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  • mikejennens
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    I haven't done anything with PRs yet, so I need to ask a question about them. I noticed no mention of stuffing or lining the walls. Is this typical with a design using a PR(S) or did I miss it?
    Thanks,
    Mike

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  • djg
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    Try calling PE with money in hand, see what they say. IME, they discount kit prices a bit. For example, my 8" 250DSP sub kit price was the amount of the amp and driver. PE threw in the flat pack and a sheet of upmarket sound deadener.

    Don't forget you'll still need binding posts and screws with this kit.

    You know if it's cheaper than buying all the components, buy it. They are very nice sounding little speakers, and very entertaining to watch.

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  • Mikeski
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    I'd also like to see this kit made available without the cabinets, as I want to make my own cabinets out of solid oak. I have a lot of oak laying around, and oak veneer is expensive. Wondering how much the provided cabinets add to the cost of the kit. I know I can buy the components separately, but that costs more than the kit.
    Although I have not heard these speakers, not needing a subwoofer for so small a speaker makes this project seem like a home run for the desktop! Currently running some Micca MB42X speakers on my desktop with a home-made 8" passive subwoofer under the desk and a 2.1 amp. Thinking of building these Passive Aggressives for my wife's desktop. They are much smaller than the very popular MB42X and I'm sure will have better bass.

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  • Jake
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    +1 on the lighter stain

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  • andykriech
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    I like the contrast, so would suggest the lighter stain...
    Andy.

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  • silverD
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    I laser cut the second box today applied a bit of glue when assembling it. I didn't want it to squeeze out and cover the burnt areas as I want to prevent from sanding them. I also gel stained some samples in Brown Mahogany and Java. Thoughts?

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  • silverD
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    Thanks for comments and suggestions everyone. I'll give some thought to staining them dark. Tom, I didn't glue it as I was doing a test fit. I had to use a rubber mallet to fully mate the pieces so I'm not sure if I'll get them apart. If I can I'll add a bit of blue, but might just seal the inside.

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  • tomzarbo
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    Silver, does the "burnt" portion of the cut where the fingers touch impede good glue adhesion within the joint? Nifty looking cabinets by the way. I think I like the exposed black look too.
    TomZ

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  • 3rutu5
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    Originally posted by silverD View Post
    I'm interested in building the PAs and thought these would be a good opportunity to try out the laser cutter at work with some .5" baltic birch. Since the fingers are not quite deep enough, the faces protrude and would require a fair amount of sanding to remove the burnt edges. I like the contrast and may leave them be.

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    I personally think its a bit funky and like it. This would be something that i would try just because i know most of my mates wouldn't have anything like this and i could be unique, You guys in north american get all the good stuff, we get some average run of the mill ply down here and if you can get your hands on birch ply it cost a fortune and not really viable.

    Will be interested on how it looks with speakers in it.

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  • Jake
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    Originally posted by silverD View Post
    I'm interested in building the PAs and thought these would be a good opportunity to try out the laser cutter at work with some .5" baltic birch. Since the fingers are not quite deep enough, the faces protrude and would require a fair amount of sanding to remove the burnt edges. I like the contrast and may leave them be.

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    I think they would look good like this stained.

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  • silverD
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    I'm interested in building the PAs and thought these would be a good opportunity to try out the laser cutter at work with some .5" baltic birch. Since the fingers are not quite deep enough, the faces protrude and would require a fair amount of sanding to remove the burnt edges. I like the contrast and may leave them be.

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  • mattp
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    Originally posted by mmu7 View Post
    What data did you use for the simulated response?
    If you are asking me, that is actual measured response, not simulated. Near field is blended to 1m measurement around 500 Hz.

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  • mmu7
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    What data did you use for the simulated response?

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  • tomzarbo
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    Glad the kit is finally available. This is a really good little speaker that sounds good and is amazing to see in action, cones all a-pumping and what-not.

    I think the passive sub kit is a great idea too with all the 2.1 amps PE now has available.
    Now you have two choices of passive sub, this and the little square-donut 'Four-Banger' sub.
    Hey, did I just come up with a pretty good name for that?

    TomZ

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  • djg
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    There are two PRs.

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