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  • jsr
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    I went to that UPS center until a couple of years ago when they opened a UPS store closer by. I probably saw you there before and didn't know it!

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  • upsman
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    I worked at UPS Baldwin Park..................34 yrs


    upsman

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  • jsr
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    I'm not very far from Baldwin Park. Yeah, In-n-Out's "university" is out in BP. No In-n-Out in Az? I love In-n-Out (as I'm sure my gut and cholesterol indicates).

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  • Mark65
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    Hmmm, near El Monte, close to Covina.....Baldwin Park?


    Dammit, remembering SoCal makes me want In-N-Out......



    Mark

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  • jsr
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    I'll take a closer front on view of the tweeter cutout. You'll see how bad the cutout is for the recess.

    Mark,
    I'm in San Gabriel Valley, near El Monte, so very close to Covina. I'd appreciate more experienced ears and listening to anything you'd like to bring and share.

    Brian,
    I do have some wood filler I bought for my floors that I can probably use. I don't paint well enough to just do a part of it. If I redo it, I'll repaint the whole baffle so it looks uniformly bad. Ha.

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  • Brian Steele
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    Originally posted by jsr View Post
    Haha, that means the baffles are even worse than I thought because I actually already used a black sharpy over all the areas I screwed up.
    One word - Bondo . Use that to fill in the gaps, sand smooth, then touch up with gloss black spray paint. Mask off the rest of the baffle to ensure you don't end up sanding or spraying where you don't need to. Or, if you're feeling brave, apply bondo, sand bondo AND baffle, then paint the entire thing.

    I am a horrible carpenter / joiner. Bondo and woodfiller are permanent parts of my toolkit .

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  • Mark65
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    SoCal is a pretty easy drive from here, what city are you in? I grew up in Covina, LA area is my old stomping grounds. I'd make a trip out there to see and hear and show some stuff.


    Mark

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  • ReissM
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    You're too hard on yourself... these are pretty cool.

    Keep it up... what's next?

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  • chrisn
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    The bookshelf baffles do look fine lol. Sharpie's are a requirement in speaker building, because even the tightest fitting recess still shows through when photographed

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  • jsr
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    Haha, that means the baffles are even worse than I thought because I actually already used a black sharpy over all the areas I screwed up.
    Yeah, I'll probably repaint the baffle. Too bad I can't do anything to the bookshelf baffles to make them look better, though from my listening position about 8ft away, they don't look super bad (but I know how horrid the woodworking is...just that knowing part bugs me, haha).
    I think I may drop the padding resistor on the tweeter from 8ohm to 6.5ohm as over time, the tweeters have tamed a bit. The nice thing about the NE25 tweeters is they have great sparkle without being harsh.

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  • chrisn
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    Originally posted by critofur View Post
    A can of spray on black truckbed liner would probably fix the appearance of your subwoofer baffle. Even just covering the light spots where it's scractched with a black marker might fix most of the appearance issues?
    +1 I put some truncated drivers in a normal, recess mount (for round drivers), and colored the exposed recess' with black marker. It really wasn't noticable until you got real close. Photos always make it look worse:(

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  • critofur
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    A can of spray on black truckbed liner would probably fix the appearance of your subwoofer baffle. Even just covering the light spots where it's scractched with a black marker might fix most of the appearance issues?

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  • jsr
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    Thanks Don. Thats what I like about this hobby too. But I'd like my speakers to look a4 nice as they sound though.

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  • donradick
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    Nice job dude!
    It's incredible how some free tools for modeling and simulation that rivals anything you can purchase. Don't get down on yourself about the woodworking - I think a lot of guys ooh an aah because they can do that online looking at pictures - they can't hear the actual speakers.

    One of the very senior guys told me once that he doesn't really like woodworking, doesn't feel very good at it. He enjoys modeling the crossovers, voicing them, and listening. There's a lot of fun in that.

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  • jsr
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    Yeah, I love how the sub matches the speakers. I used the 1139s because I already had them and theyre great for music. I plan on doing another one with an 8" sub that will dug down to an F3 of 23Hz and F6 of 20Hz in either the same cab or the larger 1cf cab. I like vertical subs though as they take up less floor space and IMO look nicer.

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