on sale at blockbuster for 9.99. The sale started on tuesday so I imagine it would last at least a week or so. I just picked up bourne identity, star wars 2, road to perdition, and big fat greek wedding.
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    Tempest Sub Baffle Questions

    I glued first and then used my circle jig to cut out the recess first and then the cutout. I doubt you could find a rabbet bit big enough to do the recess, at least at reasonable cost.
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    New Speaker design (PICS)

    Thanks for the help!
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    New Speaker design (PICS)

    would you happen to have the original box design for this speaker? I'm thinking of building a set but the page on audioreview doesn't show any details on the enclosure. Your's look great but I'm not sure if I can handle cutting out all of those circles!
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    Tempest Construction Pics

    Thanks for the compliments! I've never really owned a sub before so I guess I'm a little shocked at the amount of bass it puts out. I'll probably get used to it eventually..
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    Tempest Construction Pics

    I finished my sealed 122L Tempest a few days ago and posted a few pics and tips on my website. Have a look if you're interested, it's under my 'Projects' section.
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    DIY Dolby Digital and DTS test tone CD

    sounds like a cool idea... how about posting some of the wav files here when you're done? I'd love to send some localized test signals to my new tempest I just built.
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    Basic DIY tooles to get started?

    For cutting big sheets of mdf (4'x8'), I think the best thing to do is have them sectioned off at the lumber yard on their panel saw. Trying to maneuver a 4x8 sheeet of mdf onto ANY table saw seems a little unsafe to me, unless you have a very large fence and several support tables to increase...
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    Basic DIY tooles to get started?

    The first thing I would buy would be a table saw. If you don't have much space or budget for it, just buy the cheapest bench-mount one you can find. It will save you tons of time setting up your straitedge and since mdf is easy to cut, you'll be able to get away with a cheaper, less powerful...
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    Just got my Tempest enclosure... some questions!

    where can I find the polyfill at walmart? is there a specific name/band to look for? thanks for the help.
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    I am beginning my DIY Shiva, any extra advice

    did you spray or line the inside of the box with any kind of sound deadening material? I have my sealed tempest box almost fully assembled and haven't been able to find much info on this. Some people seem to just stuff it with the polyfill and others I have seen use the sound deadener as well...
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    Wal Mart 5.88 DVD sale

    I also saw Without Limits, and Inventing the Abbotts... great movies IMO. They seem to be adding new movies each week, and you'll most likely have to dig for the good ones.
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    cheapest price for Sony DA4ES

    Thanks for the heads up. I'll definitely call them when I'm ready to order it, probably in about a week.
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    cheapest price for Sony DA4ES

    Well, I've decided to increase my budget and go for the DA4ES. The cheapest price I've found online so far is $586 at http://store.yahoo.com/1800nicebuy/sonstrda4new.html but they charge $65 shipping! Has anyone found a better deal or similar price at a more reputable dealer?
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    differences in Sony ES line (da1es/2es/4es)

    I wish I could afford the 4es, but it's a little out of my price range. can anyone verify that the 1es and 2es do or do not use different parts than the 4es?
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    differences in Sony ES line (da1es/2es/4es)

    anyone?? well, I was also considering the denon 1603 or 1803, but they only support 6 ohm speakers. can anyone comment on the sound quality of one of those units compared to the DA1ES or DA2ES?
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    differences in Sony ES line (da1es/2es/4es)

    hi.. I'm going to be replacing my old sony str-d790 that I've had for about 10 years. my main criteria for the new receiver is that it have dolby 5.1, be able to drive 4 ohm speakers, have fairly good sound quality, and also be solid enough to last longer than my previous receiver. I'm leaning...