Millercarbon's Mega Moab Mod Meander

One of the all time great automotive engineers, Norbert Singer, was a key player in every one of the 16 Porsche LeMans victories from 1970 to 1998. His dominance was such that at one point Porsche had won LeMans more than all other marques combined. This was all accomplished by building on the already solid foundation of Porsche production models. The air cooled flat 12 in the 917 was really two flat sixes combined to make 12. This car so dominated motorsport the rules had to be changed to stop it!  

So Norbert Singer modified Porsche production technology to extract the absolute most for racing. His legacy is today’s Singer Vehicle Design Norbert doesn’t make for a very good car name so they called it Singer. What is a Singer? It is a modified Porsche. It is in essence a hot rod. What Norbert Singer did was make the most hot rod racing Porsche. What Singer does is take that to the next level, capturing every aspect of Porsche right down to excellence of design and aesthetics.  

I am not anywhere near the level of Singer. But that is the spirit of what we are doing: taking an already world-class design and hot-rodding it to be even better. Well, better for me anyway- or so we hope!

The early modders started with substituting off the shelf parts to get more power or less weight. That is pretty much all we are doing here. Would be cool if some day people are doing this with a lot more sophisticated approach. Maybe they will. Maybe even I will. For now though we have the current crossover project.

My approach is pretty simple: better parts sound better.  

This lesson was learned back in the late 90’s with Linaeum Model 10 speakers. The designer had a new tweeter and told me how to modify the crossover for it. Simple mod, one cap, one resistor. Bought the parts from Radio Shack, put it together, sounded like crap. Absolute horrid crap! Called him up, he said those parts are crap. Said Musicap, Vishay. But they measure the same? Just do it. I did. It worked. Even though they measure exactly the same, the sound difference is off the charts.  

Even though they measure exactly the same. There is a lesson here. For those willing to learn.

So this is the essence of it: Eric Alexander has made a speaker the equivalent of a Porsche 911. Even better: an affordable Porsche 911! But after a while with my 911, after learning what makes it drive and feel the way it does, it was only natural to change the shocks and torsion bar and other items to bring out even more of what I like so much about the 911.  

That is what we are doing here. Hot-rodding a speaker. Thank you Rick for the metaphor!  

The parts are on order. Next week the fun begins!
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Good Luck my Audiophile Tweaker!  You are on another level.  I have a hard enough time trying to figure out how to turn my system on and off.  
It only seems that way because the range is so wide. None of this by the way is anything new. Not even the vibration control. Others have done even more. Others here, even. Year or so ago I even came across one system, the guy had done everything I am doing, and then some. So impressive, PM'd the guy, we had a nice little phone call. He doesn't post. Why? Because certain a-holes (his word) who had nothing to contribute but insults keep at it. This works because on-line bullies never have to face anyone. Or we would find out real quick what cowards they are. This guy, he was all over this stuff, just not thick enough skin to take the heat. Which I can understand. Me, different story. 
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Good luck with such facts. I am not removing people from anywhere, but I do wonder how posts with obvious hatred and denigrating others are allowed to stay.

For example, millercarbon's post above ends with glorifying rage and violence. All because some company did not have an item in stock. I think such things do not have place in an otherwise peaceful venue. They are neither funny, nor witty. They are pure angry hate. Sure, my link to an anger management course got removed while millercarbon's unpleasant link to pure violence stayed.

It is baffling how many times have members here been called morons, hateful, and other truly unacceptable names. Over and over. One thing is to be arrogant, the other is to be hostile.