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Thang No

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My question maybe the dumbest of all, but can you please share your wiring diagram please? and how you setup the hardware to tune the system using Lake Processing software?

Please and thank You
 

Steve White

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I like it. Sometimes ya just gotta say WTF and make your move.

Excellent design concept and the design execution is world class - right down to the rigging. Real nice work. When I started back in the day, we built stacks with components and had 12db/octave analog crossovers. I enjoyed that part of it, there's still a little of that left inside me.

The mfg's don't want anyone doing this, they want their stuff to be "proprietary" to sell more hardware - it's that simple. This isn't rocket science.

I have a project started active tri-amping 16x JBL VT4886's. Crown amps and Ashly 4.8SP processing. Once it's done, I'll post the results.
 
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The mfg's don't want anyone doing this, they want their stuff to be "proprietary" to sell more hardware - it's that simple. This isn't rocket science.

I have a project started active tri-amping 16x JBL VT4886's. Crown amps and Ashly 4.8SP processing. Once it's done, I'll post the results.


What are you trying to gain by tri-amping these boxes?
 

Steve White

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What are you trying to gain by tri-amping these boxes?

To summarize it, the OP pretty much nailed it: "I got sick of manufacturers say no you can't use your Powersoft amplifiers and Lake processors, you have to use our special (re-badged and inflated priced) amplifiers".

Mine reads: "I'm tired of hearing from mfg reps and others saying; no you can't use your Crown Macro-Tech & XTi amplifiers and Ashly processors, you have to use our special (high-priced) amplifiers and secret presets".

To respect the OP, I won't crap this thread up with my rationale or project. If you are genuinely interested PM me, or when it's done I'll post up a thread on the what and how + results both in testing, listening and practical application. Or, it could be "What I learned", before in the end, doing it their way - but, I don't think that will be the last chapter in this saga. :)
 
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To summarize it, the OP pretty much nailed it: "I got sick of manufacturers say no you can't use your Powersoft amplifiers and Lake processors, you have to use our special (re-badged and inflated priced) amplifiers".

Mine reads: "I'm tired of hearing from mfg reps and others saying; no you can't use your Crown Macro-Tech & XTi amplifiers and Ashly processors, you have to use our special (high-priced) amplifiers and secret presets".

To respect the OP, I won't crap this thread up with my rationale or project. If you are genuinely interested PM me, or when it's done I'll post up a thread on the what and how + results both in testing, listening and practical application. Or, it could be "What I learned", before in the end, doing it their way - but, I don't think that will be the last chapter in this saga. :)
Yes please
post your results or link to your thread

This is effin very interesting !!
top world class work
 

Jeff Manning

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DIY noob here, what are the effects of having the ports on the sides rather than the front (provided they could fit)? Does this help with directivity or frequency response at all?
 

Peter Morris

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DIY noob here, what are the effects of having the ports on the sides rather than the front (provided they could fit)? Does this help with directivity or frequency response at all?
Yes ... that was the idea, improved directivity but the effect is minimal ... and I wanted to keep the box as small as possible and there is really not enough room on the front for a couple of simple round ports.