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    Can something become a Sub1500

    is there any frame that can be reconed to a sub1500. Since noone wants to part with theirs I figure why not make them.

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    Not likely. If you saw one you'd know why....

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    not gonna work in a 2227? soon enough i'm gonna get tempted to get the plans for the motor and machine my own lol. I get kits for sub1500's for as cheap as humanly possible (still too much money for a kit)

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    2227 into a Sub1500

    I imagine it would cost close to $1000.00 to make up 2 sub1500 wannabes that still wouldn't have the same performance as the original.

    I wouldn't bother - there's a rumoured successor to this transducer . I'd wait for that transducer to become available .

    The motor/magnet from the 2227h might be the same - but the vented basket for the 1500sub is unique to the sub1500.The second picture displays the unique venting built into the basket. This is one extra feature ( compared to other woofers ) that was added for heat evacuation from the voice-coil area.

    Also, notice from the cross-sectional pic where the spider glue point is relative to other basket parts. I think the sub1500 has a higher metal collar underneath that spider ( compared to a 2227 ) . You might need to manufacture a shim for the 2227s' metal collar . A lot of hassle for a makeshift device .



    ( these pics come from the original sub1500 thread started by Roland ( Pangea )

    EDIT : The bottom picture is a profile shot of one of my ME150h woofs. This woofer is also rumoured to have been built on the 2227 chassis .

    From this pic, you can see that my concern might have been overstated regarding the heigth/depth differences of where the spider glues onto the baskets' collar.

    But a comparison of the two pics does seem to indicate a different height/depth top-hat ( glued right onto the top of that slab of ceramic magnet ). A straight edge across the back of that tophat and then measured down to the ceramic magnet ( no rubber boot ) = 1.25" . The "top-hat" for the sub1500 looks to be quite a bit taller / deeper to my eyes .
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    Quote Originally Posted by pelly3s
    is there any frame that can be reconed to a sub1500. Since noone wants to part with theirs I figure why not make them.
    No. It is a one-of-a-kind. The W1500H will also be different.

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    Earl - in the two photos, notice also the rectangular cutouts in the basket of the Sub1500 that have foam in them, (right to the left of the connectors).

    John

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    You lucky fellah! I've been keeping an eye out for that for over a year now.

    No sign of those appearing on the market yet as far as I can see. Do let us know how you get on won't you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giskard View Post
    No. It is a one-of-a-kind. The W1500H will also be different.
    But a birdie told me the 2242H is a wunderkind in this league. It too has SVG (super vent gap) cooling, and an Xmax of 9mm...

    I'm incredbily impressed with mine - are they worth considering?
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    Quote Originally Posted by boputnam View Post
    But a birdie told me the 2242H is a wunderkind in this league.

    I'm incredbily impressed with mine - are they worth considering?
    It depends on your application... the 2242s in my system stomped the Sub1500 which has very similar specs to the W1500H I believe, but the Sub1500 sounded much better... more musical, closer to the 2245.


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    Dammit, Widget!

    Why aren't you busy measuring those TAD's - pretty please?
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    I wanna' know if they used the clear glue or the yellow for the spiders...

    John (w/ two Sub1500's still in their boxes - clear or yellow? )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giskard View Post
    ...built like brick houses and put into a wall.
    Well, then make sure you DO NOT BLOCK VENTS DO NOT BLOCK VENTS DO NOT BLOCK VENTS

    Congrats, and looking forward to your evaulation. They look quite potent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giskard View Post
    ...Frankly, my personal opinion is that nothing beats a 2245H in 8 to 10 cubes for home use even to this day. The 2242H is scary clean though. Greg wasn't lying when he said "those things aren't even of this world".
    Agree, dood.

    I'm using the 2242H in the SR system, and very pleased. They are very, very efficient and tonal. A remarkable improvement from other SR subs I've used...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giskard View Post
    I personally prefer them in the 4645C instead of the S1S-EX.
    Uh oh.

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    Anyone heard any infinite baffle subs, perhaps using a JBL? Someone I know, a driver designer (not JBL) uses them in his house and digs them.

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