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  • Originally posted by Peter van Gils View Post

    Woooow. Nice! :-)
    Some questions that come to my mind (just to understand):
    Can you remove the boxes that cover the handles (to enable installing the 12" drivers)?
    Don't you need handles that allow you to carry the cabinets vertically?
    Do you plan to transport the cabinets horizontally (because of the strips at the back)?


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    Unfortunately I can't take the credit for building these, they were built by a local cab builder, but...

    The boxes are removable to make it easier to fit the 12's. The handles are placed for a 2 man lift, probably not really needed but there's always a few of us setting up, these ones are also slightly wider and made out of 18mm so are heavier than the original. And yeah we will be laying them on their backs when transporting/storing.

    Here are a few more pics of the build process...
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    • Video of the girls during sound check....
       

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      • Hi Peter,

        What was the difference using the Xt1464 compared to the HF950, was there one?

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        • Originally posted by David Westom View Post
          Hi Peter,

          What was the difference using the Xt1464 compared to the HF950, was there one?
          The patterns are of course different; HF950 - 90 x 50 Vs XT1464 - 60 x 50. The 1464 horn is deeper than the 950 and required the box depth to be increased which improved the LF performance slightly at the expense of box size. The 1460 is also slightly more efficient – about 2 dB, but is quite narrow for a 60 degree horn. It also sounds slightly better, I assume because of its smooth expansion, which unfortunately will not work if you need 90 degree of coverage.

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          • Originally posted by Jason Joseph View Post
            Video of the girls during sound check....
            That's sounding great - what the setup ?

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            • Originally posted by Max Warasila View Post
              Re: 60 Degree DIY Mid Hi - They need a name ?

              So another option I've been looking at is the possibility of making a powered version. The most obvious choice to me is the PWR-DSP3 from DSP4YOU/MiniDSP/Pascal. Most of the power outputs are right on par with the requirements of the DIY from what I'm reading, it allows for all the DSP processing, and only adds about 6kg of weight (not ideal, but it's not crazy compared to an amp rack). The main issue I'm foreseeing is where to put the damn thing - it's actually rather large and won't fit horizontally within the box.

              Opinions, anyone? I skimmed through the previous pages of these threads in the past, and don't recall seeing this, but I could be beating a dead horse, so let me know.
              Ive also been looking at these for another project, Think ill just build a seperate enclosure for them as then it can be at the base of the stand or remote with the stage rack.

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              • Originally posted by David Westom

                Ive also been looking at these for another project, Think ill just build a seperate enclosure for them as then it can be at the base of the stand or remote with the stage rack.
                I've put multi-channel plate amps in my subs. They have a speakon (NL4) for connection to the tops. Works great. I use 4-channel Powersoft amps with DSP. The tops use 2 channels (BMS with passive filter) and 2 channels bridged on a B&C 18SW115 in a TH.


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                • Originally posted by Peter Morris View Post

                  That's sounding great - what the setup ?
                  3 stacks | 2 DIY60s & 3 18inch Super Scoop Bins each stack
                  Powered by M50Q on Horns | Camco Vortex 6's on 12s | FP14000s on Subs

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