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Mark

I thought that was how you designed it

I say we design a new sub where we use that, we just punch holes in the cabinet and call it a port!!!


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It's not ports, rather a highly evolved air induction method to cool the driver motor, at least that's what I was told
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I updated my previous post and a sale is pending on my amp/controller. When the sale is finalized, I will be removing my asking price until Sandbagger sends me my second Turbo kit. At that time, I will again post the asking price.
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Ok, someone beat me to Mojave's amp....

I currently have no sub as Kyle @ XX123 had me send mine in for warranty repair just 2 weeks ago...I didn't know about all the mess going on over there. Anyway, now that mine has been stolen I need a replacement until the Turbo upgrade list reaches me.

Anyone have one to go?

Please?

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Second thought, waiting to see what happens with driver replacement/sourcing through Seaton Sound.


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I am interested in an Amp or the amp input board. PM me. Thanks!

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Hi guys,

I got an e-mail to Eminence yesterday, and confirmed that AV123 still owed them about $25k (a long time ago it was a very embarrassing ~$120k).  I should find out Monday if they still have a small stash of drivers which I will likely be grabbing.

I also have started fishing for a cast frame replacement driver with better overload behavior from a handful of my various suppliers.

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Woohoo! That's awesome news Mark! Not about Eminence being royally screwed like that. But about a replacement driver. It's just amazing how out of control things got with av123. A sad sad time for all the people who got screwed by MLS.

I'm 1 of the many individuals who keep harping on about the MFW driver being too easy to bottom out. The v3 amp in my opinion and my experience seems to be a really good amp so far.

I do wonder if the driver has gotten cheaped out over time. My 2 drivers from my v2 subs do seem to perform better than my 2 v3 sub drivers overall. I can get a bit more output out of the v2 drivers without fear of bottoming them out like I can with my v3 drivers. Maybe there is some truth to av123 using some knock off drivers in their latest offerings to save a buck or 2..............?

Anyways, if the v3 amp is the amp it should have been and does prove to be reliable, it sure would be nice to have a good driver to compliment it for us cheap MFW'ers out there such as myself. I have 4 of these thing's and have even considered adding 2-3 more

Ideally I'd like 3 more for a grand total of 7. I might actually do this if the stars align, and the following 3 things happen....


1. The v3 amp proves to be a great and reliable amp.

2. I can buy 3 more MFW's for the right price.

3. A new and improved driver can be had for a decent price that can be used effectively for the MFW.


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One thing to keep in mind, Unless you have a huge room and just like stacking amps
The turbo is about 2X the output of a single, plus a much increased sound quality and inability to make it bottom out or any other noise, plus you dont have to worry about it burning your house down!!

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Ideally I'd like 3 more for a grand total of 7. I might actually do this if the stars align, and the following 3 things happen....
1. The v3 amp proves to be a great and reliable amp.
2. I can buy 3 more MFW's for the right price.
3. A new and improved driver can be had for a decent price that can be used effectively for the MFW.



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Woohoo! That's awesome news Mark! Not about Eminence being royally screwed like that. But about a replacement driver. It's just amazing how out of control things got with av123. A sad sad time for all the people who got screwed by MLS.

I'm 1 of the many individuals who keep harping on about the MFW driver being too easy to bottom out. The v3 amp in my opinion and my experience seems to be a really good amp so far.

I do wonder if the driver has gotten cheaped out over time. My 2 drivers from my v2 subs do seem to perform better than my 2 v3 sub drivers overall. I can get a bit more output out of the v2 drivers without fear of bottoming them out like I can with my v3 drivers. Maybe there is some truth to av123 using some knock off drivers in their latest offerings to save a buck or 2..............?

Anyways, if the v3 amp is the amp it should have been and does prove to be reliable, it sure would be nice to have a good driver to compliment it for us cheap MFW'ers out there such as myself. I have 4 of these thing's and have even considered adding 2-3 more

Ideally I'd like 3 more for a grand total of 7. I might actually do this if the stars align, and the following 3 things happen....


