TFM-75 serial#00001

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Re: TFM-75 serial#00001

Post by angelod307 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:41 pm

i use, as well as many others use, a pound of fill to the cubic foot of air space. a little more and it dampens a bit more, like 20-24oz to the foot and in the end you trade efficiency for lower tone as the fill will mimmick a larger box than is there. i would also, although a little harder now, put a brace or two on the side walls to back wall, as well as side to side. the more solid the sides, the more output you get that the box itself doesn't absorb up and again the lower it will play without the flexing sucking up the lowest notes. the braces are only relavent if you play it loud, really loud even though you might notice it at lower volumes as well. a rta will show it easy like. and because i did not say it in the first part of the post, very nice work by the way. daddy likes...
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Re: TFM-75 serial#00001

Post by MRHP » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:29 pm

I have one filled and one not. At first I havent noticed much diference. I even used the AudioControl warble tone mic and tested the db readings from right to left @ 31.5hz. without much difference between them. Gonna have to play with it a little more to see what is working best.

To mount these speakers first take off the outer aluminum ring.
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Then fold uip the rubber surround and expose the holes for drilling in the wood screws.
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Re: TFM-75 serial#00001

Post by MRHP » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:48 pm

Heres a few pics of the final product. Turned out great and the bass reproduction is unreal! The windows upstairs vibrate and distort slightly when you look at them in the sun light...lol
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TFM-75 serial #0001
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Lucas Labs CF-14
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DQ-20's
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Re: TFM-75 serial#00001

Post by engtaz » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:44 am

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> Very nice work. Congrats
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Re: TFM-75 serial#00001

Post by kingman » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:30 am

Good job!!! Enjoy the music!! =D> \:D/ 8)
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Re: TFM-75 serial#00001

Post by jjptkd » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:29 am

Just wait until you get the TGP-II in the mix, everything from the bass response all the way up should improve quite noticeably!! :D :D
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Re: TFM-75 serial#00001

Post by MRHP » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:31 pm

Got the isolation spikes installed. And built some billet aluminum pads to set them on.
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TFM-75 serial #0001
PT-2400 serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0002
Cherry/260wpc Mono Blocks
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Carver 490t
OPPO-103
Lucas Labs CF-14
Sunfire Tube pre
DENON DP-62L TT
DUAL CS 5000 TT
DQ-20's
Tesla CF-15 speakers
Douglas Cables
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Re: TFM-75 serial#00001

Post by engtaz » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:52 am

You've got skills. Schweet
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Re: TFM-75 serial#00001

Post by elgrau » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:02 pm

Looks like a system that really COULD blow back your hair re that old seventies ad for Pioneer stereo (or some such system from that golden age of hi-fi). Happy extreme listening. Hope your neighbors understand that LOUD is an addiction that must be fed (and a TFM-75 can definitely dish it out!)! :lol:
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Re: TFM-75 serial#00001

Post by MRHP » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:30 pm

I tell ya this setup has almost unlimited bass. I turned it up last night way past what I thought the speakers could handle and it just got LOUD and more clear. The 75 was just idleing not even sending the needles to half way.

Im now fully hooked on Carver crack and just bought a Sunfire 600x2 from a forum member. Looking at the RE Audio 18XXX subs to be run by the 600x2. These subs weigh 115lbs.

The wife is probly gonna kick me out of the house soon :lol: :lol:
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OPPO-103
Lucas Labs CF-14
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DENON DP-62L TT
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DQ-20's
Tesla CF-15 speakers
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Re: TFM-75 serial#00001

Post by tinpan » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:28 am

Wow, that whole set up looks nice
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Re: TFM-75 serial#00001

Post by MRHP » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:03 pm

Thanks! I got the Sunfire TGP II hooked up now.
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TFM-75 serial #0001
PT-2400 serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0002
Cherry/260wpc Mono Blocks
Lightstar Reference
Sunfire Series II 625x2
Carver 490t
OPPO-103
Lucas Labs CF-14
Sunfire Tube pre
DENON DP-62L TT
DUAL CS 5000 TT
DQ-20's
Tesla CF-15 speakers
Douglas Cables
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Re: TFM-75 serial#00001

Post by jjptkd » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:08 am

Lookin' good. You might want to be careful stacking so much gear, I'd hate to hear about dented / damaged top covers etc. looks like you've got 100lbs sitting on the TFM-75 right now all bearing down on the four little feet of the PT2400. Did you notice a difference with the new Sunfire preamp? :-k
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Re: TFM-75 serial#00001

Post by MRHP » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:09 pm

I have just been thinking about that very thing. Gonna start looking for a system rack or maybe make one.

The Sunfire pre has a much warmer tighter sound. Its hard to explain...you can just hear the quality in it. It has so many options I havent used a fourth of them yet. :lol: :lol:
TFM-75 serial #0001
PT-2400 serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0002
Cherry/260wpc Mono Blocks
Lightstar Reference
Sunfire Series II 625x2
Carver 490t
OPPO-103
Lucas Labs CF-14
Sunfire Tube pre
DENON DP-62L TT
DUAL CS 5000 TT
DQ-20's
Tesla CF-15 speakers
Douglas Cables
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Re: TFM-75 serial#00001

Post by MRHP » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:18 am

Got some dedicated lines under way \:D/ Should pull around 105+amps at max power just from the amplifiers. :lol:
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TFM-75 serial #0001
PT-2400 serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0002
Cherry/260wpc Mono Blocks
Lightstar Reference
Sunfire Series II 625x2
Carver 490t
OPPO-103
Lucas Labs CF-14
Sunfire Tube pre
DENON DP-62L TT
DUAL CS 5000 TT
DQ-20's
Tesla CF-15 speakers
Douglas Cables
OK ERIC, LET GO OF THE MOUSE AND BACK AWAY FROM YOUR PC WITH YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR. NOW SLOWLY LAY FACE DOWN ON THE FLOOR!!!! - Snoop65

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