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    Iíll organize this eventually... but wanted to post pictures while the build is going on. I picked up some inexpensive plywood on Craigslist. Some pieces have a cool veneer so I wanted to try to Join the boards at a 45. I probably should have bought a digital angle gauge(next time) Also I got a lot of tare out using the jig below. Maybe next time I will tape the boards?

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    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
        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).

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        • #5
          Originally posted by cacophonix View Post
          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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          • #6
            Originally posted by xsilverjag View Post


            Ill be tempted to do that. Do you know the efficiency of the speakers I didnt see it listed.
            No, unfortunately, i don't. I'll check the write up that came with the kit, and see if anything is mentioned in there.

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            • #7
              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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              • #8
                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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                • #9
                  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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                  • #10
                    should work fine with the css woofer module designed for the Continuum as they're about the same efficiency.

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                    • #11
                      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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                      • #12
                        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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                        • #13
                          Nice job
                          craigk

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

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                          • #14
                            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.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by cacophonix View Post
                              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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