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experimental 2x8

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by JonB, Feb 23, 2005.


  1. JonB

    JonB

    May 27, 2003
    Indianapolis
    Recently, I completed building a 2x8 cabinet in the chamber of horrors.
    It's for URB duo or trio gigs where a little sound reinforcement is needed. I wanted something small and fairly lightweight.
    Eminence makes a nice 8" speaker - the Beta 8cx. This is a coaxial speaker, so the tweeter attaches to the back, saving space. They also make a crossover for it that has speakon, 1/4" jacks and a tweeter level control all in one unit. All the parts cost $260.
    The finished box is 19-3/4 x 9-1/2 x 14-1/4 and weighs 30 lbs.
    I made a vented box of 3/4" cabinet plywood and painted it green. (WHY?) It was quite easy to build.
    It's been used on one gig so far and seems to do what I want.
    Response is pretty even and natural. The tweeter sounds good - not too harsh. It's wired 4 ohm and each 8" is rated to 250 watts, though I wouldn't want to push them that hard.
    I can provide more details on construction, if anyone's interested.
     
  2. Pics?
     
  3. JonB

    JonB

    May 27, 2003
    Indianapolis
    I knew someone would ask.
    I'll take some, but my camera is "analogue" so it will take a while.
    It looks like a suitcase with Mr. Bill's face. The speakers are his eyes and the port the mouth. I put the crossover plate on one of the sides so the speaker could lay on it's back if I want.
     
  4. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Sounds interesting. I am also interested to see how it looks.
     
  5. JonB

    JonB

    May 27, 2003
    Indianapolis
    OK, finally there's a digital camera in the house.
    This speaker is used weekely on a quartet gig with a loud drummer and holds up well. I really like it on trio or duo gigs.
    It goes pretty deep without getting muddy, which is what I was after.
     

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  6. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
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    I like it! It looks like it could be your little buddy. :p

    Tom.
     
  7. Steve Clark

    Steve Clark Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2004
    London ON
    And if it sounds great . . .

    You need to add a smile below the 2 eyes (speakers) and the nose (port) so it looks like this: :D
     
  8. JonB

    JonB

    May 27, 2003
    Indianapolis
    ....a three hour gig....
    ....a three hour gig....