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DIY- Building an ACCUGROOVE cabinet

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Crockettnj, Nov 17, 2005.


  1. Crockettnj

    Crockettnj

    Sep 2, 2005
    North NJ
    hey guys, i hear such great things about the AG that I want to get one for myself. the problem is that they are so expensive. I figured with teh collective help of this board I could do a great job.

    :bassist:

    I already have a pretty good idea of what materials to use and how to construct the cab itself, and as for drivers i think i can handle that part too.


    :hyper:

    (oh, you know whats coming, doyou?!?!)




    the part i need some help with, you see...


    ;)



    is a hand designing and building ...


    :ninja:


    You guessed it...


    THE ACCUSWITCH


    :rollno:
     
  2. Feel better now?

    [​IMG]
     
  3. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    Is that beating a dead Doberman?
     
  4. It *is* supposed to be a horse... but I see the resemblance and will quickly point out that I am not the artist. :)
     
  5. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    :D

    I was thinking, "wow, either that is a huge kid or a Dobey" :D ;)
     
  6. seamonkey

    seamonkey

    Aug 6, 2004
    Apparently if you want to simulate the Accuswitch you just need to install a switch. Don't wire it up. ;)
     
  7. MODNY

    MODNY Guest

    Nov 9, 2004
    what an idiot
     
  8. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Have you been following the Acmeswitch thread? If not, you should.

    Apparently the Accuswitch measures 1400uF capacitance and infinite DC resistance. That means the components requires ar basically just a switch, and a 1400uF capacitor. Of course no-one has actually looked inside the black box, but the impedance sweeps on P 35 of that thread show the switch itself may not work work as claimed.
     
  9. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Oh and good luck getting away with this and actually saving money. That's not a good reason to DIY cabs. There's no guarantee your cab will be any good, especially without understanding the science of it. And without any previous research, development, prototyping (all of which cost money), you'd have to get lucky and fluke it first attempt. Even Mark Wright himself couldn't manage that..........

    If you really like Accugroove, search hard for a used one.
     

  10. I'm pretty sure that this is just a parody of the 'Schroeder' thread, no need to get upset..... Or are you still convinced the Accuswitch works?
     
  11. seamonkey

    seamonkey

    Aug 6, 2004
  12. Crockettnj

    Crockettnj

    Sep 2, 2005
    North NJ


    I am astounded that ANYONE would take it any other way.



    (and if I AM an IDIOT, HE's are a POO POO head.)
     
  13. MODNY

    MODNY Guest

    Nov 9, 2004

    oh i'm not upset. i just think this accuswitch business is lame now..

    i'm convinced it works. thats all that matters.
     
  14. Fretless5verfan

    Fretless5verfan Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2002
    Philadelphia
    I hear ya. I'm convinced the evidence that it doesn't work is just a big hoax too. :rollno: :p
     
  15. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    From the website "The price of the "Naked" ZERO-Autoformers is $450/pair, and includes free shipping in the 48 States"

    He's got the right idea but, how about that price?
     
  16. Well, he's selling hi performance speaker cables too, along with the transformers, so that tells you something.

    "I realized when trying to describe what the Anti-Cables "sound like", that they virtually have no sonic signature. They are allowing me to hear the good qualities of the other components in the system, more so than any speaker cables that have been tried."

    I just wonder what those speaker cables are made of. Hmmm.. no sonic signature... they sound almost like they're made of.... wire!

    Randy
     
  17. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Can you elaborate on why you think its lame?

    I didn't get it when such comments were made on the pit and I don't get it when people make them here.

    Seems to me that nothing could be further from "lame" than conducting independent scientiffic testing on the marketing claims of product manufacturers. Particuarly when they claim to do things that no-one else has been able to achieve. Applying logic and science to test theories is something which online forums are particularly good for because they assemble experts in an area who can discuss things.

    I can understand why you might feel aggreived if you felt "duped" by your purchase or support of a product that doesn't seem to stand up to testing, but shouldn't your dismay be directed at the product manufacturer rather than the testers? That's sort of like shooting the messenger.

    IMO lame is turning a blind eye to something despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary. YMMV.
     
  18. Fretless5verfan

    Fretless5verfan Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2002
    Philadelphia
    Agreed.
     
  19. seamonkey

    seamonkey

    Aug 6, 2004
    Amen!
    :)
     
  20. seamonkey

    seamonkey

    Aug 6, 2004
    They'll get cheaper once others start copying them. :)