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    Hi guys,
    I found this section so I will post here. I redesigned the room for a better look. I put all the subs up front. I really like the sound with front placement as opposed to 4 corners. I went with the eD 18 driver based on Craigs scoring for the A7-900. I wanted multiples so this was a good choice. They work great. Here are some pics.

    I added another seat in the back row, recessed lights, a bigger riser(width and height), riser lights, tube lights around the ceiling, columns, and soffits. Everything is covered in sound board wrapped in fabric, Psuedosuede and velvet for the columns.



    Black curtains cover the 4 corner subs so the front is all blacked out.



    I still have to wrap the top and bottom columns in black velvet.

    The front stage









    The rack that powers all the speakers


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    Very cool stuff!!!! Are your front three speakers DIY or are they JBL's?
    Originally posted by dvenardos, it mad me laugh and now it's my sig.
    Originally posted by dvenardos
    Your right, the TCA sub is crap, it couldn't possibly compete with an MFW-15 or a name brand 12" sub, and Jack and Ray are just schilling for their boss. We should know better than to listen to what those bozos have to say.

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    • #3
      They are JBL's. I was looking into diy but I would have to buy the jbl horns anyway and they cost alot so I did not bother.

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      • #4
        what the heck are those things in pixs 3 and 4 ??? nice looking ht !!!!

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        • #5
          Wow. Stunning! How high are your ceilings if you don't mind me asking? Looks a little low, which is the same thing I'm battling.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by soundofrockets
            what the heck are those things in pixs 3 and 4 ??? nice looking ht !!!!
            Looks like (as already mentioned) JBL horns, cylindrical subs under the JBLs and stacked bass traps in the corners.

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            • #7
              My ceilings are very low, about 7 feet. The soffits makes them look taller. The width is 16 feet and my front stage takes all that up. In order from top to bottom are the following:

              JBL horns
              JBL dual 15 inch drivers
              DIY sealed eD 18 inch drivers

              The corners are also the DIY eD 18 inch subs, just downfiring and up firing. There are 8 sealed 18's in all. 2 in each corner(4 total) and then the 4 on the bottom.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mktheater
                My ceilings are very low, about 7 feet. The soffits makes them look taller. The width is 16 feet and my front stage takes all that up. In order from top to bottom are the following:

                JBL horns
                JBL dual 15 inch drivers
                DIY sealed eD 18 inch drivers

                The corners are also the DIY eD 18 inch subs, just downfiring and up firing. There are 8 sealed 18's in all. 2 in each corner(4 total) and then the 4 on the bottom.
                Sweeeeet...

                What is the crossover point between the horns and 15s?

                I'm guessing your system has a little bit o' "punch"!

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                • #9
                  The JBL's are cinema speakers, the 3622N's, I just turned them on their sides and removed the horn and placed it on top(too make them fit). I think they are crossed over at 1200-1300 HZ. The punch is amazing, as well as 5 HZ.

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                  • #10
                    Very cool... right about my ceiling height. Good to see what can be done :)

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                    • #11
                      Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeet
                      engtaz

                      I love how music can brighten up a bad day.

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                      • #12
                        Looks like fun.

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                        • #13
                          ARX A3 Excursion videos in HD....

                          Here are some videos I made of the ARX A3 towers in action. The sound quality at these 100dB+ average output levels is amazing. You will not find another $500 pair of speakers (of any size format) that can compete with these in output or in sound quality.

                          The XBL2/SplitGap motors on these midwoofers start and stop on a dime, have ultra low distortion...and have stupid amounts of headroom. I'm pretty confident you'll be impressed at the excursion these demonstrated....with ZERO power compression. These videos were taken from the tail-end of an hour-long session of abuse.

                          I have an extensive background in mixing front-of-house in large venues. I'm quite accustomed to high SPLs...I had a headache after this session. It's louder than you will need or want to play for any meaningful length of time. Now for the videos:

                          Excursion 1:
                          http://vimeo.com/20716328

                          Excursion 2:
                          http://vimeo.com/20716636

                          These were powered by my Arcam AVR300 (120w X2), running pre-terminated 12ga speaker cable, being fed by an LG BD590 via an Optical/SPDIF cable.

                          I will be VERY impressed if somebody can tell me the make and model of the obnoxiously big black box sitting next to the speaker. :mrgreen:

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by BufordTJustice
                            I have an extensive background in mixing front-of-house in large venues. I'm quite accustomed to high SPLs... :mrgreen:
                            Hi Buford,
                            I too have ARX X3's and I too have done my share of FOH and Monitor mixing using big Midas, Yamaha and Soundcraft consoles and Turbosound, EAW, Myersound and Clair Bros./Showco loudspeaker systems.
                            IMO, nothing compares to working with live bands and big concert sound system line arrays running on racks of Crown Macro Reference and QSC amps.
                            So, thanks for the videos...I think I'll push my A3's a little harder now!
                            BTW, I'm really enjoying them (without any headaches).
                            Have fun touring about,
                            Carl

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                            • #15
                              Carl, I've since switched careers....but it's nice to find another FOH/monitor engineer on the board. :)

                              My favorite rig was a Meyer compact line-array, with lake processor, being driven by a Midas Heritage 3k. This was before the Midas Pro6 (which sounds identical to the H3k, I might add). I worked at a major theme park in central Florida that used JBL Vertec arrays at its main stage, usually being driven by a Yamaha PM5D. We would occasionally bring in some L-Acoustics V-Dosc line arrays for seasonal music. We had an in-house (read: actually owned by the park) Dynacord Cobra mini-line array that was surprisingly delightful to mix on. I've also enjoyed NEXO line arrays, though I've found their subs not to be very tolerant of humidity.

                              The delight of my mixing career before I left the industry (for another one) was the Yamaha M7CL and the Digidesign Venue. These consoles made enormous gains in terms of real-world ergonomics (and also came in at really reasonable prices as well).

                              As for the A3s, I think you should be quite confident in pushing them...as long as you don't drive them below their tuning frequency, they're golden. If you're using the port plugs, this is not nearly as much of an issue.

                              If you don't mind me asking, sir: what equipment are you using with the A3's?

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