Speakerplans.com Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > General > Newbie Discussion
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - 5000W Build suggestions
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

5000W Build suggestions

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <1234>
Author
Message
Earplug View Drop Down
Old Croc
Old Croc


Joined: 03 January 2012
Location: Europe
Status: Offline
Points: 4848
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Earplug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 March 2017 at 3:51pm
Originally posted by rosssss224 rosssss224 wrote:

2 x kapap 15 LF  £180
2 x ply sheets       £70
1 x full range top   £40
1 x crossover      £50
1 x qsc 1450       £100
1 x ??amp??       £50

for example and that's £490



And don´t forget the £50 for the tuff-cab!  Tongue  Big smile


Earplugs Are For Wimps!
Back to Top
rosssss224 View Drop Down
Registered User
Registered User


Joined: 25 July 2012
Status: Offline
Points: 241
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rosssss224 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 March 2017 at 4:01pm
Originally posted by Earplug Earplug wrote:

Originally posted by rosssss224 rosssss224 wrote:

2 x kapap 15 LF  £180
2 x ply sheets       £70
1 x full range top   £40
1 x crossover      £50
1 x qsc 1450       £100
1 x ??amp??       £50

for example and that's £490



And don´t forget the £50 for the tuff-cab!  Tongue  Big smile



nah go for that natural look!
Back to Top
mini-mad View Drop Down
Old Croc
Old Croc
Avatar

Joined: 13 July 2012
Location: london
Status: Offline
Points: 5947
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mini-mad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 March 2017 at 11:31pm
Originally posted by Earplug Earplug wrote:

Originally posted by rosssss224 rosssss224 wrote:

2 x kapap 15 LF  £180
2 x ply sheets       £70
1 x full range top   £40
1 x crossover      £50
1 x qsc 1450       £100
1 x ??amp??       £50

for example and that's £490



And don´t forget the £50 for the tuff-cab!  Tongue  Big smile



Plus AT LEAST £70 for speaker cables and interconnects..
And another 35 for a third sheet of mdf/ply for building a ravk to keep that lot in... then more ££ for speakon sockets AND dishes for the back of the bass bins...

Hopefully you already have a mixer....

If it sounds like a gorilla is trying to escape, turn it down.
Back to Top
SouthwestCNC View Drop Down
Registered User
Registered User
Avatar

Joined: 27 November 2015
Status: Offline
Points: 413
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SouthwestCNC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 March 2017 at 11:57pm
£10 on nuts bolts and screws. £10 on glue. £5 -10 on filler. £10 on sander belts n paper. Need a new blade and/or router bit £30. Rollers £7. Nearly a quarter of the budget without making anything sadly.



Back to Top
I-shen Soundboy View Drop Down
Registered User
Registered User


Joined: 21 December 2016
Location: Big Smoke
Status: Offline
Points: 84
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote I-shen Soundboy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 April 2017 at 12:09am
Building for pennies, so I'd forget the paint, filler and plywood. 18mm OSB or MDF au natural should get the cost down, steal a shopping trolley for the grille and get creative with fittings. It'll look like shit, but you'll learn enough doing it and have more cash left for better drivers and amps.

Edit: of course, scraping around the bottom of the suicide rig market can yeild some very good bargains, often needing enough work to satisfy any diy urges.

Edited by I-shen Soundboy - 01 April 2017 at 12:13am
Back to Top
cookie-dj View Drop Down
Young Croc
Young Croc
Avatar

Joined: 09 May 2014
Location: Leicester
Status: Offline
Points: 783
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cookie-dj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 April 2017 at 6:46pm
i just spent £97 just on 4x 10m 2.5mm speakon cables and an xlr patch loom Ouch
Buy right, buy once.
You can't polish a turd!
Back to Top
mobiele eenheid View Drop Down
Young Croc
Young Croc


Joined: 15 August 2004
Location: Netherlands
Status: Offline
Points: 1292
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mobiele eenheid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 April 2017 at 9:00pm
As it's for 2-15 people, howabout some decent hifi-speakers or, yes, perhaps even some Skytec cheapish tops, with a single PA-subwoofer? It's what I'do for that amount of people.

Johan
Back to Top
mini-mad View Drop Down
Old Croc
Old Croc
Avatar

Joined: 13 July 2012
Location: london
Status: Offline
Points: 5947
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mini-mad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 April 2017 at 12:30am
400£ for 15 people?

Super cheap bass cabs off ebay... reinforce the inside. Seal them with glue along all the joints inside the cab (PU based glue) and a single 12" top cab!
Crossover and a single amp at about 1500w should do you. Run the top off one side at lower volume and the bins off the other!

Thats your cheap option! It wont sound great but it will make some noise..
If it sounds like a gorilla is trying to escape, turn it down.
Back to Top
Crashpc View Drop Down
Registered User
Registered User


Joined: 26 February 2008
Location: Czech Republic
Status: Offline
Points: 190
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Crashpc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 April 2017 at 7:18am
Yes, if one can do things "oneself", you can find quite usable drivers, and make some poorish looking, but well working boxes. Even DTD can be used if you don´t mind additional bracing and insane weight. I have built few subwoofers with cheap drivers (Similar to Eminence Delta 15 or Kappa 15) and with processing, you have nicely sounding bass box for $40-$50. Same way of working with tops, but here you have to know the stuff to develop yours, or it will sound absolutely terrible or blow up.
What will be most pricey part, is the amp, or amps to feed your speakers. It´s in that $$$ range....
Nikon and Canon people should not be married to each other. Why did you let this happen?
Back to Top
charlynch View Drop Down
Registered User
Registered User


Joined: 24 September 2011
Location: Somerset UK
Status: Offline
Points: 156
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote charlynch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 April 2017 at 10:56am
Back to Top
jbl_man View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: 12 January 2005
Location: London.
Status: Offline
Points: 9844
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jbl_man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 April 2017 at 12:00pm
Originally posted by Mawby Mawby wrote:



the amount of people i couldnt have a definite number but i could say from 2-15 people ish




What numptie suggested you needed 5000 watts for that number of people? Must be the most blatant bit of poor advice ever!

Jeez,in the early years,5kw would have filled Hammersmith Odeon,for 4000 people. Robbo will concur.

My first system was just 2x120w,and was fine for medium halls of 150 ish punters using just a pair of w-bins with horns.


Edited by jbl_man - 02 April 2017 at 12:04pm
Be seeing you.
Back to Top
njw View Drop Down
Old Croc
Old Croc
Avatar

Joined: 26 March 2010
Location: S. Wales
Status: Online
Points: 1879
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote njw Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 April 2017 at 1:41pm
Whereabouts are you OP? I've got a pair of 12" + piezo cabs here, they're old but in good condition, built from 1" ply so very solid, £30.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <1234>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.10
Copyright ©2001-2017 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.047 seconds.