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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:30 pm 
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Seeing how Mackie is on record instructing people NOT to soffit mount their HR824s, I would be curious to know how you have accounted for this. That passive radiator needs to vent.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:10 pm 
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LowdBrent. Have you looked at Johns Soffit Design.

If you will notice.. you have a hole in the bottom of the speaker box and the top of the speaker box. for air movement. THERE IS YOUR VENT.

I have been fielding questions concerning this for 6 years. It doesn't change. THEY WORK.

If you DONT put in those vent holes you get 2 problems. Heat buildup and no way for the PR to move air. (Venting is an incorrect term)

I have been building speakers for over 27 years. (Since I was 12) The theory hasn't changed. The soffit, over-simplistically speaking, just becomes a BIGGER speaker cabinet.

Also, the acoustic space setting will allow you to adjust for the increase in bass output when soffiting the cabinets. Tuning the port (manually) is the same as flipping that AR switch.

This same theory can be used with a bass reflex cabinet as well. With minor adjustments, they will soffit mount just fine.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:14 am 
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Again, Mackie confirms that this will not be ideal. That vent in the soffit is not allowing the Mackies to do what they are designed to do. I will bet you money that there is now distortion and a loss of low end. The bass coming from that vent would be out of phase.

BTW, I like your Signature Bryan.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:19 am 
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Mackie and all manufactures say a lot of things. If you know Theory, you know what will be ideal. My assumption would be that most people have not the inclination nor education to build a soffit correctly. For the purpose of LEGAL protection from lawsuits, of course they will say it isn't ideal. If they said it was great and the failure rate of their product increased... well now wouldn't that just be peachy. LOL.

No out of phase bottom end for me. No discernible distortion increase for me. Of course I mix at 85dBA so....

If anything, prior to me setting the switches correctly there was increased low end. I have toned/ sinewaved and pink noised that room and the bottom was tight as a new born babe. No drop off till about 30-35Hz if I recall. It was relatively FLAT.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:27 am 
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lowdbrent wrote:
That vent in the soffit is not allowing the Mackies to do what they are designed to do.


And what are they designed to do??? Move air. That vent does just that. It allows air to MOVE. the 12" gap at the bottom and the top allow that air to be displaced.

It's all about AIR movement. You hear the movement of air. your perception is how that air is moved. My experience tells me your comments don't hold water.

Opinions don't matter when the facts prove otherwise. Science means nothing when put into practice the science is proven wrong. Then you have new science. LOL.

Keep on hypothesizing, I'll keep on PROVING. LOL.

Thanks for the love on the sig... YHWH is My EL and his wisdom and knowledge is why my Soffits work. LOL. Oh, and BIG shout out to John, of course.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:01 pm 
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Hey all. Just wanted to show everyone a video -

This is the single off my solo album, the song was recorded/mixed/mastered in the Stiz - as well as the video is a bunch of different shots of the studio. All done by yours truly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snz5tuHhaqI
Let me know what you think!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 6:50 pm 
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Great Stiz - nice work all round. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:47 pm 
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It's been a while since i've been over these parts!

I'm still loving my studio here in NJ. I'm working on a new website now. . . as it turns out I've been doing 90% Hip-Hop & Rap stuff, which is great with me, so i'm gearing the new site towards that market.

Thanks for lookin ;)

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:55 pm 
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Sounds like my old studio. I built for vocals and live instruments and 90% of my work was rappers. LOL...

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:24 pm 
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Hahaha. . . i got a deep love for it. . and it's what i do best, so i figured i'll make a push for it. . . i'm sick of my day job anyway, let's make some music ;)

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:55 pm 
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Mike, DUDE!!! I know this thread is an old one but I just needed to say that from all the threads that I have seen on this Forum, yours is by far the best. The pictures are awesome and your enthusiam was great! You answered all of the questions without sending us "newbies" back to searching this HUGE Forum. Your soffits description needed no words, they were self explanatory, Awesome! The entire project from beginning to end was very helpful and educational! I will be "stealing" a few of your ideas, please don't get upset. Overall, AWESOME JOB!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:18 pm 
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Mike great build.A quick question. How much sound does the door on your vox booth keep out?I'm not sure if I phrased that correctly.Thinking about using a similar door for mine.

Shane


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:25 pm 
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shanesix wrote:
Mike great build.A quick question. How much sound does the door on your vox booth keep out?I'm not sure if I phrased that correctly.Thinking about using a similar door for mine.

Shane


Hey Shane,
Well, the technical answer is "Not very much."
The practical answer is "Enough."

It keeps out enough sound that we can listen in the control room without any bleed into the booth. However, when no music is playing I can speak loudly (aka yell) and they can hear me in the booth.

Note: While tracking I rarely have the monitors blasting in the CR. Just an average listening volume so everyone in the CR can hear what's going on.

The door works fine, though I wish I had a more solid piece of glass up top. The wood sometimes is annoying and in the way, and is a BIG pain for photographers. . . which is more of a deal than expected. I get lots of clients that bring in photographers during sessions to get some "live in the studio" type shots. My setup definitely does not cater to that situation. . . thought it obviously wasn't intended to be.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:56 am 
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can you take the wood grille off? most times they are removable...

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gullfo wrote:
can you take the wood grille off? most times they are removable...


Mine is such a flimsy version that it's made up of individual little panes. I guess this could be a plus if I ever get a crack, but not great for this application.

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