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stevesatch

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I don't want to post an unwanted message, but I'm hoping someone who upgrades to a turbo MFW could help me out with an amp.
Josh

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I'll fix you up Steve. I received a couple replacements a few weeks ago after 8 months of wait time.

You have pm.
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I gave Steve an amp, so he'll be back up and running by the end of this week or the beginning of next.

Edit: amp sent off via UPS, will arrive Monday 8/17

No price listed, I gave it to him for the price of shipping.
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LOCATED/FILLED!!!

Is anyone interested in selling their old MFW-15 driver? 
Josh

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You have pm at TCA. I can work with you on the woofer.
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I will eventually have my stock woofer and v2 amp available, post-Turbo upgrade whenever I am emailed about availability.  MFW was bought 2/4/10, has worked just fine including the auto on/off feature.  I have also confirmed that the Phase knob does work via use of a Velodyne SMS-1.  I have only used the LFE input...

PM if interested...

EDIT:  Always plugged into a Panamax M5410 PRO or Panamax M-2SUB surge protector.
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Figured I would start a thread here to post either parts needed or parts wanted for STOCK MFW-15 parts.  This will allow current owners that need parts for bad amps and drivers to post up there need or Turbo upgraders to post up the availability of their stock parts.

I am going to ask a few things of people
1. Keep the prices within reason, if I see or hear of crazy gouging, I will delete it without warning!!!! 
2. If you sell something or your request has been filled, please go back and edit your original post adding "filled" or "sold" DO NOT REMOVE YOUR ASKING PRICE this is a huge thing that erks me all the time when searching for the current pricing on things
3. THIS IS THE ONLY THREAD FOR THIS DO NOT START YOUR OWN THREAD!!!

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For Sale:  Original MFW-15 amp/controller shipped CONUS for $65

SOLD

I have already sold one amp/controller for the MFW-15 that was upgraded to a Turbo. I am waiting on my second Turbo kit, but I will sell the amp/controller before it arrives.

The sub was ordered and available in July 2008. However, I waited and picked it up directly from av123 at the beginning of September '08. It has been on constantly except for storms/vacation with no problems. It hasn't been played hard since I have two MFW-15's and since I listen to music 90% of the time.

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Any idea what the value of the driver should be? It looks like a new Eminence 15" subwoofer driver is about $150. Does $75 seem like a fair price? Hopefully Mark will come up with a sealed design using two of these drivers.
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I thought $75 was a fair price. I've been messaged here and elsewhere, the people want the drivers, but they don't want to give anything for them.

This might be a situation where it's best to just hold onto them and put them to use if Mark or Kevin come up with anything to use both drivers in a kit.


stevesatch

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Thanks to Josh I now have a working amp for all three of my MFW15s since he sent me one today.  Thank you!  I guess I am lucky in that I haven't had any driver problems.  I have had lots of amps go out and I don't trust any AV123 MFW15 amp to work long term due to my experience with them.  They fail sooner or later.  I would gladly accept a version 1, 2, or 3 MFW15 amp that someone doesn't need.  I know it's only a matter of time until I need one or more.  That's the way it is with these amps from AV123.  Perhaps one day I can afford a turbo upgrade, but with three subs that's a lot of money.
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Your welcome Steve, glad I could help out.

When I received the amp, I tested it out to make sure there was no hum or anything funky going on.

Enjoy!

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C'mon now, we all know they're dirt cheap.  Just ask Jinx / Pure-Evil.
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C'mon now, we all know they're dirt cheap.  Just ask Jinx / Pure-Evil.


Unless he is the one selling it

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Josh

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Kevin,

I *think* idea of using the existing driver comes from this post of Marks

http://www.seaton-sound-forum.com/post/show_single_post?pid=41034442&postcount=2

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Guess I am going to have to talk to the boss, but I still dont see any real reason to use that driver, unless the 2 of us start running out of things to do( some time in 2038?) and we just give that one away.


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Kevin,

I *think* idea of using the existing driver comes from this post of Marks

http://www.seaton-sound-forum.com/post/show_single_post?pid=41034442&postcount=2


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A little back-story before I post a photo that Kevin nudged me to put up.

When I initially received my Turbo kit, I was mesmerized at how many screw holes were in the cabinet, which can be seen here: http://www.seaton-sound-forum.com/post/show_single_post?pid=40899199&postcount=363

While extracting the woofer from the other cabinet the other day, this is what I was presented with:  http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/joshko/Beauty/IMG_1233.jpg

Just a word to the wise, don't be surprised if the ring your driver is bolted to looks like Swiss cheese.

I have been working with Kevin on a viable solution to this issue, and with a little luck, it'll work.

stevesatch

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Was that shot with a shotgun?  Why on Earth would they have put so many holes in it?  Is that how many times they messed up installing the driver and had to re-drill?


>While extracting the woofer from the other cabinet the other day, this is what I was presented with:  http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/joshko/Beauty/IMG_1233.jpg
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Whoever was installing the driver whether here or abroad must have been having a real bad day. I'm sure they couldn't get the screws to tighten down so they just kept on going until A) they ran out of room to screw, or B) this was used as a practice cabinet to train them on how to put the woofer in.

That's my rational thinking about someone irrational with a drill in their hand.

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A little back-story before I post a photo that Kevin nudged me to put up.

When I initially received my Turbo kit, I was mesmerized at how many screw holes were in the cabinet, which can be seen here: http://www.seaton-sound-forum.com/post/show_single_post?pid=40899199&postcount=363

While extracting the woofer from the other cabinet the other day, this is what I was presented with:  http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/joshko/Beauty/IMG_1233.jpg

Just a word to the wise, don't be surprised if the ring your driver is bolted to looks like Swiss cheese.

I have been working with Kevin on a viable solution to this issue, and with a little luck, it'll work.



That's ridiculous!

For the record, if you're using appropriate screws for MDF, you can re-use the same holes for 2-5 replacements if you don't over torque them.  After that, you can slide up to a #10 screw (vs #8) and still use the same hole.

For those who had some driver rubbing issues, that can happen on occasion, but I suspect many of the problems came about after they scrapped my packing design as it cost them too much.  Of course the experts down in Colombia thought they could come up with something much cheaper, and did so without even asking me if it would work.  The higher cost was because they didn't have access to the preferred materials so we got there with a little extra labor and assembly.  They ended up using much too rigid a polystyrene, which ended up only offering puncture protection while making for very high impact on the cabinet and the stamped frame supporting the magnet/metal of the woofer.  Mind you they had no issues with damaged subs with my packing design, whereas they had many issues with all packing efforts after that, with plenty not being covered by UPS.

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