Btdk34
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Btdk34

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Finally finished painting my PAP speakers! Going to finish assembly tonight and enjoy listening again. Jun 15, 2018

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    1. Btdk34
      Btdk34
      Finally finished painting my PAP speakers! Going to finish assembly tonight and enjoy listening again.
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    2. Btdk34
      Btdk34
      Starting to get more serious about speaker placement. Seen good reviews for the MiniDSP UMIK-1 here, anything else people would recommend?
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      3. Btdk34
        Btdk34
        Cool, ordered. Looking forward to learning how to use it with REW!
        Jun 4, 2018
      4. westermac
        westermac
        I've gotten good results with the Sonarworks XREF-20 mic (used with REW), but I got the mic 50% off and it requires an a preamp/audio interface, so the MiniDSP UMIK-1 is probably a better route to go for most.
        Jun 4, 2018
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      5. westermac
        westermac
        @ultrabike I'd like to commend your choice of avatar images... there's not many who could make a fool out of Batman, but Groucho was definitely one of them
        Jun 4, 2018
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    3. Btdk34
      Btdk34
      Just bought an Eitr and BJC 1694A RCA/RCA coax cable! Looking forward to trying it out next week. My Macbook's USB is glitchy...
    4. Btdk34
      Btdk34
      Saving up for a speaker amp for my Trio15 speakers. Considering Whammerdyne DAA-3 and Eddie Current Studio M. Thoughts/alternatives?
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      3. Muse Wanderer
        Muse Wanderer
        The Ragnarok drives them well with really good defined bass. It is kept at medium gain at 3 o'clock. It probably uses less than 4 ohms and stays in class A most of the time despite the high dynamic range classical I listen to. Finding a suitable upgrade is difficult though. @Hooncake - interested in your impressions of the 30.8 paired with PAPs.
        May 29, 2018
      4. Btdk34
        Btdk34
        @purr1n That's a good idea. Tone/holographic/spacious qualities are high on my list, which I've read the EC Studio has in spades. Bi-amping will cost a bit more though, but probably worth it in the long run.

        I might try to hear the Whammerdyne amp in person again since I'm only two states over from where they're built.
        May 29, 2018
      5. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        I have the woofers from the trio 15s. I'd recommend run the woofers off the Vidar and get a super amp for the full rangers. Studio T, M or AF depending on your preference.
        May 29, 2018
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    5. Btdk34
      Btdk34
      Just completed my PAP Trio15TB speaker build (raw MDF, painting to come)! Sounding great! I'm told it needs ~200 to settle.
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      2. Muse Wanderer
        Muse Wanderer
        May 11, 2018
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      3. Btdk34
        Btdk34
        Yep, I’m using the Leonidas Crossover. Good call, I’ll post there!
        May 11, 2018
      4. Hooncake
        Hooncake
        Where can i find the schematic for leonidas xo? spaz: Oh just read you bought them from PAP i think
        May 11, 2018
    6. Btdk34
      Btdk34
      I'm planning out my PAP Trio15 build, and they'll be residing on a carpet surface. I assume carpet spikes are recommended in this case?
      1. Hooncake
        Hooncake
        def, moar better bass
        May 3, 2018
      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        For another open-baffle build I read that you should not elevate the bottom because it messes with the bass response. But those were wide baffles too.
        May 3, 2018
    7. Btdk34
      Btdk34
      Just bought a pair of Tang Band W8-1808 drivers to start my PAP Trio15 build!
      1. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Weren't you just talking about building Overnight Sensations MTM? That's quite a jump
        Apr 27, 2018
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      2. Btdk34
        Btdk34
        Haha yes, I was! I finished those a few months back and then went to Axpona (a fantastic experience). Really loved the open and boxless sound of open baffle speakers, and was able to sell my Euphonium to cover 95% of the cost!
        Apr 27, 2018
      3. Btdk34
        Btdk34
        My wife and I also ended up winning $700 towards Emotiva at Axpona (a nice surprise), so we picked up a 7.1 surround sound processor. These speakers will (for now) do double duty as the front L and R for that.
        Apr 27, 2018
    8. Btdk34
      Btdk34
      Heard the PAP Trio15 Horn1 speakers today.... wow! They need a little more mid bass emphasis IMO but they are fantastic!
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    9. Btdk34
      Btdk34
      It'd be fun to learn about the theory behind tube amps and how they're built (design choices, etc). Anyone know of some good resources?
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      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Apr 11, 2018
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      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Go to tubecad.com and read everything. Then check Pete Millett when you finish that in a couple years
        Apr 11, 2018
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      5. Btdk34
        Btdk34
        Wow! That is a ton of information. Thanks!
        Apr 11, 2018
    10. Btdk34
      Btdk34
      Working on my OSMTMs and I've learned (twice) that glue-ups are frustrating! Going to try a mitered box setup next instead of butt joints.
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      3. Btdk34
        Btdk34
        @philipmorgan Thanks! Those look like they'd help a ton.

        @Cspirou That's a really good point... I've been trying to glue up all the sides and the back at once, and finding that I barely have enough time to get it in place before it shifts or dries out of alignment. I'm a new woodworker so I'll take any advice I can get!
        Dec 5, 2017
      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Make sure to avoid the fast drying glue. I always buy the stuff that takes longer to dry because I know I am making adjustments. Im not a factory so no need to do things fast.
        Dec 5, 2017
      5. Btdk34
        Btdk34
        Great advice. I bought Titebond III (10 minute cure time) for that exact purpose. My biggest issue (besides doing it all at once) is just that I am not experienced enough yet, but I'll keep progressing. I'm really excited to finish this project so I can post a build thread!
        Dec 5, 2017
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    11. Btdk34
      Btdk34
      Overnight Sensation MTMs have arrived! Time to start building.
      1. fraggler
        fraggler
        Did you order stuffing? The regular MT's don't sound good until you put a couple handfuls in.
        Nov 16, 2017
      2. Btdk34
        Btdk34
        Yep! Ordered about a pound from Amazon. I'm planning on doing a white high-gloss finish and documenting the build so I can post here later :D
        Nov 16, 2017
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    12. Btdk34
      Btdk34
      Just ordered a pair of Overnight Sensation MTM speakers and the Emotiva BasX A-100!
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