In Reply to: RE: I LIKE that .... ! posted by Crazy Dave on January 24, 2017 at 06:52:55:
Works GREAT on my small speakers. You need to mass load the TOP of the speaker. With classic Fulton FMI 80 bookhelves, ( an eight inch and two 2 and a quarters ) in my room, two months ago, I added 16 pound " patio pavers " incrementally, until I stopped hearing much of a difference. It took THREE added. ( 48 pounds per speaker ). Lovely !!
I would / could, NOT go back and listen to my FMI 80s at all, bare, AFTER doing that step-by-step incremental mass increase.
The VOTTs were the same, and I stopped around 290 pounds each. Wonderful and CHEAP.
Like hearing inner detail? Like lower distortion? Like understanding the diction, the words they are singing? Like less driver to driver intermodulation ? Then THIS easy, reversible, and CHEAP mod of mine needs to be TRIED !!!
Pictured above is my very earliest 2015 attempt at incremental mass loading, using my LP boxes ( I have 10,000 LPs, most in boxes for now ). On 12-20-2015, I ended up INCREMENTALLY stopping at 259 pounds, five boxes...sounded better than four !!
The use of " patio pavers " solution, I've came up with, to replace the LPs, I feel is most elegant as a solution. Cost versus performance....hard to beat.
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Topic - when the going gets weird -- - mhardy6647 12:46:38 01/20/17 (22)
- RE: when the going gets weird -- - mhardy6647 11:54:47 01/21/17 (20)
- RE: when the going gets weird -- - 91derlust 12:26:03 01/21/17 (19)
- nope you didn't miss it -- - mhardy6647 16:00:40 01/21/17 (18)
- Ah ha... be curious as to how it sounds. nt. - 91derlust 20:19:58 01/21/17 (17)
- the amp (and the frankenAltecs) sound pretty darned good, actually (nt) - mhardy6647 18:31:46 01/23/17 (14)
- RE: the amp (and the frankenAltecs) sound pretty darned good, actually - drlowmu 19:15:55 01/23/17 (13)
- woofer only in the wacky configuration shown - mhardy6647 19:40:54 01/23/17 (12)
- I LIKE that .... ! - drlowmu 23:33:09 01/23/17 (11)
- RE: I LIKE that .... ! - rage 12:17:38 01/24/17 (1)
- RE: I LIKE that .... ! - drlowmu 13:02:40 01/24/17 (0)
- RE: I LIKE that .... ! - Crazy Dave 06:52:55 01/24/17 (4)
- RE: I LIKE that .... ! - drlowmu 08:07:57 01/24/17 (3)
- I quoted your patio blocks thread at another forum, in fact - mhardy6647 05:40:02 01/24/17 (3)
- Yo !! - drlowmu 08:34:34 01/24/17 (2)
- no Lowes up here any more, just Home Despot ;-) (nt) - mhardy6647 11:59:47 01/24/17 (1)
- Home Depot is open till 9 PM tonight - drlowmu 12:32:50 01/24/17 (0)
- RE: Ah ha... be curious as to how it sounds. nt. - drlowmu 20:39:37 01/21/17 (1)
- Did you post to the correct thread? nt. - 91derlust 23:05:17 01/21/17 (0)
- RE: when the going gets weird -- - drlowmu 13:52:14 01/20/17 (0)