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jeffantastic
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Re: Overnight Sensation WWTWW CC Build

Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:36 am

The build is complete and I hooked it up to my HT system last night for a listen. Since, the intended use of this speaker is to watch movies and TV, it replaces the centre channel that came with my Sony HTIB. I started off listening with the sub turned way down so I could get an idea of what range came from the the centre channel. I put on The Transporter. I definitely noticed a lot of clarity. The dialogue was much more easily heard along with the SFX of the car chase. When I turned the sub back on the two seemed to mesh very nicely. I could not distinguish where the sub was coming from and it blended seamlessly with where the centre channel picks up the mid-range. I also watched an episode of Arrow. Unfortunately, unlike the Transporter, Arrow was a digital file not a Blu-ray. I could detect some sibilance that I did not like. I assume it was due to the poorer recording. I will be watching for that on other recordings though.
Overall, I love the design, sound and looks. Thank you to Paul Carmody for the design, Meniscus for the kit, and my wife for the router for my birthday.
 
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mattsk8
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Re: Overnight Sensation WWTWW CC Build

Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:21 pm

Looking good Jeff!

Sorry I didn't get back sooner, but I always try to leave some way to access the crossovers once they're all assembled. The main reason for this is in case something goes wrong. For instance, I learned when I built my first pair of speakers that hot glue all by itself doesn't hold inductors very well; I had a rattle from one of the inductors bouncing around in the cabinet. Now I ziptie all my crossover components to the crossover board.

Just some food for thought! Hope you're enjoying the experience 8-)
 
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Re: Overnight Sensation WWTWW CC Build

Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:14 am

mattsk8 wrote:
Looking good Jeff!

Sorry I didn't get back sooner, but I always try to leave some way to access the crossovers once they're all assembled. The main reason for this is in case something goes wrong. For instance, I learned when I built my first pair of speakers that hot glue all by itself doesn't hold inductors very well; I had a rattle from one of the inductors bouncing around in the cabinet. Now I ziptie all my crossover components to the crossover board.

Just some food for thought! Hope you're enjoying the experience 8-)

Thanks. I can't wait to start the L/R channels. How do you make the crossovers accessible while still sealing the cabinet? Screws and weather stripping?
 
ludespeedny
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Re: Overnight Sensation WWTWW CC Build

Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:48 am

I like how yours turned out! I will be starting my first build and decided on this CC.
What all did you do for the finish on your cabinet?
 
stephenkatz9
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Re: Overnight Sensation WWTWW CC Build

Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:11 pm

What trouble did you have soldering the multistrand wire? It may be that you weren't getting all of it hot enough.

Steve
 
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Re: Overnight Sensation WWTWW CC Build

Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:38 pm

I built this kit as supplied from miniscus. I was very happy with the kit quality and my enclosure is close to piano black. I haved it paired withe the OS MTM as mains. Unfortunately, it doesn't work for me. Myself and family have a hard time hearing dialog clearly from it. My old NHT SC1 has been brought back into action. Crossover assembly was triple checked so not sure what's gone wrong.

Steve... be sure to flux and properly tin your copper wire ends and of course use enough heat to grt on and off of your joint quickly!
 
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Re: Overnight Sensation WWTWW CC Build

Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:22 pm

just to add, it could be that the wire is not copper, but clad wire. it won't solder. tried a few times, it just won't.

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