1. The v3 amp proves to be a great and reliable amp.

2. I can buy 3 more MFW's for the right price.

3. A new and improved driver can be had for a decent price that can be used effectively for the MFW.



7 MFWs, now thats a lot of real estate.

Good news on the driver.



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Hi guys,

I got an e-mail to Eminence yesterday, and confirmed that AV123 still owed them about $25k (a long time ago it was a very embarrassing ~$120k).  I should find out Monday if they still have a small stash of drivers which I will likely be grabbing.

I also have started fishing for a cast frame replacement driver with better overload behavior from a handful of my various suppliers.


Man make sure if driver/amp sourcing comes to fruition that you guys put your name all over it, I would love to get their name off all my gear.

Maybe you'll finally get the MFW you designed into the hands of consumers.......

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One thing to keep in mind, Unless you have a huge room and just like stacking amps
The turbo is about 2X the output of a single, plus a much increased sound quality and inability to make it bottom out or any other noise, plus you dont have to worry about it burning your house down!!

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Ideally I'd like 3 more for a grand total of 7. I might actually do this if the stars align, and the following 3 things happen....
1. The v3 amp proves to be a great and reliable amp.
2. I can buy 3 more MFW's for the right price.
3. A new and improved driver can be had for a decent price that can be used effectively for the MFW.




That's a good point Kevin

MY rational behind all these subs is basically due to the fact that my HT area is about 10,000 cubic square feet so I have plenty of space to fill. And also the positioning of all the subs. If I had my way and had all those subs where I want to put them. It would look pretty damn awesome. So I am wanting all these subs mainly for looks and then performance.

Here's a pic of my HT area. The pics are old, so they don't have any of my subs in there. The 3 X's are where 3 of the MFW's would go. Having the MFW's where the X's are, they fit perfectly in those area's and look really really nice.
 Another reason why I'm so set on the MFW is due to the moho diamond finish, it really looks nice with the flooring. Anyways, here's an enclosed pic.

So I also have a pair of black MFW's, 1 on each side of my TV. I had considered adding another pair to put on top of each MFW, and my reasoning for this is so that it provides basically a wall, so that you can not see all the wiring and stuff behind the TV. I'd LOVE to get some turbo's, but I'm happy as it is with the SQ of the MFW's, it's just my reasoning for more MFW's is mainly for looks, and also having them situated around me really add's to the oomph you can feel during high impact LFE moments.  Hopefully my reasoning is sound and makes sense. Sorry to get this thread off track .

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I got an e-mail to Eminence yesterday, and confirmed that AV123 still owed them about $25k (a long time ago it was a very embarrassing ~$120k).

So I take it the amount AV123 owed you falls into the very embarrassing category?
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I got an e-mail to Eminence yesterday, and confirmed that AV123 still owed them about $25k (a long time ago it was a very embarrassing ~$120k).

So I take it the amount AV123 owed you falls into the very embarrassing category?


At least that was self inflicted.  The embarrassment comes from having brought Eminence into the fiasco.  As a great example, those drivers Danny is selling from Santiago/Colombia were never fully paid for.  I expect I will have access to 50-75 of the original drivers which can be sold for a reasonable amount, and then I already have 2 sources working on potential replacement drivers which will improve behavior at high level and also be capable of improved performance with a new amplifier.  Depending on what I find with a drop-in option, I might not bother with the originals, so that aspect is still up in the air.

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Well, if you don't buy them I'm sure Parts Express would love to close 'em out.
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Anyone have an extra MFW-15 v3 amp for sale?

I'll even take a v2 amp. 1 of my amps caught on fire the other night.

FWIW I happen to have a couple of spare MFW-15 drivers laying around.
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I have an unused x-sub amp that has never been used and came from AV123.  I don't need it so I'd trade it for a MFW15 amp or a ULW/UFW amp.  Or let me know if you have something else for trade.
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need an amp or amp mod options

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we are now very committed to finding a suitable replacement amp

Not sure of how quick its going to happen, but it will happen

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we are now very committed to finding a suitable replacement amp

Not sure of how quick its going to happen, but it will happen


Cool news!

Anything new to report on a stock driver replacement?

Thanks Kevin
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