Project "Man Beast" is born............

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  1. Chris Brock

    Chris Brock Second Unit

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    I finally recieved all the pieces of my new subwoofer project last night. I took alot of pics of the equipment. I am planning to start building the enclosure this weekend, it will be around 17 cubes internal and be tuned in the neighborhood of 15hz. I dont want to speculate but I am thinking I should have an in room F3 of close to 13 - 14hz and be able to produce 120db+ down to around 15 - 16hz. that is totaly specualtion though. Here are some pics!!!

    Pics of BP 1804
    http://bigchris.caraudioplanet.com/B...ojectManBeast/

    Pics of Amp/BFD/1804 togahter
    http://bigchris.caraudioplanet.com/B...t/HappyFamily/
     
  2. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    Yikes! That looks like a monster!

    I'll pray for your neighbors. [​IMG]
     
  3. James W. Johnson

    James W. Johnson Screenwriter

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    He he, yes it does , [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  4. Chris Brock

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    my only concern is why so small on the voice coil?
     
  6. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    Chris... am I seeing that right? You bought your wife a Bissel Steam Cleaner as a present!? And she let you drag that monster driver in the house... she's a good woman, Chris, hang on to her. [​IMG]

    I probably wouldv'e been beaten to death by the Bissel if I tried that on my wife. [​IMG]
     
  7. Chris Brock

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    She is defintily a keeper!! it also helps that she really really likes movies, so she doesnt mind me working with HT stuff because we both can enjoy it togather.
     
  8. Scott Simonian

    Scott Simonian Screenwriter

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    Forget the sub! Lets see more pictures of Heather! [​IMG]

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    Nice.
     
  9. Owen Bartley

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    Ahahahahaha... let that be a lesson to everyone else. Keep the pics of the wife away from these creeps! [​IMG]

    just kidding.

    But seriously, with a sub and a wife like that, I bet you're a happy man.
     
  10. Scott Simonian

    Scott Simonian Screenwriter

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    Im no creep.



    Chris openly gave us pictures of his wife and I thought it would be nice to say something positive. I am definitely a fan of this sub and am eagerly awaiting a review.

    Score: +1 for new kick-ass sub
    3x multiplier for hot wife who tolerates big bass!

    What is to complain about?
     
  11. Hank Frankenberg

    Hank Frankenberg Cinematographer

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    Probably just a coincidence that he bought his wife the steam cleaner just berfore the driver and amp arrived[​IMG]
    Chris, have fun building!
     
  12. Kyle Richardson

    Kyle Richardson Screenwriter

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    Well, I can guarantee you that he will give a great review because its hard not to with that sub. Hope the wife gives the steam cleaner a great review too :b
     
  13. Chris Brock

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    that pic of heather was actually taken this past halloween right before we left to go to a halloween party that some of our friends were having.

    well last night I couldnt resist playing with the sub some. WHOA [​IMG], I just simply cant wait to see what this thing can do in a proper enclosure. I played some low freq test tones through it, between 10 and 20hz and I can say that this driver easily has the most excursion of any driver I have ever owned. I literally could have sat there and watch it move all day long. I kept thinking to myself "How can it move that much and not break!!"

    The only thing that I am still debating about is the enclosure. I really want this to be a long term sub so I want to make sure I nail it the first time. basically the sub will for probebly 90% movies and 10% music. One day I will be totally set on a very large enclosure tuned very low for maximum extension and then the next day I will be thinking that I want to go smaller and tune higher so I have more impact in the 20hz + range. Why is this so hard to decide!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    would anyone want to voice their opinions on what direction you would go with an enclosure for this driver?
     
  14. Scott Simonian

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    How much power RMS are you considering using?

    Ive been playing with Unibox for a few weeks now. The Blueprint 1804 has been getting some serious modeling time from me. In the size box and tune, I was getting flat to about 15hz. Before room gain, though.

    I still can not decide if I would like to build a "Tubezilla" clone but with 18s or a nice vented design. So many choices.
     
  15. Chris Brock

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    it will be used with a Nady XA900 (900 x 1 @ 4ohms) and a BFD.

    I was getting the same freq reponse as you were as well. now I am considering a 16 cube internal tuned to 16hz. i would only loose 1 hz of extension but would gain a little more ouput above 18hz.
     
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    I'm with Scott. Halloween wife = hottie.
     
  17. Brian-K-Owens

    Brian-K-Owens Stunt Coordinator

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    My 1803 was in 13 ft^3, tuned to 17 Hz. Flat to 15-16 Hz. I could actually play 17 Hz through it with 1000 watts and make your voice quiver like it does when you talk through a fan!!!

    When I sold it, I attached a 250 watt plate amp to the side of the sonotube. . .even with 250 watts, it blew away anything at best buy or circuit city!!!

    Too bad your not near me. . .I have a 13 ft^3 sonotube pretty much ready to go!!! Been thinking about ordering another 1804 just to play with!!!

    [​IMG]

    Brian
     
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    Are you selling any of the Carver stuff lying on the floor?
     
  19. Brian-K-Owens

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    Sold them last year. Got $1100 for that pair of amps!!! Hated to let them go, but the QSC PLX3402 is much more than that pair of Carvers for sub duty!!!
     
  20. Chris Brock

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    Here is a nice little pic that shows off the excursion capabilities of this sub. This was with a 20hz test tone. I am not sure how much power the sub was receiving but the gain on the amp was turned to around 50% and the volume on the reciever was at about 75%. So im sure it was a descent amount of power. No bottoming out or unusual noise from the sub at all. It actually gave the feeling that it was bored with this challenge ahahhah

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