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  • #2
    Got the cabinets glued and joined... some gaps but not bad. Next step will be back filling cracks and filling pores with wood filler.

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    • #3
      After the wood filler I’m thinking of using a dye rather stain. Most the plywood is birch and I’ve read people get better results with a dye stain. I’m thinking general finishes cinnamon. Also since I have a hvlp I am debating spraying a lacquer rather my usual rub on poly...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by cacophonix
        Going good!
        I've a pair of these, and they are phenomenal speakers. I'd love to see Carmody add a bass bin to these, keeping the same width (side mounted woofers, maybe).

        Ill be tempted to do that. Do you know the efficiency of the speakers I didnt see it listed.

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        • #5
          If we knew the efficiency and it was reasonable we could match it with a sub using the bagby universal crossover

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          • #6
            Just a heads up depending on the wood filler, the dye may darken on the filled areas more than the wood. Maybe do a test first.

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            • #7
              They are not efficient. I would guess 83 - 84.
              craigk

              " Voicing is often the term used for band aids to cover for initial design/planning errors " - Pallas

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              • #8
                should work fine with the css woofer module designed for the Continuum as they're about the same efficiency.

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                • #9
                  Ill have to measure when I finish. But 83-84 is what I expected, with that I would have to consider the Sb Acoustics 8's subs to keep the box size similar.

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                  • #10
                    Cut out the driver holes.. and whoops must have shook the cabinets too much during the cutting because I got some peel from the plywood veneer. Fixed with glue then grain filled with timbermate. I used general finishes dye stain cinnamon color. It's a great stain with a slight learning curve compared to oil. However not all the stain took to the grain filler... to fix I had a brilliant idea of taking a flame torch to the corners to burn the grain filler on the edges black and as a plus add a cool starburst affect.. it looked cool but the flame loosened the veneer where I just glued and burnt up some wood filler and raised the grain... WHOOPS ... since today is Easter and woodcraft is closed.. and I wanted to make some progress, I glued the veneer that peeled up and made some black/gray filler out of a Ebony oil based stain and shellacked it on. Some edges and corners are no longer perfect... but screw it im ready to finish soon so I sanded all the filler and re-stained.. next sanding sealer!.

                    PS there were a few edits.. I do these updates with my iphone.
                    Last edited by xsilverjag; 04-02-2018, 09:28 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Nice job
                      craigk

                      " Voicing is often the term used for band aids to cover for initial design/planning errors " - Pallas

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by cacophonix
                        Nice going!
                        I'll be building a MLTL version of the carrera shortly (hopefully). I was supposed to do this over the holidays, but life got in the way.

                        Cool, do you have the cabinet plans for it?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by cacophonix
                          I wanted a floorstander as i was worried that my kid would topple the bookshelf. Paul K was gracious enough to design one for me. Let me check with him and see if he's ok with me sharing the design.
                          I would be curious to see them also.
                          craigk

                          " Voicing is often the term used for band aids to cover for initial design/planning errors " - Pallas

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                          • #14
                            Cool, thanks for posting and thanks Paul.

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